Room - Cool Live/Work Loft nr Beach

Loft - Private room · Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, Barcelona, CT 08005, Spain

Private room on top floor of large loft/converted bakery now functioning (email hidden)/work space for a cute Spanish girl, nice English guy & a small, shy dog. Behind the office (not shown) is the large, nicely furnished, living space & roof terrace .

The Space

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 8 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.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the whole living space at all times and access to the office when it is vacant.

Interaction with Guests

We are both friendly although the dog will probably hide from you :)

We mostly work as well as live in the house (we sometimes work outside) during this time we will be in the separate office space, working quietly.

You know how it goes sometimes we will be up for a beer or lunch/dinner with guests sometimes we will just want to relax and read a book after a long, hard day.

We appreciate a good atmosphere is important during your stay and will be friendly, courteous and happy to share our space and local knowledge at all times though if you remember we will be working and living our lives as normal and not in full on holiday mode I'm sure we will all get on fine!

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Metro Hours:
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 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

To stop people "borrowing" our Wi-Fi we have a system that as well as entering the Wi-Fi password you have to register the MAC address of your mobile, laptop or tablet in the router settings. If you want to send us through your devices' MAC address before you come we can set it up prior to arrival, if not we will do it when you get here.

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 and drink. We will give you a local map with our favourite local food shops/bars/restaurants marked on

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The aparment is really, really nice and clean. The room is spacious and comfortable. It has a very sunny terrace and we could enjoy every room in the house as if it we were ours (living room, terrace, kitchen, bathroom) . We also have a couple of shelves for our stuff (one in the fridge and another in the cupboard). Olaya wrote to us 10 days before our arrival wishing us a good trip and helping us with the directions. We did not have the chance to meet her (she was on vacation) but we meet James, who is a very kind person who gives you the liberty to feel as in your own place, and also becomes a good partner to chat about BCN, trips, music and life in general.
    Thank you for everything Olaya & James!! if we ever come back to BCN, we will be back!!

    Martin & Laura

    April 2014
  • We stayed for three nights at Olaya's and James' very nice loft. The Loft looks great and has a lovely terrace where you can enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. The two are super friendly and very helpful - we had no problems finding our way to their home and they had valuable recommendations on how to spend our time in Barcelona. Also they have great taste when it comes to music! Their kitchen is well equipped and next to bars and restaurants, you'll find nice local stores to cook your own dinner if you like. The beach really is only a few minutes walking away, which we enjoyed a lot. All in all we had an amazing stay and would def come back if offered the chance. For anyone laid back and interested in more than the touristy side of Barcelona, we recommend staying with Olaya and James.

    March 2014
  • We definitely recommend this apartment to visitors staying in Barcelona. We had great accommodations and great hosts! Olaya and James were very sweet and helpful, always making sure we had information about local restaurants and venues, and that we were comfortable at all times (which we were)!

    This apartment is in a great location as well. It is directly across from a metro stop (Llacuna) which is on the yellow line. It is very convenient and easy to get here from the Airport bus stop, and great restaurants, bars, venues are right around the corner!

    March 2014
  • thanks a lot to both of you, we've had a great and plaisant stay for a first airbnb experience, this will not be the last ! very helpful hosts !

    March 2014
  • Great experience! We had a really good Time in BCN at Olaya and James lovely Place! Directly connected to Public Transport and located in a great area! Warm and welcoming hosts! Highly recommended!!! Thanks for having us! Cheers! P&M

    March 2014
  • Our stay with Olaya and James was marvellous, they are absolutely great hosts. Very helpful, friendly and with lots of information about the different places to go and visit as a tourist. They also have a cute little dog.

    The house is beautiful, the bedroom is big, nice and clean. The location is perfect, the area is really quiet. It's about a twenty minute walk to the city centre and about twenty seconds away from the Metro station (it is literally 30 metres distance). There is a big supermarket and little restaurants nearby.

    I really recommend staying with them, the overall experience was brilliant.


    February 2014
  • Cozy room in a very cool loft. The area is probably the quietest in the city for sleeping. Sweet terrace. Hosts were gracious and accommodating.

    January 2014
  • James and Olaya are a very welcoming and friendly couple. Their place is beautiful and very well located in the city centre. They gave us some good local recommendations and we just had a really good stay!!!

    January 2014
  • Olaya is a really nice&friendly person!!!
    There is lovely house,sweet room,near the Placa Catalunya.
    Also there has cute dog~
    i think i will go there again!!

    January 2014
  • James and Olaya were very kind and accommodating during our stay in Barcelona. They let us use their home office to work out of during the week and gave us some great recommendations for coffee shops to check out. Thanks again!

    December 2013
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Doctorado en volcanología.
Hi we are James and Olaya, James is English and has spent many years living in Barcelona and works in the music world. I am Olaya, I'm Spanish, I was born in Asturias, but Barcelona has adopted me. I am studying volcanoes and enjoy the good life by the Mediterranean. Both have traveled the world and what we love about Airbnb is that it is another way to land a new site, in a house that already has personality and makes you feel welcome. It's nice when the owners of the apartment, room, etc., leave you any recommendations of where to go and where to eat, is a great gift to find a new site. Hola somos James y Olaya, James es ingles y lleva muchos años viviendo en Barcelona y trabaja en el mundo de la música. Yo soy Olaya, soy española, nacida en Asturias, pero Barcelona me ha adoptado. Me dedico a estudiar volcanes y a disfrutar de la buena vida al lado del Mediterraneo. Ambos hemos viajado por todo el mundo y lo que más nos gusta de Airbnb es que es otra forma de aterrizar a un sitio nuevo, en una casa que ya tiene personalidad y te hace sentir bien recibida. Es agradable cuando los propietarios del apartamento, habitación, etc; te dejan alguna recomendación de donde ir y donde comer; supone un gran regalo al conocer un nuevo sitio.
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