I spent 4 weeks in and around Balenya due to a internship in a foreign country from work. I really enjoyed my stay at Ona's family, the room was clean, comfortable and there was nothing to complain about. Only the noises of the fridge sometimes get a little louder which could be a problem for people who have problems falling asleep anyway but for me it was okay. The room is exactly as shown on the pictures with the kitchenette on the one side including nearly everything you need and the comfortable bed and the big wardrope on the other side, separated through a long table. When it is hot outside and the sun is shining in the room gets very warm, but most of the time I arrived in the evening when it is not that hot anymore and there is also an airconditioner in the room. The neighbourhood is quiet and you have a beautiful view to the mountains around Balenya from the windows. The bathroom below was also very nice, there is a shower and a tub and the whole room makes you feel comfortable. Maria and her husband are very nice people as well as their dog and even though they hardly speak english and I only a little spanish we could communicate most of the things and they even took me with them to a small festival on the mountain. Things I did not understand their son could tell me in english when he was at home. As my working place was hard to reach by train or bus I had a rental car for my visit but Barcelona and other nice places around Balenya such as Vic are reachable by public transport without any problem. You can walk to the train station in 10 minutes. I highly recommend the habitacion as I was very happy to have a place like this when I came home tired from work or a trip to Barcelona and I would definitely choose it again.
I spent a wonderful stay at Ona's home. All the family is very charming and welcoming and always ready to help. You feel at home in minutes. The apartment is very nice, very clean and very quiet. It is about 10 minutes walk from the train station which can take you to Barcelona. The village is at few minutes by car from Vic, an avoidable place to see in the area. Thank you so much for your generous welcome ! J'ai passé un séjour fantastique chez Ona, toute la famille est très charmante et très accueillante, toujours prête à vous aider. On se sent à la maison rapidement et l'appartement est très joli, très propre. Il se situe à 10 minutes à pied de la station de train qui vous conduit à Barcelone. Vic, village incontournable, se trouve à quelques minutes en voiture. Merci infiniment à tous !
Ona's room was cozy and fully-equipped, quiet, and comfortable. Plenty of privacy, even without a bathroom on the same floor (the bathroom is down a level but was reserved for our use during our stay). Their dog is super-friendly, and the whole family was very welcoming. Ona and her husband speak limited English, but their kids speak it well. We got by with our Spanish without any problem. The house is gorgeous and has a lot of charm, and it's located just a few minutes on foot from the train station. It's a great base for exploring the area. (The Wikiloc app has a ton of walking trails from the town.) The town is beautiful and has a lot of history. Five stars — highly recommended!