About This Listing
Private room in apartment located just off Parallel, connected to Metro L3 (green) and L2 (purple). The room is spacious, with a double bed, wardrobe, desk and balcony. Access to living room and kitchen. Close to many amenities, quick trip to sights!
Super-comfortable double bed and a spacious room all to yourself; a desk and chair are now in the space below the bed to the left
PLEASE NOTE: Our room is ONLY listed on Airbnb, so if the calendar says our room is available, it is available. You don't need to message us to ask — just go ahead and book! :)
We are friendly, open-minded, and cheerful hosts, and we want our home to be as comfortable for you as it is for us! You can use the Wi-Fi, kitchen, bathroom, living room, and TV at any time. We also have a very friendly cat. :)
The bed is a full 140 cm (55") wide and 200 cm (79") long, with a top-quality thick, firm mattress, luxurious soft sheets, and medium-firm pillows. It's a bed I would be happy to sleep on every night myself!
In addition to your private room with your own balcony, you will have access to the kitchen, bathroom, living room, TV including local channels in Spanish and Catalan and worldwide news channels in English, along with Netflix, dining area, common balcony, and kitchen (fridge, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, washer/dryer). You will receive your own keys to the building/flat, and can come and go as you please.
Interaction with Guests
We both work partially from home, and are available for any questions, suggestions, etc that you have. Otherwise, we will stay out of your way as much as possible to ensure your privacy and quiet enjoyment of the space.
Poble Sec is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is still quiet but yet enjoys an excellent location. In one direction you'll find Plaça Espanya, Magic Fountain, Montjuïc, and the train to Montserrat, and in the other direction is Port Vell, Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya, and the beach!
Our flat has a great central location within Poble Sec, well connected with metro and buses. A supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, fruit/vegetable shop, etc are all within a 1-2 minute walk. Plenty of restaurants, cafés, and tobacconists are also near. Very close by is Carrer Blai, one of the best pedestrian-only streets full of tapas bars, cafés, and restaurants!
Metro Parallel is a two minute walk from the apartment, with connections to any part of the city via L2 (purple) and L3 (green) - such as Sagrada Família, Plaça Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia, Plaça Espanya, Casa Batllo, etc.
Several bus routes (D20, 64, H16) are available less than a three minute walk from the apartment, and will take you directly to the beach, Park Güell, and other places the metro doesn't easily get to (such as Cementiri de Montjuïc).
You can easily walk to Port Vell in about 10-15 minutes (which is at the bottom of Las Ramblas) if you'd like to enjoy the beautiful waterfront marina and enjoy a boat tour from Las Golondrinas.
Other Things to Note
Our home is 100% LGBTQ-friendly.
The apartment is regrettably not wheelchair-accessible; there are two flights of stairs between the front door and the apartment. (We can help with your bags.)
In case you missed the mention of our cat, he loves people and attention, but he won't bother you too much (and if you keep your door closed, he won't bother you at all). Please guard the keys closely, as it costs us €50 to replace them (and, in the event of loss, we will need to recoup this amount from you).
In your room for your exclusive use: Super comfy bed (thick, firm non-latex foam mattress and plush pillows), bed linens and blankets, towels, nightstand and lamp, wardrobe, desk, and fan or heater depending on the season (but you can have both if you want!).
Also in your room is a plug adapter so you can plug in things with non-European plugs, such as laptops (but read the labels on your devices to verify they can handle 230V before plugging them in!), and a high-power USB charger for your portable devices (phone, iPad, etc). There is also a laundry basket, drying rack, fan, and hair dryer.
On the desk at check-in is a welcome package of bottled water, snacks, and tourist info, as well as our House Manual with valuable information inside.
We will launder the towels and bed linens just before your arrival, as well as once a week during your stay.
Need to print a boarding pass, or fax something? You may use our black-and-white multifunction laser printer/scanner/copier/fax for reasonable use at no extra charge.
Luggage storage available prior to check in time (and after check-out) at no extra charge.
Use of our washer/dryer is available at no extra charge, but you must use our hypoallergenic soap (also no extra charge). The machine's drying cycle is optional, so if you would prefer to use the machine to only wash your clothes and use the drying rack instead of the machine to dry them, this is your choice.
Robotic vacuum runs twice per week in early afternoon. If you leave your door open during the day, it may enter your room and vacuum your floor.
A basic cell phone (or just the local prepaid nano-SIM card, if you have your own unlocked phone) is available for use during your stay for mobile internet access, offered to you for what it costs us.
We are at your service if you would like information and personalized recommendations on the city, getting around town, tourist attractions, and restaurants. :)
Respect our privacy, and we will respect yours; this is our home, and we want you to be comfortable in it!
Children under 13 regrettably cannot be accommodated.
Our cat is the only pet permitted; pets of your own cannot be accommodated.
Respect the neighbours, especially with noise after hours (11 PM to 7 AM).
Smoking is permitted ONLY on the balconies, with the door closed behind you. The balconies have chairs and tables so you can relax while smoking.
Please do not bring guests to the flat; there are plenty of cafés and bars nearby to meet friends.
We invite you to use the kitchen for breakfast, sandwiches and snacks, and you can use the appliances. Any dishes should be promptly washed and left on the drying rack; we will put them away for you once they are dry.
Check in time is 3:00 PM, but you can check in earlier at no extra charge if the room is ready for you (for example, if the room was not occupied the previous night).
Check out time is 11:00 AM, but this is flexible if there is no guest checking in the same day you are checking out.
In the event of lost keys, you agree to pay €50 per set lost (as we will have to pay a locksmith to have new keys made).
L'appartement de Heather et Alex est très bien situé. Il est à deux pas du métro et on y trouve tout ce dont on a besoin dans le quartier (restaurants, pharmacie, épicerie...)
L'appartement est bien isolé donc une fois dans la chambre et fenêtre fermée, la nuit est silencieuse, nous avons passé 5 très bonnes nuits.
Heather et Alex sont très sympathiques, ils ont tout fait pour que l'on puisse se sentir bien chez eux. La chambre était propre, spacieuse et le lit confortable.
Thank you again Heather and Alex ! See you soon !
Le logement est très bien situé en plein centre de la ville,près du métro et les bus qui mènent au place touristique tu peux même aller à la rambla à pied juste 15 à 20 minutes de même pour placa espagne, la chambre elle est grande,aéré et lumineuse,DANE et ALEX sont incroyablement gentilles et courtois,ALEX il te fait le guide des votre arrive,bref j'ai passé un séjour formidable chez eux,je reviendrai c'est sur.
My 1st solo trip to a new city could not have been better by staying with Heather and Alex.
Firstly, the room is bright, airy and spacious! Lovely patio and nice neighborhood. The bed is amazingly comfortable. Everything you need in a hotel or traveling, they have provided! Hairdryer, cellphone chargers of multiple kinds are available. I loved the room!
Secondly, the apartment is very convenient. I wasn't sure on my 1st day so I took a cab from airport but it was reasonably priced for 20+ mins journey €25. As I explore the area, train station - Parallel is literally just down their street as you come out of the apartment turn right and walk all the way down for 4-5 mins and you are within the lines 2 & 3 that takes you to all the major sites.
There's a convenient shop - zain super mart that's sells bottled water (1.5L for 60 cents € and fruits very affordable) just across the apartment! Less than 20 steps - super convenient.
This was a great place to stay on the beginning of our honeymoon. The location was awesome, everything was accessible within walking distance, and the hosts were very friendly but also left us to enjoy our honeymoon on our own. They also have a very sweet cat. Thanks!
This was our first Airbnb experience so we weren't sure what to expect. But now I've to say we are spoiled and it will be difficult to better this experience. Heather was very quick to respond to all our communications before we reached Barcelona, it's a shame we couldn't meet her. But Alex too was an excellent host - very friendly and super helpful. My wife fell in love with the cat, she still misses him. The location was excellent - very close to metro and bus; and great deal of well-priced dining options almost next door. The sim card option was awesome! WiFi was super fast - way better than the slow Internet I'm used to while traveling. Alex had the sim card activated for us before we reached. He also stayed up all night to see us off, and made sure we didn't leave anything behind. The care they put into every little detail really showed, and was extremely helpful in more ways than I can list here. All in all, we had a great Barcelona trip and when we go there next time, we'll surely try to stay with them again. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
My boyfriend and I had a great experience in Barcelona at this air BnB. The directions from the metro were exactly perfect and we had no trouble at all finding the apartment. Heather was out of town but Alex, her boyfriend, was there waiting for us and was incredibly friendly and showed us the room and the apartment and made us feel very comfortable. There was even chilled water bottles with a chocolate bar and cereal bars waiting for us, great touch. The bed was the most comfortable we've had through air BnB and the little private patio is a great place to observe the street. Alex gave us excellent recommendations for affordable, delicious tapas just one road down from the place. We really loved staying here! Their cat Pretzel is super adorable as well and so friendly and playful, being a cat person it was a great friendly bonus!! The location was perfect for staying in Barcelona and it was very close to the Metro lines. I would highly recommend staying here if you get the chance, everything was perfect.
About the Host, Heather
Hello there! We are a couple in our thirties. We have had experience as Airbnb guests in the past, so we think that makes us better hosts! We work partially from home, but are clean, quiet, and friendly. We enjoy spending time with our friends, our cat (who is adorable), reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time outdoors. We love being in Barcelona, as it provides so many things to do on a daily basis. There are still so many things we haven't even seen yet! We can provide you with information to make the most of this lovely city, from guidebooks and maps, to local insights and recommendations.
Our first language is English, but we speak basic Spanish and French.
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