We'd like to welcome you in this entirely renovated studio in an 18th century building on a tiny square in el Born. A very nice place on the perfect location, all you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay and enjoy a true Barcelona experience.
A great place, sunny and quiet, on the best location, el Born, the most trendy and interesting neighbourhood of the city.
The studio is fully equipped, kitchen with all basics, double bed, clean and ironed sheets and towels, bathroom with shower, washing machine, bluetooth speaker, TV, WIFI you'll get the code on arrival ...
Interaction with Guests
You'll find a list of my recommendations in the studio and I'll be happy to help out if you need any kind of information, feel free to ask.
You're 5 minutes from the closest subway, 10 min.. from the trainstation, 30 seconds from the first nice tapa-bar, in the middle of a great city in one of its best barrios.
Other Things to Note
The winding staircase is listed as part of Barcelona's architectural heritage but not really made for big suitcases. The flat is on the 4th floor and doesn't have an elevator.
Please do respect the neighbours!
Our stay in Bernard's apartment could not have been better.
We booked on very late notice as our existing accommodation cancelled on us, however this was something of a blessing in disguise as this apartment was amazing.
Located in the heart of El Born (next to Barri gotic) and is realistically the trendiest part of Barcelona for restaurants and tapas bars.
So as far as location goes, it was incredible.
The room itself is spacious, modern and very clean, the bed was one of the most comfortable we used in our 2 month trip.
Kitchen and bathroom were also excellent!
Bernard was easy to communicate with, met us out the front and even helped carry our bags up the stairs, as the staircase is very tight. Although this should not be a deterrent as the apartment is fantastic.
Bernard was also full of excellent advice and even emailed us a list of places to eat and drink and his suggestions were perfect.
Couldn't recommend Bernard or his apartment more highly.
Bernard was waiting for us at the small café next door when we arrived and he even helped bring our luggage up. Great host and he was incredibly responsive when issues came up.
The location of the apartment is fantastic and it was a very short walk to one metro line, and a reasonable 10-15 minutes to another. El Born is packed with great restaurants and bars, including the place next door to the apartment.
We did have a couple of small issues, but nothing that would prevent me from recommending the place to a friend or staying there again myself. First, the place was generally clean, but the floor could have used a broom/mop. It wasn't immediately obvious, but after getting out of the shower and walking around, I could feel particles of dirt sticking to my feet.
Second, the washing machine was broken (the spin cycle was broken, so everything came out soaked). Apparently, this just happened which makes it totally understandable and not Bernard's fault, but given we were staying for 10 days it was mildly annoying. I ended up just hand wringing everything and giving it several days to dry. There is a place to hang dry clothes which was very nice.
Finally, the stairs definitely require a warning. The stairwell is narrow, the stairs are uneven, and the climb is definitely long. In sports, anyone over 5'8" should watch their head as the ceiling is low. We got used to it, but it would definitely be something to make sure you are okay with before booking.
Despite a couple of issues (which are always going to happen), the place was amazing. It is very roomy, well furnished, and in a great neighborhood. Bernard was a great host and responded quickly when some minor issues came up even though it was the middle of the night.
Definitely recommend as a great place to stay in Barcelona.
Excellent stay! Bernard's place is located in the charming old neighborhood of El Born, within 5 mins walking to Picaso museum, church, and many excellent restaurants. The place itself is nice and perfect for 2 person. Bernard is a great host who provided useful tips and accommodated our request to keep luggage. The only drawback is that the place is on the 4th fl accessible via this small staircase. This is no problem at all if you don't have big luggages. Overall, this is a great place and what the airbnb experience all about. Last but not the least, the ice cream shop downstairs has delicious ice cream and the owner Jorge is super nice.
This place is awesome! Bernard met us personally at the apartment, which is located in the heart of Barcelona's amazing El Born district. He took the time to give us the full tour, and had WONDERFUL restaurant and food market recommendations. The narrow staircase seems a little daunting at first, but after a few times you get quite used to it. The apartment has plentry of natural light and everything you need to be at home. There are many shops, restaurants, markets and pharmacies a stone's throw from the front door. We would highly recommend this place if you like being in the center of everything!
We loved staying in Bernard's gorgeous apartment. The location was perfect and the apartment was equipped with everything we needed. Bernard's recommendations for places to eat and visit were amazing! We attempted to visit many of them and all were delicious! He was attentive and generous with his time. Highly recommend a stay at Bernard's apartment in El Born.
Bernard's apartment was perfect for our stay in Barcelona. It was comfortable, clean, and in a great location. Bernard was a great host too. He gave us lots of recommendations for local places. I would recommend staying there!
Beautiful apartment, very cool and unique spiral staircase entrance, excellent location, and Bernard was a great host.
I'll be happy to welcome you in this perfectly located great place in el Born.
I've been living in Barcelona for over 21 years and never stopped looking for those truly nice, authentic, preferably non-touristy and sometimes really hidden tapas-bars, restaurants, bars, shops or simply great being-there spots, making Barcelona what it is.
If you need any kind of information, it will be a pleasure to share my recommendations and try to get the best out of your stay in this wonderful city.
Hope to be seeing you.