About this listing
A luminous, artistic space, right in the heart of the Old Town, in the hip, multicultural district of El Raval. The host, Evripidis, is a prominent figure in the Barcelonian underground music and nightlife scene.
•Surface: 55 m2
•Sleeps Max: 4
•Raval District, city center Barcelona.
•1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed
•2 small exterior balconies
•Prices from 45-70 (depending on the day and season) €/night for 2 people.
The apartment's equipment
• electric piano
• electric hair straightener
This a very nice, cozy and luminous flat in the heart of Barcelona´s Ciutat Vella, in the Raval district. It is in walking distance from Plaza Cataluña, Plaza Universidad and Sant Antoni market, which means that it has excellent connections with various metro, train and suburban rail lines, as well as buses and the aerobus (the bus that connects the air port with the city´s centre.). It is also 15 minutes walking distance from the port and less than half an hour walking distance from the actual beach.
The flat is 55 square meters. It can accommodate up to 4 persons since there is a double bed in the bedroom and a sofa couch in the living room. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, a stove and an oven . A special thing about this particular flat are the relaxing views of the rooftops and the Tibidabo mountains from the windows.
The flat is decorated with loads of love and has a bohemian, artistic aura without losing its welcoming, informal feeling. I am an artist myself and I have tried to give the space a very special identity, where anyone can feel at home but also feel that they are locals, when taking a break from walking around and experiencing the pulse of this vibrant city. Now my little corner of the world can be yours as well. Let´s share it.
UPDATES: Great news! I had the windows of the flat changed. The new ones have double crystals which means that the flat is protected from external street noises and also from temperature changes. There is also a new and faster internet connection. I have updated the decoration also! There is a new, fabulous sofa, a lot of gorgeous plants, curtains and a lot of framed drawing son the walls.
Important: The flat is on the 5th floor and there is no lift, something that is very common in buildings of European historical city centres. It has great views because of its heights, and a sense of airiness which is rare to find in an old crammed neighbourhood like El Raval. Most people do not have issues with this fact but it is good to know it if you have mobility problems or you are of a certain age.
My guests have access to the entire flat (apart from the storage room).
-All bedlinen and covers
- Free wi fi
-Washing machine, fridge, induction electric cooker, oven
-Speakers to connect your computer-ipod to
-Books and magazines
-Basic supplies in kitchen cupboard, i.e. salt, sugar, spices, good olive oil, vinegar
-Cleaning supplies, toilet paper
-Electric hair straightener
-Maps of the city
Please note that towels are usually not provided.
Interaction with Guests
As a host, I will answer all your inquiries, even if we do not meet personally (I tend to travel a lot). I will give you directions and insider's tips about restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores, public transport or charming urban corners and any other assistance about the flat, the city and your visit in general. I have a big network of friends that can be proven useful as well. I have been living in Barcelona for 12 years so I know the city very well
I am easily reachable via telephone, (website hidden), email or airbnb message to solve any issue that might come up.
When I am not in town, there is always a friend who can deal with any emergency that might need personal interference.
The Raval district is the most multicultural and hip neighbourhood of Barcelona. It is one of the 4 'hoods of the old town thus it has a charming medieval feeling, with narrow alleys, small squares and gothic buildings but it is also has modern landmarks as the spacious, green and refreshing La Rambla de Raval and buildings like MACBA or La Filmoteca. You can find smart cocktail bars, traditional bodegas, a huge variety of restaurants, great vintage shops for clothing, small items or furniture, open air markets quite often, bars with live music and most of all a lively, charming and authentic atmosphere of a real downtown district.
El Raval is not packed with tourists like other districts of the centre. There is almost no traffic as most of the streets that surround the flat are pedestrian ways. Important museums and cultural heritages such as MACBA, CCCB, Maritime Museum, Gaudi´s Palau Guell, Palau de la Vireina, La Boqueria and the gothic Hospital de Santa Creu are all located in the neighbourhood while other points of interest such as Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Gothic Quarter, MNAC, Gaudi´s Casa Batlló and Ciutadella park are located within walking distance.
El Raval is also next to Sant Antoni, Poble Sec and Gotico, three of the most interesting neighbourhoods of the city.
The flat is in walking distance from Plaza Cataluña, Plaza Universidad and Sant Antoni market, which means that it has excellent connections with various metro, train and suburban rail lines, as well as buses and the aerobus (the bus that connects the air port with the city´s centre.). It is also 15 minutes walking distance from the port and less than half an hour walking distance from the actual beach.
There are also private parkings very close.
Other Things to Note
This flat is my personal residence, my refugee and the place where I do my writing and create my music and artwork. I rent it out from time to time so that I can be able to follow the artistic road that I have chosen, which is often long and winding, and share the results with the world. I am not a professional of the tourist industry disguised as a friendly host. I stay true to what Airbnb was all about in the first place-providing a unique accommodation to travelers who long to to stay at a local's residence and escape from the usual tourist traps and the comfy but overpriced and faceless hotel rooms. By choosing to stay at my place not only you have guaranteed the personality of the space but also you help me maintain my artistic and often difficult career and I am grateful for that :)
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Smoking is allowed in the flat but preferably at the window.
No parties are allowed neither excessive noise after 23.00, there are families living in the building and I want to respect them.
Please do not open the door to anyone unless you have been informed by me or my friend who takes care of the flat while I am away.
Please try to leave the space tidy after the check out. And please treat me stuff with care and love, remember that this is my little corner of the world.