Renovated apartment, Barceloneta neighbourhood, central location. 1 bedroom with double bed and living room with double pull up sofa. Fine for up to 4 people. Within 5min walking distance to the beach, and 10-15min walking distance from La Rambla.
Update: 06.05.2015 new white painting
This apartment is located in a walking street of the Barceloneta area, within 5 minutes walk from the Barcelona city beaches, 5 minutes from the metro station Barceloneta, 15 minutes by foot from Las Ramblas de Barcelona.
The apartment is located on the 4th floor in a historical Barceloneta building.
It is well equipped with fast WiFi and Air-conditioning, so all you have to do when you arrive is to unpack and start exploring the city.
Features: air-conditioning, balcony, fridge, hairdryer, iron, kettle, stove, TV, washing machine, Wi-Fi internet, beddings and towels.
You have access to all apartment, it's rented entirely :-)
Interaction with Guests
We rent the whole apartment so we don't interact much with our guests. If they need us, they can contact us via email or phone.
Barceloneta is one of the four parts of the Old Town, and the only one located on the sea. There’s no need to use the public transport, since you can reach almost all sightseeings by foot. There is a plenty of restaurants, bars, cafeterias, food stores, bakeries and parkings. The infrastructure is excellent. There is also a food market in the neighborhood where you can get sea food, meat, vegetables and fruits.
How to arrive to the apartment:
Public transport: take Aerobus shuttle at the airport and go to Plaça Catalunya, then go by foot to the yellow metro line station Urquinaona, follow to the Barceloneta station, and from there you go by foot to the apartment.
Price: Aerobus 5.75€, metro single trip 2€. Approximate time: 1 hour
Taxi: follow the taxi sign at the airport to find the taxi parking. Price: between 30 and 35€. Approximate time: 25 minutes.
Late check-in after 21:00: 20€
Other Things to Note
What people like about our apartment:
- location and equipment
What people don't like about our apartment:
- the stairs and the wall colours
- When you come home late, please do NOT TALK in the hallway.
- Open and shut the apartment door QUIETLY, and please be respectful of our neighbors.
- Although we understand that sometimes you might meet that special someone, you can't bring him/her home with you. Our place is ONLY for the Airbnb guests who have booked the apartment - No Exceptions!
- It's not allowed to smoke (only on the balcony),
to organize home parties, to make noise at night after 22h.
- We appreciate that all our guests wash their dishes before they leave the apartment, throw the garbage and put all used beddings and towels at one place.
Many thanks and have a pleasant stay!
The location of the apartment was really convenient and is just over 5 minutes walk away from the nearest metro station (20 minutes walk from Las Ramblas. It is also only a few minutes walk away from the beach which is really useful if you don't want to carry too many things with you.
The apartment itself is up 4 flights of stairs, which wasn't an issue with me other than carrying a heavy suitcase up when I arrived! The place was a reasonable size for me and my wife, but could feel a bit cramped with more people. In line with other reviewers, there was mould on the bottom of the shower curtain which wasn't nice but on the whole didn't bother me too much. There was always hot water for our showers etc.. One issue for us was that the bed was dipped on one side of it which meant my sleep wasn't as comfortable as it could've been. There were more than enough plates and glasses etc. for us to use and a nice large TV for those who want to wind down a bit during their holiday.
It needs to be noted that recently, there have been protests about people renting out places for tourists. We did stumble across one protest in the Barceloneta area and we have heard that some locals call police when they find out a place is being rented out by visitors. This is probably worth thinking about when considering this apartment.
The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. Hosts should put a better attention to details (not really comfortable beds, bathroom and bedrooms not so clean), but in general the apartment matched completely with our needs. Perfect for three people, not more.
The neighborhood is great: the apartment is located in the center of La Barceloneta, at ten minute walk from beach and metro station. La Barceloneta is the best place to stay during holidays and also the best start point to discover the city.
Recommended if you are looking for a real “holiday home” and you don’t care if you can’t sleep perfectly at night because of the bed or of the pillow or if the shower plate is not shining.
We found the apartment in Barceloneta to be a clean, quiet, well appointed with modern amenities, and conveniently located to nearby places of interest to visit.
We arrived to a organized and spotless apartment with all of the necessary linens.
The neighborhood was very quiet and made for comfortable evenings for sleeping.
The bathroom fixtures and plumbing appeared new and made bathing and use of the toilet worry-less. The water pressure was very good.
The kitchen had what we needed to prepare meals for supper. Pots, sauté, spatula, flatware, silverware. We cooked three evenings. The refrigerator and freezer was a large size. The air conditioning worked perfectly.
We walked to the beach; Ramblas; and other neighborhoods. The immediate neighborhood is well serviced by grocery stores. We purchased steak and mushrooms from a market one-half block away. We purchased pork belly and eggs from the S. Josef Mercat (open air market) and walked back to the apartment to cook.
It only took five minutes to walk the Barceloneta Metro Station to get to the places of interest that seemed too far to walk to such as Guell Park, Gaudi's Sacred Family Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Caixa Forum, etc.
It was a very comfortable apartment that made our visit to Barcelona enjoyable and relaxed.
Points négatifs: L'appartement n'est pas confortable. Et c'est sur ce point où nous avons été le plus décues... Il ne faut pas du tout compter sur le lit qui est dans la chambre, nous avons dormi à deux dans le canapé du salon... Dans la salle de bain il y a des moisissures sur les robinets et sur le rideau de douche et si vous allez aux toilettes il faudra tirer 2 voire 3 fois la chasse d'eau. Les escaliers sont très étroits et ils penchent, il faut bien se tenir à la rampe, je ne parlerai pas des 4 étages avec les valises...
Points positifs: Bien situé, proche de la plage (10min) et des commerces
Conclusion: Vous payez pour la localisation, uniquement.
We were 3 and spent a wonderful week in Barcelona!
Xenia and Drasco are really nice and always available in case of any problem.They answer by mail really fast and are here if you have any doubts or questions. Their announcement and pictures also correspond exactly to the reality.
The flat is very cosy, clean and you have everything at your disposal (AC (a very good one!), clean towels, Tv, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom..). The building is also typical of La Barceloneta which we appreciated it a lot! The location is also perfect , close to the beach (5/10mn by feet), the metro station, and everything you need (supermarkets, restaurants, bars..). You can also go to the city center by feet (15/20mn) and enjoy the city's architecture and its "barrios".
To conclude, it's is the perfect place if you are 3/4 to enjoy the city and I will definitely go to this flat again if I go back to Barcelona!
Communication with Xenia and Drasco was prompt and excellent. They recommended their friend to pick us up at the airport and he was there waiting for us. The apartment is in a very good location, convenient for the metro, the city and the beach and with a large supermarket round the corner. The stairs are very narrow so a bit of a struggle with suitcases but fine once you're up there. The couches were fine - not proper beds but still comfortable (there were two of us so we had a double each). All in all we found the apartment suited our needs for a short stay in Barcelona.
The communication worked great, we arrived 2 houers too late in the apartment (due a strike of the cabdrivers) and got the key immediately.
The Apartment was clean and well equiped with all necessary things.
The location is great, a very short walk to the beach and lots of nice restaurants around.
The only negative point for us, was the bed. In the description was written "real bed" ... unfortunately it was a sofa bed. Quite difficult to sleep on there as a couple (specially if u are used to a double-bed) so we slept in different rooms for a week.
Also i wouldn't recommend the apartement for "older" people as u have to carry your luggage up 4 floors. For us it wasn't a problem ... but for some ppl may it is ...
Thank you Drasco and Xenia, we had a great time!
Simon and Clariana
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