Brand New Sound Proof doors have solved the problem of noise from the street. :-))
A very nicely furnished apartment with the capacity of accommodating 6-7 people, on the fourth floor without lift (as most of the buildings in this part of barcelona) Three big bedrooms with two beds each. Two of the rooms have balcons on the side of the street and the other has a big window opening in a huge interior courtyard with sun light almost through-out the day time.
The kitchen and the bathroom are fully equiped and the big living room and the dinning area are furnished with comfortable sofa and a 32 inch TV with satelite connection. Internet WiFi connection is part of the offer.
Please note that the AC is only in the sitting / dinning room and the bed rooms have fans.
Walking distance from the beach,port, comercial centre, metro (underground train)a lot of museums, theatres and so on.
Very well conected with Metro ( undergound train ) and bus stop, only about 500meters from this apartment. Just walking distance from a lot of important historical and cultural places. The beach is just 20minutes walk. The world famous ramblas is just 2 minutes walk from here.
Probably the ideal place for you to enjoy your holidays with your family or friends.
Great and awesomely located apartment, right in the middle of the old city and right by Placa Real. Really welcoming host providing with everything you need. Thanks!
The flat is as described and good value for money. We had a friendly and punctual welcome. The flat is spacious and in a great lively area with easy access to a whole range of restaurants and very close to the famous Ramblas. There was absolutely no noise problem as suggested in previous reviews.
The only downside was that the wi-fi seemed to work well in the mornings and poorly not at all in the evening. To be fair I didn't contact Ibilola about this so she didn't have the chance to fix it.
There is an underground parking at about 150 meters from the flat which is expensive as all parking in Barcelona but really useful if you need it.
This is a budget place and it comes with it's inconveniences but these are mostly in the description made so if you are not prepared to accept these you should be prepared to pay much more for a place less well situated. Personally I found the inconveniences perfectly acceptable but to avoid misunderstandings you should be aware that:
-you cannot access the flat by car, be prepared to carry your stuff 100 meters.
-there are 80 steps up to the flat in a narrow staircase.
-the entrance is in a dimly lit street and the stairway is old and not very clean. There is no security risk but the feable hearted might freak out.
In conclusion, good value for money, great location, great for most people but not for all.
We had a great time in Barcelona, and it was nice to be able to stay in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. Ibilola communicated well, met us promptly, and was very friendly.
All was ok.
the apartment is in a nice area. The furnitures are not all new but the ratio price/quality is very good.
the apartment was pretty clean
Positive : location is very much in the city centre, price good, can stay many people.
Negative : If you are looking for highstandard living it is not.
Overall good. Simple living at very low cost.
The apartment has a very central location, in the heart of historical and also night life district. Perfect for young travelers. But can be a bit noisy during nights. The apartment is in the 4th floor, and the stairs are difficult to climb. My parents who are in their 50s had difficulty in climbing. Carrying our luggage up and down was also an issue. Consider this as an important warning. Besides, the apartment was not very clean. Any case, it's good for young ppl, has many beds, kitchen is good, place is central, the hosts are helpful.
Good to read your comment, the apartment was clean, but not to the best.
I will make sure staff do the best of her duties !!
To have the apartment noise less the sound proof door of the balcony need to be closed. As described, the apartment is in the fourth floor without elevator, in the old city, the heart of BCN. That why the price is so small considering the area!
Thank you :)
Mes deux amies et moi avons passé un Week end de 3 jours chez Ibilola.
Nous avons été très déçues. L'appartement est beaucoup moins bien que ce que nous montrent les photos et mériterait d'être mieux entretenu. Le hall de l'immeuble et la cage d'escalier est très dégradée et n'inspire pas confiance.
La rue est extrêmement bruyante de nuit et il faut dormir fenêtres et volets fermés.
Ibilola a respecté ses engagements mais son accueil a été froid et ne correspond pas à l'esprit Airbnb que j'ai pu avoir lors de mes expériences précédentes.
Nous ne retournerons pas chez Ibilola.
I am sorry, Sophie could not moved along with Barcelona barrio Gotico's life in her three days break. The hall, the streets, the people on the street mostly tourist, all were her reasons of complain. I wish I could have helped her.
A house out of the centre, or a five stars hotel may be fine!