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Big studio fully equipped, has a double bed and a sofa bed, full kitchen (with microwave, large fridge, toaster, juicer, dishes, cutlery and glasses), living and desk space and a separate bathroom with a shower. It has air conditioner, washing-drying machine, TV, DVD, and wifi. You will also have sheets, towels, gel and shampoo and a hairdryer.
Located at Hostafrancs (Sants), is a typical Barcelona neighborhood full of life and plenty of shops (supermarkets, traditional shops, restaurants, shopping mall ancient bullfighting arenas "Las Arenas" in Plaça Espanya, theaters, Barcelona biggest exhibition centers calle Fira de Barcelona ...). At Hostafrancs traditional marketplace (visible from our window) you'll find traditional shops and is also surrounded by many bars and restaurants and Creu Coberta Street, which is the longest shopping street in Europe. Nearby is the Plaça de Osca, where you will enjoy the authenticity and animation of the oldest part of Sants.
Nice and safe Public Transportation available 24 hours, our apartment is just 100m from the bus stops and metro, and 5 minutes walk from the train station Barcelona-Sants (airport connection, high speed all over Spain and France, regional and city connections). There are five metro lines within walking distance, and the airport shuttle (Aerobús) stops at Plaça d'Espanya (takes 15-20' to the airport). Undoubtedly the best connected area of Barcelona city center. To get to Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas there are only 5 metro stops (5 minutes!).
FOR SPORT LOVERS
4 metro stops from Barça Stadium
7' walk (1 metro stop) to the Miró Park with the largest sculpture by Miró ("Woman and Bird')
7' walk (1 metro stop) to the mountain of Montjuïc (musical show of the Magic Fountains, gardens, forests, Olympic Stadium, Picornell panoramic pools, paths for jogging, walking, ...)
20' walk (5 metro stops) to Plaça Catalunya / Las Ramblas
* It'll be your home some days so not any strange rule here! :D Just feel comfortable and take care of everything as if it was yours:
- Please respect all the things inside the apartment as if it was your own home, the next guest will be happier and will feel also at home :)
- Smoking is only allowed in the balcony so we can keep a nice ambience inside
- We have only two neighbors in the flat and we love each other, so let's do your best for not being noisy at nights, etc.
* Será tu casa unos días así que no vamos a poner ninguna norma rara! :D Siéntete a gusto y cuida todo como si fuera tuyo:
- Respeta todo lo que encuentres en el apartamento como si fuera tu propia casa, el siguiente huésped estará más contento y también podrá sentirse en casa :)
- Solo se puede fumar en el balcón, así mantemos un buen ambiente dentro
- Tenemos solo dos vecinos en el inmueble y nos queremos mucho! Así que por favor sobretodo no hagamos ruido por las noches y esas cosas ;)
Très belle expérience et hote très agréable...
Tant en amont qu'une fois sur place...
Je suis resté cinq jours dans l'appartement d'Anna avec mes deux enfants.
L'appartement est très agréable à vivre et situé à proximité des transports. Il y a commerces et restaurants autour, et Anna saura vous indiquer lesquels...
This appartment-studio has a good price/quality balance. Is perfect for a couple. Location is very good, near Plaça d'Espanya, metro station Hostafrancs is 2 min. walking. There was only 1 fail, it was quite cold inside in december. Studio has only space heater which didn't work very well. Hosts Anna and her husband were amazing. They waited paitiently untill we arrived with delay late in the evening, gave us information about the city, ordered taxi on the way back to the airport. All was very good. Thank you Anna!
Anna was a delight - attentive but not instrusive. She was at the apartment to meet me and has a very comprehensive handbook for the various items in the apartment. She also left guidebooks and some biscuits and juice in the fridge. All show how concerned she is for the happiness of her guests.
The apartment is exactly as advertised. The photos are accurate and everything works well. It is very well located just one block back from a major shopping street, but quiet at night. Ten minutes walk brings you to Plaza Espana or Sants railway station. There are buses and the metro one block away, so you can be in Las Ramblas in about 20 minutes total. Or by bus to the beaches in about 30 minutes.
I enjoyed my stay here and can thoroughly recommend Anna and her apartment.
This cosy apartment is exactly as the photos show. The location is terrific, very close to the metro on a quiet side street in downtown Barcelona. My boyfriend and I, both in our mid 50s, and I am an Airbnb host in Toronto, Canada both liked this apartment very much. A large market is nearby, a Farmacia is a cross the street, as is a small fresh fruit and vegetable store which also carries beer and wine etc.
A major street one block away from the apartment has everything and more that anyone would want.
The bed was very comfortable, the coffee table rises into a higher table for easy dining on the comfortable Ikea sofa bed. The Apartment Book was easy to read with directions on everything essential including the oven and washer-dryer.
We stayed for 5 nights and were very happy with everything. The apartment is on the second floor of a building and was an easy walk-up the stairs. It was safe, quiet and had the city-wide bicycle rentals on the same street.
Anna is a good communicator, approachable, easy going and friendly. We are happy to recommend this apartment and would be happy to stay here again as we return to Barcelona. Thank you Anna!
It was my first time in Barcelona and for sure Anna made it unforgettable! The apartment was amazing and the neighborhood has lots of places to go. Very easy to go everywhere in the city. At night it is very quiet and i felt just like in my home. For sure in my next time at Barcelona I will stay at Anna's again. :)
Anna look after us above and beyond the call of duty. She gave us plenty of information about Barcelona to make the trip amazing . She even personalized her recommendations based on what we wanted to see. Lastly, she gifted us some sweets and OJ which was very friendly of her.
Her apartment is clean, close to public transport, nicely decorated and well situated within a cozy vibrant neighborhood with bars, cafes, restaurants, markets, grocery stores. I liked being away from all the bustle of tourism. I think most of the reviews sums up her place quite well and the only information I would add is the lack of basic pantry ingredients for cooking. If fast WiFi is important to you, this apartment's is only basic.
The flat's pictures were completely accurate. The place had everything one could need. We had a great time in Barcelona and one of the reasons was this flat. The music on Thursday night at the local bar was a major plus and the host - Anna's welcome gift was an unexpected, happy surprise. I recommend this flat to anyone visiting Barcelona. Great, central location in a homey neighborhood.
Para comentaros un poco sobre mí empezaré diciendo que soy dietista-nutricionista (estudié también Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos y Nutrición Humana).
Murciana de nacimiento, crecida en la maravillosa playa de Cambrils y fascinada por Barcelona desde que vine a estudiar aquí, es el lugar donde me he aposentado finalmente :)
¿Cosas sin las que podría vivir? ¡Pues deportes como el esquí, el montañismo, el kayak y el submarinismo! Sin olvidar lo que me apasiona la fotografía, el cine, la alimentación saludable... ¿Qué más? ¡Ah, sí! La cerveza, que es una bebida de cereales, ¡no olvidéis! ;) Y también, también... ¡Ir con mi furgoneta por todas partes!
Me encanta viajar, los destinos que más me han gustado han sido Nicaragua y Croacia a nivel paisagístico, y en cuanto a ciudades Londres y Berlín son mis favoritas, ¡por supuesto!
Me gusta viajar de forma algo alternativa, eligiendo mi propio camino y si puede ser en mi furgoneta para poder llegar a los lugares más recónditos. Huyo de los hoteles y prefiero compartir el día a día con los locales y estar con la gente local. Es para mí lo más confortable y rico a nivel humano. Sino, en cualquier caso, ¡Siempre tengo mi furgo!
Lo ideal es viajar en libertad, para descubrir poco a poco cada lugar, conforme lo vas sintiendo... Dejándote llevar.
Mi lema es muy claro: Carpe diem! + Mens sana in corpore sano!