Before I begin with the description, I would like you all to know that the reviews until July 2013 are from my previous flat. The description and pictures have been updated to my current one. (a new, better location) :)
My flat is spacious, all renovated and cozy. It has one big bathroom, a living room with a nice street view, a modern kitchen that you can use any time (I provide free tea and snacks to have breakfast in the morning) and two bedrooms. I also have a washing machine for your use, but please, do not use it too early in the morning or too late at night due to respect for the neighbor's rest. I always have detergent and softener (no extra charge) This bedroom is divided in two parts. The first part is where the bed is, it has a double bed with a comfortable mattress, some hangers attached to the wall to hang your coat or clothes and a good space to place your suitcases and other belongings. The second part is across the hallway where you have a little couch and a small window. If you rent this room, this part is exclusively for your use. It is like a private little living room where you can chill or read a book, or have breakfast in the morning.Clean sheets and towels are provided to make your suitcase lighter. :)
This is a shared flat and it's ideal for travelers who want to meet other travelers exploring the city. I don't live in the flat, but I'm living in another flat two blocks away from this one and if you need me, I can be there in five minutes. I also welcome you personally to hand you the keys, explain everything about the flat, and give you useful recommendations to enjoy Barcelona to the fullest. If you have heavy luggage, I'm an expert in carrying it up the stairs and I'd love to give you a hand :)
Raval (my neighborhood) is one of the most central, popular and diverse neighborhoods in Barcelona. You can find all kinds of restaurants, from the typical Spanish tapas to exotic cuisines from the middle East, Asia and Africa. There are also many convenient stores to buy goodies, a big supermarket, fruit shops, barber shops, and small shops to by clothes or souvenirs .
La Rambla, Plaça Catalunya, MACBA, CCCB and other sights are all nearby. It is also very easy to reach Plaça Espanya, Parc Güell and all the Gaudi marvels.
Raval is also very well connected in terms of metro and buses. Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas are five minutes away and you can go anywhere from there since you have three metro lines and tons of buses.
I'm sure you will enjoy my house and my neighborhood, and I'll do my best to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.
El lugar es perfecto, es muy central, ideal para recorrer Barcelona.
Hugo es muy amable y educado, te puede ayudar en lo que sea.
Recomiendo mucho su piso, es muy limpio, y muy equipado.
Hugo fue un excelente anfitrión, amable y atento.
thank you! everything was great!
Hugo is laid back and friendly, and comes and cleans each day. The apartment was perfect for our stay; clean, centrally located (though in a slightly rough area according to tourist info) and with a well equipped kitchen. Lots of stairs to reach room but no problems if you are relatively young and relatively fit.
Hey, Matthew! Thank you for your review. I'd just like to say that I've been living in this neighborhood for almost two years now and I've never had a problem and neither have my guests. I guess you noticed that there's nothing "rough" going on around here except for pickpockets who are not only in this neighborhood, but all over the city. I'm glad you had a good time I hope you come back someday.
Hugo is a very nice host! He's not living in the flat but was there when we arrived. He found us a parking place and booked it for us so when we arrived we just had to park and walk to his apartement with his precious indications.
The room was small but very clean and perfectly located for a few days to discover Barcelone by foot!
Thank you Hugo!
We had a great stay with Hugo, who is so friendly! Getting to his place and meeting up with him was easy and efficient, we were given our own set of keys and shared the flat with a British couple. The only thing was that we didn't have a proper blanket but there was a space heater in the room which made it alright. The place was super clean, and the location ideal. I'd recommend this place to my friends for sure.
Me and my friend stayed in Hugo's place for few days and it was just great. The flat was clean and been keeping clean for all days. Easy access to everything in the apartment, very comfy bed and nice clean bathroom. The apartment is located in heart of Barcelona, with walking distance to so many places like La Rambla, Old Town, Beach etc. Just few minutes walk to metro.
Hugo is very nice person and excellent host. He recommended us places to eat etc with direction how to get there, flexible check-in and check-out, just perfect place to stay. We haven't seen each other much but still he checked every day if we are fine and if we need anything. That was very kind. We felt safe and homely in his apartment. Highly recommendation.
Hugo's place is in a great, central location! My boyfriend and I walked from the apartment to everywhere for our 2 night stay in Barcelona. The room had everything we needed, including a comfy double bed and a fan. Everything was clean and tidy. Hugo welcomed us and gave us helpful tips for our stay (including a great paella place!) We would definitely stay there again if we're back in Barcelona!
Hugo is great! He speaks perfect English and is very accommodating. The apartment has everything you could want-wifi, fully equipped kitchen, washer, and towels, etc. There is another room in the house that also gets rented. It's close to the liceu metro stop and a few blocks away from la rambla. There's an awesome juice joint on the corner. Note: there is no window in the room, so it can get hot in there, but it was fine to crash in (we were out most of the days) and it's up at the top of a lot of stairs so travel light! (also I think hugo said he would help if you need it). Bathroom was clean and nice. Overall, a great place to stay with a great host!
Hugo and his roommate were incredibly accommodating and easy going. Their amazing hospitality and great apartment were one of the highlights of our stay in Barcelona. Highly recommended.