About This Listing
Equipped double bed, soundproof balcony doors, curtains to block out the sun, electric stove, full size fridge, bathroom with shower only, large wardrobe, a 2 in 1 coffee and dining table & in a beautiful neighbourhood.
Perfect for a short stay! A double bed, soundproof balcony doors, curtains to block out the sun, electric stove, full size fridge, spacious bathroom, large wardrobe, a 2 in 1 coffee and dining table & best off all, in a beautiful neighbourhood in central Barcelona.
This is a studio apartment with a bathroom, double bed, kitchen, living and dining space, and balcony overlooking a quiet street.You can expect the apartment to be clean and intimate enough for two people. The kitchen has two electric hobs, a kettle, a toaster, and a fridge. It also comes with all the basics; cups, glasses, plates, pots, and pans (the basics for simple meals). The living space and dining space include a two person sofa and an adjustable dining/coffee table. The apartment is on the 3rd floor, the stairwell is quite steep and narrow, and some parts of the wall are exposed so you need to be careful not to get white chalky dust on your sleeve! But don't worry, it will brush right off.
We include bedsheets, towels, and toilet paper. If you want shampoo and or conditioner let us know as well.
The balcony is the best part of the flat. It gives the place a lot of character. It is quite entertaining to observe all the activity below. Carrer Portal Nou is a wide street compared to the other narrow streets of the Old City and it is particularly nice because of its cobble stone road. Portal Nou is a newly gentrified street, so you will see a mix of old and new such as the traditional bakery opposite the flat and the trendy cupcake shop a few doors up. It is also situated near a pedestrian avenue Old Saint Augustus where you will find traditional local eateries and the well known Carrer Carders which is excellent for its strip of shops, bars, and restaurants. It's minutes away from Mercat El Borne, which showcases a recently opened dig exposing roman ruins as well as the museum of Catalunya.
From the apartment, a short ten minute walk either way will lead you to various popular tourist sights, whether it be Parc Ciutadela, El Mercat del Borne, or El Barrio Gotico. It really is a great area due to its proximity to tourist sites and night life. It is also conveniently close to the Arc de Triunfo Metro and Train station as well as the Estacio Nord bus station, making it easy to get to from whichever airport it is you are setting out from.
Interaction with Guests
We will check you in or have a friend do so, and we're accessable by airbnb or by phone at anytime.
Not many rules really, please be careful on the balcony, we don't wan't anything falling, dropping, or tumbling down.
Lights, turn them off before leaving.
Balcony door should be closed in case of rain.
Hob and toaster unplugged when not in use.
...and no smoking inside the flat please use the balcony and ash tray.
Great space, great location! The apartment was clean and had all the amenities you could need while traveling. The space is walking distance to everywhere including two musts: Maxo's art gallery and Bar Del Pla. Hosts were helpful and accommodating! They even offered to come back to help us carry our suitcases down the stairs.
Side note: the staircase is narrow and steep! Pack light or ask hosts for help!
This's my first airbnb, although I didn't meet Geoff and Gabby, I had great time in Barcelona. The apt's location is perfect, and there are everything u need in it. Any question I asked Geoff, I got reply very quickly.
Thoroughly recommend this apartment; it's right in the heart of the gothic quarter so ideally placed for bars / cafes / sights etc and perfect for a short break. Very clean and tidy - there is slight noise from the street at night, but given the location you would expect that. Also, Gaby was very accommodating when our flight was delayed 2.5 hours which was really appreciated. Would definitely stay here again if we return to Barcelona.
Lovely flat in a great location! The flat was very clean and tidy, organising arriving and leaving was very easy as the hosts were very flexible with us. We were able to walk everywhere, and very close to the metro when needed. There are lots of lovely cafes and bars in the local area. I would really recommend this flat.
Excelente ubicaciòn del departamento. Los anfitriones 10 puntos. Excelente todo. Sin duda volveria a alguilarlo.
The apartment has everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable trip to Barcelona. As the house is only about three meters wide, the apartment covers an entire floor. Though it is located in a lively neighborhood, it is still quiet at night. The owners are very friendly and El Born is a neighborhood you can easily fall in love with!
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About the Host, Geoffrey & Gabby
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Known as the Xampanyeria, great cava, sandwiches and tapas. To drink you must order food, and vice versa! Very popular with locals and tourists alike, expect it to be very busy. Standing only!
Live music in the heart of the Barrio Gotico
Great for tapas, try their Solomillo con Foie... a little pricey but absolutely amazing!
A better steak in Barcelona for such great value you'd be hard pushed to find. The place across the road is pretty good too!
Great cocktails and burgers. Try the Strawberry Daquiri - delicious!
Live music joint - jazz, blues, pop, rock jam sessions, flamenco concer(website hidden)#es_2