My name is Ricardo, I am a very easy going person, relaxed, friendly..funnier upon request! :p
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Clean, basic studio flat in a good location with three Metro stops close by providing easy access without changing to both West and East Barcelona. Main train stop from airport four stops away. Near Park Guell and other open air spaces . Nice neighborhood with a very local feel to it and good little bakeries, cafes, grocery stores. Charming, helpful host who speaks perfect English. In return for all this and low cost per night, you pay with the noise of the traffic descending on the interchange road right outside the window.
We stayed at Ricardo's place for 5 days 2 adults and 2 small children. We had a great time. The flat was totally adequate for our needs... and in an excellent location. Check in and out was easy, he was a clear and communicative host. Totally reccomend this place!
We had great experience staying in the apartment from Ricardo. He is great host who always reply my emails immediately, On the first day we arrived he wait us till midnight because of our late flight.
It's a pity I didn't meet him in person but I still can see his well consideration - he met my parents (they don't speak English but only Chinese) and my son (who speak only Chinese and German) the first night. Then he left me a long note to tell me all information we might need in the apartment even his friend's contact information in case we need any help (because he has to fly away the next morning).
The apartment just as described which well equipped even tiny things such as sewing kit (my son broke his neck pillow and thank's god we found sewing kit in Ricardo's apartment).
The apartment location also great - safe, just next to Güell Park - and many buses in front of the door - also close to metro station. Around the apartment are many supermarkets, bakeries.
What else you need when you travelling in a strange city?!
Ricardo was a very kind, punctual and supportive host. The flat is situated in a modern and very clean building, in a decent and safe neighbourhood. Small but comfortable, it's a perfect solution for visiting Barcelona if you are on a budget, as we were. The only downsize, as the other reviewers already mentioned, is the traffic noise from the street, but when you come back tired in the evening and have a last beer or glass of wine, you won't hear it anymore)). I usually have trouble adapting to new places and beds and it takes me a while before falling asleep, but I didn't have this problem at Ricardo's, I slept all nights like a log. There are a lot of supermarkets and bars nearby, the touristic bus has a stop at a walking distance, right near the stop for the public transport buses. One of these buses takes you directly to Placa Catalunya in 20-25 minutes. We used it as much as possible because we didn't like the metro in Barcelona, due to the unbearable heat and lack or ventilation in the stations. If you take the metro, one of the stations is at a 5 minutes walk down the hill, the other one is just a little bit further, but you can take the bus for two stops, the tickets will remain valid for the metro, so why not make the road easier? All in all, it's a very good accommodation if you come to Barcelona to visit it and not to lay in the room!
My parents stayed two nights in Ricardos flat. We arrived a bit late at the appointment but Ricardo was very nice and patient. The flat looks like the pics, and it is a great place to stay.
We had a great time at Ricardo's apartment in Barcelona! Ricardo was a wonderful host. He was willing to let us check in early when our flight arrived early and check out late when our flight home was cancelled. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It was very well located, close enough to the city center but not super touristy. Parc Guell was very close. Barcelona is a wonderful city, and we would definitely recommend staying in Ricardo's apartment.
Ricardo was an amazing host. When we first arrived, he was graciously waiting for us and showed us his beautiful and cozy apartment. He then answered all of our questions and gave us amazing suggestions of beaches to go and places to eat. The apartment was also very clean, and quite close to the lesseps metro. I highly recommend staying in Ricardo's place! I will definitely try to stay there again if I go back to Barcelona in the future!
Our stay in Barcelona was great. The apartment is extremely close to Park Guell and very well located in a charming neighborhood. The street that it's on is quite busy so we had to use ear plugs at night. The apartment had the basic necessities and a gracious host.
Everything was great!