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Important thing before you are starting to read. Our big advace: "Be yourself, think by yourself and be original, following to your heart what you really feel"." Just follow what you really feel". With us you will have a unic experience and very enrichable. Thank youHi all. This room is cozy and nice. In Paseo del Borne. Internal room with a japanese futon style bed. You can bring your sleeping bag is you wish. There is heater on it for the winter period. With wi-fi free, watching machine, kitchen, towels and nice enviroment in a friendly atmosphere. We can guide you for visiting the old part of El Borne. The place in on the heart of Barcelona just 10 minutes from Las Ramblas, La Barceloneta Beach and a Green Park named Ciutadella, ideal for Pic-nic and Sports. About transports this is very well connected just 5 minutes from one of the main train stations in Barcelona ( Estación de Francia), and two metro stations. El Borne is a place visited by people around the world and a lot of young, to be identified as a special place to go and enjoy its tapas bars, drinks and restaurants with outdoor terraces. Ideal for relaxed and unhurried walks. It´s just ten minutes from a small Marina and luxury yachts and magnificents beaches, miles of golden sand, lapped by clear blue Sea Mediterraneo. It´s a central place, one hundred per cent in the heart of Barcelona, just a few steps from the main points and attractions of the city. You will save a lot of money on transportation because it is in the center of all points of the city, existing flexibility to check-in. Once you´ve decided for our the room and put your first contact I ask for patience set the host call contact you and, it will give you an answer as soon as we can, but it sures an answer. Thank you very much for your good choice and to live a unique experience in the world.The Borne in Barcelona.
Belen is lovely. She offered to pick us up from the train station and take us to the apartment. She showed us around, and some places where to eat.
The house was clean and the room was very comfortable, but a little cold for me so Belen gave us a heater. She let us use the kitchen.
The location is very good. There are lot of bars, shops and restaurants. It is near the transportation system. I really recommend the place!
I think that I will stay in this place again when the weather is warmer for the beach. We had a really nice stay, Thank you again !
Belen was so kind. She showed me around the district, and showed me restaurants and the Picasso museum. She took me to the gothic district and told me of the history. Also Belen is a Tao shiatsu therapist, and for a small fee, relieved me of all back pain.
The room was very comfortable, the perfect size for one. It had a heater but no windows. I was very relaxed in the home and was given full access to the kitchen but I didn't use it.
Finally Belem took me to the train station and explained exactly how to get to the airport.
The district of Born is very lovely. There are lost of shops and restaurants, literally around the corner. I highly reccomend this place!
Stayed here for one short night. Belen offered to pick us up from the train station and take us to the apartment, she is really nice. The apartment is in an excellent location, I could see visiting again when the weathers warmer for the beach. I personally thought the bed was super commode table and my husband and I really liked the shoes for slippers at the door thing. Had a really nice stay and I look forward to going back one day, thank you!
Thank Amy for your wonderful review. At the present moment we host a student girl from California. Kystral is very nice person. Enthusiastic. She came to Barcelona by bus from Lyon in France where she stays. It is a pleasure to host international student and share with them our knowledges about our town and natural therapies like Tao Shiatsu.
Location is just great, you are almost everywhere by walk : Las Ramblas, seaside, Gotico,.... And the neighborhood is really nice in El Borne (or La Ribera) : small streets, plazas, nice bars,.. At our arrival Juan gave us a quick tour (about 1h) in the neighborhood with recommendations so that we got to know the area well. Although we did not see Juan and Belen much, they seem easy going people. Room clean and nice. If you are not used to sleep on a Japanese futon it may be hard.
Overall an absolute recommendation!
We are very happy to host people on Christmas Time. We are good people who always try to make people confortable, specially at this time of the year. Those above are from Belgium. Actually she is from South Viatnam in Asia, where people know exactly how to sleep well in japonese futon. We hava double futon for our guest to have straight back when they are resting and to make it more confortable. Thank you every body WELCOME TO BARCELONA. UNIC TOWN!!!!!.
It was a very nice stay in Barcelona with Belén and Juan! Juan was a very kind and friendly host. He showed us the area around his place on the first evening and recommended a nice restaurant where Sam and I went to eat fish after the tour he gave us. The food was very tasty and fresh there. He offered us another tour on Sunday but we overslept because we were out the whole Saturday. There is so much to see in Barcelona and the area Born, where Belén and Juan live, is the best area you could possibly live in Barcelona. In 10 minutes you reach everything by feet (the beach, the harbour, La Rambla etc.). On Monday we had a nice dinner with Belén and Juan and when we asked if we could extend our stay for one day it was no problem at all. Sam and I are happy to absolutely recommend Belén and Juans appartement. You will feel welcome and you will love the area!
Thank you Alexander for your wonderful comment. We are part of Airbnb community because our commitment is to make people happy. Our way is to try people making theirs dream come to reality. That is why always we try to our guest to feel the difference about to be treated like they are pat of our home in friendly and natural way. We have been host many people from five continents and a común point in between all of them there is always heart in each person, a heart who is expecting to other hearts to be warm and human.
During the time we recive this comment from Alexander and Sam. We host a very good guest. That is Franck. He is 25 years old and he have been working in New York and now is working in London the Capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
About Alexander S the autor of this above comment. I have to say. We have been very happy to host him and his girlfriend Sam. They are from Cologne in Germany. They have finishin theirs studies at Cologne University, Alexander in Phisics and Sam Biochemist, We are very happy to host people from Germany. They have been in our place for 5 days. Extending one morenight e because they felt very good in our place here with us. They did so many things in Barcelona. We invited them to a traditional spanish dinner. Because Belen is very good making tasted Spanish potatoes omelette. We all together Sam, Belén, Alexander and me, enjoyed that dinner and of course a very good conversation on the dinner table, being a very special night with some japonese music as audio atmosphere. Next night we left them to use our printer to print the return flight tickets as a free service always offer to our guests. Last night here they went to Montjuic Montain to see a wonderful Barcelona parnorama with all lights vipping and they went too the Olimpic Stadium with is next to Montjuic and I showed them how to arrive there.. But the most important thing is about they went to swim to Barcelona Beach last day about noon because very good weather in Barcelona 23 C, still at the begining of November. We wish a very good and brilliant future to Alexander and Sam and once again. Thank you
[FR] L'appartement de Juan et Belem se trouve au coeur du vieux Barcelone : on peut quasiment visiter tout Barcelone à pied en partant de chez eux ! D'autre part, le quartier regorge de bars, restos, boutiques... La chambre dans laquelle nous avons dormi est assez grande pour un couple, très propre et on s'habitue vite à dormir sur un futon.
Mais ce qui fait le charme du séjour chez Juan, c'est sa disponibilité et ses conseils avisés. En plus, c'est un guide en or pour visiter le barri Gotic et nous avons apprécié ses efforts pour parler français.
[EN] Juan and Belem's flat is in the very heart of Barcelona: one can walk from there to almost all the city famous places. There's also a lot of small shops, bars, restaurants to enjoy in the area. The room we slept in is big enough for a couple, very clean and one quickly gets used to sleep on a futon.
But the real charm of this flat is Juan's availability and good advices. He's the guide you need to visit the barri Gotic and find good and cheap places to eat!
Today is November 6th 2013. Weather for this period of the year is incredible. We have today máximum 25C. Our guest from Singapore left on very good mud. Mindi mum has been a very lovely lady. She invited Belén and me to have a very nice sunday lunch on a Greek Restaurant next door which we use to recommend sometimes to our guests. We really enjoyed it because we tried a new type of dishes and food. Very nice communication with our Singaporian guests. About Tamar and her boyfriend I have to say they are wonderful persons. They are nice, sweet and quite people. I full recommend them to any host because from the very beginning they made me to feel like I know them for all my life. They are coming from Strasbourg in between France and Germany. At the present moment Tamar is a french language and literature teacher in a city close to Switzerland and France border. She is very happy teaching to her pupils and when she left they were on the way to Madrid. Which we hope they enjoyed the most. I had liked to have more time to stay with them. We went to a cultural visit around our área because full of history and many things to be seen. At the period they stayed with us we held - Belen is a teacher and practitioner- a Tao Shiatsu course for two days by weekend and the course a very success. Tamar expressed to me before left about it was a pity not stay more time with us to get more knowledges about Tao Shiatsu from Belén. We hope would be next time. Thank you very much Tamar.You are wonderful persons..
Juan and Belen are amazing hosts. We had a very comfortable stay for a weekend in their beautiful home. El Borne is hands down the best place in Barcelona and Juan knows so much about the history and is very willing to share!! Don't hesitate
It´s 16:52 h, October the 18th, Full of Sun in Barcelona, 24 C and many people from Norh Europe, Asia and America are enjoyin this blessing town. They are coming from everywhere. At the present moment we host a couple Grace and Sam Bradford from New Zeland. They are our first New Zelanders, they are from Auckland, capital of that wonderful country " Hobbits land".We are very happy with them Grace looks very spiritual, and they had a Honor degree in Philosophy. Previously to Barcelona. They went to China, and Turkey. Now back to Xian and Devin W from USA, Vermont, they are fantactics host. They are writers and they make very good food. They come to Spain to teach english, they are based now in Ibiza. They told me about Vermont and border to french Canada is very cold in Winter, that is why they look for a better weather to stay and to develop theirs teaching skills about languages and art And they will do it in Ibiza Island during 8 month. They are very positive with very nice charácter, actually they look like angels. They have very sweet personalities. We have been very happy to host them despite they have some inconvients to catch the plane from New York to Barcelona straight forward, because they couldn´t be on time by transport from Vermont. We definitely go to stay in touch with them. They are that kind of people always try to make your life easier. Definitely that State from where they come is a great and open minded in USA. Thank you and have a wonderful stay on this great country Spain, begining of many ways in all America.Best Ki and best life. Belén and Juan.
Juan y Belen are very friendly hosts, the area is just gorgeous and full of history and the bed a real king size futon one, brilliant! on the first night, Juan proposed us a great walk into the unknown streets of Barcelona en los barrios del Raval, de la Ribera y del Born... such an amazing night, thank you so! we also shared a wonderful dinner on the last night with a very interesting presentation of Tao Shiatsu. Loads to enjoy if you choose Juan and Belen's room..and in peace and harmony please :)
It is end of Septiembre the weather in Barcelona is still summer, wonderful and (website hidden) the present moment we host a couple from Poland. Very nice persons too. They come from England Manchester, where he is working for banking industry and she is a medicine profesional. They went today to the Barcelona Magic Fountain and he asked her in a very romantic way to marry him. Big congratulations and happy to host them.
Aleks and Erik are very fantastic persons. We are so impresive about how authentic and genuine persons they are. We had a nice walk from El Born to El Raval, looking together for a place named " Inusual Proyect" and Art Café in Carrer La Paloma, and at the end we realized THE WAY " TAO" IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE END. Because we enjoyed a lot discovering many places, historical views and enchanting corners of the ancient Barcelona. Magic over magic. They are expresives, knowledgeble and warm. We wish all the best for they lifes and to see them soon in Barcelona or in Brussel where they live at the present moment, place of hot point of culture and art like Capital of Europe. Peace and Harmony make to grow Love. Thanks Aleks and Erik
Well, the location of the apartment right in the centre of the Gotic area of Bacra so its absolutely perfect if you would like to experience and see how it is to live there.
Juan was very kind and helpful and showed us around the local area even though we arrived pretty late at night.
Over all we were very happy and for the price you really cant go wrong! Would recommend!
If you are from North and East Europe or from EE.UU and Canada. Now is the right time to come to Barcelona. Because good weather in Octuber and less tourist makers. Well, Tom and his girlfriend are originaly from Poland and Lituania. They are very nice people. He is IT, he lives in London, UK. He is very happy to feel himself a Londoner. We have been very happy to host them. At the time they were here, following our international place tradition. It was Gina a girl from Estambul in Turkey. Her dad is from Dublín in Ireland and her mum from Estambul. Back to Tom and his Girlfriend they enjoy a lot. End of September every year BIG BARCELONA FESTIVAL. LA MERCE 2013, Four days of big cultural activities in all Barcelona squares like concerts, dancings, perfomances and etc. We tried to help them the most and we gave them very good advaces. I hope to see them back here in Barcelona or in London wherem we use to live before.. Thank you and have a good time.
Me and my friend's stay at Barcelona was really fantastic and we really have to thank Juan and Belen for being such wonderful hosts. We arrived later than expected but Juan waited patiently for us. On the first day, he and Belen even brought us around the place, guided us with directions, gave us advice and even treated us to a warmly home-cooked dinner. They are really friendly people and every time we see Belen, she would politely ask us about our day. As for the room, it is private, comfortable and clean. Another thing we like about the place is the location. Not only is it situated near the station, there is a story to tell in every turn and corner, a really beautiful place with lots of historical meaning behind. Lastly, many of the attractions are within walking distance which allowed us to save a lot on transportation as well! If I have a chance to visit Spain again, I would definitely stay here again!