2 bright rooms, 5min to downtown

Apartment - Private room · Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona, Catalonia 08015, Spain
Mariana & Xavier
Your host, Mariana & Xavier
45 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Two large rooms in our apartment, lots of space and independence for your stay in Barcelona, at a 10-15 minutes walk from Barcelona center & many of its major attractions (Gaudí houses, Gothic quarter, etc).

Details: an ample, sunny bedroom, with a balcony and wide views + a studio/work station attached, perfect for study, meals, or only to leave your bags and bundles.

We provide fresh linen & clean towels.

Please fell free to use the kitchen and our pots and pans. You'll find some fridge space available.

You would share kitchen and bathroom with us, a couple of international professionals, over 30, quiet and respectful. We live at the other end of a long corridor, so the apartment ends up being like two separate living units.

Washing machine is available, 4euros/load.

Where: 5 minutes to BCN city center. One block to Urgell L1 metro station and Bicing stations. This is a real (meaning not too touristy ;-) neighborhood, but you can walk to the major attractions. Neighbourhood is called Eixample Esquerra, that is, the left side of Eixample.

Shops, restaurants, bars, groceries galore. Ask us, and we will give you advise, directions, suggestions.

We've been travelers (and users of AirB&B ourselves), so we understand intimacy, friendliness and respect. We'll do our best to make yours a pleasant stay.

There is (yes, of course) one drawback if you have problems climbing stairs: we are at a 4th floor, no elevator.

From the airport:
Bus 46: 40 minutes to Plaça España (1,30 euros), then 10 minutes walk, or subway (L1, Urgell)
Aerobus: direct bus to Gran Via-Urgell, 15 minutes, 5,15 euros
Train to Sants station, then 10 minutes walk or bus.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $687 /month
Security Deposit: $112
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I recommend this apartment. The main room is quite big. And it is good to have the other room, as an office or place to eat. The neighborhood is very good, with a lot of bars (but quiet). You are close to the main touristic attractions without the troubles (email hidden). Metro stations, train station and aerobus stop are close. Various shops in the area.

    In addition, Mariana and Xavier are very nice and friendly. They leave you in peace if that's what you want and are available for good advice if you need.

    June 2014
  • Perfect host for 4-7 day stay, good accomodation and very friendly Xavier and Marianna will make your stay really comfortable.
    Area is good located, in walk distance to all main objects (gaudi houses, place espanya, gotic quarter). Lot of cafes and supermarkets around.
    I highly recommend anyone to stay here.

    May 2014
  • Mariana and Xavier are perfect host! They are kind and respectful. Also they always help me when I need. It is wonderful to stay here. Thanks Mariana and Xavier!
    There is big enough room and shelves to put my things, and furnitures are good too(I love the chair in the room!). Room and whole apartment is really clean!
    They had been away for few days while I stay but there is no problem at all since they gave me every detailed information including how to get to the apartment, way to use every facilities, wifi password, some places to visit, local restaurant, supermarkets, and some near city and beach I could visit(they even gave me emergency contact just in case).
    Also the location is really good. I walk every day except one day when I visit the guell park and monjuic castle.
    So I definitely recommend to everybody to stay here. If you are healthy enough to climb up the stairs, this is the place you should stay.

    May 2014
  • Xavi me recogió cuando llegué del aeropuerto. La casa es limpia y espaciosa, y muy central. Los hosts geniales. Todo perfecto!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay with Xavier and Mariana. They are both very friendly and easy going giving you a warm welcome. Their huge apartment is perfectly located and close to the airport bus and the metro, but you can easy walk everywhere in Barcelona from there. It's on the fourth floor without lift, so travelling light helps. The spacious room in beautiful colour has a nice sunny balcony and is exactly as shown on the photo. It comes with a small front room with a desk where you can leave your luggage and hang your clothes. Perfect! There was no breakfast but you can use the kitchen and there are plenty of little supermarkets nearby. There is also a very nice trendy bar next door. We can highly recommend staying at Xavier and Mariana.

    March 2014
  • The room was big, really charming and full of light.
    Mariana and Xavier are very nice people, friendly and helpful.
    They give you recommendations for local restaurants and shopping
    Thank you for all.

    February 2014
  • during my stay at mariana's and xavier's place, I felt very comfortable. they were always very friendly and helpful. the room is very nice, the balcony has almost the whole day sun.
    I could live two times with them, I am very grateful to them for everything.
    They respect the privacy and they are very simple. All they may know through airbnb can feel lucky!
    many thanks to you two!

    February 2014
  • It was a very enjoyable stay. Xavier and Mariana are very nice hosts. The only thing was there were more stairs than expected due to the different manner of counting in Spain and the Netherlands. But as said everything else was very satisfying.

    February 2014
  • mariana y xavier were from the outset totally professional, responsive, and ready to receive me; furnishing me (email hidden) to the local and wider area in my own language before my arrival, and with street maps and nuanced advice, handed over with my housekey.

    during my stay i had total independence and run of a suite of rooms at the end of a long corridor which separated our two living spaces. in this way, it was possible to feel as if i had my own private apartment in this wonderful city for a tiny price, with the option of great company, conversation, local advice only a few paces and a door ‘knock’ away. the apartment itself is unique; situated on the fourth floor of a traditional wrought-iron, stone-stepped tenement (108 steps, folks. great for improving the lung capacity!) decorated with flare and idiosyncrasy, filled with objects from the hosts’ travels and completed with many interesting paperback novels in several languages.

    the hosts are hard-working, productive people with super-busy schedules: one a native speaker of català, also fluent in mandarin, one of latin-spanish, both have embarrassingly good english. they are well-travelled individuals, each with their own experiences of living in different cultures / continents. you will find them fascinating folks, with an excellent command of the finer points of letting: striking a balance between discretion, highly competent, thoughtful hosting and good, old-fashioned kindness that - for me - was just right.

    the location was ideal, the shuttle to the airport stopping at the end of the street, ditto the metro, a bio supermercat on the corner, late night food shops and bars on the doorstep. inside of fifteen minutes on foot, all the sights of the old city can be reached, as well as food markets, cafés and nightlife aplenty. the apartment was the perfect place from which to explore, then return home for peaceful rejuvenation.

    the rooms themselves are even prettier than pictured. a room with a view over barcelona really is quite a thing - palm trees and parakeets included. it's a city for dog-lovers and moped motorists, takers of the long brunch and lovers of bright, delicious, citrus fruits, with tiny winding alleyways and the blue balearic sea on the horizon to navigate by. the vegan diet is excellently catered for here, and from the perspective of someone queer, this apartment is a space which is welcoming and totally safe.

    for me, this is how the experience of staying in a private home _should_ play out. to have access to all the cooking, clothes-washing facilities of a private apartment, which is also serviced (sheets laundered, towels provided), in addition to the human experience of ready access to the valuable advice of both a recent barcelona settler and a native, is what puts the private rental option head-and-shoulders above staying in a hostel. and believe me, the prices are the same. i would - and will - visit these unique people in this magical, vibrant city again.

    January 2014
  • I stayed with Mariana & Xavier for a month and had a good time there. The location was really good, very close to metro station and just 2 stops away from plaza catalunya. They always kept the house very clean and the room was spacious. Mariana & Xavier are very nice and trustful people . They helped me in many ways. Thank you Mariana, Xavier!

    January 2014
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Professional, international couple, living in Barcelona, teaching, working at a university. We've previously lived in China, Chile, and the USA. We know what it is to have a home abroad, and we have been hosting guests via Airb&B for quite some time now. We'll do our best to make yours a pleasant stay. See you soon!
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