About This Listing
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!
Welcome to the old town of BCN, walking distance to Ramblas or the port and the city beach.
This is a great apartment with a lot of personality, that has been recently renovated in an classic old Barcelonian style building, The renovation has been done with a delightful taste, preserving the original doors, brick walls or ceilings and renewing the whole bathroom and kitchen. There are 3 big doble bedrooms, 2 of them with a light open window or balcony and one with a widow to the interior of the building. It's fully furnished and it has a fuly equiped kitchen where you have everything needed to cook a meal for 6 people. It also has a new big bathroom with a walk in shower. There is a balcony where you can sit and enjoy the sun from 11-12 to 16 during the winter and longer in summer time. There's aircon in the living room that also works as a heater for winter time.
The building is nice, clean and quiet and here's an elevator.
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, since the balcony is in front of a private open space.. Supermarkets, bakery and shops are just downstairs.
Coming from/to the airport is really easy.
AIRPORT PICK UP:
Get a lift from the airport directly to the apartment for only 30€. 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 56.
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 the apartment is located in an apartment block, which basically involves respecting your neighbours and rommies. No rubbish left inside or outside the apartment, no loud music after 22h or not parties thrown at the apartment are usual community demands.
Also leaving the place in good conditions is a plus. Please notice that only 40€ are charged for the cleaning, which means that a cleaner should be able to do the job in 3 hours before the next guests will check in. So keeping the common areas clean at all times and leaving the room and your toilett 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!!
NOTE: check in time 15:00, check out 11:00. Check ins after 20:00 will be charged 20€ extra. Enjoy your stay and see you very very soon!!
Das Appartement entspricht den Bildern und war für uns (2 Pärchen) perfekt. Für 6 Leute könnte es ein bisschen eng werden. Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen und bekamen alles ausführlich erklärt. Die Lage ist einmalig!! In 5 -10 min ist man bei der Rambla und am Hafen, Metro Station gleich um die Ecke. Wir hatten eine wirklich sehr schöne Zeit in Barcelona :-)
After 5 days I wanted to move in but unfortunately we had to leave. This apartment is so wonderful and the host equally fantastic. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and cosy. The kitchen also has all the basics and is well laid out not to feel cramped. The double doors onto the balcony were never closed as the breeze was sensational and the noises and smells of the neighbourhood were all part of the real Spanish experience. It's very centrally located and easy to get to all major sights either walking or a cheap taxi ride away. Having a supermarket so close was excellent for all the basics and then going to the La Boqueria for fresh fruits, juices, bread and other yummy food was the best!!! The balcony area is lovely to sit and eat breakfast at or enjoy a wine before dinner. Luckily the apartment also has a lift as Barcelona is a walking city so my tired legs appreciated that. Also being collected to and from airport was great. Thanks for arranging this with Carmen. Overall a wonderful, authentic and homely apartment with hosts who are genuine, friendly, considerate and knowledgable. I'd happily stay here again.
Albert and Malin were the greatest in response time to meet some special needs such as procuring a baby cot and leaving luggage earlier than checkin time. Albert arranged for us to meet the cleaner Uri at the flat and leave our bags then. Uri was fantastic. So helpful in showing us the features of the apartment and helping us link to the Internet. The apartment was clean and well located close to the Ramblas. There are numerous supermarkets very closely for supplies. There is a playground right around the corner that my grandson loved.
Albert checked with us several times to see if we needed anything else. I felt totally safe in the neighborhood. The apartment is bright and sunny.
The only drawback to the apartment (which others have mentioned as well) is that it can be quite noisy at night. I used earplugs so that wasn't an issue for me but others may not like the noise factor. Overall it was as usual a wonderful airbandb experience. Thanks again for helping us have a wonderful Barcelona experience.
Our stay in Albert's apartment was great! The apartment had just the right space for the six of us, it was clean and cosy. The apartment is located in the middle of El Raval and close to nice cafes and bars. Getting into the city was easy by foot. Albert was a very accommodating host and easy to communicate with! THANK YOU!
We had a good time at Albert & Malin's apartment.
We were three persons and had enough space. With more People it might be a bit crowded.
The beds were comfortable. The Apartment was clean.
All necessities were there (hairdryer, Shampoo, towels...). A supermarket is around the corner and so are restaurants and the Metro Station.
The house itself and the Street were a bit noisy in the evenings (bring earplugs:-) ).
We never met Albert or Malin but that was no problem. A friend of Albert welcomed us and showed us around.
If we had any questions Albert answered quickly.
I would recommend staying there. The place is near to everything (ramblas, beach, metro, ...).
Todo ha estado genial, la información que nos dió el anfitrión en el trayecto del aeropuerto al apartamento nos fue muy útil, y la idea de ofrecer el servicio de recogida en el aeropuerto muy acertado!
El apartamento muy cómodo y decorado con gusto, estuvimos tres personas, una en cada habitación y había espacio suficiente.
La zona muy céntrica en un barrio muy auténtico y multicultural del casco histórico, un poco de ruido por la noche pero lo normal para un barrio de este tipo.
Sin duda repetiríamos.
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About the Host, Albert & Malin
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
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