♡Art beach apt. with WiFi, downtown

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de la Mestrança, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain
Xenia And Drasco

Cosy Old Town apartment within 30sec from the beach! 1 bedroom with double bed and a pull up sofa in the living room. Fine for up to 4 people. WiFi available! Within walking distance to La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter.

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Cosy Old Town apartment within 30sec from the beach! 1 bedroom with double bed and a pull up sofa in the living room. Fine for up to 4 people. WiFi available! Within walking distance to La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter.

The Space

Flat's update:
06 November 2012: we put new mattress and new wardrobe
20 November 2012: the internet connection was fixed
18 January 2013: the new shower was installed

This apartment is located in a quiet street of the Barceloneta area, within 1 minute walk from the Barcelona city beaches, 5 minutes from the metro station Barceloneta, 20 minutes by foot from Las Ramblas de Barcelona.

The apartment is located on the ground floor which is typical for the Barceloneta area. There is an independent entrance.

It is well equipped with fast WiFi and portable air-conditioning, so all you have to do when you arrive is to unpack and start exploring the city.

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.

Features: portable air-conditioning, electric heater, fridge, hairdryer, iron, kettle, microwave, stove,TV, Wi-Fi Internet, Bedding and Towels.

Heating: oil-heaters

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 22:00: 20€

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $49
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Xenia And Drasco were great hosts, really responsive when I reached out to them. Neither were available when we arrived so we were shown around the apartment by one of their friends. She was lovely and very helpful.

    The apartment is perfect for exploring Barcelona, super close to the beach and there are some fab restaurants withing 2mins walk. we spent very little time in the apartment because we were out a lot, but it was modern, clean and comfortable...albeit a little noisy on street level :)

    Thanks for having us guys!

    June 2014
  • English version:
    We're back home from an amazing week in Barceloneta! We stayed in our own beach flat at Carrer de la Mestrança and are so happy with everything! Not least the amazing location to the beach from the apartment. The hosts have really been to any satisfaction and I can heartily recommend their driver, Peter who would pick up and leave at the airport and drive you directly to the apartment. In the area there are plenty of supermarkets, bars, pizza, tapas and it's walking distance to Opium, Las Ramblas, and much more! Will definitely rent apartment of Xenia and Drasco again next time I go to Barcelona.

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    Swedish version:
    Nu är jag och min tjejkompis hemma igen från en fantastisk vecka i Barceloneta! Vi bodde i en marklägenhet på Carrer de la Mestrança och är så nöjda med allt! Inte minst sagt det otroliga läget till stranden från lägenheten. Värdarna har verkligen varit till all belåtenhet och jag kan varmt rekommendera deras Chaufför som gärna hämtar och lämnar på flygplatsen och kör dig direkt till lägenheten. I området finns det mängder av super markets, barer, pizzeria, tapas och det är gångavstånd till Opium, Las Ramblas med mera! Kommer definitivt att hyra lägenhet av Xenia och Drasco igen nästa gång jag åker till Barcelona.

    June 2014
  • we enjoyed our staying at menstranca in the first week of may. the location is perfect, you can see the sea when you open the door,
    nearby metrostation, port, cableway to to the montjuic and a lot more...
    everything for people who love to go out.
    xenia and drasco stayed in contact with us during our stay which was realy kind and helpful.
    thx!

    May 2014
  • Onestamente non capisco come possano esserci recensioni positive per questa proprietà. A parte la posizione, è una soluzione davvero pessima.
    Pareti di carton-gesso con rumori che arrivano da ogni dove, quelli della strada si sentono come se non ci fossero i serramenti.
    L'appartamento era molto sporco, con un odore di fogna insopportabile.
    Bagno cieco con un lavandino da 30 cm per 40, in cui era difficile anche solo lavarsi i denti.
    L'appartamento non ha riscaldamento, se non un piccolo calorifero elettrico. Certo, è Barcellona, ma quando fuori ci sono 8/9 gradi, non è un disservizio irrilevante.
    Onestamente, non lo consiglierei mai ad un amico.

    February 2014
  • We have had a lovely time in Barcelona en were pleased to be so close to the sea, however the place was very small en not very clean. It could do with a make-over and a good scrub.
    It took 3 minutes for my white socks to turn pitch black.
    There is no light switch in the bedroom or it was well hidden.

    October 2013
    Xenia And Drasco
    Response from Xenia And Drasco:

    Dear Margot, there is a switch on the right wall and sorry about the floor, we'll talk to the cleaning lady and find it out. Also in this case you could contact us immediately and we would clean once again without any problem =)

    October 2013
  • I had 2 wonderul nights on the Beach, literally at Barcenoleta. The place exceeded my expectations.

    I booked last minute but both hosts were able to answer my messages within minutes of my request and so I didn't waste a single moment coming over.

    I arrived early thanks to the help of (website hidden) maps and a taxi and Ksenia was very quick to meet me and made me feel very welcome.

    I would come back here a million times over!

    October 2013
  • Great Location and a clean apartement. 1 Minute to the beach, restaurants and little supermarkets.
    Plenty enough space for 2 persons and for 4 persons it wouldn't be a problem either!
    Perfect place to spend a couple of days in Barcelona.

    October 2013
  • Our holiday in Barcelona was a great succes. The apartment was small but nice, especially because it's 20 meters from the beach! Ksenia and Drasko are very nice people (good communication) and they helped us with our bagage at the day of departure.
    It's definitely worth it to come back!

    Martin and Michelle

    September 2013
  • Great location- only a few hundred metres to the beach with Spars (grocery store) close by for food and some great tapas bars only 10 minutes walk away.

    The place is basic and small (especially the bathroom) but was comfortable for 2 people and felt very safe even though it's on the ground floor.

    September 2013
  • Ksenia and Drasko were very nice. Location was perfect, we had a great time:)

    August 2013
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Xenia: I am originally from Moscow and I moved to Barcelona 4 years ago. I love this city because it's a perfect combination of history, culture and seaside, mountains and beaches, because of its climate (300 sunny days in a year) and because of it's size - it not too small neither too big. I practice Yoga, play beach volley and study german language. I wish all my guests enjoy Barcelona the same way I do, and I since I know Barcelona very well, I can give you good tips on where to eat, go for a shopping, go at night, which sightseeing to visit, and whatever you wish to know about this beautiful city. I speak spanish, english, russian and german. Drasco: I am originally from Serbia, have been living in Barcelona since 2001. I like to play basketball, interested in new technologies and in foreign languages. I know every single street of the Old Town of Barcelona and a vast majority of the other Barcelona neighbourhoods. I like people and I can answer to almost any question regarding your stay in Barcelona. I speak english, swedish, russian, catalan, spanish and serbian. We prefer to travel on our own, to stay at private houses or rooms all over the world because we believe that way we can learn more about a new country, its people, traditions, etc. Our life motto: if you dare to win, you can't lose! :-) You're welcome to stay with us in Barcelona! :-)
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