Your Oasis in Barcelona´s Downtown

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain

The Space


This apartment is located in Pl. Vila de Madrid, the heart of the downtown of Barcelona (in the main shopping district in town, 30 meters to Las Ramblas, 100 to Pl. Catalunya, 150 to La Boqueria, 200 to the Official Cathedral), but yet the most quiet location in Old Gotico, a pedestrian square where you can wake up with the bird singing.

The apartment is perfectly furnished, with two double bedrooms (one with two single beds and the other one with a king size bed) and a living room with a sofa that converts into a double bed. You will find the best expectable comfort (fully equipped kitchen, A/C, WiFi, marble toilette). The boiler is an electric one, with 80 liters capacity. Enough for hot water showers if you don´t do hydrotherapy in the shower;)

Truely amazing, with views to the Roman road to town.
From there, you can perfectly organise your day, with all the city attractions at walking distance: sightseeing, shopping, going to the beach and nightlife.

Take the elevator down to the streets and enjoy the city!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $569
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My friend and I had a lovely time staying here. Mikki was very helpful and accommodating. A lovely apartment in a great, central location. Easy to get to and from the airport. We would definitely recommend it.

    April 2014
  • We had a veryvery good stay at the appartment! It lays very central in the centre of Barcelona. The beds are great and Ramon is a friendly man. Only the pressure of the water in the shower is not so good! But we dont know of that is normal in Barcelona! Anyway .... X we had a great time en we will be back!!!!

    April 2014
  • Nice little flat in perfect location for visiting Barcelona! Three friends and me spent 3 nights in Esculapi apartment. A 7months-old baby was travelling with us and we were given a cot and a child seat for him at an extra low price. The house is pretty clean and it comes just as described, although it’s smaller than we expected. It’s located in the heart of Barrio Gótico in a really nice square, just few minutes walking to the famous Ramblas.
    We definitely had a great weekend in Barcelona and the flat also helped in making the whole experience enjoyable. 
Communication with the owner was excellent, good host, highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • The apartment was actually better than on the pictures - very new, clean, no problems whatsoever with hot water boiler. We always had hot water when we needed it. Location is truly perfect with Barri Gotic at your door, cafes, shops. 3 minutes distance to Placa de Catalunya and 10 minutes to Port Vell. We loved the apartment and would totally recommend it to anyone.

    March 2014
  • The apartment was clean, and very central. Really a good, quiet location in the heart of the city.

    The only issue we had was that the bedding was really old, and manky. The apartment is also quite dark, contrary to the pictures.

    Other than the above criticism, the apartment is fine.

    February 2014
    Response from InterCambio:

    Thanks for the comment and sorry for the slight inconveniences. They are being sorted. The bedding replaced and some lights as well, so in the evening will be as lighty as during the day. Wish you have the chance to enjoy it.

    February 2014
  • A great apartment in a great location. We stayed in February 2014 with our two children (8 and 10). They loved the old fashioned lift! Walking distance of Barri Gotic and the food Market where we found lovely restaurants. Although just off the Ramblas the apartment was very quiet. Well equipped with everything we needed for a few days away including hairdryer and towels.

    February 2014
  • Central, clean and quiet will helpful owners, it fitted the bill for a short stay in Barcelona.

    February 2014
  • The apartment was clean and in a fantastic location (yet quiet) . This aspect we enjoyed very much however our stay in the apartment was ultimately disappointing for several reasons. Unlike other air bnb apartments where we dealt directly with the owner, who took great care to ensure our stay was a pleasant one, this apartment is one of many managed by 'team Esculapi' . We dealt with three different people ( ironically none of whom was Esculapi ! ) from the time of booking until our stay and we were most unsettled by a lack of response over three weeks to several requests through the website and by direct email for confirmation that our arrival time was ok and we would be met by someone at the apartment.

    OK, we thought, that was unsettling but hopefully things will be smoother now. Once we settled in however we were alarmed to find that neither the stove or heating functioned properly. This was particularly frustrating as we had read a complaint from a previous guest that the heating had mal-functioned and yet we were assured it was fine. The faulty controls on the stove meant that the hot plates worked inconsistently (and the large plate not at all), making it very difficult to cook even a simple meal.

    When we complained Santiago offered us two nights free in another apartment which was a gesture we appreciated however by this stage we had lost confidence in 'team Esculapi' and made alternative arrangements. Apart from our difficulties, the apartment is presented with no more than the barest essentials, lending it an austere feel. It makes for a good option as a "crash pad" but it will not feel like a home away from home.

    January 2014
  • Great location. Well equipped. Clean And modern design. Laura is a great host.
    We will return to Barcelona to Laura's apartment.

    December 2013
  • Super great location and Laura was very friendly. The apartment had everything we need, we had a cozy and comfortable stay while we were at Barcelona. It was like a home away from home. Will definitely stay here again!

    December 2013
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Hi! I was born and grew up in Barcelona and, after living in several European countries for a few years, came back to this town. Maybe because I became sure it is the one that fits best for me. I hope to be able to host you and you to discover the city, at least for a few days. These apartments are in what I consider the best locations in town to provide you with the best Barcelona experience. These apartments were picked in the most quiet and peaceful downtown spots, walking distance to the main attractions and happenings in the city. Hope that if this is your choice, it will satisfy you. See you around!
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