Very bright room with direct access to terrace in an apartment in a quiet street in the popular Poble Sec neighborhood, located very close to the center of the city. An ideal location for exploring Barcelona!
I live in a very bright renovated apartment in the heart of vibrant and popular Poble Sec, a neighborhood centrally located right at the foot of the Montjuic mountain, where you find the Olympic stadium, the Miro museum, the Montjuic castle, parks and gardens and much more. Poble Sec is a great neighborhood with plenty of life on the streets, but still with a relaxed atmosphere. It is largely a residential area, meaning it is fairly quiet at night (so you can get your sleep), but still very close to the hustle and bustle of the center.
The apartment is located a few steps from the ever more popular Calle Blai, a pedestrian street filled with great tapas bars and restaurants, a lot of them with outdoor tables.
From the apartment there is only a couple minutes walk to Parallel Metro (Line 2 and 3) where a lot of bus lines pass by as well (amongst them one that goes straight to the beach). It is also easy to get a taxi from here any hour of the day. There is around 15 minutes walk to Las Ramblas and the Gotic area. Or you could rent a bike or scooter from the shop that is located just around the corner from the flat, if you prefer that.
The guest room is very bright and is furnished with a big double bed (160x200), a desk, a bookshelf and a big wardrobe. There is heating and air condition in the room. Clean sheets and towels are of course provided. From the room you have direct access to the terrace where you find a table and chairs, sun beds and great views over the city and the Montjuic mountain. You'll find that the terrace is the perfect place for the morning coffee or tea, or for a relaxing drink in the evening!
As the apartment is at the top floor of the building, and the building is a bit higher than the surrounding ones, there is very little noise from the street or the surrounding apartments.
In the apartment you will also find a very clean bathroom, a big dining/living room and a fully equipped kitchen, which you would be welcome to use.
Check in and check out times are indicative. I am pretty flexible in that regard. I will usually be able to accommodate check in earlier than 16:00 if needed, especially on weekends, but I can not guarantee it though. If check in before 16:00 is very important to you, please ask in advance.
- Hair dryer
- Beach umbrella
- Iron and ironing board
- Guidebooks, including a guide to the Poble Sec neighborhood
- Washing machine (free to use if you stay at least 5 days)
- Keys, so you can come and go as you like
I'm the only one living here, so you would only be sharing the apartment with me, meaning you would have the place to yourself when I'm at work or out and about. I'd be more than happy to help you with tips and recommendations to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!
If the room interests you, please take the time to fill out your profile on Airbnb before contacting me. For security reasons I will not accept bookings from a blank profile. And please don't try to book a reservation before messaging and confirming with me first, thanks!
If you have any questions feel free to write me!
Other Things to Note
Please note that the flat is on the fifth floor and that there is no elevator, so if you have some physical issues, this might not be the right place for you :) I will help you bring luggage up and down if you wish, so that should not be a concern.
A bit of mutual respect goes a long way! :)
No smoking inside the apartment, please. You are welcome to smoke on the terrace.
Try to keep it fairly quiet late at night both in the apartment and staircase, especially during the week.
Please leave common areas more or less as you find them.
Visitors only after previous agreement (this does not apply for guests who rent the room for longer periods).
Jens ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer und die Wohnung war wie beschrieben. Wir genossen die schöne Dachterrasse. Das Quartier bietet zahlreiche Bar's und Lebensmittelgeschäfte. Man ist sehr zentral und schön gelegen. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wieder zu Jens gehen. Vielen Dank für alles.
Ciao io e Sabrina siamo state 4 giorni a casa di Jens e ci siamo trovate benissimo! La casa bella e pulita; Jens è molto disponibile e gentile e abbiamo fatto amicizia subito! Speriamo di tornarci altre volte!
Jens was a great host!
He stood up late to wait for me as my flight was very delayed and helped me up with my lugagge.
He also gave me tips about Barcelona and even lended me his books to find more information.
All the rooms in the apartment were very clean and organized. The apartment has lots of light and plants, which I love.
It was a bit cold to be out in the terrace but still I enjoyed a coffee and quiet reading there.
My friend and I had an amazing experience in Barcelona and a lot of thanks to Jens. He is a great host, accommodating, helpful but isn't imposing. He offered help to get my luggage up the stairs but I managed on my own. The views are quite wonderful from the apt. The terrace is gorgeous to sit on and enjoy your tea in the morning. Everything is clean and organized. Jens had a bottle of water set up in the room upon arrival, additional blankets, and a very handy map with the suggested bars and restaurants around the area. We picked one of them right down the block from the apt, Blai 9, and it was wonderful! The neighborhood is great, the subway system is nearby and Jens was totally fine with us cooking in his kitchen as long as we cleaned up after ourselves. One thing that Jens does mention in the apt description, but I want to mention again, are the stairs. There are quite a few of them but you get used to them after a while. Just keep that in mind. Everything else is great and you'll enjoy your stay!
La chambre de Jens était tout à fait conforme à la description. L'appartement à beaucoup de charme et la terrasse est très appréciable pour profiter du soleil. La chambre était très confortable et Jens est un hôte formidable, toujours disponible si besoin.
Le quartier est aussi très bien, à proximité de bar à tapas dont nous avons pu profiter, de Montjuic et de la place España, ce qui était pratique pour rejoindre l'appartement après le marathon. Nous recommandons Jens sans hésitation!
Es war alles genau wie beschrieben und total super. Ich kann mich allen anderen positiven Bewertungen vollkommen anschließen. Jens ist ein sehr netter und angenehmer Gastgeber.
Jens has been a great host, very accomodating with the arrival and departure time.
His house is very clean and close to the subway, supermarkets, great tapas bars and the historical centre of Barcelona.
Therefore, i highly recommand his place.
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I was born and raised in Denmark. I moved to Barcelona in 2006 and have been living and working here since. The great Poble Sec neighborhood has been my home since 2009. I'm a pretty relaxed and sociable guy who likes traveling, hiking, meeting friends and having the occasional drink, going to concerts, watching movies or a bit of football, working out, reading, listening to music, photography etc. In other words: a pretty normal guy!