DoubleBed—Central, Light & Clean

Apartment - Private room · Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Catalonia 08015, Spain
Your host, Ari
25 Reviews
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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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1263 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Our stay at Ari's house was amazing! She was away for the first 2 days but had organised her friendly neighbor to let us in. She had information about the house and a printed out booklet on things to do, places to see etc! She is an extremely friendly person and the house was clean and tidy! We definitely recommend staying with her!!!

    July 2014
  • Ari a très vite répondu à ma demande de disponibilité et m'a très bien accueillie. Ses deux chats, saké et sushis, sont absolument adorables. L'appartement se trouve tout près d'une bouche de métro ce qui est appréciable. Il est très propre, bien équipé et très bien situé en centre ville de Barcelone. La chambre est jolie, propre et suffisamment spacieuse.

    June 2014
  • Ari is very sweet and generous, and has great recommendations for places to eat. The room was clean and the bathroom was nice. The location of the apartment was great. Her cats were also the best cats I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. One minor thing would be that the wifi was a bit spotty and did not reach the room that I was staying in.

    June 2014
  • An absolutely amazing host. Clean room and very good part of Barcelona. Ari was very kind and invited out for drinks and tapas with her friends. I was able to see a beautiful side of Barcelona. I would highly recommend staying with her.

    May 2014
  • Ari is a very nice host! With 2 very cute cats, sake n sushi! We enjoy the stay in barcelona! Thank you Ari for introducing us a lot of yummy restaurants!

    May 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay in Aris Apartment, which was really near to the City Center of Barcelona, you could easily walk.

    When we arrived we were welcomed in such a friendly way, Ari was really great, she prepared nice Tapas ans we enjoyed the nice Food and whether with cold Drinks with her on her balcony, which was absolutely great. Ari gave us very good advices where to go in BCN and provided us with a map pointing out all good places to go. We really got everything we needed.

    The Apartment is very nice, clean and quiet. Also the two cats are so lovely, we imeediately close them in our hearts :-)

    We would definetely stay here again next we will visit Barcelona:-) Ari, when you plan a trip to Frankfurt, you are more then welcome to come to our Apartment :-)
    Saludos desde Alemenia, Christian and Sarah

    May 2014
  • Ari made my stay in Barcelona even more amazing than I could imagine. She was so kind to recommend the best places to eat, drink, see and hang out, she introduced me to her friends, helped me practice my spanish and she was very helpful in every way. Ari’s apartment is very cozy and its location is just perfect. Also make sure you don’t fall in love with her cats too much because they make it even harder to leave.

    April 2014
  • Sorry for leaving my review for that late, I would say Ari's place is well-regarded, when I was arriving in barcelona first day, took bus to Ari's Apt and it was really easy to recognize it, also met Ari at that day. The Place is very convenient for seeing the sites, particularly since this area is the sort of City center in Barcelona. Getting to/from the airport is as easy as (I guess) many other places: there's a subway and shuttle bus around, and also easy to grab taxi .
    The room I stayed in was nice and quiet. Spacious, clean, and definitely cozy just like home, especially Ari's two lovely cats, Sake and Sushi, I've not seen cats well behaved so kindly and adorable before! Almost made my everyday so happy! The bathroom was clean and neat (rain shower that worked well).
    The balcony is in the back of house; when you want to have a cup of coffee and enjoy the sunshine morning in barcelona, it's the most secret and calm place(I say to myself lol), then jsut enjoy these two cutie cats company. You will not forget it!

    Ari's house is really cute, which has her style, the house decoration made me live her place right away since i got in barcelona, You can also ask Ari about some good selection of food. She is a really friendly person and won't hesitate to give you all the information you needed, and she was happy to provide for requests.

    If you want to use her kitchen to cook something, she also can provide it, but I didn't have a chance to use it. One point to note is that it's really convenient area for the tourist who first time in barcelona, and it's also a safe area for girls.
    Overall I'd definitely recommend Ari's place : I think it's a reasonable price, and it is convenient, comfortable, and had everything I needed for a couple of days in Barcelona, I had an epic trip . Thanks to Ari :)

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    October 2013
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I'm from Barcelona even though I spent four years living in Ireland. I work in an international communications agency and love my nights out socialising but I also appreciate relaxing at home during my workingdays. I always loved meeting people from other parts of the world so I have a big group of international friends in Barcelona. Being a local I know the city very well and can recommend you places to go, eat, and how to get there etc. I'm easy going and I like people to feel comfortable, so to the extent that I can I will help you with any doubts you may have. I will be happy to have you staying with me!
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