The city of Barcelona is one of the best places to be in the world and also one of the most impressive cities I've ever been to.
Top locatie voor mensen die dicht bij het strand willen zitten en de rest is ook makkelijk bereikbaar door te lopen of de metro te nemen. Fijn appartement en de eigenaar is erg relaxed
He is not credible, the room couldnt be locked!
Le séjour a été très agréable. L'appartement est bien situé, propre et très correct!!
Nice place but you should ASK THE HOST IF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR IS OVER!!!
Barceloneta isn't the quietest area in Barcelona so we were ready for some noise. But not for ongoing construction right near our windows. They were breaking balconies during our stay (mid.September 2013) from 7 am till evening. A lot of noise and dust :)
BUT!!! It didn't really spoil the hole experience. We just had to get up earlier and explore the city longer.
Otherwise it's a nice place. Clean, bright and cozy. Looks almost like in pictures. There is enough space for 3-4 people (I guess, 5 would feel too crowded).
Wi-fi connection is good, the TV is working. There is a quite (!!) washing machine, a microwave, an iron... Would be nice to have a kettle or coffee-maker.
We didn't use air-conditioner, so I can't say anything about it.
The stairs in this house are narrow and high, pay attention. it may be a problem.
(One more minor issue was the communication. The host promised to bring new bulbs (half of them were off) but never showed up. On the check-out day he asked us to wait for a cleaning girl and leave her the keys. She didn't show up. Neither he. We waited for an hour and left the keys in the letter box.)
Despite some issues, I'll say we liked this place much!!!
Hemos pasado 4 días en el piso 15 personas y para nada hemos tenido la sensación de agobio, habitaciones y camas para todos, una suerte que el frigorífico sea grande, es una pena que solo haya un baño pero es algo que sabíamos, lo mejor la situación de la casa un lujo, tuvimos un pequeño percance con el ascensor pero llamamos a Jose y al día siguiente arreglado. La wifi no conseguimos conectarla a ninguno de los móviles aún probando las distintas opciones que nos daban, en nuestro caso no nos importó y ni se lo dijimos a Jose pero aquí lo digo aún así volvería al piso sin dudarlo, barato grande y bien situado.
The Appartement was the right size for 3 people. I'm not really sure 5 people would have fitted. The place was neat and Jose was very helpful letting us know what to do and what to expect. The best thing about this condo is definitely the location! 2 minutes from the beach, 1 minute from a big market with fresh fruit and good meats and approx. 5 minutes from the next metro station. Clubs and Restaurants are very close too! The stairs were a little downturn. The condo is on the 4th floor, and you have to manage to get up there without bumping your head (only possible if you're a 5 foot spanish grandma)!
Other than that, great experience! Thanks Jose
Très bon séjour, appartement très bien situé à deux pas de la plage !
The good points is that the apartment is in a great location, it is very close to Plaza Catalunya, and the host is friendly and helpful.
However the apartment has many downsides. It feels very old, doesn't feel clean, we were concerned about sitting on the main lounge (and we aren't even germ freaks). I will say that the WIFI did not work at all*, we travelled in a group of 4 and attempted connection on multiple devices. *We finally managed to connect to the WIFI in one spot, that spot is holding your arm about 30cm outside the window, left side living room, however you risk dropping your phone onto the roof and then the street below holding it that far out.
Overall, if you want very basic accommodation in a prime location, then this place is probably for you.
Unfortunately my experience was based on the fact that they advertised free WIFI and when I checked in, there was none. I called Jose after I checked in to have the situation fixed because I had a (website hidden) conference the next morning. He could get to it till the next afternoon. I had to postpone my call till the next evening. the next day, the poor guy spent the entire day trying to install a new modem/router. He said the original WIFI for the entire building must have been shut down because someone didn't pay the bill. 5 mins to my call still no WIFI, luckily my call was postponed again. Anyway, I eventually got a WIFI by 7 pm the next day a whole 25 hours after check in. The WIFI was with a SIM card with limited usage that ran out in less than 24 hours. So out of 3 days stay, I had WIFI for 1.
To add to this, as I was taking a shower my last day, some guy from the downstairs apartment came banging on the door yelling that water was leaking to his flat from my shower. Thank goodness that was my last day cause I would have just left then and checked into a hotel.
Regarding the rest of the apartment, thet size is nice. Nice large balcony, full size fridge, working stove and washer. Lots of storage space and clean sheets. 4th floor high, but not too high. Comfortable apartment.
Jose is a very nice guy, he tried to be helpful, I ended up spending like 5 hours with him on-an-off as he tried to install WIFI. He eventually left me with a working WIFI, although it ran out of MBP the next day. I don't blame him for the lack of WIFI or the leaky shower annoying the neighbor downstairs, but those things greatly impacted my experience. I ended up spending my savings on data plan with my phone.
Host was helpful and accommodating. The apartment is in a good location. It was nice enough, and fairly typical of apartments in the Barceloneta area, which is to say not particularly large or luxurious, but serves its purpose.