Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Carrer d'Avinyó, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain
Your host, Michel
108 Reviews
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The Space

Welcome to the oldest part of the city. The refurnished flat is really very spacious with high ceilings so you will feel home. All interesting spots/public transportation are within walking distance ;-)

Unique **** bedroom/suite complete with dressing and private bathroom in the old heart of Barcelona.

The room is really very large with high ceilings , guests are always impressed, even after they'd seen the pictures previously. Your own bathroom is at the end of the corridor (like in most old flats in Barcelona) and includes a shower with tub.

You'll enjoy your stay in a completely refurbished apartment which has all possible comfort like air-conditioning/central heating and free wifi. Shared American kitchen is at disposal to cook for yourself or to have breakfast.

Most guests like to have breakfast outside on one of the terraces or brunch places around, but there is always bread, milk, coffee around in the kitchen ;-)

All amenities are closely, like metro stations (green and yellow lines), grocery shops, original fashion stores, little hidden bars and restaurants...the beach at 15 min walking ...

Of course towels and sheets are included in the price. Also internet WIFI. The wash-machine can be used if needed.
A hair dryer is at disposal as well.

On privacy: there is my room and the guest room (separated by thick walls and in between there is the living room), and two individual bathrooms. This means there are no other guests, only occasionally friends or family from abroad coming over for a drink or dinner. Happily enough most Airbnb members are cool and just enjoy to share a bit of home life while traveling. You might even find yourself sharing some bottle of excellent Spanish wine at home with me during your stay.

On noise in the street: several guests mention the noise. During the day it is quiet and there is hardly no traffic (as well as at night). Since it is the heart of Barcelona you will always have people coming back or going to bars and restaurants and that -sometimes- can be heard even though the windows are double pane. Most guests are ok and dont even bother but if you are sensitive to outside noise it is recommended to take earplugs preventively.

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.

You have access to your own room, bathroom, balcony and if you want to sit in the living room this is also possible. The kitchen is at disposal even tough most guests never cook while on vacation. But hey, if you want to have your own drinks and tapas in the American kitchen you are most welcome ;-)

Depending on my own available time I am reachable or available for any questions or requests or even to give you some advice or recommendations during your stay.

The gothic district is the oldest part of the town and in my opinion the most interesting one, even tough some people think it might be insecure (which is not true). There is a growing variety of small shops, event agencies, bars, museum, monuments, restaurants and discos all within walking distance. The mix of people is interesting and so just take a stroll into the narrow streets and follow your intuition to discover.

There is a parking lot at just 300m from the apartment. Public transportation within 10 min walking and if you need a taxi you can get one just down the street (200m) and u will never have to wait (besides taxis are ridiculously cheap in barcelona). From my flat (door to door) to the airport it won't take you more than 20 minutes ! How's that ? ;-)

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Our stay at cool gothic was better than we could ever imagine.
    Michel was so hospitable and helped us with everything we needed, our room was lovely and clean. Nice open area with lots of space for belongings.

    The place is in an excellent location, bustling streets with lots to do. Only a few minute walk to La Rambla was also very handy.
    We highly recommend staying here to any future travellers going to Barcelona.

    July 2014
  • We have very much enjoyed our stay at Michel's apartment. It is located very centrally and you can easily reach all main attractions. Michel has been a very nice host, who made us feel comfortable and was very helpful in pointing out nice restaurants nearby :-) Thank you Michel for the great time we had in Barcelona!

    June 2014
  • I would love to live here. Michel's amazing apartment is part of a very old gothic building in the centre of town. It's a 15min walk to the beach, a 10min walk to Place de Catalyna, and a 5min walk from La Ramblas. Room is huge, with a private balcony, and your own bathroom (bathroom not ensuite, but it's not really an issue). There is even a closet for hanging up your clothes. Michel had a perfect balance of being helpful when we needed something, but very respectful of our privacy - the ideal host! He is also full of restaurant recommendations - but make sure you try his ice cream shop 20m from the apartment - chocolate goat cheese ice cream was one of the most unique I've ever tried!

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Michel's place with my female friend and highly recommend it for couples or friends. Michel was a brilliant host, very welcoming and friendly and the apartment was beautiful and well located, right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. It also had super comfy beds and a great shower! He gave us a fantastic recommendation for brunch (Milk - best bloody mary's in town!) and was very laid back and accommodating as we had a late flight and we were able to leave our bags there all day. We will definitely be staying here again.

    June 2014
  • I had an excellent stay at Michel´s place. From the first second I felt like at home, visiting a friend. As Barcelona is my second home, I have had a lot of Apartments to compare but Michel´s Apartment is just the best. It is so stylish with big walls and stylish furniture and everything is so clean. The Location is just amazing. You will find all important places in Walking distance so it is a perfect Location to explore the City. Furthemore the experience at Michel´s Restaurant "Gilda by Belgious" was amazing. The Food is so fresh and tasty, it´s going to be my new favourite restaurant in Barcelona for sure.... THANKS Michel

    May 2014
  • Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Barcelone dans cet appartement. La chambre est grande et confortable, le balcon très agréable. La salle de bain est également très bien. La situation géographique de l’appartement est parfaite : tout est accessible à pied facilement. En ce qui nous concerne, aucune nuisance sonore gênante durant la nuit !
    Michel est un hôte très agréable, chaleureux et prêt à partager ses bonnes adresses, ses bons plans… Nous recommandons vivement son appartement et si vous le pouvez, rendez-vous dans son restaurant, tout à côté de l’appartement. Un délice !

    May 2014
  • This is my second stay at Michel's. We really loved how convenient and how central the location is. Apartment looks better than the photos - very tastefully furnished and the bed is really comfortable too. And of course the host is the best! Very laid back and he was very accommodating to my late night departure. If we visit again we will definitely book with Michel!

    May 2014
  • Very helpful and hospitable, thanks!

    May 2014
  • Michel was a very welcoming host and has great tips for getting
    around and going places. We immediately felt at home.
    The neighbourhood is also extremely pleasant and convenient.

    This is a place we will recommend to our friends and we can
    also warmly recommend the restaurant Belgious just around the
    corner for its nice and original food and cocktails
    and its great atmosphere.

    April 2014
    Response from Michel:

    Thank you so much for staying over and the nice comments you left here, it confirms what most of the guests are telling. I also really enjoyed to have you guys at home, even cooking dinner and doing the aperitif ;-)

    April 2014
  • My stay with Michel was my first Airbnb experience and a really good one! My girlfriend and I spent a few nights there - the apartment is spacious and beautifully furnished and we had everything we needed. Michel is friendly and knows the city well and provided some great suggestions for us. The location is so convenient, really couldn't ask for more. I'm looking forward to staying there again in a few weeks!

    April 2014
    Response from Michel:

    Stephanie stayed over twice and the second time it was like a friend coming back home as I didn't have to explain anything anymore. Great company !

    April 2014
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I moved to Barcelona in 2007 after been working in the IT industry for many years and traveling extensively. Barcelona meant a big change for me : another country, another culture, another language...and switching from being employee to being an entrepreneur. I enjoy the exceptional flat with large spaces and heigh ceilings, the neighborhood... and the fact that in Barcelona you have both the sea and the mountains at disposal. At this moment you'll find me very dedicated to my business besides working from home or attending my business there is not so much time left for leisure. However I manage to have my daily portion of sports (running, gym, swimming, bike...) to keep me fit and balanced. I'm an outgoing guy, tech-freak and foodie ;-)
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