Romantic Studio Apartment, Old Town

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer dels Canvis Nous, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain
Your host, Alexander
51 Reviews
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The Space

Stylish attic studio with roof top views in old part of Barcelona called El Born.
It’s on the 5th floor of an unspoilt 19thC building at the top of a shabby staircase and from the roof of the building

you have views across the town. The studio itself is bright and sunny with a beamed ceiling,

shower room, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of storage and a king size bed.

The decoration is in a contemporary style, keeping many of the original features of an "attico" but adding

modern conveniences such as the powerful shower. Well chosen furniture help to create a great base from which to explore this fascinating neighbourhood.

The location is excellent – just off the Placa Santa Maria del Mar. You are surrounded by alleyways that are

filled with boutiques, wine merchants and dozens of tapas bars and restaurants. The Parc de la Ciutadella and

Picasso museum are very near and Las Ramblas, Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia with its Gaudi

buildings are all within walking distance.

• Kitchen: Oven, hob, grill, fridge and all cooking equipment

King sized bed 160x200 cm.

• Washing machine, iron and ironing board, fan, Tv and radio/CD-player

• 10 minute walk to beach, 5 minute walk to metro and 20 minute taxi ride

from the airport or take train to Estacion Franca 5 minutes walk from the flat.

• Maximum of 2 people + 1 child.

• Bed linen and towels included but please bring your own beachtowels

• Sorry – no pets

• Please note, the studio is on the 5th floor with no lift. We therefore do not recommend this apartment to persons with mobility problems.

You are welcome to smoke on the roof, but not in the apartment.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $280
Cleaning Fee: $42
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I stayed in Barcelona for three days at this studio apartment. It was PERFECT. Great central location, spacious, with a lovely roof terrace. I used it as a base to explore the city and had a great time. The bathroom was good as well, with an excellent shower.

    No air con, so probably best for 1-2 people max, but you couldn't ask for a better location. Just make sure not to pack too heavily as it is up some steep stairs.

    June 2014
  • Alex's apartment is a great bolt-hole in a fabulous part of Barcelona. It was in walking distance to most of the things we wanted to do and see in Barcelona and has a great range of restaurants and bars nearby. Alex was a great host, his instructions were very clear - just believe him when he warns you about the six flights of stairs....

    June 2014
  • I had a great experience in this studio. Very beautifull place in a perfect location. The bed is comfortable. No problem at all.

    June 2014
  • Barcelona is a great city and Alex's apartment is perfectly located to enjoy it. Pity we never got to meet our host, but his communication was always prompt and clear. Be sure to request the wifi (5€) and check out the local gelato store for great ice cream.

    May 2014
  • Séjour de 5 jours à Barcelone! L appartement est très bien situé (dans le centre), pratique (cuisine et salle de bain fonctionnelles) et agréable (lit kingsize et joli déco)! Il faut juste être un peu courageux pour monter les 5 étages! Mais c est le prix pour le calme (pas de voisins au dessus)!
    Alexander est un hôte bienveillant et réactif! Il est venu très rapidement régler un petit problème avec l eau après l avoir prévenu!
    En plus Alexander parle 5 langues, c'est très pratique!
    Super séjour à Barcelone! Merci Alexander!

    May 2014
  • We had the chance to book a trip at Alexander's place End Of Avril.
    Reservation was made easily and photos provided on the website are really what you can expect.
    The stairs are not so bad but 5 floor up is still a bit tired...:)
    The rooftop is really nice and really noone is using it!!!
    Location was for us perfect as we wanted to be closed to as much places as possible.
    We used metro only for the way/wayback to the airport and to get to the park Güel and sagrada familia.
    Beach is really close to the appartement.
    The appartment itself is big enough for two not more, shower was fine and the whole thing was clean.
    really nothing bad come up during our stay.
    Will clearly reach Alexander to plan our next stay as we loved the city.

    April 2014
  • Nice located in citycentre. But to charge extra fee for checkin in late wasnt nice. I didnt read it before booking. It was clean. I missed recommends from alex about the city and food and so on. He seemed to be busy and not interested in beeing an amazing host. So it was okay but nothing special

    April 2014
  • Obwohl wir Alexander leider nicht persönlich kennenlernten, hatten wir einen sehr netten Kontakt per Mail. Alles lief sehr unkompliziert, bei Fragen gabs sehr schnelle Rückantwort . Das Apartment liegt suuuuper in der Altstadt, ist schön und praktisch eingerichtet, man fühlt sich wohl in diesem urigen Haus !
    Da die Wohnung im fünften Stock liegt, sollte man nicht fußkrank sein ;-)
    Alexander, dir vielen Dank, dass du solch einen bezaubernden Platz zur Verfügung stellst :-))))
    Tipp für alle barcelonareisenden: unbedingt mal einen Tag mit Fahrrad bcl erkunden :-))))

    April 2014
  • Alexander's Studio is a very nice place to stay to enjoy El Born and El Barrio Gotico. Lots of restaurants and bars around. The studio is charming, small but ideal for a couple. We didn't meet Alexander but he left us all the instructions to enjoy the place.
    We had a great stay.

    April 2014
  • This apartment was a great place to stay for exploring the beautiful city. The staircase is a bit small, so better take backpacks instead of suitcases - only 60 cm wide and about 80 steps high, and look out for your head if you are taller than 1,90 m :) once you reached the top, the cozy and very clean apartment and the rooftop terrace compensate the climbing. And the view over the old town is amazing!

    Alex was very helpful and gave all information right after our first contact, like the connection from the airport by taxi/train/bus and even the timetable. He was very friendly and waited in the apartment before we arrived. It was nice to meet him and we would book an appartment of him and especially this one on every occasion returning to beautiful Barcelona!

    March 2014
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Scandinavian living in Barcelona. I am now a physical therapist and have a back ground in working in hotels and restaurants. I have worked 9 years as an airline steward. I speak 7 languages like danish, swedish, norwegian, german, french, spanish and english though I prefere not to write too long letters in french. I love traveling and to meet new friendly people and spend loads of time in the gym and eat healthy food! Because of my background you can expect efficiency and professionalism when you book a room or an apartment with me. I also had the honor to be awarded by another site like Airbnb as Host of the year 2011 :-) Welcome to Barcelona!
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