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Apartment - Private room · Calle Sevilla, Algeciras, Andalusia 11201, Spain

The apartment is located right in the town centre, 1 min. to the main square and 1-10 mins walk to shops and restaurants. Bus/ train station are 10 mins walk away and so is the port terminal.
The bedroom can be booked for one person at a cheaper rate

The Space

The bedroom is of a good size but small with built in wardrobes. You will have your own private toilet/small shower and access to a big shower in my bathroom. The bedroom comprises of 2 single beds, which can be pushed together to one double bed.
In need, it can be arranged for a further room with 1 double airbed and/or the couch.
It's a nice and clean place, which makes it a perfect place to spend the night before/after going to Africa or to use as a travel hub for reaching all the great tourist places nearby with Algeciras being a transport centre point.
Look forward to seeing you!

Guest Access

You can of course use the kitchen and living room. You may store your suitcases in my study/office if you don't want it in the bedroom

Interaction with Guests

The host is happy to help with any useful information and travel tips for your further trip or stay in Algeciras, and of course any questions you have about your stay in the apartment. If you have any special needs or requests, please do not hesitate to ask. The host is not home most of the time, but will try and be sociable on request. I'm happy to take you out for coffee or tapas or just have a nice chat at home. Basically l want you to be comfortable and have a great stay.

The Neighborhood

About the neighbourhood: everything is so close by being on one of the main streets in the centre but also located just inside the old part of town, which means I get a modern apartment inside but in a traditional Spanish style building. The shops are on the other two parallel main streets and the restaurants are at the other end of my street, which excludes the worst noise.

Once booked, I will send you a map with everything you may need to find during your stay

Getting around

Shopping and restaurants on foot
Bus and train station less than 10 mins walk
Will take you to anywhere in Spain and abroad too (Eurolines) also handy for Morocco, Portugal and Gibraltar

Once booked, I will send you a map with suggested free parking nearby marked in yellow. I also have a map showing amenities.

Other Things to Note

NB: Please note, that you may be asked to provide a copy of valid ID.
Check in/out time is flexible but must be arranged in advance and I cannot guarantee I can accommodate your precise arrival time

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $17 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $213 /week
Monthly Price: $711 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Helle helped us get information for our trips to Tangier and Gibraltar. She offered to help in other ways also. We didn't see too much of her because of our different schedules. Her apartment is very clean and modern. The shower in the guest bedroom is quite small with no curtain, so she allows guests to use the shower in the main bathroom. The kitchen is wonderful with quality appliances and cookware. Helle speaks excellent English. The only drawback for me was that there is no wifi. Since I didn't have a data plan for my Spanish phone, that was a serious lack for me. The location was very good. If you don't need wifi, this is a great place to stay.

    April 2014
  • Helle's flat was in a great location, perfect actually if you wanted to see the Easter week parade. Not perfect if you wanted any sleep that night due to the parade! The place was also very clean. However, we spent over an hour trying to find the flat...if you are using a gps to find it, make sure to ask Helle for the correct address ahead of time. This was not included in the information she sent over. Check in was fine, we were able to easily get one of her neighbors to let us in. The reservation required a lot of correspondence before, which if you're traveling abroad and working off wifi can be difficult. Overall it was fine, but not near my best air bnb experience. Also, there is no wifi...it's not advertised as having wifi but often it is assumed.....just an FYI for fellow travelers needing wifi.

    April 2014
    Response from Helle:

    Hi Shelly,
    I'm sorry you couldn't find the place, but actually it is incorrect what you're saying. The standard map I send to everyone has the address in full and a clear arrow to location of the front door. You are my first guest who couldn't find the place. Had I known you would have used gps, I could have told you that (website hidden) points you to the opposite end of my street. Also, as you already know the pre-correspondence was to ensure you were happy with the conditions of rental, as I wasn't at home etc. My initial thought was to reject the request without offering an alternative -perhaps that's what I should do in the future

  • It was really really really nice staying at Helle. She is such a kind person, that did everything to make our stay in Algeciras perfect! The house is very clean and perfectly prepared. The room is spacious and clean, with an own bathroom. The place is perfect located to explore the city and the old town, but still very quiet. Absolutely recommendable!

    April 2014
    Response from Helle:

    Bogdan it was a real pleasure having you both staying

  • Everything was very nice, the appartment clean and spacious and Helle was very helpful, providing us with all the information we needed to get there and around.

    March 2014
    Response from Helle:

    Thanks for being a great guest

  • flat - good size and condition with two bathrooms.
    host - helpful, friendly, sociable.
    location - nicely located, near central square, shops, bars, restaurants. Loved the Argentinian restaurant/bar nearby.

    Glad i stayed here in Algeciras, an excellent alternative to Gibraltar/ La Linea.

    January 2014
  • Great place to hang your head and relax. We enjoyed our time spent with Helle and being in her flat.

    December 2013
    Response from Helle:

    It was great to meet you both :-)

  • I have stayed just one night at Hanne's place. Hanne was very nice by sending me all the times of trains and busses and explained how to get there.The place was very nice and I had my own bathroom and toilet:) The place is located near the citycenter of Algeciras and therefore nice place to stay when you want to visit Gibraltar, Maroc or Algeciras.

    November 2013
  • Je ne suis pas allké chez hn puisque ces intempestifs couriels
    M'ont completement enlever le goût de me rendre dans sa demeure. J'ai donc perdu mes 30 euro

    September 2013
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