About This Listing
Private room on top floor of large loft/converted bakery now functioning as a live/work space for a nice English guy & sometimes a small, shy dog. Behind the office (not shown) is the large, nicely furnished, living space & roof terrace .
This is a really charismatic live/work space, right next to a metro stop. The space is open plan but with the office, terrace and upstairs sleeping areas separated from the main living space. It's a quirky space full of character and charm.
The house is really well connected to the center and is 10 minutes walk from the Poble Nou park and Barcelona's beaches if sun tanning and staring out to the Mediterranean sea are on the agenda.
Guests have full access to the whole living space at all times and access to the office when it is vacant.
Interaction with Guests
I am friendly although the dog, when she is here, will probably hide from you :)
I mostly work, as well as live, in the house (I sometimes work outside) during this time we will be in the separate office space, working quietly.
You know how it goes sometimes I will be up for a beer, coffee or lunch/dinner with guests sometimes I will just want to relax and read a book or watch TV after a long, hard day.
I appreciate a good atmosphere is important during your stay and I will be friendly, courteous and happy to share my space and local knowledge at all times though if you remember I will be working and living my life as normal and not in full on holiday mode I'm sure we will all get on fine!
Poble Nou is also Barcelona's innovation/creative @22 district (Sonar and Primavera festivals, lots of design studios/galleries, Vice magazine etc have their offices here) which is nicely detached, but actually very close to, the city centre action/noise/fun/hassles and super close to the beach.
The barrio (district) is busy Monday-Friday during office hours but is very quiet in the nights and weekends as there are more offices/warehouses than apartments here. The barrio has great, vibrant local community surrounding the Rambla Poble Nou which is 3 blocks from the house with lots of bars/ restaurants with outdoor terraces, shops and a good local food market.
There is very little crime in this area so it is very safe, unlike the centre where I would advise you to be careful (but not paranoid) with your possessions at all times.
The accommodation is 20m away from the entrance to Llacuna metro on L4 (The Yellow line) of the Barcelona metro system which takes you into the center in 7minutes.
Sun - Thur 5am - 12pm
Fri - 5am - 2am
Sat - 24 Hours
You can cycle into the center of the city either along the beach or via cycle paths in 10-15 minutes. There are bike rental shops very near the house.
If you prefer a taxi to the center costs €10-€15 depending on the day, time and honesty of the cab driver.
Other Things to Note
There will be a shelf in the fridge and cupboard free for your food and drinks. Feel free to use all pots, pans, crockery, oils and condiments just buy your own food. Tea and coffee are also included. I also provide towels, shampoo and shower gel. Please see the Airbnb map on our profile where I have listed some of my favourite food and drink places in the locality.
I appreciate you want somewhere nice, relaxed and comfortable for your holiday/business accommodation if you appreciate I want somewhere nice and relaxed for my live work space and we all respect each other I'm sure we will get on fine.
If you want a cigarette just walk outside to the nice terrace to light up. Don't worry it never gets too cold in Barcelona and rarely rains.
We had a lovely time at James's apartment in Spain. The apartment itself was wonderful and cosy. The room was simple, but perfect for our needs. Also, the metro is just outside and made it dead easy to head to the city. James was a great host and made it very easy for us to arrive and depart despite our difficult travel times. We are only sorry we didn't have enough time to drink wine on the patio and enjoy the house more.
The apartment was perfectly situated in the heart of BCN, just a couple of minutes walk from the major attractions - beach, La Rambla. The facilities in the apartment were comfortable and useful, and exactly as advertised!
James was very helpful in advance of travelling, ensuring the trip went well and recommended some really good spots to visit, excelent brunch at Can Dende! ;) Muchas gracias!
James was a great host, polite, considerate and prompt in all communications. The flight on the way out was delayed, but this wasn't a problem. The apartment is situated right by the metro line, which is 5 or so stops to the centre of Barcelona. We were recommended a few brilliant spots to eat and drink - all a few minutes walk away. The roof terrace is amazing for an evening sit and read as well, with the sun shining until late! Very highly recommended.
Olaya was really nice. She made us tea when we got to her home and we had a nice chat. Her loft was really spacious and had everything we needed. It is in a great location. She is a busy person but made time for us when we needed. Overall a great stay and would recommend her home to anyone.
About the Host, James
Hi my name is James, I have spent many years living in Barcelona and work in the music world as a consultant and radio host. I have spent many years in the past travelling around and living in different parts of the world and appreciate what it is like to be a stranger in a new place.
Airbnb is a wonderful solution for travellers, offering a taste of home on your travels and if you choose to stay here then you will get a warm welcome and all the assistance I can offer in making your stay more pleasant and helping you to get the the heart of the city and avoid all the overpriced tourist traps.
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