Private room on top floor of a large loft/converted bakery now functioning as a live/work space for a cute Spanish girl, nice English guy and a small hairy, shy (non allergenic!) dog. Behind the office (not shown) is the large, nicely furnished, living space and 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 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.
Guests have full access to the whole living space at all times and access to the office when it is vacant.
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!
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.
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 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.
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
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 !
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
Nous avons passé une semaine entière avec Olaya et James dans leur magnifique loft.
Olaya et James sont des personnes formidables. Ils nous ont rapidement mis à l'aise et nous avons pu profiter d'eux et du (website hidden) petit soin, ils sont toujours prêts à rendre service. Pour l'exemple, ils sont allés jusqu'à garder notre notre fille une soirée.
Sombra, leur chienne est très mignonne, sans aucun danger pour les enfants. Notre fille (4 ans) qui a pourtant une sacrée frousse des chiens a fini par bien s'amuser avec elle.
Le loft est splendide, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très propre. Rien à redire. Il est au pied du métro et dans un quartier que nous, on adore, avec une ambiance un peu Brooklynoise, plus spécifiquement Williamsburgeoise où se côtoient lofts, écoles d'art, d'architecture, studio d'enregistrement, etc.
Pas loin de la mer et pas très loin du centre non plus.
Bref : Bon plan ! Bonne adresse !
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.
Olaya 와 james 는 아주 친절했어요
방도 넓고 편했고요. 바르셀로나 관광지와 식당 ,커피숍 등을 잘 알려줘서 너무 좋았어요.
늦은시간에 체크인을 했는데 반갑게 잘 맞아주었고요.
제가 만난 호스트중 최고로 생각합니다.
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.
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!!!
Muy amables ambos, pero corta la experiencia perfectos para compartir un poco mas de tiempo. La casa muy bonita y limpia.
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!!
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!