Wonderful flat in the heart of Borne, the "coolest" area neighborhood in Barcellona. Bars, restaurants, shops, museums, the city park, the calm of a really Barcelona house and really close to the beach. You can't find better place! :-)
Hello, my apartment is located right in the heart of Borne, a very lively and elegant neighborhood in the center of Barcelona.
This is an actual house (I live between Barcelona and Milan), and I feel it has much more personality than a tourist apartments, which tend to be a bit anonymous.
The building is a well-kept old construction and it lies on a quiet and charming pedestrian-only street. I fell in love with it because I felt it summed Barcelona's bohemian style and its elegance.
The apartment is for 2 people. It is made of an entrance, a small but practical bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen / living room, and one bedroom. It is on the 5° floor (no lift!!). It is fully furnished and there are some small but important things..photos, books, plants…please take care of them please as if they were yours!
The neighbourhood is fun and lively, and on the street there are many nice shops and restaurants. Although very quiet, the party is just a few steps away on the Paseo del Born. The Parc de la Ciutadella (BCN's biggest park) is a short walk away, and you can reach the beach by foot (15 min walk). In the neighborhood there are also the Picasso Museum, the zoo, the Santa Caterina Market (and soon the beautiful Borne Market, still under renovation).
Although I'm pretty sure you'll be able to walk everywhere and take advantage of Barcelona's great weather, the apartment is very well connected: the main train station (Estació de França) is 4 blocks away, the bus station (Norte) is 10 min by foot (good if you land in Girona). Jaume I (yellow line stop) is 10 minutes away.
2014 - ADSL wi-fi unlimited!
to everything but the terrace (because of neighbors motivations)
a lot! :-) if they want
I usually send my tips and favorite places bye personal e-mail
everything is close!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$590 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1802 /month|
I stayed there for almost a month with my girlfriend. Amazing apartment! Clean, tasteful, full of light, the area is lively with plenty of great restaurants around. Matteo was a fantastic host as well, we felt extremely welcome. Would stay there again anytime!
L'appartamento di Matteo si trova in una posizione strepitosa.
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Une semaine passée au mois d'Octobre. Superbe appartement, très joli style ! Le quartier est juste génial !
Matteo est très réactif aux (website hidden)ès bonne expérience ! Merci !
We stayed four nights in Matteos apartment and it was just as described, if not better. It is in a very nice area of the city, but still quite in the night. The only issue was the Internet access, it was so slow and poor that it was virtually unusable. But if you can live without Internet access I can really recommend this apartment.
I'm sorry for wi-fi slowness, I noticed too, since I changed the provider. The previous one was not good too, so I tried with this one that I thought it would have been really useful because is a portable wi-fi, that sounds good for guests who need internet also around the city (for applications like whatsapp for instance). There are persons who appreciate it best than a quick home connection. Anyway I'll change it soon again and hope to find a good one for everybody. By the way, thanks Erik for your advice.
My friend and I stayed in Matteos flat the last week in september 2013. The weather was really nice, so we could discover a lot of Barcelona. The flat is a perfect spot to do that! And the neighborhood El Born is so nice - a lot of restaurants, bars and nice little shops. And almost everything a few walking minutes away. Otherwise the metro station Jaume I too.
It was sometimes a bit hot, so we used the air condition of the flat too - it worked very well.
The flat was very clean and exactly like the pictures on airbnb - very charming and well decorated. The internet was very slow, but I was happy to have a free wifi for texting.
Alessia picked me up at Arc del Triumf, so it was no problem finding the flat. The only challenge are the steps and the fifth floor. Thankfully Alessia helped me getting my big bag upstairs, otherwise I would have been lost.
Matteo was very caring althouth I was out of country.
I would definitely recommend the flat to everybody who is not afraid of climbing stairs! :)
Our week in Matteo's apartment was perfect ! It is very nice, well (email hidden)d perfectly located.
We had everything we needed for our week in BCN.
Born neighbourhood is wonderful, with great restaurants and bars, fashion stores, etc.
We stayed in Matteo's apartment for a week in July and really enjoyed the centrality and proximity to the metro, passeig del born and general liveliness.
The apartment is air-conditioned, which we valued greatly. It also felt lived in and cosy. However there were two minor downsides. Firstly the narrowness of the steps made it hard to get the bags up and down. Secondly, due to the nature of the old style building, the wifi connection is poor. Although this may not have been ideal, we found the stairs and lack of wifi an advantage because it was good fitness and we were discouraged from using our various technological devices.
On the whole, the experience was great. We would suggest it for anyone who can deal with a little physical hard work a few times a day.
Many thanks to Matteo
We had a wonderful stay in Matteo's apartment! It is located right in the middle of the historic city centre with bars, restaurants, musea, public transport and the beach all within walking (or crawling) distance.
If you're looking for a real Barcelona experience, this absolutely is the place to be :)
We had a great 5 days in Matteo's apartment. It's perfectly located with heaps of bars, restaurants and shops in the immediate area. The food market a short walk away was also great and kept us stocked with fresh food for our stay. We were really pleased with our choice to stay in this great neighbourhood.
The apartment is exactly as described by Matteo and is very stylish. We enjoyed its good bed, spacious living area and abundance of natural light.
Our only issue was the dreadfully slow internet connection which made it difficult for us to do some of the things we needed. We had to use our own WIFI to get the bandwidth required on some occasions which was a frustration.
A word of warning for anybody with large or heavy luggage - the apartment is on the fifth floor and the staircase narrow. Carrying heavy luggage up might be a challenge for some although we managed OK.
We made a last minute booking with Matteo when we were in Barcelona, and he made the whole experience so simple and stress free! Although he wasn't in Barcelona at the time, his friend Alessia was a great help. The apartment had everything we needed and was in the perfect location! We will definitely be back!!