Aladdin's cave-Cosy,Central&Secret!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de l'Oli, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

Aladdin's cave is cosy like a nomads tent. Located on the first floor of an old&authentic building on a dead end street. It is not for everyone &we only rent it from time to time when we travel. Spacious, central, authentic - not a white wall rental!

The Space

Hello there,

We have been hosts in Barcelona for years now and we also rent our lovely home while travel.

Send word before you book to be sure of your dates! If you need something last minute give us a try as we can be very spontaneous on the weekend though not guaranteed :)

About the apartment:

Its a very quirky place but it is incredibly well located, beautifully decorated and very cosy.

- There is a HUGE beautiful sitting room
Plasma TV (just DVD's no channels, we are not into TV)
Double sofa bed

-There are 3 double bedrooms
room 1 = Double bed
room 2 = Mezzanine double bed
room 3 = Double bed

- small kitchen
Gas cooker
cooking utensils)

- A large dining room (fridge, large dining table (6 people)
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with toilet

We will provide:

- All fresh towels and sheets (and of course toilet paper and soap)
- Wi-Fi internet
- Heaters for the winter time
- Guide books

We have a late check in fee after 10:30 pm (22:30) = €15

About the area:

- The apartment is in the heart of 'El Born'

- We are a few min from: Las Ramblas, Plaza Reial, Plaza Sant Felip Neri, Musée Picasso, Plaza Jaume, Estacion Francia, the music concert hall 'Palau Musica Catalana", the church basilica 'Santa Maria del Mar',the main shopping street 'Portal de l'Angel', and everything else!

-We are a few minutes walk away from the Gothic quarter including the Ramblas - in fact we are on the edge of the Bothic quarter and the Born.

Closest Metro is Jaume 1 on the yellow line 4 = less than on minute walking from the house. The bus 45, 40, 17 and 19.

- Another great thing is we are close to the metro, bus stop and train station. Thankfully you can get to most place just by walking - saving a lot of money on transport (we almost NEVER use the metro/bus preferring to go by bike or walk as we are so close)

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
Florian and Anoeschka :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $21 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $994 /week
Monthly Price: $3414 /month
Security Deposit: $284
Cleaning Fee: $85
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • When we arrived at the airport Anuks housekeeper Cathy and her husband brought us with all the luggage by car to the apartment. There we also met the owner Anuk, she gave tips for nice places in Barcelona. The apartment is old and could do with some renovation, but everything functions and it was clean. The place has a Bohemian touch if that's what you like (we did), with red walls and a big lounge bed. The bed rooms are small and dark, but we were there in July and with the balcony doors open on both sides of the apartment it was never too hot. The neighborhood is great, you just walk around to find a small square for a coffee or a pizza. There were enough beds for 8 people, so we could sleep there with two families. We felt very welcome and would certainly recommend this apartment to people who care more for an authentic, cosy atmosphere than for luxury.

    July 2013
  • It would be nice to know that the sleeping rooms have no windows. And it is really dark in the flat. It is not so easy to deal with for people who have not so good eyes (like me). This is a little bit stressing. But the flat has a good vibe at all and you feel confortable and quite familiar. I liked the kitchen very much and it is nice to have the small balcony including sun. And it is very quiet in the flat, even if you are in the middle of everything. The location of the flat is excellent, you have a really good access to all the beautifull places.

    Everything fine! Thanks

    June 2013
  • We had such a good time! Flow and Aunk were friendly and helpful and very understanding of our late arrival. The house was lovely, very personal unlike other airbnb flats I have stayed in. The location is great, 2 mins from the metro so easy to get around and walking distance from the beach. Highly recommended.

    May 2013
  • The first time in 45 years I slept on the top bunk bed! Five adventuresome women, from 47 to 72 years old, shared this bohemian, artsy condo for 4 nights. We enjoyed the unique decor and lay out of the living area.
    Located in a quiet alley right in the middle of it all. We loved our stay at a wonderful price!

    April 2013
  • The place is great, really good localisation. Anu is very nice, everything was perfect for our week-end.

    March 2013
  • This is a very beautiful old apartment near the Barrio Gotico. Its very cozy apartment. The only downside is the bathroom, which was outside and the temperature was freezing. Both Flo and Anu are very nice and were very accommodating.

    March 2013
  • Its terrible dark cold apptment with toilet on the balcaony.
    it needs renovation. Electricity falls down regularly.
    smelly and has too many staff of owners.
    No advice for peole with childer and couples.
    Good for big parties only.

    January 2013
  • You really can't beat the location, right in the middle of the Gothic district, just a block from the Barcelona Cathedral. It's an old building, so that has its charms and its frustrations. We had an issue the first day getting the place to warm up (it was December, and the old electrical system in the apartment kept shorting out), but Anu and Florian were very responsive, and walked us through how to get the heaters running -- after that the place was cozy. Overall, this made a great base for our explorations of the city -- we were able to walk just about everywhere.

    January 2013
  • They offered us a very big apartment just in the center of Barcelona. You are very close to the main spots in Barcelona (except maybe some of the Gaudí attractions). They even gave us some food left in the apartment. I totally recommend them :D

    August 2012
  • We stayed in this beautiful appartment for a wek and enjoyed it a lot. It looked exactly as on all pictures, location is great. we didnt meet Flo and Anu personally, cause they were on holidays, but they were great hosts even by helpful messages. I can highly recommend the appartment, hosts and thank you once again!

    June 2012
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Great to meet you! We live in the beautiful Barcelona and we have discovered the joy of hosting people coming to Barcelona and sharing our experience of the city. We rent several apartments in the old historical centre of the city, and for those on a budget we also have rooms to rent. We offer a personal insight into the city! The things we love about Barcelona? Sunshine, music, food, the ever creative, moving energy of the people and sitting having coffee in the hidden plaza´s... Hasta Luego, see you soon :)
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