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).
Our stay was absolutely wonderful. Alex welcomed us and showed us around their place and was really kind and friendly during our stay. he gave us total privacy on one hand but gave us the feeling that we are very welcomed and helped us with everything we needed on the other hand. the neighbourhood located so good and close to the "La Rambla" which is great because you can get there by 10 minutes walking or you can easily take the Metro which is 2 minutes from the apartment that can take you everywhere you like. the room was spacious (bigger than it seems in the pictures), clean, with a nice balcony and you can find there just everything you need plus a warm welcome of bottles of water, chocolate, snacks and all kind of city maps. Pretzel the cat is adorable! we really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend you to stay at their place if you're looking for a great experience. Thanks and hope we'll meet again:)
was a great stay. location was good and the place was really nice. the most private airbnb shared room that i have experienced. Heather and her husband are very helpful and friendly. highly recommend!
Alex and Heather were sooo helpful. They have prepared this really detailed directions how to reach their apartment using the affordable bus service. As foreigners living in Barcelona they've also had all these insights of how to experience the best city in Europe better.
Recommended ++. And the cat is not as annoying as I expected.
It was a pleasure to stay with you, thank you for your hospitality and kindness. It was a perfect stay with you. thank you very much. Recommended. Room comfortable and easy to reach, as indicated in a nice area of town
Heather and Alex were very friendly and helped us a lot about the city of Barcelona. We felt safe were the first moment of welcomed. We got everything we needed. Our expectations are filled. It was great! :)
Oh My!!! These hosts are ON IT! They made sure we had every single thing we could possibly want or need during our stay. One of the best visits ever! HIGHLY recommend!
La habitación es tal cual las fotos, bastante amplia y con facilidades (secador de cabello, adaptadores muy útiles, calefacción e incluso ventilador) Nos recibieron muy amablemente con unos snacks a nuestra llegada, (que cabe mencionar fue pasada la media noche). La habitación es perfecta para ir a cualquier parte de Barcelona, muy bien conectado con todo.
Hello there! We are a couple in our thirties. We have had experience with Airbnb as 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.