Ideal place for families, small groups, and anyone enjoying the
calm and authenticity of a town with the advantage of a great connection with downtown Barcelona by public transportation.
The concrete location is Sant Joan Despí. This charming town has some impresive modernist buildings designed by Josep Maria Jujol, one of Gaudí's main collaborators. Moreover, the facilities of F.C. Barcelona are also located in this town.
3 bedrooms (We provide sheets and blankets):
Main bedroom with queen bed
Room with two single beds
Room with sofa bed
Living room with couch, table and chairs.
Full bedroom with towels and hairdryer. Eco shower.
Full equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kitchen utensils, ...)
Balcony (with a small table to have breadfast)
Wireless Internet access
The building is a comunity of only 9 neighbours, mostly families and elderly people that are used to the calm of the neighborhood. Please, respect that calm.
The apartment is located in the center of the town, at walking distance of many bakeries, supermarkets, the local market, pedestrian zones, and parks. There are also many options for bars and restaurants with good quality and price.
Get ready for an immersion in the real life of the town.
15 minutes by train to/from Plaça Catalunya
30 minutes by tram to/from Av. Diagonal
30 minutes by bus to/from the airport
50 minutes by train to/from Sitges
Several beaches are closer than 30 minutes by train.
More detailed information about transportation:
1-. How to get to the apartment?
a) From the airport
- Bus #77: Direction 'Jacint Verdaguer' (Broggi Hospital), stop 'Barcelona-Rius i Taulet'.
- Taxi: The prize usually varies between 25 and 30 euros depending of the time and the luggage.
b) From 'Sants' train station
- Train: Lines R1-R4. Any of the trains going to Vilafranca del Penedès, Martorell, Molins de Rei or Sant Vicenç de Calders works for you. Your stop is Sant Joan Despí, 3 stops away from Sants. This is the fastest option, around 15 minutes.
- Metro: Blue line to 'Cornellà'. There, transfer to tram lines T1 or T2 and go to 'Bon viatge'.
- Taxi: The prize is something around 20 euros depending on the traffic.
c) From Plaça Catalunya :
- Train: Lines R1-R4. Any of the trains going to Vilafranca del Penedès, Martorell, Molins de Rei or Sant Vicenç de Calders works for you. Your stop is Sant Joan Despí, 4 stops away. This is the fastest option, less than 20 minutes.
-Taxi: The prize is something around 20 euros depending on the traffic.
2-. Transportation to Barcelona, touristic areas and beaches.
a) Train: This is the best option to get to Barcelona downtown. The train station is 5 minutes away from the apartment by foot and the trains that stop there also stop at Sants, Plaça Catalunya (Ramblas), and Arc de Triomf (perfect to visit the Ciutadella park). Sants, Plaça Catalunya, and Arc de Triomf are just 3, 4, and 5 stops away and one can get there approximately 15, 20, and 25 minutes, respectively. The same train line also will take you to beautiful beaches like the ones in Vilassar or Premià de mar (actually the train goes by the sea and stops at almost every town, you just need to decide which one you want to visit). Transfering at 'Sants' station you can get to more touristic places like Sitges or Figueres (Dali's museum).
b) Tram: Tram is around 5 minutes away from the apartment by foot. Lines T1 and T2 direction Francesc Macià will take you to the university area, the Camp Nou (F.C.Barcelona's stadium), and Diagonal Avenue (an excellent commercial area).
c) Metro: With the tram you can get to Cornella (10 minutes) and transfer to metro line 5 (blue). The Barcelona metro connects all the city and transferring lines one can get to every single interesting part of the city: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Barceloneta, Ramblas, Liceu, etc...
3-. Travel cards
A very good thing about transportation in Barcelona is that Metro, tram, bus, and train tickets are integrated, which means that the same tickets is valid for all means of transportation for any number of transfer within a period of one hour.
Travel cards: Can be bought at any station using the available machines and also online at the webpage of TMB. The following passes are avaable.
Hola bcn 2 days (13,40 euros): Two-day travel card that includes unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona and its sorroundings.
Hola bcn 3 days (19,20 euros): Three-day travel card that includes unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona and its sorroundings.
Hola bcn 4 days (24,40 euros): Four-day travel card that includes unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona and its sorroundings.
Hola bcn 5 days (29 euros): Five-day travel card that includes unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona and its sorroundings.
The main rule is to treat the apartment as you would like others to treat yours, with an emphasis in respecting the rest of the neighbors. This is a very calm neighborhood.
More concretely: No parties, no drugs, no noise. Keep calm and...enjoy your stay!
This cosy flat and Sant Joan Despi as a very friendly town were really the right choice for our family. The flat is just like in the photos, but we found it seemed a bit bigger in reality. We stayed here 4 months with 3 kids and could easily explore several small playgrounds near by, Torreblanca park 20 minutes walk away and get to anywhere in Barcelona easily, since public transportation connection is good - the train being the fastest, for example 20 minutes to Placa Catalunya. We had only 5-10 minutes walk to train, tram or bus. We also found out, that our R4 train goes directly to the Cava region (Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Vilafranca del Penedes), also Sabadell & Terrassa are easy to visit in the other direction. Although it is also very easy to change to any other train in Sants Estacio to get outside the city.
Naturally we were worried about many things before the trip and Clara was very helpful and answered quickly. We arrived in the middle of the night, but Agustin was there to welcome us and also kindly showed us the town next day (Sunday). During our stay we did not encounter any problems and both Clara & Agustin were ready to help us with any practical problems we had. My husband knows Spanish better than me and could communicate with Agustin more, although the language was not a problem, everything could be sorted out and Clara speaks English well (being available via Internet).
The flat was furnished in a practical way and for example the dinner table could be extended and was big enough to have some friends over for a meal in addition to us five. The kitchen has everything needed for a normal family cooking. Because of the direct gas heating system, there was always hot water, which we as big family appreciate. Our kids slept in the same room, so one of the bedrooms we used for working & studying. My husband was working via Internet during our stay and was pleased with the good connection the flat had.
Someone staying longer time with a kids, it would be worth to check local kids activity center El Nus (1 km away), which has different activities for kids. Our kids were warmly welcomed even though they did not know Catalan or Castellano - and the kids really liked it there. Close by the flat there is also a Sports Centre with swimming pool, gym and other activities.
We enjoyed our stay and can recommend the flat. We would have stayed longer if that was possible for us.
Wir haben uns vom ersten Augenblick an zuhause gefühlt. Der herzliche Empfang, die Hilfsbereitschaft, die für unsere Bedürfnisse perfekt ausgestattete Wohnung, sowie die Lage haben ihren Teil dazu beigetragen diesen Urlaub zu einem tollen Erlebnis werden zu lassen. Sollten wir wieder einmal in diese Region reisen, würden wir gerne ein weiteres Mal hier wohnen.
Vielen lieben Dank an Clara, die Tante, die Cousine, Agust
tres bien recu acceuil tre chalereu le quartier tre calme vraiment pas loin de la gare du train pour les commerce boulangeri dia peti epicier etc... appartement nickel plein sud pou 5 prs parfait tre propre vraiment un tre bon sejour merci beaucoup
The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Wir waren letztes Jahr schon in Claras Appartement. Und waren dieses Jahr genau so zufrieden. Wir würden diese Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen und sicherlich nochmal wiederkommen.
Five months of stay at Clara's apartment was just amazing ! Myself and three of my friends- Namitha, Sanjana and Sadhvi who were doing our Internship at UPC, Barcelona, completely enjoyed out stay there ! The house was exactly as it appears in the pictures posted in this site. Very well maintained and very peaceful neighbourhood. Augustin, Clara's father, was very gentle, welcoming and responded immediately for any doubts that we had. Thanks for the excellent hospitality! The apartment was perfect for us to enjoy our stay in Spain ! We would also recommend anyone to stay there, as we know the place quite well due to our long duration of peaceful stay in the apartment :) !
The apartment was fully furnished and would be perfect for a family or a group of students to stay. It is 5 minutes walk from Bus stop, Tram stop and Renfe station!
Thanks to Lidia, Clara's sister-in-law, who patiently clarified all our doubts before we booked the apartment !
We (couple and 2 kids) were staying for 3 months in Lydia's apartment. The house is wonderful! It's bright, updated, clean and comfortable with great amenities. The location is awesome. Just 5 min walk from the train and 12 min by train to center of Barcelona. Agustin ( Lydia's father in law ) helped us with everything, and showed us around.
We are really thankful for all and recommend this apartment very much to everyone that want to experience a life in Barcelona area.
I'm Clara, Lídia's sister-in-law :)
I love travelling, know other places and meet new people!
I hope you enjoy Sant Joan Despí and Barcelona, two amazing places to be discovered!