My home is a really nice area in Barcelona, close to lots of tourist places but with a good amount of locals living there, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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Great quiet apartment in Born, very close to Sta. Maria del Mar church, in the old city, with lots of restaurants and bars around, and just 15 min. walk from the beach. Just around the corner you can find the high street with lots of brands and small designers! Lots of terraces, markets and beautiful shops to wander around.
In a short walking distance you can find the big Cituadella park, the Picasso Museum and Textil museum, the Cathedral, the roman square of St. Jaume, the Gothic neigbourhood.
1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom and a double sofa bed very easy to open. Also a brand new bathroom, automatic blinds, big kitchen, WiFi internet, TV with USB connection, DVD player, hair dryer, washing/dryer machine, oven... all facilities! And also alarm for your safety.
And a big lift to carry all your luggage!
Buses 2 minutes away to all central Barcelona and tourist spots, Jaume I tube station (yellow line) 4 minutes away or Barceloneta station very close as well. Estacion de Francia train station in a short walk and taxis and bicycles by the main street to take you around the city!
The flat is all yours, but, of course, you need to respect the common areas as they are shared with other neighbours.
Interaction with Guests
My brother or I will welcome you in the flat and will pick up the keys when you leave. During your stay I will not be with you but you can always email or call me to ask any question you might have! I love to help!
Other Things to Note
Once you get there I will explain you how everything works (alarm, blinds, etc).
This is a non smoking flat. Please parties are NOT allowed, so no loud music/TV and no noise on the stairways.
Please be reminded that this is an apartment within a residential building so great care must be taken to ensure no disturbance is caused.
Also, downstairs door must be locked from 10pm overnight.
Other than that please feel at home, do not do anything you would not do at home! :)
My 4 month stay at Helena's flat in El Born was amazing. I loved it, and it will always remain a special place to return to while in Barcelona.
First, the location of the flat is unbeatable for a stay in Barcelona. El Born is full of restaurants, bars, cafes and its alway buzzing. Also, its centralized between the beach, Las Ramblas tourist area, Parc Ciutadella and more. Also, the flat is just steps away from the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar.
Second, it is comfortable, cute, and full of amenities. All of the windows come up via remote control, allowing the flat to become completely sunny and full of air.
Finally, it feels very safe for Barcelona due to Helena's new security system. Once we got the hang of the system, it is an easy way to make the flat completely protected.
Overall, my experience with Helena was a great one. She responded to all concerns or issues quickly and effectively, and had her brother and mom on hand in Barcelona to help us out.
For now, I will miss Helena's flat; however, I can't wait to stay in it next time I am in Barcelona!
This apartment is very well located in the Born. A very short walk to some popular tourist spots. Also some great restaurants and bakeries nearby. We had our two year old with us and we found this location to be very safe away from major roads and he could run along with relaxed supervision to many of the places we took him to play and eat.
Helena was very attentive to receiving us and our departure. She also checked in during our stay to make sure things were going well and took care of any issues we had. A great hostess!
The apartment was clean. The kitchen had everything we needed for any meals we wanted to prepare at home. The beds were comfortable.
If I were returning to Barcelona, I would stay here again.
We had a fantastic stay at Helena's flat.
Before we arrived, Helena was incredibly friendly and helpful. Sending recommendations and accommodating our request for an early checkin and late checkout.
The flat itself is brilliantly located - close to a metro station, and walking distance of the beach and old town. It's modern, clean and has everything you need, including decent wifi and cable tv.
Helena's brother met us at the flat and showed us around. It couldn't have been easier.
Highly recommend Helena as a host and this flat in particular. It was the perfect place from which to explore Barcelona. I'd definitely stay again next time I visit.
The flat is really nice, holds a high standard, is well equipped and central. Born, with all its restaurants is beautiful.
the flat is very central in the El Born district, just a minute away from the Santa Maria del Mar church and yet very quiet, sunny and well maintained. Helena was a very good host, very responsive to any questions we had via email and can very much recommend her flat.
We spent 3 months in Helena's bright, clean and simple little flat. The location is simply unbeatable. It was the perfect place to visit the beach, zoo, Ciutadella Park, Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar, La Rambla, the Marina...the list goes on and on. You can walk anywhere and if you don't feel like walking you are 5 minutes away from the yellow line and 15 minutes from the green line.
Helena and her brother, Antonio were always quick to respond and were super friendly and helpful.
Enjoy your stay!
My girlfriend and I stayed in Helena's apartment in Borne for about a month and had a terrific time. The apartment details and photos are accurate, and has all the amenities you would need while traveling. The kitchen was a decent size and had all basic appliances, as well as a coffee maker and an orange juice press. The living room had a couch, a small dining table and a window that overlooks a square. I was working for part of the time in Barcelona, and the WIFI signal was strong and quick. The bathroom included a hair dryer and the shower pressure was excellent.
Most of all, what we really enjoyed was the location. There is a nearby market that we frequented that had plenty of fresh produce. You're right around the corner from plenty of tapas & pinxtos places, as well as the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Mar. Moreover, you're close to public transportation (Juame I station), and a pleasant walk away from Plaça Sant Jaume.
Overall we had a fantastic time in Barcelona. We were sad to leave and will hopefully be back soon! We would definitely stay here again.
I am a Spanish architect who loves to travel! I love finding new cafes, reading the paper on a sunny Sunday and... the sea! The designer shop around the corner and a good movie on a weekend make me happy.
I have been travelling since I was very little and I like to feel like at home, I always thought hotels could be impersonal so travelling to homes is a better option! :)
I hope you enjoy my place!