About This Listing
A fun, large, bright apartment in an ideal location - central but quiet - filled with personality, great design, retro furniture and an arty vibe, for people who want to experience the real Barcelona.
This flat is comprised of a very large, 40m2 living/dining room with a breakfast galleria and a balcony. Full of sun all day long, it's quiet and light and perfect for meals and relaxing with a glass of wine in the afternoon. In addition to this space, there is a large open kitchen which is fully equipped, and a bathroom with bath and shower and an extra toilet.
There is a large quiet room with a king size bed, and a slightly smaller room with double bed. The flat would be ideal for two couples or a family.
This beautiful sunny apartment is situated 2 minutes from Barcelona's Cathedral. In a quiet area right in the historic centre of Barcelona, just 10 minutes walk to the city's beaches and a stone's throw from Barcelona's most historic monuments, museums and art galleries, the apartment is an ideal place from which to explore Barcelona.
The neighbourhood, El Born, is the best place to eat the fantastic local cuisine and explore boutique shopping, gourmet restaurants and charming pavement cafes.
Situated in a quiet, relaxed neighbourhood the flat is right next to one of Barcelona's most beautiful food markets - Mercat Santa Catarina, and 2 minutes from the closest metro stations.
If you're coming to visit our city for a couple of nights, or for a longer stay, I think you'll really enjoy the ambiance and location of my apartment. It's very sunny, clean and peaceful.
While visiting the apartment, I am happy to help you with anything you might need to know about the city. I'm an English guy living and working in Barcelona and I love the city. I always really enjoy showing people around and recommending hidden treasures I've discovered over the years. I also know what it's like to visit a city and enjoy the balance of a good host who's not over bearing! I believe that the beauty of airbnb is avoiding the generic hotel experience but still having the chance to discover the city on your own terms. For me that's an important balance and I'm happy to help people with their stay here as much or as little as they like.
You'll be welcomed with cold drinks, clean towels and a smile. See you soon!
Rules are simply the basics:
Be respectful and reasonably clean, and try to bear in mind that we sleep well because the neighbourhood is fairly quiet. We try to keep the music level doen late at night and not make too much noise at unsociable hours.
Smoking is allowed, but ideally on the balcony or with the windows open.
Adam is a very welcoming host who personally waited for us to arrive from our flights quite late at night. Prior to arrival he had sent plenty of details of various ways to get to the apartment and a map with his suggested local places to visit. Adam also contacted us prior to our stay to ask if there was anything we needed upon our arrival.
The apartment is charming, sunny and in a wonderful part of Barcelona, surrounded by a fantastic array of restaurants, cafes and markets and a short walk to the beach.
We had a very nice time in Adam's apartment.
It is spacious and nice, we loved the neighbourhood and the location is just perfect.
wish we were still there! Happy stay to the future guests!!
Un appartement spacieux, bien équipé et tout ce qu'il y a d'original!
C'est comme vivre dans l'intimité d'un bon ami.
Prendre son petit déjeuner dans la pièce ensoleillée adjacente au petit balcon est tellement agréable.
Léger bémol: le système d'eau chaude d'un autre temps mais qui sera changé semble t-il dans les jours à venir.
Adam est vraiment sympathique et très disponible.
Et quel quartier! Au delà de toutes nos attentes. Près de tout et tant de choses à y découvrir...
Meine Frau und ich waren mit unseren Jungs, 8 und 10 Jahre alt, für eine Wochen in Adams Wohnung.
Der Start war etwas zu spannend, da Adam meine Mail vor dem Abflug aus der Schweiz nicht mehr beantwortet hatte, wir die richtige Klingel (für die nächsten "2-1") nicht fanden und Adam auch telefonisch nicht erreichbar war als wir mit unserem Gepäck vor dem Haupteingang standen.
Mit Hilfe von Nachbarn und dem Briefkasten fanden wir dann die Richtige Wohnungstüre und da war dann auch ein freudlicher Kerl namens Diego, der uns erklärte Adam sei in London und er mache die Übergabe in seinem Namen. Diese war dann tiptop und wir waren froh angekommen zu sein. Die Wohnung war ziemlich so wie wir sie von den Fotos her erwarte hatten und wir haben uns sofort zuhause gefühlt.
Die Lage ist echt genial. Man ist mitten im Zentrum und die ganze Altstadt ist leicht zu Fuss (oder wie für unsere Jungs per Skateboard) erreichbar. Die Pizzariea in der gleichen Gasse gleich schräg gegenüber sieht wie die Gasse selbst unspektakulär aus, ist aber super gut.
Adam was a great and seasoned host! Very friendly and fast in communication prior to the stay and everything was just like it looks in the photos - even better in person. He keeps a beautiful home, and it's a special place to spend time in Barcelona. I rented this apartment for my family to come and visit, and it was perfect. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a centrally-located, sunny flat to put up your feet at the end of a day.
This really is a true gem of an apartment and Adam is a wonderful host ! The location is second to none, right in the thick of the old town and yet tucked away enough that's it's quiet and full of light. Incredibly atmospheric interior with everything a guest could want. was very welcoming and felt like a superb home from home. Adam has some beautiful artwork, great books which left me feeling very inspired! Really couldn't fault this stay in anyway and can't recommend highly enough!
Adam met us at the apartment to run over particulars surrounding our visit (e.g. concierge, keys, nearby amenities, shopping, and sightseeing). On arrival there was also some items remaining in the kitchen from the prior guests, so our kitchen was modestly stocked, which was nice.
The neighborhood is quaint with one of the best covered markets in all of Barcelona less than 200 ft from the front door. Barcelona Cathedral is only a 2 min walk and the apartment is no more than a 7 min walk to the Urquinaona subway stop on the L1 line.
The apartment is as it looks: bright and sunny in the day, nicely decorated, spacious, two comfortable queen beds. The bathroom is very simple, but is sufficient.
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About the Host, Adam
I am from the UK but I have lived in different places adventuring and working and making things for quite a while now. I love living in Barcelona and welcoming people. I also like to travel and encounter people in new or familiar places to make life more interesting.
I have a really great dog, but not all the time.
I like making things, reading things, listening to things and also watching things.