Charming Born apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer del Corretger, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

The Space

Very nice 2 bedroom apartment for 6 people (1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed) in the middle of Borne. Is a first floor with a private entrance from the street. There is wi-fi connection free. Charming apartment of 70 m2, high ceilings and 2 balconies. Next to the Picasso Museum, Ciutadella Park and the Mercat del Born, located in an environment of designer shops and trendy restaurants and bars. It is 10 minutes far away from las Ramblas and from the beach . Very well connected: Jaume I station (yellow line) is five minutes walking from the apartment.

To come from the airport, a taxi costs around 25 euros and it takes approximately 20 minutes. If you come by train (the train station is in Terminal 2) you have to get off the train at Estació de França (around 30 minutes). From there you have 5 minutes walking to the apartment (you will see the route in a picture). The train costs 2,85 euros. There is also a bus, called Aerobus, that goes from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Plaça Catalunya. It costs 5,35 euros per person and it takes around 40 minutes. From Plaça Catalunya you can walk to the apartment, but if you are carrying luggage it is better to take the metro (yellow line) and get off at the first stop (Jaume I).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $36 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $214
Cleaning Fee: $57
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • The apartment is very well situated in Born, just a few blocks from the Picasso Museum. It is on a very small street or alley and our taxi driver from the airport could not find it on his map. After a call to Helena, everything was sorted out.
    The front door was kind of hidden (it's the one to the right), but when we found the door bell it was no problem.
    We never met Helena and it was the cleaning lady that met us at the apartment and walked it through with us. It worked out very well.
    The apartment was in very good condition and the pictures shows it as it is.
    There was plenty of towels but no schampoo or shower cream (Helena never said it was included, but you never know...). It had soap and toiletpaper though.
    Not far from the apartment there is a Supermarket whith the most essential stuff you need. There are also some bakeries in the area.
    Helena was very quick on replying when we asked things through airbnb and we felt that she was there when we needed.

    Thank you Helena for a very nice place to stay in. I would stay here again when I go backto Barcelona and I have already recommended it to friends!

    March 2014
  • We had a very nice time with our 6-year old daughter in Helena's beautiful , very clean and perfect apartment. Everything is nicely decorated, the rooms are cosy and just charming.
    Helena herself was very helpful, although we never got to meet her personally.
    We really felt at home from the first minute and the location is just perfect!
    A nice bakery is just around the corner .
    We can highly recommend this apartment to everybody looking for an authentic, yet accommodating experience in BCN, especially with children .
    Although it was still very cold outside, the heating was great and we felt very comfortable inside.
    We are already looking forward to our next stay.
    Thanks Helena.

    February 2014
  • Location is perfect - lots of great restaurants/tapa bars close by, close enough to walk to the more touristy areas like La Rambla but far enough away to avoid the noise, right next to major attractions like the Picasso museum, lots of neat shops. Born is an area that just feels and looks real. The apartment is very nice (comfortable beds, nice kitchen, shower, good size overall for us - we were 3), a little dark which was probably worse in the winter. Did not meet Helena but the housekeeper Re was very nice and helpful.I would definitely stay here again.

    December 2013
  • We have just arrived home having spent a wonderful 4 nights in Helena's apartment. Everything was great, the comfort, the cleanliness and the locality were perfect! Even Fe the cleaner was so helpful and such a lovely lady, thank you! You will not be disappointed!

    October 2013
  • Got to Barcelona and the apartment was just perfect! Helena met us at the apartment and introduced us to the apartment and the Born neighborhood of Barcelona. The apartment was charming and could not be better located in the city. Our 3 day stay before our cruise was much enhanced by choosing to stay in Helena's apartment. We would definitely stay there again!

    October 2013
  • This is a well set up and tastefully decorated compact apartment. We were a family of six and found it a bit small, so it's ideally suited to four. The sofa bed was very uncomfortable but otherwise the bedrooms are roomy and comfortable with good storage. In a wonderful and central position (email hidden)ly area with great bars, restaurants and shops. The apartment was not too noisy but expect some street noise given the location. Close to a large park which was great for the children and close to public transport. The kitchen was a bit under equipped but Helena was very helpful if anything was needed. Would definitely recommend this apartment.

    October 2013
  • We loved Helena's apartment! The flat was exactly as shown in the photos - very clean and well furnished. The bed was comfortable and while there is no air conditioning, the breeze through the apartment was lovely. The stairs up to the flat are narrow and quirky, but once we had our bags upstairs there was no problem. The area is fantastic even though the alley looks a bit dodgey!! It was also a challenge for our taxi driver to find! We found the apartment to be quiet at night - but close to where the action was. The apartment is dark during the day which meant we had to have the lights on - which wasn't a problem since we were out most of the day. My only fault with the flat is the bathroom which is very small. We also noticed the shower leaks onto the floor, but there is a mop handy. We also loved having really good WiFi connection!!

    October 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Barcelona and loved Helena's apartment. There is so much to do , see and be a part of in Born. The narrow lane ways are full of exciting adventures. Helena's apartment is a blend of classic and contemporary styles and has such a welcoming feel. We loved it. Thanks Helena for the opportunity to stay.

    September 2013
  • Gorgeous apartment, awesome location and great host. The apartment is spacious and very well presented. Looking forward to staying there again when we return to Barcelona.

    September 2013
  • Apartment very comfortable and ideally located for visiting the city. Close to good restaurants and a number of major sites but tucked away in a quiet side street.

    December 2012
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