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Hello i'm Jonathan, and i've been living in Barcelona the past 5 years in the Born area
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The location was fantastic, and Jon had great communication.
Jon was excellent, the place was excellent as was the location, overall an excellent time and the city treated us very well!!
The apartment was very nice, exactly as described and the photos are accurate. Great location, we were able to walk to the majority of our destinations throughout our few days there, only using public transit for one of our day's activities. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was equipped with everything needed. Bathroom had all the supplies we needed. There are grocery stores and convenience stores and pharmacies all around. We were greeted by a manager, who was actually not the owner of the apartment, who showed us everything in the apartment and gave us restaurant recommendations in the neighborhood when we arrived.
There was a snafu that occurred upon arriving; only the bed in the bedroom was made and ready, and the sofa bed in the living room was not prepared. When I inquired, the manager expressed surprise that we were expecting the two beds; apparently, they assume that when there are two guests, they are a couple - but we were a pair of girlfriends traveling together. I explained this, and said that we booked the apartment because the description said there were TWO BEDS. The manager still put the blame on me, saying I should have clarified this with them before. I disagree, because when I see an apartment advertised with 2 beds, I expect two beds, simple. And, for the record, I had used the word "friends" when initially inquiring about booking this place. It ended up being fine because it turned out there were clean sheets stashed away, my fear was that we wouldn't have sheets. But still, not the type of conversation you're in the mood for upon arriving after a day of travel.
Other details: they really ought to change the shower curtain because it was covered in mold.
The nature of the neighborhood, being in the old gothic quarter with very narrow streets and buildings very close to each other, made it extremely noisy. We would hear people shouting in the streets, echoing up through the narrow street right into our window (while closed) through the wee hours of the morning every night. Loud neighbors came home screaming at the top of their lungs at around 3am on multiple occasions, in the middle of the week.
The most irritating thing, however, was the key to the front door of the building. There was some "trick" to it and unless you had a university diploma in special door opening, opening the front door was a huge hassle every time we came back to the apartment. The first two days or so it would literally take me over 10 minutes to open the door, find the right position, say a prayer, etc. Then it got slightly easier but was still a hassle. When I called the manager about it he seemed rather unwilling to help - I discovered that this is the downside when you rent an airbnb without the actual owner living upstairs or around the block. I would not rent this again.
We had a wonderful time in Jon's flat in Barcelona. Jon was very welcoming, and always replied swiftly to our e-mails. The flat has a suberb location in the middle of the old town in Barcelona, and was well-kept, beautifully decorated and clean and tidy. Even though the flat is in the middle of a busy area, there was no bothering noise during the night. The flat is located in a very nice and modern building, and there is even an elevator there! The flat also has wi-fi, a TV, bath tub and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Nice bars and restaurants are just around the corner. Thanks a lot for a wonderful stay - I would definately recommend this flat to everyone I know going to Barcelona! All the best, Vibeke with family
Just as advertised...it is in a perfect location and looks just like the pictures. Communication and check in was easy and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks!
Charming flat in the heart of Barcelona was the best decision, location is absolutely superb, with the market around the corner and lots of cafes. Everything was easily reachable on foot. We loved the simple and clean decor of the flat with authentic Spanish atmosphere, plenty of room for 4 people. It was great to find a map of the city at the apartment.
Easiest and cheapest way to get to Barcelona from the airport is train, it's about seven times cheaper than taking a taxi for four people (make sure to get T-10 ticket, the only regret is that we found out about this option on the way back).
The flat is in perfect location in the Born district, close to metro station Jaume I, with many attractions within walking distance. Picasso museum is in the same street and lots of shops and places to eat are just nearby. The apartment is clean and modern with brick walls, which I loved. Our host, Lorand, was very friendly and made the check in nice and easy.
Jons flat was really nice, it was no problem to reach it and it was one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. Jons manager expected us late in the evening. He was really friendly and helpful! the only thing to make it better is to change the lightbumps and to fix the courtain pole ;-). thanks a lot to Jon and his manager !! Greatings !!!!
The flat is and ideal place to stay during your trip to Barcelona! We where a group of 4 + infant and we could not complain about lack of space. The location of the flat could not be better, just in the Born district, 2 minutes away from many nice restaurants and galleries or the Sant Caterina Market - delicious specialities fro breakfast. The Barcelonetta beach is just a 10/15min walk away from the flat so also perfect for the summer! Jon, the host was very communicative and explained everything in details. Although we arrived in Barcelona just before 1am we could easily check-in at his flat - thanks for that! :) in other words, we couldn't have made a better choice!
We were met by Lorand at the apartment, and he showed us around and answered all our questions, the apartment was lovely and had everything we needed, the location was amazing , everything on the doorstep, great bars, shops restaurants, and only a five minute walk to the main shopping street, would i stay there again..yes, thank you .
Jonathan was a very pleasant guest to have. He communicated clearly about arrival and plans about leaving. He and his friends left the place almost as nobody was in it for a week!
I can definitely vouch for Jonathan! Extremely helpful guy, knows Barcelona very well and, indeed, the house is absolutely fantastic! - Believe me, not many flats like this in barcelona! And, of course, the nicest area of Born!
jonathan is a good friend of mine.he is a cool and very responsible guy!he is a great host and he will take care of everything,from the arrangement of the flat to guide everyone in the beautiful city of barcelona!! i highly recommend him and his flat!!
Jonathan is always friendly & helpful!
His flat is bright, comfy and nicely decorated. It is located in "El Born", a great area to stay in as it's close to the beach and the best parts of the city (trust me, i live in the neighborhood ; ) !!)
In a few words, the perfect place to explore Barcelona!
This flat in Barcelona is so hommy and cozy i was amazed the first time i stayed. It feels like being at home, not the typical cold strager´s apartment... The kitchen and bathroom are well equiped and the living room has every commodity. The great thing about the location is that you can just walk everywhere - i haven´t used public transport once during my stay. Highly recommended...