PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DOUBLE ROOM IN A SHARED APARTMENT, IS NOT A PRIVATE APARTMENT. A SHARED APARTMENT MEANS THAT COMMONS PART ARE SHARED WITH THE OWNER LIVING THERE AND, OTHER GUESTS IF THE GUEST HOUSE HAS MORE THEN A ROOM TO BE RENTED!
Born Art Guest House is ideal for single travellers, couples, friends and students who want not only an affordable and relaxed place to stay, but also a “live like a local artist” experience.
This little Guest House is situated in a typical Born building with its typical architecture, and with the added touches of a local well-known Argentinian-Catalan artist named “Dario” who can be found either in his “Taller/Shop” working on his art, or throughout the Born and Barcelona painting and sculpting for local shops and cafés.
All 3 rooms in this guest house are very fortunate to come with a balcony which looks out onto the streets of the neighbourhood. The double is simple but clean and has a comfortable double bed, , a little table with chairs, a wardrobe, a mirror and a beautiful large wooden door with wooden shutters that opens to the balcony.
The rest of the apartment has a characteristic but simple kitchen and dining area, a bathroom, a small common area, Dario’s artwork and a whole lot of character and hospitable energy.
Situated in the trendy " El Born" neighbourhood (with its art galleries, artist's studios, designer shops, museums such as the Picasso and Textile Museum), this apartment offers travellers the location luxury of being only minutes away (on foot) from Barcelona’s Beaches, the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya.
El Born with its distinctive atmosphere which is widely popular among the foreigners living in Barcelona is renowned for its great variety of charming restaurants offering quality 'tapas', Mediterranean cuisine and seafood as well as plenty of bars, cafés (with their own 'terrazas') and little “independent” shops all contributing to give El Born its modern, artistic and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Overall the room is good value. The room is not as bright as the pictures. The kitchen is a bit small, not suitable for real meals. The bathroom also has issues with hot water. The owner of the apartment, the artist Dario, was extremely nice. He told us to make ourselves feel at home and was also non intrusive. There are three other rooms in the apartment so there maybe many people staying at once, but as the title says, it is great for a globetrotter looking to meet some people.
It was great! The flat is very central to the beach and the city ans the room was nice. I would choose this room another time :)
The place was very cosy and Dario, our host, very friendly ! The location is just perfect and the area agreable ! We had a nice stay and will strongly advise you to choose this place.
We had a pleasant stay over there. Really good location ! :)
The room is located in a wonderful area of Barcellona and very convenient! Luke was very helpful with us!
I loved my stay in the "globetrotter room". The apt. is in the very cool barrio El Born. Full of unique shops, bars, restaurants, etc. It is also right next to Mercat de Santa Caterina, a beautiful market bursting with fresh fruit,meat,seafood and whatnot. It also served well as a perfect landmark for meeting friends or when you inevidibly become lost on the little winding streets of the old quarter.'Hola, Donde esta la mercat de Santa Caterina?" Everyone knows. A fantastic stay! Dario is an amazing artist and a true gem of a person. :)
I sent my arrival times to Alex and by the time I arrived at the flat Alex was waiting for me with the check in and some useful information about Barcelona. The location of the flat in El Born is excellent, everything in the old town and the Beach is in walking distance! Metro station Jaume I is very close and Liceu only a 7 min walk away.
The apartment is part of relaxed and friendly guesthouse, and despite it's central location it was a quiet and peaceful retreat from the outside world. Highly recommended for travellers on a budget who want a central location without the hustle of a back-packers.
Alex was our Host, and he did a great job. Very friendly professional and helpful.