LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!! The best thing when being in a new city is to be close to everything, isnt' it? In our cozy apartment in the very center of BCN you'll find yourself everywhere in just some minutes walk. Ramblas, pza Catalunya everything!
Brand new kitchen (from IKEA =P) but super clean and functional. Toaster, washing machine, kettle.. fully equipped
The combination of old and new makes this appartment a good value place to stay in Barcelona. This recently renovated flat has many details of an old classic Barcelona style appartment with the facilities of a new one. The old wooden beams make a good contrast to a brand new open kitchen.
This appartment has 3 double bedrooms, each of them with a doble bed, a wardrobe and window with natural light. The brand new open kitchen is eqquiped with ceramic hob, oven, tea boiler, refrigerator, freezer and of course all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. The living room has a comfy sofa which fits 4 people and a table facing the 47" flat screen TV hanging on the wall. The bathroom has a shower and is provided with towels. The old tiles reinvented as wall-lights combine perfectly with the modern ceiling mounted lights. There is Sun all day long =)
The location is only 2 minutes walk to the subway station "Paralel" (L3, L2) and many local buses. Only 5 min walk leads you to Las Ramblas, the main leisure area in BCN.
The area is vibrant with many bars and cute restaurants, even though the appartment is very quiet..Please keep in mind that it is a 4th floor with no elevator, so not suitable if you can't deal with going up the stairs. Supermarkets, bakery and shops are right around the corner.
Coming from/to the airport is really easy.
AIRPORT PICK UP:
Get a lift from the airport directly to the apartment for only 20€ (25€ after 8pm). I provide this service with my private car or with a friend of mine when I don't have the time. It's the easiest and fastest way to get to the apartment and when you are 2 oe 3 people it's almost the same price than taking the aerobus and the metro. Ask for availability!!
The cheapest way is to take the bus, if you are one or two people (blue modern buses with AEROBUS written at the sides, costs 5,90€) that you will find in both T1 or T2 at the airport. That bus leaves you in Plaza Universitat (just ask the driver or check on the screen to know where to jump off the bus) and from there you only have to take the subway (L2 purple Universitat) for two stops to the station Paralel. The apartent is 3 min walk from the tube station. Travel time from the airport to the apartment should be around 1h or 1h 15', depending how long you have to wait for the bus.
If you are several people, you might considering the possibility of taking a cab. That would drive you straight to the apartment in about 20 min and should cost beetween 35 and 40€. I remind you the address: Calle Carretes, número 53.
You will just love it. I'm sure!!!
NOTE: check in time 15:00, check out 11:00. Check ins after 20:00 will be charged 20€ extra. Check out in the afternoon/evening, when possible are charged with 20 € extra
There are no rules other than common sense. That means you have to keep in mind that your room an the apartment is located in an apartment block, which basically involves respecting your neighbours and rommies. No rubbish left inside or outside the room, no loud music after 22h or not parties thrown at the building roof terrace are usual community demands.
Also leaving the room in good conditions is a plus. Please notice that only 35€ are charged for the cleaning, which means that a cleaner should be able to do the job in two hour before the next guests will check in. So keeping the common areas clean at all times and leaving the rooms and bahroomt in an OK state is something to keep under consideration.
Other that that.. I just want you to do everything like you would do in your own place.
Enjoy your stay and see you very very soon!!
l'appartement est très bien situé, il est conforme aux photos.
les hôtes sont très agréables et flexibles
Albert was very nice and his recommendations were really good.
The rooms were were okay, but the beds were not comfortable. The kitchen had certainly only the minimum and if you want to cook for 5 people you'll not find enough silverware. Some knifes were made our of plastic.
The couch would need a deep cleaning too.
All in all it is okay, but for the price you pay, it is from my stand point of view a little bit overpriced.
The neighborhood was interesting and I liked the different people and the location was also very convenient.
Malin was there to meet us at check in and was very friendly. She showed us the apartment and let us know that if we needed anything, just ask. The restaurant guide and information about the local supermarket and metro stations was also very helpful. The apartment was quite large and well equipped, though we were only there in the evenings. We would definitely come back to stay here again and really enjoyed our time in Barcelona. She even arranged for private transport to the airport at the end of our stay. The only downside was that the bathroom and one bedroom had a bit of mildew smell, but other than that, the place is great. Keep in mind that it is on the fourth floor and there is no elevator, but they are up front about that in their listing.
A great apartment with fantastic hosts. Albert met us at the airport which was really useful and he gave us great tips about where to eat out and what to do. We went to the local restaurant that he recommended and it was fantastic and not touristy at all, exactly what we wanted!
The apartment was clean and simple and just what we needed. We would definitely recommend staying here. The hosts were easy to communciate with and charming.
All in all, a great experience!
Great spot from which to explore the city, being only a shortish walk from La Ramblas and the waterfront. Raval is an area with real character and the flat is perfectly positioned for some great eateries and bars. We particularly enjoyed La Confiteria and El Pachuco for some late night Tacos.
Everything was clean and tidy. We had ample space for our group and we made use of the very handy airport pickup. I would recommend to any future airbnb visitor!
Albert and Malin were fantastic hosts and provided us with information about many different places to see upon checking in. The apartment was situated in a great location- 5 minute walk to La Rambla.
Very nice stay ! The flat is beautifull, functionnal, and in a nice neighbourhood of Barcelona : close to the beach and ramblas.
We did not meet for real Albert and Malin but they are very convenient and responsive + they sent someone to pick us up at the airport.
I recommend the flat !
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Malin and I met in Stockholm more than 10 years ago and we have been friends ever since. Now we both live in BCN and together with Immanuel (Malin's husband) we offer 7 very centric nice apartments in BCN city center at a very affordable price.
We love to travel and we use Airbnb most of the times when we do. That's the reason we really make an effort to make sure you are having a comfortable, enjoyable stay in our apartments and in this vibrant city that has so much to offer. Starting by picking you up with our private car at the airport, to writting a little personalized mini-guide for each of the apartments with recomendations of where to eat or where to go, to anything you might need and we can help you with.
I, personally, am the kind of person who likes to chat and be with friends. I shared appartment with many people since I left home to go to London and Stockholm, to study and work. I think that sharing your space is a very enrichment experience where you get to know other people, other way to look at things. You allways get to learn something new. Like food; now some of my favourite things are "köttbullar" (swedish meatballs) or Marmite on toast with butter. You can see it in my lisitings, there is one room in the big apartment I live in BCN with 2 other friends that is available for short stays.
Malin, also loves socializing with people and has two other bedrooms available for you in her own home where she lives with her husband and her little baby girl.
I long to meet you and advise you about how to make the best of my beautiful city, Barcelona, that will make you fall in love with it's arquitechture, night live and so much more. Malin and myself will do all we can for you to have a wonderful stay in our apartments.
See you soon!
Albert and Malin