Le Petit Bonbon for Two

Apartment - Private room · Carrer Murillo, Barcelona, Catalonia 08004, Spain
Amanda

Sunny & comfortable bedroom with exposed wood beams in a cozy apartment with charm and character, located on a quiet street in central and lively Poble Sec neighborhood. Meet my cat Momo, let me show you around and try the best Wifi ever!

Your host, Amanda
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Sunny & comfortable bedroom with exposed wood beams in a cozy apartment with charm and character, located on a quiet street in central and lively Poble Sec neighborhood. Meet my cat Momo, let me show you around and try the best Wifi ever!

The Space

Charming, sunny & comfortable room with balcony in a quiet yet vibrant neighborhood 5 minutes away from the center of Barcelona by metro & bus, or 15 minutes if you prefer to walk. It's also very close to the sea and to Montjuïc.

This is the perfect choice if you're looking for a relaxed, clean and sunny place that feels like home!

The price includes:
- Breakfast with tea & coffee
- Free wifi
- Clean towels & bed linen
- Shampoo and Shower gel
- Hair dryer
- Use of kitchen, common areas & washing machine
- 24 hour check-in
- Shampoo and Shower gel
- Hair dryer

There is a lift in the building, very handy if you are carrying heavy luggage.

The flat has been recently renovated. I have also recently upgraded the internet deal at home, so it's 100mb download now (the fastest connection ever thanks to optical fiber!!).

By the way, I'm a musician. Oh, and my cat Momo lives with me, if you are allergic please let me know.

DOUBLE BEDROOM
The flat is really bright and the bedroom is always full of light since it leads to a balcony overlooking the street, in which you'll find a couple of chairs and a little table for the morning coffee :) There are many books in Spanish and some in English too, you can use them if you like reading. The bed is a huge double-bed, so you'll have the most comfortable sleep at night :)
- Fresh linen, duvet and pillows included
- Books
- Balcony with chairs and a small table
- Queen size bed (1,60mx2m)
- Fan / Heater

BATHROOM
I recently bought a huge shower head, which will turn bath times into a tropical rain experience :)!
When you arrive you'll find a set of fresh towels ready for you, as well as a hair dryer, shower gel and shampoo.
- Bathtub
- Fresh towels included
- Shower gel / Shampoo
- Hair dryer

KITCHEN
The kitchen has all the equipment you'll need if you want to try some local recipes and you'll always find breakfast items, tea and coffee (included in the price) to get some energy before you start exploring the city!
- Tea / Coffee / Butter / Jam / Croissants or similar for breakfast
- Fridge / Freezer
- Oven / Grill
- Coffee maker
- Toaster & juice maker
- Crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans etc.

WIFI
- With 100mb download, at home we have the fastest internet available. Optical fiber, we love you!

LAUNDRY
- Washing machine / Dryer
- Iron and ironing board

WHY DO I HOST WITH AIRBNB

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I started to rent a room through Airbnb. Would my guests feel comfortable in my place? Would we get along well? Would I resent the lack of some privacy? Would it feel safe for both my guests and I? The answer after two years welcoming travelers from around the world couldn't be more positive. I've had the opportunity to meet awesome people, to share stories, laughs and moments I treasure, and even made friends I believe are meant to last. I love hosting people and would continue to even if I was a millionaire, since it has changed my life and brought a lot of positive experiences so far :)

Guest Access

I want my guests to feel like they're at home so all the common areas in the place -kitchen, bathroom, living room, balconies- are accessible to them, with all of their equipment and facilities. The only places I'll keep to myself are my bedroom and my little studio.

Interaction with Guests

Since I also use Airbnb when I travel, I know how important it is for a host to reply promptly and be easy to reach, so I make sure I'm always there for my guests if they need me.
I strive to communicate with my guests from the very first moment they show an interest in staying in my place. I'll be more than happy to answer questions and give you directions and tips to make the most of your stay, as well as accommodating you as much as I can.
We will be sharing the apartment and I'm a local, so I can also show you around if our schedules coincide and tell you how to get around and what places to visit according to your interests. I love finding good new locations and I love even more sharing them afterwards :)

The Neighborhood

Poble Sec sits at the bottom of Montjuïc, to the south-east of Plaça Catalunya. This zone is highly residential and possesses a wide range of services, several pedestrian streets and a pleasant village atmosphere, and there is much entertainment to be had as well. This includes popular cafes, bars, restaurants, theaters and clubs, making it popular with visitors. A good choice if you want to be central but away from the crowds of tourists that populate more central areas!

The main thoroughfare is Avinguda Paral·lel, an avenue that cuts down from picturesque Plaça Espanya right down to the World Trade Centre at the tip of the port.

The event halls and the Palau de Congressos near Plaça Espanya make the Poble Sec area perfect for those in Barcelona on business, having a lot to offer tourists as well.

Also very near Poble Sec is the Mercat de Sant Antoni which is a large market selling primarily food products, a good place to have a wander and overload your senses.

You can also easily walk to Las Ramblas through Raval in no more than 10 or 15 minutes.

Getting around

As for moving around, it's really easy thanks to the location of the apartment.

Only 3 minutes away by foot you'll find the nearest metro station: Poble Sec (Line 3), from which you can change to Line 1 if you go to Plaça Espanya -one stop away, also connected to the FGC railway- or to Line 2 if you head in the opposite direction and hop off at Paral.lel -only one stop away as well, from which you can also take the Funicular up to Montjuïc, offering great views of the city and grassy areas to have a picnic-.

There are also several bus lines connecting you with the different neighborhoods, and with the beach too in less than 10-15 minutes.

Other Things to Note

You can check availability 100% accurately by clicking on the calendar link above.
Bookings are only accepted through the Airbnb website; feel free to contact me with any questions. You'll get the exact address, a detailed how-to-get-here and a link to my guidebook to Barcelona once you've made your reservation!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $21
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Had a great stay at Amanda's apartment in Barcelona. She was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Check in and check out was a breeze. It was very easy to get to all the areas around Barcelona by walking and metro from her place. The room was really nicely decorated with a balcony. We had a nice fan in our room which made our nights nice and cool. Amanda provided us with a beach/picnic mat and a beach umbrella to use at the amazing Barcelona beach areas. I would highly recommend people to stay ar Amanda's. Thanks Amanda for a great stay in Barcelona.

    July 2014
  • It was a pleasure meeting Amanda and staying at her place. She was a sweetheart and made sure that I had a comfortable stay.
    The location was perfect. It was very close to the metro and few stops away from the tourist sites. There are many places just steps away for good food and a short bus ride away to the beach. Super close to montjuic also. If you are planning on a place, I would definitely recommend this one.
    Overall I had a great experience in Barcelona!

    June 2014
  • Is has been such a great stay in Barcelona! We had both time and space to enjoy our love :) It is a wonderful room and we give our fullest recommendations to Amanda as a host. We would come back to this apartment for sure and will recommend it for our friends traveling there.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying with Amanda during our time in Barcelona and wish we could have stayed longer! The apartment is exactly as pictured, very well taken care of and we really looked forward to returning every night. Location-wise the Poble-sec neighborhood was exactly what we were looking for in terms of access and atmosphere and we would certainly stay again. Amanda is a wonderful, caring host and we had a really enjoyable time chatting with her about the city and our trips. Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • This was our first experience with airbnb and we couldn't have selected a better host. Amanda is kind, generous and thoughtful. Her apartment is bright, welcoming and spotless. We looked forward to coming "home" everyday after exploring Barcelona. Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Barcelona with Amanda was really good. It was much much more than we had expected.

    Amanda is very adorable and Jolly host. She had been Extremely helpful and gave us some of very useful information that we required. Amanda is fun to be with and we completely enjoyed our stay :)

    We would definitely would recommend everyone.

    May 2014
  • Thank you, Amanda, for our wonderful vacation! We`ve got impression, that you was our friend for the years before..) Your friendly, respectful, trusting, full of interest relationship made the time in your beatiful city unforgettable). It is very easy to walk to the centre - about 15 min. The metro station is nearby, the room is pretty... the tea at Amanda`s kitchen is tasty... Amanda is super :))

    May 2014
  • "le petit bonbon for two" est tout simplement délicieux! Idéalement situé, au calme mais à proximité de quartiers sympathiques et vivants et à 2 pas d'une station de métro et d'un arrêt de bus.
    Un parking payant est tout proche (40 euros pour 3 jours), il est ensuite très facile de circuler en métro et bus.
    L'appartement est très agréable, propre, lumineux et parfaitement (website hidden) propriétaire Amanda est un hôte charmant avec qui il est agréable de bavarder et toujours prête à nous renseigner sur les visites, les restaurants, les transports...
    Bref, le lieu et l'hôte parfaits pour découvrir Barcelona!

    May 2014
  • This is the second time I have stayed with Amanda. Her hospitality, and the room, were as perfect as ever. I hope the room will be free for the next time I am in Barcelona!

    March 2014
  • This was the first time my friend and I had used Airbnb and traveled internationally together, and staying at Amanda's place set us off on a great start. She and Karl were friendly and helpful, and we tried several places on her guidebook- all were fantastic. There is a lift so the stairs are not an issue, and the bed was comfy. The place got pretty hot during the daytime, but we were always out and at night there is a fan so you can sleep well. The first few nights the hot water was broken so showers were quite cold but that was quickly fixed. We enjoyed the use of the balcony, and the location was good- really close to the metro as well as the nightlife on Blai. Also, it's only a 15 or 20-minute walk to La Rambla so you get the feel of a local neighborhood without being too removed. We felt lucky to have found such a lovely host and apartment!

    July 2013
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English, Español, Français, Hindi, Italiano
School
Universitat Ramon Llull (Bachelors Dregree). Universitat de Barcelona (Masters Degree)
Work
Musician
About
I'm a professional musician (singer and songwriter). I'm very interested in the arts, culture, hanging out and sharing experiences. I'm fun loving yet in a serene way :) I've lived abroad (Belgium, Australia, India...) and having people around is one of the things I like the most, so I am very keen to meet people from everywhere. I became a vegetarian a few years ago, so you won't find a steak in my fridge... BUT I sometimes prepare delicious quiches and yummy empanadas, maybe you'll be lucky and get to try one of them ;) I love going to the movies (weird, non dubbed ones :P), reading books (from Dostoyevsky to Douglas Adams), discussing about silly and also transcendent stuff, walking around, finding new places that surprise me, sharing those I discovered with friends, among other activities. About the kind of host I am, I try to provide my guests with what they need to feel like they're home yet maintaining their space and entire freedom of movements. If I had to choose a life moto, it'd be 'Live and let live'. And also, 'Put some music in your life' :)
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