Medieval Charm In El Born w/WIFI

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de la Volta dels Tamborets, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

The Space

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. :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $36 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $2565 /month
Cleaning Fee: $7
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Cute upcycled flat in El Born. 10m to anywhere in Barcelona! Excellent location to the beach, Picasso museum, La Boqueria, wonderful tapas bars, and shopping. Sarah was so welcoming and accommodating. She greeted us upon arrival, gave us a bottle of wine, and later provided us with a generous list of places to eat and things to see. We definitely wished for more time in Barcelona, and hope to go back & stay with Sarah!

    April 2014
  • We simply had a great visit in Sarah's centrally located and charming little apartment in Born.
    Sarah (who was extremely kind and helpful) was there to welcome us with a bottle of wine (though we couldn't find an opener and had to buy one the next day) and lots of tips for eating, seeing and doing stuff in Barcelona.
    The only thing we'd point out is that the flat is perhaps slightly more medieval than the images would suggest - and a bit rundown, to be honest. But it was clean and had everything we needed (apart from the bottle opener, that is) and it all adds to the charm :-)
    Oh, and beware of the hot water which is positively boiling - as an angry, red welt on my hip can attest after having brushed against the shower pipes... (But rather this than no hot water, certainly!)

    April 2014
  • Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful time here - Sarah was an extremely welcoming host and gave us some brilliant (website hidden) apartment is very thoughtfully furnished and homely. The location literally doesn't get any better, we will now always stay in the El Born district, it strikes the perfect balance between beach time and city buzz. There may be a few flights of sairs to climb, but come on people, embrace a little mild exercise!

    Thank you Sarah!

    March 2014
  • What a lovely apartment, in such a fantastic location! We arrived late in the evening and Sarah was there to welcome us and point us in the direction of our first most excellent venue for dinner. From then onwards, with Sarah's (and previous visitors') recommendations, we had fantastic food every day. Waking up to the bells of the 13th century church only ten metres from the apartment was bliss. Handy for markets, for Barceloneta, for the park/zoo, for my running training for the Barcelona Marathon... loved it.

    March 2014
  • We can highly recommend Sarah’s apartment. it's a little gem. In our opinion it’s in the best location in Barcelona, the bed is very comfortable, and Sarah goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome.

    From the minute we booked, communication was great. It’s the little things that made all the difference – information on how to get to the apartment from the airport, recommendations for bars and restaurants – including a great cocktail bar (number nine) just round the corner, and when we needed to get an adaptor Sarah replied straightaway with advice on where we might get one. There was even a bottle of wine on arrival which was a lovely and unexpected touch.

    If you are looking for somewhere charming, with lots of character, then this should be right up your street.

    We hope to go back one day soon!

    Sophie and Pete

    March 2014
  • We had an absolute perfect time in Barcelona. The appartment could not be better located, next to the cathedral and easy to find. A lot of interesting places nearby. The app. is perfect for two or even three people. We could use both bedrooms and they are"snore-proof". With small children I wouldn't recommend, because after 9 pm its getting noisy for a while, but after midnight it was very quiet, no traffic noise. The steps were no problem.
    Sarah was a very helpful host we could come early and leave late as the people before us left early and the next only arrived the next day. There has been said dverything else before, I just have to say thank you Sarah and I can highly recommend staying there! If ever I will come back, I'll try to stay with Sarah again!

    March 2014
  • Sarah is an excellent host and has the most wonderful little apartment in El Born, Barcelona. She greeted us bang on time with a bottle of wine and a list of recommendations and places of interest as long as your arm- having not been to Barcelona in a long time, this was an amazing resource.
    If you're looking for a lovely quirky apartment, authentic places to visit and wonderful insider tips on the best places to go, you should choose this place.
    We will definitely be visiting again and couldn't recommend the place highly (website hidden). The stairs are not an issue at all and it helps to work off some of the Cava and Tapas!! :-)

    February 2014
  • Loved our stay here! Sarah was incredibly friendly and offered great suggestions for things to see, do and eat while we were there. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and in such a great part of Barcelona. We had such a great time at all the restaurants and wine bars close by.

    February 2014
  • Sarah is a fantastic host and her place was simply perfect to me. Close to everything and in a truly charming neighborhood. I strongly reccomend the host and the apartment.

    January 2014
  • Sarah was a wonderful host who left no questions unanswered. The house was in extremely good condition and was done up so tastefully, sending us to another time. Must recommend the house to whoever is travelling to Barcelona anytime in the future.

    January 2014
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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.
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