About This Listing
The open plan vaulted double bedroom and living space which can be segmented for more privacy.
If you want to go back in time to see how Barcelona may have looked during medieval times and before, come and stay at our apartment in Barcelona's most popular neighbourhood, El Born. Aside from the trendy shops, restaurants and modern transportation, very little has changed over the years. From the small winding streets to the large squares where people go for lunch or dinner, El Born is undoubtedly the best place to spend your holidays in Barcelona.
Just a stone’s throw from the stunning 14th century Santa Maria del Mar church, our apartment is perfectly located. You have the main thoroughfare in the neighbourhood, Passeig del Born, (an old jousting ground) right around the corner, so you are literally in the heart of everything the moment you step out of the door. Within five minutes you can walk to the beach, the port, the Ramblas, and the beautiful Ciutadella Park. You also have several buses, two metro stations and the international train station Franca within a 3 minute walk.
Our apartment is on the fourth floor of one of the oldest buildings in the area (no elevator so great for keeping fit and working off all that tapas!). It is full of gothic charm with low beamed ceilings and a view to one of the most historical arched streets in the neighbourhood. The street is also pedestrianised so you don't have to put up with noisy traffic all of the time, and only have a little noise on weekends from the adjoining Passeig - a small price to pay for such a great location!
With two bedrooms (one open-plan double and one single), the apartment can host up to three people and is equipped with everything you need to explore the city, including WIFI and cooking facilities. It has just been renovated so is all freshly painted and restored with a combination of vintage, up-cycled and brand new furniture. Prices start from €60 for two people - for the entire apartment! In this location you are unlikely to find anything as good... more to spend in the local boutiques and experiencing all that this beautiful city has to offer. :)
As your hosts, Chris (airbnb user 493394) and I (Sarah) are here to look after you and can provide you with all the information you need on where to go and what to do during your stay. We provide all the latest city magazines so you know what's happening while you are here and to make you feel at home, we even throw in a few essentials such as freshly baked bread, milk, tea, coffee... and Spanish wine!
Please note - we only make up the single bedroom on request, so please let me know in advance if you require it - otherwise it makes a perfect space for dressing, storing luggage, etc.
Feel free to drop me a line with any questions. :)
- We would prefer only singles, couples or families of up to three please.
- Respect the neighbours - Strictly no parties and no noise in the stairwell when leaving or entering the apartment, especially with luggage.
- PLEASE be aware that the apartment is on the fourth floor with a winding staircase and no lift. Although we can sometimes help with carrying luggage, we advise that you do not bring large and heavy suitcases.
- Towels provided are for use only in the apartment. If you plan on going to the beach, please bring your own beach towels.
- We are flexible with check-in and check-out times. However, where we have same-day check-ins and check-outs, we ask that guests departing can leave by 11am and guests arriving, come after 1pm. This allows us to clean the apartment thoroughly in between.
- If you are going to arrive earlier or later than the pre-arranged check-in time, please contact me. :)
From Nov 01, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016 the minimum stay is 60 nights.
We had a great experience beginning with frequent e-mail exchanges leading up to our arrival and helpful hints on best methods of getting to the apartment. Our host was waiting for us on our arrival and helped with our luggage. The apartment is located in the best part of Barcelona. Our host gave us an excellent list of restaurants and activities. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning some day.
We had a great time in Barcelona. Thanks to Sarah and her apartment. Sarah is a wonderfull host! El Born is the place to be. It takes just one step out of the apartment to be in the hart of Barca. The apartment is exactly what expected. Next tme I will visit Barca I know where to stay!
Ken and I both loved our 6 night stay in Sarah's apartment in El Born. Sarah made us very welcome, she came to find us when we struggled to locate the flat on our arrival and was extremely accommodating throughout our visit. We really liked the area of El Born with it's historic backstreets full of great little shops and fantastic places to eat and people watch. As others have already said, it is a very lively area, so if you're someone who likes complete peace and quiet this may not be the place for you. But if you want to have incredible places to see and visit on your doorstep and don't mind a bit of noise from late night revelers, then this is the place for you. Oh, and the stairs, they are steep and there are a lot of them, so anyone with mobility difficulties this is not for you either. The apartment is small but really well kitted out; it's perfect for a couple. Enjoy!
We had a great time staying at Sarah's flat! It's in a really fun and nice area of the city, and the flat was historical and very charming. Sarah greeted us with some vino tinto after our travels, and gave us recommendations for local places to eat and shop. We relied on her list a lot. It really made our trip to have somewhere so lovely to stay. And our leg muscles got a good workout on the stairs!
we loved our Barcelona experience.
The location was great, lots to do and see just around the corner.
the little flat was sweet, boosted with local charm and the feeling of the old city of Barcelona.
we enjoyed every moment...
Sarah was a lovely host. she was very helpful, gave us recommendation where to go, what to eat etc...
its that kind of place for those who like feeling the history in the walls... we clearly r.
Tamar and Sarah
Super toffe vakantie achter de rug in Barcelona. We hebben kunnen logeren in een gezellig appartement met een zeer goede gastvrouw. Sarah heeft ons heel warm ontvangen en heeft ons heel handige tips gegeven om de buurt te ontdekken. Het appartement is centraal gelegen, we hebben nog veel te voet kunnen doen. Zeker een aanrader!!!
Sarah was communicative, punctual, and helpful throughout our entire stay... in short, an amazing host. The home is also in the ideal El Born area, which happens to be our favorite place to stay in Barcelona (after multiple trips). The home was designed very well, maintaining an authentic Catalonian style. Most importantly, it was clean and served our purposes very well for a 5 night stay. I would not hesitate to bug Sarah again in the future for our next Barcelona trip.
This host has 374 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Sarah
Architect, designer, artist, writer, musician: all round creative! Dog lover and obsessive traveller. Owner of a small travel guide publishing company. I adore Barcelona and consider it a privilege to be able to host people in this amazing city. No matter how busy I am, I always make sure I am there to meet guests on arrival and provide local recommendations. I am on call 24/7 and do my best to help people have the best experience possible during their stay.