About This Listing
Doble room with own and private room and nice view, , Kitchen and spacious and confortable dining room, WiFi and washing machine.
Close of stores, restaurants and public transportation (bus, metro).
Five minutes to the beach, and near of Olimic port, Forum and Sagrada Famila.
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The apartment is as described (the shared living room actually looks even better than the pics now that it's fully furnished). The location was great for us but we actually wanted something in that area, otherwise it has good public transport links with the Yellow Line of the Barcelona Metro having a station about 5 minutes away, roughly as far as the beach is in a different direction.
Both the Glòries and the Diagonal Mar malls are either a 20 minute walk or a 5 euro cab away which means it's great for shopping and Poble Nou itself has some lovely shopping and dining opportunities.
We stayed in the suite with the bath and balcony and other than some inevitable noise issues from the lively boulevard below it was a pleasant stay and a great value for money.
This space was really great and the neighborhood made it even that more enjoyable. For a shared flat, it is about as ideal as you can get. Salvador is quite, clean, and comfortably uninterested in your business while always friendly and available for any questions or concerns you may have. This is a great area to truly experience local catalan culture without having to abandon a lively scene. It also is an easy walking distance from the best beach in the city, where you will find more locals and more space to relax then the over hyped Barceloneta area.
I didn't actually get to meet Luis because he was out of town, but his friend Salvador managed the AirBnB in his place. Salvador was so great!! On a Thursday night we wanted to go to the clubs but the Metro closed at midnight so we couldn't take public transportation to get there. So we asked Salvador if he could call us a taxi to take us to the clubs but he offered to drive us there himself!
The apartment is really nice and incredibly clean, and the Wi-Fi is strong. We had our own bathroom with our bedroom. And it had a mini balcony overlooking the street Rambla Poble Nou.
The apartment is also really close to the Metro Station. Very convenient! And there are a lot of cute cafes and restaurants on the apartment's street.
J'ai averti mon hôte de mon arrivée à la gare à 20h30, il m'a confirmé qu'il m'attendait. L'appartement est agréable dans un quartier très sympa! J'étais à Barcelone pour des raisons professionnelles et j'ai donc eu peu l'occasion de communiquer avec mon hôte , il m'a cependant renseignée du mieux possible.
Overall - an extremely shaky start but an ok experience in the end.
Location - good, Poblenou about 20 mins metro ride from Rambla etc, apartment about 5 mins walk from a lovely beach. Neighbourhood itself pleasant, if a little quiet.
Host - we arrived late (1am) as our plane had been delayed. We had forewarned Luis about this but received no reply. At the apartment no one answered even after a long time and so we were stranded. The number Luis had given us was out of use. By this time it was 1.30am so we obviously did not want to stick around any longer. Found a nearby Holiday Inn and used the wifi to attempt to contact Luis. Still no reply to our email hours before. Managed to ring Air Bnb offices (in the US so cost us a lot of money!) and Ty, the customer service rep could not get in touch with Luis on either of the numbers he had provided. So we had to book in that night at the holiday inn (significantly more expensive than the apartment) and Ty sorted out a refund for that night. We finally got in touch with a guy called Salvador who was supposed to greet us and arranged to check in at 11am the next day. Salvador was not there when we got to the apartment in the morning. We hung around for 45 mins and he came back and found us - it transpired he had waited around for 15 mins (we were a little late waking up after the sleepless night - understandably) and gone off to tend to some personal business. We weren't impressed with his attitude as he tried to make out he had done nothing wrong the night before and that it was all our fault, despite the fact we had air bnb on our side and we had the emails and attempted telephone calls to prove it. There were no attempts by either Luis or Salvador to make it up to us for the chaotic previous night. We had an apology from Salvador in the end but not one from Luis. Once we were all checked in however, it was fine, we had no contact with the hosts; they just left us to it.
Apartment - private bathroom, very clean, good kitchen facilities, pleasant communal living room. HOWEVER very poor security - we had an absolutely tiny padlock for our door and the balcony (first floor up from the busy high street below) did not lock properly.
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About the Host, Luis
somos una pareja que disfrutamos de viajar y vivimos entre barcelona y chile.
amamos el comer bien y charlar con gente que disfrute del buen vivir.
somos nuevos en esta aventura de arrendar y esperamos disfrutarlo al igual que nuestros huespedes.