Big room with hotel size double bedroom and a huge private space in the quiet terrace.
This room is for single/double/triple use, big and with exit to big PRIVATE terrace, in a sunny attic..!
There is a hotel size double bed and I can provide an other single bed or a double one according to the situation.
The flat is well distributed, almost all with parquet floor, 2 terraces, equipped with WIFI, washing machine, kitchen stuff, tv-dvd, barbecue..no neighbours at the same floor..! and the terrace is on a side without streets and far from other buildings. So you will have a good reservedness..)
Safe and authentic district of Barcelona, close to a general market, supermarkets, swimming pool very close, park, shops, well connected to the city centre with metro (L5 and L1) buses, night buses, and to the main train station "Sants" 10 mins walking.
You can walk 20 mins to reach Plaza España and the MNAC, the Catalan National Museum, and so the Montjuic, the hill of the city, where you find gardens, the museum Joan Miro', the ancient castle and beautiful views of the city;
or walk 15 mins to visit the Camp Nou, Futból Cub Barcelona (FCB) stadium and its museum.
If you are with your own car you can find free parking not far from my place or some meters far there is a cheap private parking: (website hidden)
I live in the flat, I'm very flexible and I like to know and help with useful tips new visitors of my city. Welcome drink for you..)
You have the free access to all the common spaces of the place, respecting the level of order that you find and the belongings of the people living there.
You will have your own keys.
Interaction with Guests
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Very authentic and safe, full of bars and shops and not turistic. The street of the flat is quiet but you can find lively streets just walking some minutes around and a big rambla to have a walk. Close to Espanya Industrial park where you can relax and have good meat in the pedestrian squares close to it.
metro L5 and L1, buses and night buses, trains form Sants station.
The walking distance from the city center is aprox 4 km, practicable!
Other Things to Note
I highly appreciate the collaboration to keep cleaned the common spaces of the flat.
reduce noises after 23h to not molest the neighbours.
The flat was pretty clean and comfortable, though there were some minor troubles with the shower. Gianluca is a good host, we didn't have any conflicts because of noise, coming late etc. He also recommended us some good places around. The neighbourhood is nice, metro station is 5 minutes away and it takes around 15 minutes to get to the city center. There are several cheap places to eat and some supermarkets nearby.
The biggest problem was the cold. There is no heating inside the flat and the isolation is really poor, so it's barely possible to stay there without couple of sweaters. I don't recommend to live there, if you are visiting Barcelona in the beginning of February. But if you come there during warm periods, the flat will be more than okay for this price. And you will be able to use the terrace. So, 4 stars for summer, 3 for winter
Thanks for your comments.
I'm sorry that you suffer a little the cold but it's important to specify that although there is no central heating there is an electric radiator in the room.
Only few flats in Barcelona have fix heating.
You was quite unlucky because your stay was during ones of the coldest days in Barcelona!
Concerning the shower the little problem mentioned by you is that one of the sliding door needs to be properly guided and it's easy to do it.
Gianluca's apartment was great! The terrace was awesome to sit out in the sun with and eat breakfast. Was truly great.
The kitchen, living room and bedroom are all spacious and have all the equipment/blankets you will need.
The shower blocked up on our last day, but apart from that the apartment was ace.
Thanks to Gianlica and his friend Juan for helping us have a great place to crash (and to help in key emergencies!).
Stay well guys!
Thank you Gianluca for hosting us. Our room was spacy and clean, and we adored the large and private terrace. Each day of our stay we could take a good rest and cook our own meal. We really felt at home thanks to your hospitality and friendliness and the next time in Barcelona we surely like to come back ! I can really recommend your place to other people. Nice bathroom too and well situated in a calm street close to metro Badal and Carrer de Sants. Thanks again !
We had a lovely time in Gianluca's room and he was a great host. He gave us good advices for bars, restaurants and attractions. The flat is close to a metrostation and it is easy to get into the center.
The room is large and the terrace can be used completely.
Thank Gianluca and we would come back immediately:)
We felt cosy at that place. We had all we expected: wifi, a private room, a shower, a spacious terrace with a good view, a place to cook, a living room with TV and what's more significant — company. Gianluca is a friendly person and that was pleasure to have any conversations with him. And there were no minor doubt when we didn't need: three private rooms of the flat are far enough one from another.
Host accogliente e gentile, disponibile a spiegazioni e consigli. Appartamento grazioso con una splendida terrazza, decisamente un buon posto dove soggiornare.
Anche se non proprio centrale, la zona è ben collegata con i mezzi pubblici.
Gianluca made us feel very welcome and was very helpful and accommodating. He's a great guy and will tell you everything you need to know about Barcelona. The flat was clean and tidy despite a couple of little things being a little worse for wear; the shower doors are a little broken and the furniture on the terrace is a bit past it. If you're a light-sleeper, the elevator is very loud and your room is next to it but it didn't bother us as we were so tired from sightseeing so I wouldn't let it stop you from booking unless you really really have trouble sleeping. If you want a luxury visit, this isn't for you, but if you want great value, a lovely terrace and a really nice, great host, Gianluca's place is perfect :)
Lauren, thank you for your detailed comment!
Sure that the elevator is a little noisy (it's like this after the last repair) but now is faster..) I hope that it will be fixed in the next maintenance.
About the furniture of the terrace it's past because it stays always outside under climatic conditions.
I have already new chairs now.
You and your family are really lovely people..!
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