I recommend that you send me a little note to check availability before attempting to book - cheers!
Hola! I am a Catalan girl in my thirties living in a nice spacious apartment with lots of light and two friendly cats. My boyfriend spends time in the apartment too when he's not travelling. I offer you a private doubleroom with a window (interior but big), a wardrobe, bed linen and towels, our kitchen and bathroom, living room and a lovely balcony where you can enjoy breakfast in the sun or a glass of wine in the moonlight! The building has a lift and is over 100 years old, keeping some modernist features like original floor tiles and high ceilings with corniche. The apartment is fully refurbished with modern amenities that you are welcome to use (WiFi, washer, fridge, hair dryer, etc.).
Located in one of Barcelona's main avenues between Plaça Espanya and Plaça Universitat, we are in a really convenient place arriving from the airport (bus stops only 10 minutes away). Our building is in a very safe zone on the border between Esquerra de l'Eixample and Sant Antoni. It is very central but not touristy and therefore quiet. Even though we are on one of the main arteries of the city, our apartment faces a courtyard so there is no traffic noise.
Only 10 minutes away is Plaça Espanya and Montjuic, where you will find the magic fountain, the Miró and National Art museums, Poble Español, the castle and botanical gardens, and a new shopping centre built in an old bull ring. Fifteen minutes in the other direction you will arrive to Passeig de Gracia—full of shops and modernist buildings—and to Plaça Catalunya-Las Ramblas: Barcelona's most central area. The lively and multicultural Raval and Poble Sec neighbourhoods are only 15 minutes away and offer a wide choice of bars and restaurants.
Most attractions or famous streets are literally a short stroll away. We are right outside the Rocafort metro station (Line 1- red line) so you can easily connect to any part of the city using this method of transport if you prefer to. Two blocks away they also rent bicycles for 5€ per day, a great way to move around the city!
Note on the cats: they are sweet and they do their own thing and won't enter your room if you just close the door :)
I will be happy to help you with any questions you may have!
I highly recommend Ari's place! She is a great host, extremely positive and helpful.The flat is perfectly situated and is really clean. I've spent 4 nights at her place while on a business trip to Barcelona and really enjoyed my stay.
While staying at her place I really recommend to ask her for eating out tips. The best tapas I've ever ate where in places she suggested.
Excellent experience. First time user of Air BNB. Flat is well situated in Barcelona, away from main tourist areas, so a bit quieter neighborhood. And her flat is in the back of the building, so no street noise. 1/2 block from metro stop. You can walk to the main tourist areas and Barcelona is lovely for long walks. Cafes, restaurants and stores all around the area. Ari is a very nice and gracious host. I am not a pet person, but even her 2 cats won me over.
Ari was a great host during my 3-night stay in Barcelona. Finding her place was quite easy with the instructions she left. Ari met me at her place and we discussed sights to see in Barcelona amongst other things while enjoying a beer on her balcony! She showed me a delicious empanda place that night as well.
Ari's place was very clean and perfectly located for seeing a lot of the city. Her cats Sushi and Sake are the friendliest cats I've ever met! Ari and I didn't see a whole lot of each other during my stay, except during the morning or at night. This never was an issue, and she was always available to answer any questions I had! I was even able to do some laundry at her place so I could continue my trip to France with clean clothes.
I would highly recommend staying at Ari's if you plan to visit Barcelona!
I had a very good time at Ari's place in BCN. Thanks Ari for your good hospitality. I am looking forward to checking-in during my next trip to BCN.
All the best, Philipp
Ari is a fantastic host! Very helpfull and kind, she gave me good advice on places to visit or where to eat etc...On the top of that the place is perfectly located (central). I couldn't recommend any host more than Ari and wish there would be some cool hosts like her in every city!!
Ari was a gracious host. She is friendly, easy-going, and did what she could to answer any questions. The location is convenient and not touristy, and I liked the neighborhood. I was mainly in Barca for eating on this trip, and I can attest that she has good taste in food given her recommendations and lengthy self-curated list of local food, drinks, and things to do that she provides to guests. I even met up with her and her friends at the Sonar music festival. And also, Sushi and Sake will make you feel at home.
Only thing to note is the wifi provided by the building can be unstable and weak for smartphones, particularly for my iPhone5. Of course, this is no fault of Ari, and did not damper my overall experience. Ari kindly lent me her laptop, which had no issue connecting to the wifi. So perhaps smartphones just have weaker wifi chips/antennas than laptops. After some experimentation, I discovered a couple "hotspots" in the apartment hallway. First world problems ;-)
Don't hesitate. Stay with Ari!
Ari was very welcoming, gave us all the information we needed and more. Cats were really funny and friendly. It was a nice and comfy place and she made us feel quite relaxed about staying there. Recommended! x
Ce voyage à Barcelone chez Ari était notre première expérience avec airbnb, et ce qui n'est sur, c'est que ce n'était pas la dernière !!! Après une question sur la disponibilité de sa chambre, Ari nous a tout de suite répondu, et nous avons réservé immédiatement ! Et ce juste trois jours avant notre départ. Nous avons eu un contact très facile et Ari répondait précisement à toutes nos questions. En arrivant sur place, grâce à ses indications, nous avons très facilement trouvé l'appartement. Ari nous a accueilli chaleureusement chez elle. L'appartement est très spacieux, propre, bien équipé, atypique, et très bien situé en centre ville de Barcelone. La chambre est jolie, propre, suffisamment spacieuse.
Elle nous a ensuite dit ce que nous devions ne pas raté lors de notre séjour à Barcelone en nous expliquant ce qui avait le plus d'intérêt à visiter, à (website hidden)âce à sa grande connaissance de la ville, elle n'a rien oublier. Nos colocataires, saké et sushi, ses deux chats étaient adorables. Ari a été vraiment sympa avec nous et nous a mêmes proposé de venir à une soirée avec elle ! Nous avons vraiment aimé ce séjour ! Et pour sur nous reviendrons ! et ce sera surement chez Ari ! Merci pour tout et à bientôt !?!
Camille & Rémi
We stayed at Aris delightful apartment in Barcelona. The pre-arrival info which Ari provided was really useful, and I was grateful for that. We were welcomed by Ari who ensured that everything was right for our arrival. The apartment itself is as good and very clean as it looks in the pictures and we found the location very central and the local people very pleasant and willing to help. We would choose to stay at Ari as she is a very nice and Interesting person as well and she has a great bier at her house : ).We would definitely recommend it to others.
Ari is an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PERSON! Staying with her made my Barcelona trip the ultimate experience and I CANNOT wait to get back. Friendly, easy to get along with, and down to hang out, she also has all sorts of helpful tips about the city, what to see, where to go, how to get there, WHERE TO EAT!
From the moment I booked she sent me useful information regarding how to get in from the airport, her directions were easy to understand and I made it to the apartment quickly without any problems. Once I arrived she showed me around the apartment and had even waited to see if I had dinner!
The apartment itself is in a great location. Everywhere I needed to go, Barri Gotic, La Ramblas, The waterfront, Parc Guell, Fira 1 or 2 (I was in town for MWC) was quick and easy to get to via local transportation. If you needed a taxi it was never hard to find right out front. The area around the apartment had great bars, tapas places, and cafes near by and I never felt like I was in any danger (still be observant). It (the apartment) has a great terrace, a lift (great if you have a lot of luggage), an awesome kitchen (if you're lucky, she'll make pizza with you), and GREAT WATER PRESSURE (with plenty of hot water) in the shower!
Another added plus are her sweet sweet gatitos! Sushi and Sake are so cute. If you don't like cats, it's ok because you can close your door (the room as well as the apartment is NOT covered on cat hair, it is very clean!), but trust me. They will make your day so much happier!
I am already dreaming about the next trip to see Ari, Sake, and Sushi! ❤❤❤❤❤