90 m2 apartment, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. There is WiFi internet, TV, DVD, HiFi, air conditioning and programable heating.
Lots of public transport within 1 minute distance and great location.
You will have several guides of Barcelona, maps, my personal restaurants suggestions, etc etc etc.
Come visit Barcelona and stay where locals live. Enjoy my quiet, sunny and beautifully located apartment!
My place is a 90 m2 apartment (around 1000 sq. feet) with air conditioning, 3 bedrooms (2 double, one with a king size bed and one with 2 individual beds) and one single bedroom, plus 2 full bathrooms. The living-room is large and bright. The kitchen is fully equipped, with everything necessary to cook, laundry machine and dishwasher. The place is very quiet and comfortable. Lots of closet space. The building has 2 elevators. I also have a baby cot if you need it.
There is WiFi internet, TV, DVD, HiFi, air conditioning and programable heating. Private parking could be available at a low rate, ask in advance. It is not free, as it says in the "amenities" section, but there is availability.
The whole house is decorated with architectural and art photography (advantages of having a sister with good hands for cameras and pictures!).
The apartment is in the Eixample area in Barcelona, close to Diagonal Avenue, the area where the locals live. It's one block away from a Metro station, and from several bus stops. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby and a supermarket in the same block (and more in the area). There is also a hospital and a university college very close to it (which makes public transportation easy and plentyful). A park for small children is only 1 minute away.
The location is very central, so it's easy to get to all major attractions in the city (10 minutes walk to Paseo de Gracia, with its Gaudi buildings, for example, or only 3 metro stops away from Sagrada Familia). At the same time, it's safe and quiet (due to its orientation).
Check in and out are flexible, except when I have a booking on the same day (which is almost always not the case). In that case I will ask you to check in at around 2 and out around 11, so the place can be professionally taken care of. In case you need to leave your luggage until later, I can safely take care of that, it wouldn't be a problem at all.
The whole apartment is yours. You can of course use everything there is: both bathrooms, the bedrooms, etc., coffee maker, DVD, WiFi, etc etc etc.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is just for you, I do not live there. Still, I live very close to it, so you can call me and I am usually able to come in a few minutes.
Very close to everywhere, but yet not in the noisy, often dirty, old town. This is were locals love to live, with lots of restaurants and little parks in the surroundings, a large fresh food market very close and an animated and very safe area overall.
Public transport is very easy and plentiful around the apartments. Metro is only 1 block away, and buses are all around, within a couple of minutes you can take over 10 different bus lines.
Taxis are also very easy to find (we are close to a hospital, so there are always taxis around).
I have private, secure parking just around the corner at a very reasonable price. Ask me for details and availability.
First and foremost: enjoy your stay in Barcelona!
Other than that, house rules are simple. Please, treat it with care and love. Remember it is an apartment in a building, and that you will be surrounded by other people who live their lives there. That means being tidy, not making too much noise, respecting the others, opening the building door to the elderly, etc.
And remember, anything that you find in the apartment is for you to use. E.g., if there is salt in the kitchen (and there is), it is for you to use, no need to buy extra! Etc, etc.
It was for us the first time we booked via airbnb, it was a pleasure being received at the apartment by Antonio. Clear instructions on how things could be used and receiving the tips on where to go and eat. The apartment was spacious, nice and clean and very convenient. The Metro (Hospital Clinic) is less than a 5 minutes’ walk and is connected to all major metro lines through the city.
We had a great time staying at the apartment, and would do the same again when returning to Barcelona. :)
This apartment exceeded our expectations in so many ways. It was clean and bright and the kitchen was better equipped than my own at home. There was plenty of hot water for three of us to shower daily (a North American bad habit)! There was a small amount of noise from neighbours but this did not really disturb our stay.
In terms of location it is exactly as described - close to the subway (two blocks), near many bus lines, lots of places nearby for coffee/wine sitting in the spring sunshine, near grocery stores so we could make our own breakfasts. For three women travelling together it was a perfect arrangement as it felt very safe, even when we went out for dinner in the evening.
Antonio is the "Best Host Ever!" Prior to our arrival he sent us maps, suggestions about some of the sights to see and good restaurants to try. During our stay we needed some information and Antonio was quick to respond which made us feel that we had a friend close by.
Barcelona is a beautiful city and being hosted by Antonio made this trip a very special experience. If I ever get a chance to go back to Barcelona I would not hesitate to stay at this apartment again and recommend it highly as a great choice for other AirBNB travellers!
The host made us feel totally welcome. It is a very nice neighborhood! Although not located in the city center, it is so close you can even walk there. The metro and bus station are very close by, as well as a super market and very nice restaurants and pinchos bars! I would definitely recommend the apartment, as you take a real feel of how the locals live! Also, we had very good communication with the host.
Antonio fue muy amable y acogedor. Apartamento muy bien ubicado, cerca de estación de metro. Barrio muy agradable.
Antonio a rapidement répondu à notre demande de location ainsi qu'a chaque contact par la suite. L'appartement est conforme à la description. Il est situé à 3 mn de la station de métro Hospital Clinic et vous trouverez toutes les commodités dans ce quartier situé assez proche du centre mais au calme. Antonio donne de bons renseignements sur la ville si vous le souhaitez. Nous n'y avons que dormi pendant un grand weekend mais tout est prévu pour un plus long séjour. Nous ne pouvons que le recommander.
Antonio was extremely nice that he sent a tons of useful information for us before our arrival. When we arrived, he was really welcoming as well. the apartment is comfortable and perfect for a family, also well suited. recommend!
We were very satisfied with the apartment. It was very nice, clean and spacious, just as advertised. We received a lot of useful and helpful information from Antonio, such as restaurants recommendations, maps and travel guides. Even though Antonio was not in Barcelona during our stay, he was available to us over the phone and e-mail.
I can only recomment it futher.
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A friendly Spaniard who loves meeting foreigners. I speak English, German, Spanish and Catalan, and I am willing to try in other languages... but cannot guarantee the outcome! Work for a family business. Among others, I hold a degree in Tourism, and I will be more than happy to give you advice on what to do, see, drink and eat in Barcelona and surroundings... people seem to like the places I send them to!
As a final note, I am also the proud founder of Ask a Spaniard. Take a look at it!