About this listing
Beautiful space in the very heart of Barcelona, close to all major tourist attractions and within walking distance from the beach.
We have a room available in a large, spacious and gay friendly apartment in the very heart of Barcelona's El Born district (also known as La Ribera). The room has a large, comfortable double bed and we have reliable, high speed WIFI throughout the apartment.
You will have full use of our comfortable living space, bathroom and separate WC as well as our fully equipped kitchen. Free coffee, tea, water and milk is included as well as basic cereals available for breakfast. If you prefer a more complete breakfast the Mercado Santa Caterina is right on our doorstep, you can enjoy fresh produce, meat and fish from 7.30am.
You will have full use to all of the facilities in the apartment and are welcome to share and use our living space and fully equipped kitchen. We want you to feel like it's your home while you stay with us.
Interaction with Guests
We love Barcelona and want you to love it as much as we do. That is why we are happy to tell you all of our favourite places, and some of Barcelona's best kept secrets which the average tourist doesn't find out about.
Small, intimate, friendly and funky, 'Born' is where just about everything fashionable is happening now - in art, clothes design, interior decoration, smart restaurants, cool cocktail lounges, chic wine bars and hip dance clubs. The area has two distinct personalities, daytime, and nighttime. The former, you can shop till you drop or spend your days visiting one of the many museums (including the Picasso museum) or monuments in the area, the latter, you can wine, dine and soak up the atmosphere, or head out to one of the many bars or clubs (you won't need a taxi to get home!).
Plaza Catalunya, the infamous Las Ramblas, the port, Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, and the beach are all within a 10 minute walk, as well as the Parc de la Ciutadella, the stunning Palau de la Musica and the Barcelona Zoo. El Born has it all. Just imagine Soho, Covent Garden and Notting Hill all rolled into one.
We are within a 5 minute walk to 3 out of the 5 metro lines. Jaume 1, Urquinoana and Catalunya are our closest metro stations, we are also close to Estació de França, the international train station, and Estació del Nord, the main bus station in the city.
Other Things to Note
There is currently some construction work happening during business hours in the building next door. The work starts at 8am Monday to Friday and usually finishes between 5pm and 6pm. If you want to sleep during the daytime Monday to Friday, this is probably not the listing for you.
UPDATE: THE NOISY BIT OF THE CONSTRUCTION APPEARS TO HAVE FINISHED (The construction is still ongoing, so there's still a chance of some noise).
You can come and go as you please and will be given a set of keys. All we ask is that you respect the neighbours when it comes to noise, and that for your safety and security as well as ours, no overnight guests are allowed unless previously arranged. Smoking is permitted on the balcony.