About this listing
In the heart of the old town 50m2 Duplex Loft apartment , 1st floor.
Magnific situation, on a walkable distance to the Port-Vell, the Ramblas, the fancy "Borne" quarter, the gothic streets and the beaches. Car park, buses and Metro station are just a few minutes far, too.
Full equipped with charming style. 2 people (1 double bed).
On the lower floor are located, on an open space distribuition, the dining room, living room and the kitchen. The bathroom remains separate as a private space. On the upper floor is a comfortable bedroom that "looks down" to the living room.
The flat is equipped with towels and bed linens; fires, oven and microwave-oven; plates, cuttery and kitchenware; washing and drying machine, etc.
CIUTAT VELLA: Barcelona has its beginning in the roman town of Barcino (II s BC). During the middle age (XIII – XIV s AC) the town bring up to be one of most important city of the Mediterranean sea. This situation gave a gothic character to the city. A surrounding defensive wall was built to protect the city and its citizens. Three offsets of this wall were needed to assume the increase of its population. Small pieces of these walls are still part of ancient’s buildings. Nowadays the old Barcino is the quarter of Ciutat Vella. It maintains the atmosphere of the old gothic town, with small zigzaging streets plain of young people at bar’s terraces. The area is nowadays a lively centre during night and day, offering a wide variety of cultural, leisure and gastronomic possibilities with its museums, theatres, bookshops, specialist food, wine and craft shops, designs studios, cafes, music bars and numerous superb restaurants.
1. It’s absolutely forbidden to perform of any kind of event (parties, meals for more than 4 peoples, celebrations, etc) in the mentioned apartment.
2. It’s absolutely forbidden to make noise of any kind (music loud, TV, shouts, etc.) between 22:00 hs and 9:00 hs.
3. The rent entitles the tenant’s accommodation plus one guest, maximum.
4. The apartment must be given back under the same conditions of integrity as it was received on the check-in (this do not include the cleaning).
5. The tenant is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the apartment and everything it contains. In the event of any damage I will be responsible for replacing it, previously informing the owners. If any damaged element is not replaced, the owners can keep the money of the guarantee to fix it. If the damage caused exceeds the value of the collateral, I can be demanded for the remaining part.
Failure to comply with any of these clauses, any intervention of the Police or claim of any neighbour may entail the immediate eviction of all occupants, losing the lessee the right to claim any financial compensation or restitution. In this case, the owner may have partially or entirely on the guarantee.
FEES (To be paied in the Check-in)
For stays longer than 6 nights, the deposit will be 50% of the rent fee.
The difference between Airbnb's deposit (€200) and the final amount has to be payed on the check-in.
Check-in: from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (depending on flat's availability check-in can start at 8:00 am., without any extra charge)
Check-out: earlier than 12:00 pm (depending on flat's availability check-out can be extended up to 8:00 pm, without any extra charge)
Late Check-in (from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm)= + €20
2 people max. (1 double bed)
The first thing is the pictures on this listing match exactly what the apartment looks like, so it is as lovely as it looks. Location was absolutely brilliant and everything we needed was just a short walk away (harbour, beach, main square, metro etc.). Other reviews mentioned scary alleyways and loads of noise at night - we experienced neither of these things. Only drawback was it got quite warm inside the apartment but Francisco provides you with two large fans so this wasn't a huge issue. The apartment had everything you could need for your stay in Barcelona - large fridge/freezer, cooker/hob, microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and even a washing machine/tumble dryer! For the price you pay for this listing, it really has everything.
From the moment of booking our trip, Francisco was extremely helpful with giving us information on the best way to get from the airport to the apartment, times it would take for us to walk/taxi places and rough costs, along with giving us great recommendations for restaurants during our stay (which were also only a short walk away). Francisco was a very accommodating host and could not recommend him highly enough.
As first-time AirBnB users, this was a brilliant experience and one which would definitely make us want to use the site again and this is basically all thanks to Francisco.
The pictures and description do the apartment justice. It is a lovely place! The location is perfect for exploring Barcelona, very easy to get lots of places and close to lots of great bars and restaurants :-) Francisco was very helpful in explaining how to arrive, and fit in with our flight times. He met us at the apartment when we arrived, he answered all of our questions, gave recommendations for places to eat and fixed a bulb which was playing up upon arrival.
A lovely apartment, helpful host and really great location! I'd recommend this to anyone who is coming to Barcelona and wants a great pace to explore from!
My friend and I have a great time staying at Francisco's loft! It is in a great location of Barcelona and very clean! Francisco was super accommodating and an excellent host!
An incredible location and a cool space. So many places to eat, drink and enjoy walking around nearby, plus close access to two metro lines. Two big fans helped during the hot nights, and helped drown out a bit of the city noise. The apartment is well equipped, even has an iron and ironing board if you need! It was easy to feel at home instantly, and Francisco and Mirela were very helpful hosts.
El piso es tal cual las fotos. Fuimos muy bien recibidos por Francisco quien nos espero personalmente en la puerta aunque llegamos 20 min tarde. Tuvimos un pequeño inconveniente con el agua y Francisco vino en 5 min a resolverlo! Esta súper bien ubicado, imposible de superar. Súper amplio y cómodo. Súper recomendable!
We had a wonderful stay here in what is a great apartment for a couple. Francisco was an excellent host - he gave us plenty of tips leading up to our arrival, readily and happily answered any questions, and warmly welcomed us and showed us through the apartment on arrival.
The apartment is in an excellent location in the Gothic quarter. There are countless options for eating, and the apartment is very well set up for cooking and eating in. It is walking distance to many attractions - La Rambla, Museu Picasso, La Boqueria, La Catedral; and there is several bike hire options close by to explore further.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Barcelona.
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About the Host, Francisco Y Mirela
Somos una pareja de arquitectos con dos hijos pequeños.
Si bien trabajamos como arquitectos, yo en un despacho y Mirela en la Universidad, alquilar el piso nos permite hacer algo que tanto nos gusta como viajar. Cuando lo hacemos también solemos alojarnos en pisos de otra gente, ya que ganas en comodidad y al poder cocinar, economizas.
Además de la arquitectura nos gusta mucho la fotografía, la música y la cocina.
We are a couple of architects with two little babies.
Although we work as architects, me in an office and Mirela at the University, renting our flat allow us to do some thing we really enjoy such as traveling. Wen we do, we like to stay at other guys apartment. We find it more comfortable and cheaper than hotels.
Besides architecture, we love photografy, music and cooking.