About This Listing
Sunny & comfortable bedroom with exposed wood beams in a cosy apartment with charm and character, located on a quiet street in central and lively Poble Sec neighbourhood.
-Please note we rent a room in our home, not an entire apartment!-
-Please note we rent a room in our home, not an entire apartment!-
Charming, sunny & comfortable room with balcony in a quiet yet vibrant neighbourhood 5 minutes away from the centre 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, shower gel and moisturiser
- Hair dryer
- Use of kitchen, common areas & washing machine
- Check-in at 14h and check-out at 12pm (for other times, please check our Extra Details section).
There is a lift in the building, very handy if you are carrying heavy luggage. The building was built in the early 1900's and the lift is small since it was added a few decades later, so if you are not travelling light you might need to use it a couple of times to bring your suitcases upstairs.
Both the building and our flat have been recently renovated, so they display beautiful original details such as wooden beams in the traditional 'volta catalana' ceiling, as well as the apartment's door, while the rest is brand new.
We have also upgraded the internet deal at home, so it's 100mb download now (a super fast connection thanks to optical fibre!!).
By the way, I'm a musician and I live with my partner Karl, who is an English teacher and is studying zoology. Oh, and my cat Momo is here some months of the year too, if you are allergic please let me know!
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
- Balcony with chairs and a small table
- Queen size bed (1,60mx2m)
- Fan / Heater
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.
- Fresh towels included
- Shower gel / Shampoo / Moisturiser
- Hair dryer
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.
- With 100mb download, at home we have a really fast internet connection. Optical fibre, we love you!
- 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 travellers 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 :)
We want our 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 we'll keep to ourselves are our bedroom and our little studio. Please keep in mind that since we share our place we appreciate that our guests observe and respect both our rest at night and our access to the bathroom and kitchen, we need to be able to use them too.
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 :)
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.
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 neighbourhoods, and with the beach too in less than 10-15 minutes.
We recommend you to use the T-10 ticket to move around the city, but feel free to ask us when you're here and we will tell you what's the best deal for you depending on the length and the purpose of your stay.
Other Things to Note
You can check availability 100% accurately by checking the calendar.
Check-in is at 14h and check-out is at 12pm. If you have different schedules please let me know prior to proceeding with the reservation since I need to make sure make our schedules will coincide and arrange an extra charge for it.
- Early check-ins or bags drop-off will be charged an extra 10€.
- Late check-ins (after 9pm) will be charged an extra 15€.
- Late check-outs or holding bags (after 12pm) will be charged an extra 10€.
Bookings are only accepted through the Airbnb website; feel free to contact me with any questions.
You'll get our exact address and detailed how-to-get-here directions from the Airport, Estació de Sants train station and Estació del Nord bus station once you've made your reservation!
We love keeping track of interesting activities to do while in Barcelona and discovering new places to eat an drink, and we love sharing them with our guests even more, so you will get a link to the guidebook we are permanently working on as well after the booking has been confirmed!
While at home we will be happy to provide you with maps and tips to make the most of your stay.
Like Japanese or Swedish people, we always walk barefoot inside the house and we'd really appreciate it if you did so as well :)
Please clean and leave things where you found them after you use them.
We live in a residential building and need to have a proper sleep, so quietness from 11pm to 9am is required. There are not rules about coming back home late, but if you do please be as quiet as possible and don't continue to listen to music/chat/drink in your bedroom or in other places around the house - we think it's a matter of common sense but since it's happened a few times we finally had to write it down here.
No acquaintances nor friends are admitted, you are the only persons allowed to get into the flat during your stay.
Smoking is ok only in the balconies.
Illegal substances are prohibited, as well as the abuse of alcohol.
Our cat spends some months a year at home with us, and is very affectionate. If he is at home on the dates you have booked, please treat him as if it were yours :) and make sure he's in a visible place inside the house every time you leave.
We felt completely at home thanks to Amanda and Karl. Always available for advises. Nice apartment and lovely room.
Amanda & Karl made us feel at home from the moment we arrived at their place. They are very friendly, enthusiastic & helpful people and made a lot of nice suggestions of things we could go and discover in BCN. We had a great time! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone else.
Siamo stati ospiti di Amanda e Karl per 4 (website hidden) hanno accolto con calore e simpatia e Amanda ci ha gentilmente fornito giorno per giorno tutte le informazioni che le abbiamo richiesto. L'appartamento, pulito e ben arredato, è situato in un quartiere tranquillo, vicino alle fermate della metropolitana e comodo per visitare il centro storico. Raccomandato.
Amanda und Karls 'Petit Bonbon for Two' ist ein kleines Bijou inmitten des tagsüber belebten und nachts stillen 'Poble Sec' Quartiers.
Das kleine Zimmer ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet, das Bett sehr bequem, die ganze Wohnung blitzblank sauber und die Gastgeber äusserst hilfsbereit und sympathisch.
Metro- und Bushaltestellen sind in wenigen Minuten von der Wohnung aus zu erreichen. In der nächsten Umgebung der Wohnung findet man verschiedenste Tapas-Lokale, Frühstück-Bars und Restaurants von typisch katalanisch bis multikulti. Amanda und Karl haben uns sehr gute Insider-Tipps gegeben.
Wir danken Amanda und Karl sehr herzlich für Ihr Vertrauen, ihre Herzlichkeit und Gastfreundschaft!
Hemos pasado una excelente estancia en Barcelona. El apartamento es muy bueno y Amanda y Karl son muy amables. Recomendado 100%
Amanda and Karl were great hosts. If you're looking for the perfect neighbourhood, away from the crowds, this is the place to be. Tucked into a corner of Poble-sec, it was located in a charming part of Barcelona. Our only concern was that the walls were really thin so we had to be mindful of disturbing others. And sometimes when you're on vacation that can be a bit troublesome. But that might be how it usually works with Airbnb. Lovely experience overall and Amanda and Karl were really helpful with directions and places to go see!
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About the Host, Amanda & Karl
I'm a professional musician (singer and songwriter), living with my boyfriend Karl and my lovely cat Momo.
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' :)