About This Listing
Comfortable room for 2/3 persons in the Gothic quarter in Barcelona.French Balcony, access to kitchen, Wi Fi, towels and bedding, heating/fan. Flexible check in time and option of luggage storage. Beautiful, authentic, clean & cosy flat.
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After hundreds of Airbnb guests have passed through our places, more than 500 nearly all POSITIVE REVIEWS we would like to imagine we are beginning to be experienced (website hidden) please ASK questions and find out all of our little advantages over other listings like for example FREE TOURS of our neighbourhood the beautiful Gothic quarter, easy transport to and from the airport, authentic apartments and last but not least GREAT VALUE accommodation in the SMACK BANG CENTRE of BARCELONA!!!!!
What we offer:
A 60 min WALKING TOUR in the Gothic quarter around the apartment for inside tips on Catalan traditions, Spanish culture, great restaurants, nice cafe's, funky bars, historical sites, Gaudi buildings and great things to see and do in Barcelona.
There is also clean towels, sheets and a fan (Barcelona is hot during
(toilet paper, soap, towels, tea, coffee and cereal in the kitchen)
There is a kitchen available for guest use if you don't want to eat out with access to fridge etc.
We have two cleaners, Mariom and Cathy who also host for us when we travel. They are great and know Barcelona very well, they come to clean every day for a few hours in the morning.
About the room:
- There is one balcony in your room, great for some fresh air in the summer heat!
- There is a little table, which is also a great space to use your laptop or write a diary
- A comfortable double bed, which feels very cosy when you close the curtains...
- A fan for the summer heat/ a heater for the winter!
- The room is spacious (20 m2)
- The biggest plus is the location, you will save money on not having to pay for transport to get around to see the sights
This authentic apartment is full of Catalan memories with old Spanish tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, wooden beams all along the apartment and typical Spanish shutters. It is a huge apartment (185m squared) kitchen, living room, internet, two large rooms ( one of which has a private bathroom) and two small rooms, the shower and toilet are shared!
NOTE: We have moved apartment so we do not live in this apartment but we live a few minutes away and visit the house twice a day, we also try to organize more than 2 tours per week...
About the price:
There is a 15 euro charge per extra guest. There is no charge for children under 3 :)
We have a late check in fee, as we cannot come to give keys late at night so we arrange for Mariom to be there to make sure you will be looked after when you arrive!
About the location:
The apartment is located in the centre of Barcelona in the 1st District “ La Ciutat Vella”, it is in the heart of the Gothic quarter next to "Plaza Reial" with lanterns by Gaudi and a step away from The Famous pedestrian boulevard " The Ramblas" (The main street in Barcelona) with Gaudi's building "Palau Guell" 1 Min away. We are situated close to most of the well-known tourist attractions. The apartment is on "Escudellers street" famous for having its old restaurants and Catalan Tapas bars. There is also ‘’Plaza St. George Orwell’ (locally known as “Plaza Tripi"), all around the corner. The nearby streets contain many of the city's most emblematic buildings.
The narrow, winding streets create quite a labyrinth meaning it can take a while to get one's bearings! I recommend that you should always look up and around in case of missing some of the nicest sites. The Gothic quarter has plenty of peaceful squares (plazas) where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. If we are around during your stay I will gladly take you on a tour of the neighbourhood so you can find your feet here!
Transport is easily accessible in this part of town (metro, taxi, bus). However this quarter is relatively small and most of the city’s attractions are a walk away distance. Our housekeeper also offers transport if you need it.
Getting to the apartment couldn’t be easier with the shuttle bus leaving the airport regularly to “Plaza Cataluña”. The apartment is roughly 12 minutes walk from Plaza Cataluña down the Ramblas. Or alternatively one stop on the metro to “Liceu” L3 (green line) leaving you a minute away. There is also a taxi stand 30 meters down the street plus 24h underground parking.
The other great thing is we can put you in touch with our friends who do great value transport to and from the airport whatever time you need – their prices range from 25 – 35 euro depending on the time of day/night and that price includes up to 4 people + 4 bags. REALLY GOOD VALUE!
Flow has lived here for many years, his Grandmother being Catalan. Flow and I met here in Barcelona years ago when we studied theatre and happily decided to continue on our Barcelona adventure. Between us speak Spanish, French and English :)
For any further information please contact us - we will be willing to help in any way possible!
Flow and Anuk:)
Guests have access to 2 very comfortable beds - one double and one single. We provide all bedding, blankets and towels. Guests have access to the shared kitchen (with fridge, oven, hot plate,microwave, plates, pots, pans, cups,glasses etc) and bathroom facilities which are shared with 2 other bedrooms. There is a balcony in your room (French balcony) and a wardrobe storage space as well as a little table for eating/working on. You will have keys to the bedroom as well as the front door and building door.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on our schedule we come in and out of the flat to mix with our guests. We travel a lot but we always have a good group of people who help us out with the cleaning and check in's. Over the years we have made amazing connections with guests and have continued the friendship well after they have gone. We love to welcome people in and show off the Barcelona lifestyle when we can...
We love Barcelona that is why we are still here. We renovate old buildings trying to keep their authentic charm and in doing so begun a journey to discover the old secrets of this Gothic quarter.
In this neighbourhood you can find everything from museums to restaurants, parks, beautiful shops, churches, cave-like bars all hidden in the labyrinth of little streets stretching out from the front door.
The beach is great in summer and the night life buzzes all around in the evening.
We love the food, the people, the craziness, the languages and the ease in which can travel to and from Barcelona.
Visitors should take note of the different neighbourhoods like the Borne, Raval and of course the Gothic quarter. The street music near the Cathedral, the hidden Plaza of Sant Felip Neri, Passeig del Borne, Barceloneta and the beaches. Drink lots of coffee of the plaza's and people watch during the day. Hotel Neri's roof top for a glass of wine at night. The flea market early Sunday morning on Plaza Reial, or the second hand market at Enants near Metro Glories...
Although one can walk to nearly everywhere there is public transport very close by:
Metro green line is one minute walk away -
'Liceu' on the green line
'Drassanes' on the green line
5 minutes walk away yellow line
Bus 59 and 14 at the end of the street (less than one minute walk)
Taxi's are also at the end of the street
Other Things to Note
Check out time is between 11 - 11:30 am
Check in time is after 15:00 but in general we can check you in from 12 noon to leave your luggage and pick up keys with no problem.
- if you are going to store your luggage in the flat after check out please remember you are responsible for leaving back the keys in the letterbox. They cost 50 euro to replace so do make sure you are careful...
- Do not ring our neighbours door bell please under any circumstance (unless there is an emergency) our door bell is given to you upon booking and if no one is there please call us via phone.
- We require a few days notice of your arrival time and estimated check in time. If you leave this to the last minute we may not be as flexible to check you in.
- We have a late check in fee of 15 euro for check in´s after 22:30 and 20 euro after 00:30)
- if you are over an hour late for your check in without getting in touch with us there is a 10 euro rescheduling fee.
- If you discover you are going to arrive later than you thought please inform us, we may not be able to wait for you.
- Smoking is only permitted on the balconies, there are two balconies accessible from this room (one in the kitchen and on in the room)
- Rubbish can only be thrown outside the apartment in the street between 8pm - 11 pm (rubbish collection times)
- We have a no noise policy after 21:30. Please keep noise to a minimal especially late at night/ early in the morning to respect the sleep of others.
- Only consume what you put in the fridge!
- Usually the there are 3 keys we give you on arrival should they get lost or you forget to give them back it is 50 euro to replace.
& last but not least:
- Although we do have a cleaner who comes once a day to clean the apartment we ask that guests leave the bathroom, shower and kitchen as they found it.
- We reserve the right to terminate a reservation if our house rules are not respected with no refund so please take note of our house rules before making a reservation!
Thank you in advance :)
The apartment is easy to find and is in a great location. We were greeted by Katty who was very friendly and helpful, and first impressions of the room were that it was clean, neat and very comfortable, nicely decorated too. We enjoyed our stay very much and the room was perfect - very quiet at night in spite of it's central location. Only negative comments would be that once it was booked Anu was completely unresponsive to all the messages about recommending places to visit etc. and calls we sent her, even when the shower flooded (a daily occurrence) into the downstairs neighbours kitchen and the water had to be shut off. This really needs to be fixed. Also breakfast isn't included - very limited, not sure if people's leftovers or not? All in all a very good holiday and nice room for a low price.
Anu's place was very welcoming and overall comfortable. The proximity to shops, restaurants, transportation and the waterfront is exceptional. In the heart of an old city, with charm and vibrancy it was all I was looking for in my visit to Barcelona. The accommodations are a wonderful part of the experience. Anu and Catty were very friendly and helpful.
Appartement merveilleusement situé au coeur de Barcelone pour une decouverte en confort. Flo nous a recommandé des endroits parfaits.
La chambre est conforme à l annonce et plaira forcement à ceux qui ont aimé l ambiance de " L'auberge espagnole".
J ai juste été surprise qu'il n'y ait pas le petit déjeuner inclus mais j'ai dû mal lire l'annonce et il y a le marché st josep juste à côté...
Je recommande ce logement.
On est parti tôt donc on n'a pas encore laisser un message pour vous dire merci pour votre accueil à Barcelone. L'appartement est sympa et confortable, et se situe très central (près de Las Ramblas). On avait l'occasion à rencontrer Flo et Cathy qui sont aussi très sympa et enthousiasmes.
Vraiment passés un bon moment à Barcelone! Merci beaucoup encore une fois.
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O anuncio difere em muito da realidade das instações que são precarias e muito sujas. O endereço é central. Apesar de solicitar um outro apartamento devido ao chuveiro compartilhado com 3 outros quartos se manter constantemente entupido e transbordando água para fora do banheiro nenhuma solução concreta me foi apresentada. E nenhuma de minhas tentativas de comunicação posteriores tiveram (website hidden) verdade a unica vantagem foi que no terceiro dia dos sete em que fiquei hospedada todos os outros 5 quartos ficaram vazios e o problema do chuveiro se tornou menos crônico.
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About the Host, Nina
Great to meet you!
We live in the beautiful Barcelona and we have discovered the joy of hosting people coming to Barcelona and sharing our experience of the city. We rent several apartments in the old historical centre of the city, and for those on a budget we also have rooms to rent. We offer a personal insight into the city!
The things we love about Barcelona? Sunshine, music, food, the ever creative, moving energy of the people and sitting having coffee in the hidden plaza´s...
Hasta Luego, see you soon :)