Self-made Loft near Born

Loft - Entire home/apt · Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain
Your host, Xavi
68 Reviews
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a day

The Space

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!


Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nos gustó mucho el piso de Xavi y Arianne. Un piso con muy buen gusto y perfecto para una pareja. Además lo que más destaca del piso es la ubicación que está bastante bien y perfecto para todo lo que teníamos planeado en Barcelona, así que casi siempre fuimos a pie. No hemos podido conocer a Xavi en persona, pero llegamos sin problemas y la salida fue bastante flexible, lo que se agradece. El único "pero" que pondría es que, aunque Xavi nos propuso muchas opciones para tener Wifi, como dice en la descripción del piso, el servicio que se ofrece es una señal pública de Internet, con lo cual está claro que casi nunca funciona. En nuestro caso no era muy importante porque casi no pasamos en el piso y teníamos 4G, pero puede ser importante para alguien que venga de fuera del país. Fuera de esto, todo genial y un piso muy cómodo y agradable! Muy recomendable

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at the loft! After a slight language barrier checking in with the maid, everything went fine. Good location, etc.

    June 2014
  • We had a very pleasant stay in Xavi's loft! The loft is excactly as shown in the pictures; very spacious and cosy aswell. The cleaners just left when we arrived so everyting was fresh and clean, perfect! Xavi was very helpfull in giving us tips for places to go to.

    The area: pretty much everything was within walking distance from the loft! Lots of nice tapas bars, lunchrooms and shops, museums and other cultural hotspots.
    The street where the loft is, is crowded and cosy during the day and very quiet during the evening/night.

    Overall a great experience, I highly recommend Xavi's loft!

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Xavi loft for 7 nights.
    It was the best way to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of barcelona.
    The loft is located at a very center location a few minutes walk to all the great places Barcelona have to offer.
    Xavi fast response was great, he was very attentive to our questions and recommend about places to see & dine.
    The loft was very clean and interesting design wise, you could see the love that was put into creating this place.
    The balcony was fantastic, a very cool place to relax in after a long day exploring Barcelona.
    Very Recommended!

    June 2014
  • We had a great 4 nights stay in this amazing flat! Exactly as seen in pictures and in the perfect location to explore the city! We found it quite noisy in the mornings/days due to its location above a near a cafe that opens early and general street noise, but nice and quiet in the evenings. Sitting on the balcony was a real bonus, and we will defiantly be back!

    June 2014
  • What a nice apartment! Such love and creativity poured into every detail. I loved staying in this apartment surrounded by originality. The location was just great;walking distance to all major sights. Food and shops were right in front and around . Please thank your neighbour for the singing canaries . Loved sitting in the balcony with the birds singing . Xavi was more worried about me settling in than I was, which made me feel so welcomed and cared for. Thanks Xavi .

    May 2014
  • We had a perfect stay! The flat is extremely charming and the location is great. Xavi was a very welcoming host and told us everything we needed to know. He recommended a restaurant around the corner which become our favourite one!

    May 2014
  • Xavi was incredibly accommodating and welcoming! The loft was in a perfect location for exploring Barcelona. I would most definitely recommend it as a fantastic base for anyone exploring this amazing city!

    May 2014
  • Xavi's loft is wonderful, warm and clean. The location is the best among all the ones I saw in the various times I've been to Barcelona: quiet at night, a lot of pubs, restaurants and markets near, and a lot of places to visit with only ten minutes of walking. Definitely recommend.

    May 2014
  • 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!

    April 2014
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We are a hippy-happy family from Barcelona with two kids. We'll be glad to have you around in our loft in St. Pere - Sta. Caterina's district, at a 5min walk from glamourous Born.
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