This is the story about a flat which was turned into a loft by the creativity of a girl (the actual owner) and the power of her hands (as well as her husband's back, and their friends and relatives sweat!!). The loft grew up and so did the family. Following the same path as their mother, the kids did also contributed to decorate the house (with their wall paintings or floor scratches, for instance!!). Every little part of this loft has something of us (starting from the feet printed floor tile of the bathroom and ending with the three babies that have been born naturally in the house). If you feel like willing to form part of this story by coming and sharing your soul with this loft, this is your best option during your Barcelona visit.
On the other hand, if you're simply looking for a place to stay.. well, then I'll tell you this is a loft close to the Born area, El Palau de la Música or Ciutadella's Park. It is located in a very comercial street during the day but a very pleasant and quiet place during the night (sometimes even with windows and balcony door wide open). Eating out, shopping,.. is granted in full of nearby places.
As the appartment is a loft, everything -except for the toilette- is a unique space with very high ceilings. There are two glass platforms -I told you it was a fancy and creative apartment, didn't I?- that serve as spatious bedrooms with a glass corridor that connects them. Perfect place for children, we have two kid beds, a small table with two chairs, fairy tales and colours (we decided to tranform our children creativity in our walls by cute drawings in sheets of papers, feel free to contribute!!).
An enormous kitchen (if we had to built it again, we would buy a ruler first!!) with an owen, pans, pots, dishes, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker.. is provided. Since we are not very fond of the stupid box (TV), we have a very small one which can only be used to see DVDs with a DVD player. There's a public WiFi accessible -somehow unstable from time to time-, a washing machine and a coach (which can be split in two individual mattresses).
Hope to see you soon!
PLEASE DO NOT PRE-BOOK IT WITHOUT HAVING TALKED WITH ME FIRST
I stayed in this gorgeous loft for four nights to visit a friend in Barcelona. Communication via Mail / SMS and Phone went perfect. XAVI was always easy to contact. The loft is really central located - just 3 to 5 minutes to the next Metro station. Location is perfect for people who want to experience Barcelona's nicest people and neighborhoods.
The host made everything easy so I had an awesome stay in Barcelona. If I come back, I will stay in this loft again. It was my try with airbnb... and definitely not the last one :) Many thanks!
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights. Xavi was a great host, he was always in touch and gave us great recommendations for restaurants and cafes in the area. We absolutely loved the neighborhood and adored the loft - very clean, a great location, and a lovely place to stay!
Our first experience with airbnb.com was a trip to Barcelona where we stayed at Xavi´s Loft for 5 nights. It was perfect from the first contact to sadly haveing to head back home. It was an easy walk from the Airport-shuttlebus and we dropped of our stuff to explore the neighbourhood.
It is a realy friendly and safe area and we imidiately felt comortable. It doesn´t seem touristy, even thouh you have a lot of the mustsee-places within walking distance. The Loft itself ist very spacious and very well equipped (Note that there is no TV, wich in my opinion ist completly dispensable with all these attractions around). We especially liked all the nice details as in the perfect kitchen area, the cool bathroom or the selfmade bookshelfs. Needless to say that it was very clean.
We found it very helpful, that Xavi informed us in advance about things that are important to him. That prevents both from not getting what each expects.
For us, we got way more than we expected! Definately two thumbs up on Xavi´s Loft!
Katharina & Thomas
I spent almost a week at Xavi's place. Very nice experience. Great loft and central location. I would come back there next time in Barcelona! Cheers, Yassine
We enjoyed our stay at Xavi's apartment very much. It was spacious and well appointed, and well located to explore the city's Gothic Quarter. It has a lot of character and is clearly the result of of care and attention to detail. The bed was comfortable with an extra large duvet. As the street is fairly narrow it can be a little noisy, but we never found this to be a problem.
Great unique apartment, full of character.
Notre séjour chez xavi et adriana s'est très bien passé ! Leur appartement est très sympa, spacieux, chaleureux ... Et bien placé !
Idéal pour une famille comme la notre avec 2 enfants (dont un de 4 mois).
Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement et serions prêt à y retourner avec plaisir !
Very good appartment, well located and nice ! Plus the host make everything easy once there !!! thanks xavi for these few days.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Xavi's apartment. He made an exception for us and was able to let us check in on a Sunday. The apartment information he sends is very detailed and helpful. His partner Adriadna met us at there and reviewed the apartment details with us. We never had any problems getting into apartment and the neighborhood is great! It's very close to the Arc de Triomphe (sorry if it is spelled wrong) train station, and an easy walk to the gothic quarter, l'exiample, el born, and barcolenetta. There are cafes, supermarkets, and pastry shops right down the street--however there are no cafes directly below the apartment making it very quiet! Just remember when staying anywhere in barcelona-you are in the city and there is noise. Other than the occasional scooter the apartment is quiet.
Unfortunately there was some confusion in receiving the key, which involved waiting around for a few hours and numerous phone calls – bad start.
Xavi tried to help to get us in - but to be honest there should not have been a problem in the first place.
Other than that once we got into the apartment everything was good.
Location: Very good, safe
Apartment: Clean spacious and has everything that you would need.
Barcelona: Always great!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.