Lovely Loft in city center El Born

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Plaza de la Llana, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

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Beautiful loft situated in the historical and cosmopolitan area of Born. This petit apartment of 30 m2 is on the second floor and a lovely balcony very spacious with table and chairs for morning breakfast. It is ideal for 2 . There is a double bed a kitchen with mini fridge, gas oven with butano, table with 2 chairs. The bathroom is equipped with shower, and toilet. Apartment situated in the Born area of Barcelona old town, where you will find pedestrian streets with art galleries, fashion stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. The street can be quite noisy as its very central and right in the middle of el born. The loft is located on one of barcelonas bohemian restaurant streets, like many entrances in this area you have to go through the commercial property to enter during their opening hours, when the bar is closed the door becomes like any entrance. In other words before 1am YOU HAVE TO ENTER THROUGH A SMALL BAR.

There are many famous touristic attractions are very near as Palau de La Music, St. Catherina Mercat, Sta. Maria del Mar Cathedral, Picasso Museum, the amazing Cathedral of Barcelona, the popular Ramblas and the beach. The nearest metro station is Jaume I one which is one block from the flat. This place is definitely the real place feel the Barcelonian urban life and enjoy your stay at a good price!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Very convenient little apartment in great location. It's small but with the balcony doors open it feels much bigger. Picking up/dropping off keys very easy with incredibly nice bartender downstairs. The street and bar noise quieted down by about midnight, not a problem for us. However,someone it sounded like was talking very loudly on (website hidden) from about 1am until 4 am in the 2nd story of the bar, just below the apartment. Not at all the owner's fault but definitely made for a frustrating night of sleep. Hopefully that was just a one time thing, otherwise we would definitely stay again.

    April 2014
  • You will feel like a local!!!! A great location in the heart of the hip & happening centre of the old part of the city. There are many uber cool unique shops! You will feel totally safe walking the streets at night. The cute & cosy bohemian style apartment has all you need to prepare your own meal & enjoy it on the sweet little balcony overlooking the streets of Le Born. Winter travelers should consider that the gorgeous vintage wooden doors, while adding to the appeal of the apartment, do not shut completely & could be a tad cold when temperatures drop. The warmer months would be totally fine! The building is old & that is one of the quirky things that makes it what it is. You can have them completely open & slide the security grill across for safety if so inclined. The bar noise is a given. It is the price you pay for the location. It is handy as that is were you can pick up the key. The bar staff are really happy & helpful. I did not meet Richie however he was on the ball with emails when I wanted to extend the booking. Overall this place is well worth the price. I recommend it & I will return next time I am in Barcelona booking are snapped up fast so if you have your dates planned get in quick or regret it. Cheers!

    April 2014
  • L'appartement est un petit studio ou se trouvent cuisine, toilettes douche et lit dans la même pièce. C'est tout juste pour un couple, intimité partagée!
    Il est situé dans le quartier El Born, a 1mn du marché sainte Catherine, et au dessus d'un bar ouvert jusqu'à 1h. Il faut traverser le bar pour monter a l'appartement. Si vous cherchez un endroit cosy et calme, ce n'est pas le bon ;-) par contre si vous n'êtes pas trop maniaque et vous venez pour faire la fête, validė!

    April 2014
  • Nice flat, especially the balcony that adds a certain charm!
    It's in the very centre of Bcn, in a nice street, animated and typical.
    We haven't had any issue. Richie and Ananda are really accommodating. We didn't meet them but we exchanged regularly by e-mail and they answered quickly to any question. The guys of the bar downstairs accepted to keep our heavy bags during the day after we checked out, so that we didn't have to carry it all day.

    I recommend it!
    Thanks guys :)
    Laetitia and Loïc

    March 2014
  • Das studentisch eingerichtete Apartment ist nur durch eine Absacker-Bar zugänglich, die von einem sehr freundlichen Inder geführt wird. Der nicht für das Apartment verantwortliche Inder gleicht die düstere Atmosphäre dieser Bar glücklicherweise aus. Das einfache Apartment ist kleiner, als die Bilder im Internet suggerieren und anders arrangiert. Es war zunächst nur eine Bettdecke für 2 Personen vorgesehen auf dem 135 cm breiten Bett. Da es Anfang März noch recht kühl in Barcelona war, kamen wir damit nicht aus. Auf unseren Anruf hin hat Ananda hilfsbereit und unverzüglich reagiert, eine zweite Decke bei Ikea besorgt und vorbeigebracht. Zusammen mit dem kleinen Heizlüfter war es dann warm genug.
    Mehrfach fiel die gesamte Elektrizität im Haus aus, was aber immer wieder durch den Inder repariert werden konnte.
    Trotz dieser kleinen Mängel haben wir uns wohlgefühlt auch wegen der günstigen Lage in einem sehr lebendigen Viertel.
    Claudia & Matthias

    March 2014
  • This apartment is perfectly located, in the old Barcelona center.
    You can go (almost) anywhere you want by feet, no need to take the subway!

    We had a little problem with the shower, but Richie answered and came to fix it really fast.

    We recomend this little loft especially for couples who want to visit Barcelona without stress. It's also okay if you don't have any plans, because you can just walk and lose yourself in the beautiful little streets, gorgeous coffees, bars and restaurants around it!

    We have been there in February and there wasn't any noise during the night, so we slept well. But it may be different during summer (maybe we'll check that point in August?!)

    March 2014
  • The flat itself is simple, but it's location within the city is perfect. My only issue with the flat is that it's directly above a dingy bar, and as I'm one lonely girl, I didn't exactly feel wonderfully safe and without ease. But perhaps I need to toughen up a bit! Again, its quaint and its location is desirable, but I would consider the bar and the ever-so-slightly questionable people hanging around before booking.

    February 2014
    Richie Phillip And Ananda
    Response from Richie Phillip And Ananda:

    Hey Alessandra :) the flat is as shown in the pictures,we're slightly confused about your comment (questionable people) since below the flat there is friendly indian people who own the bar, previous customers commented positively about them, we are in the middle of the center in Barcelona the lovely Borne and in our experience its very safe. Thanks for booking and we glad you enjoyed the flat and its great location.

  • Loved this place, easy to find, really close to the metro and the location is perfect especially for accessing the old town. We ate our breakfast on the balcony with the sun shining. Very cute and very quirky! Will stay there again for sure!

    February 2014
  • Perfect place for a couple ! Nice host, very accommodating...
    Thank you

    February 2014
  • I stayed in the studio apartment for one night, arrived late and left early. The previous reviews written highlight the quirky problems of this little place already, which are true and luckily I didn't stay there for long and was alone, so the open plan toilet wasn't a problem. I had ear plugs and managed to get some sleep. Leaving at 9am and walking off to enjoy breakfast at the nearby lovely Caterina market I was glad to be on the road again

    February 2014
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Hi there! We are a couple that live in Barcelona, I study Design and richie works with music, we love nature and enjoy good music and art, We like water sports and enjoy living in barcelona next to the sunnny beach. We will give you all the tips you need to get to know this amazing city! Looking forward to guest you in one of our lovely home. Rich and Lila
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