Cosy & modern flat of 70m2 in the city center of Barcelona and situated in a calm street. You're at 3 blocs of the famous Las Ramblas, 2min of the market La Boqueria, 10min of Plaça Catalunya and 20min walking from the beach. Great shopping area around & good restaurants around. Flat made preferably to families and lovers of Spanish and Catalan culture.
Location very centric, it will not cost you too much money in public transport because everything is nearby. You can get quickly to the promenade areas like "Las Ramblas" and the famous neighborhoods "Born" and "Gotico". For the fans of skateboarding, I live at 2 min walking from MACBA where the best europeans skate-boarders used to train. For the shopping people, you'll be spoiled of choice in the area. For night birds, you are in the heart of Barcelona by night, however parties should be made outside of the flat. For the families, I live in a quiet street and my neighbors are nice and quiet people. Also, there are many areas dedicated to children around at less than 5 min walking.
The rental is for the whole flat.
In case I am absent, I might hire a janitorial agent for managing the flat. Please be aware for late checkin after 22:00 and before 00.00, you'll have to pay an extra fee of 20€ to the janitorial agent.
The janitorial agent will pick up you at the meeting point and will then show you a bit the area and bring you to the flat.
Towels are provided.
No free parking available in the area.
When staying in Fatima’s flat, she wants you to feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. Of course, she wants also her place to be taken care of and not mistreated. So feel at home, but remember it’s Fatima’s home too! And to make sure host and guests are fully aligned, please read carefully the Fatima’s house rules:
o MOBILE PHONE: Make sure to always activate the International call option before to come to Barcelona and to charge your mobile phone also. As we would need to communicate for your check-in.
o INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALLS: For communication costs, we would not contact the guests by phone and/or send SMS unless there is an emergency. All communication should be made via the data network and preferably via the mobile app (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Here are the contacts to join for any queries: Fatima, the host at +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Paulina, the janitorial agent at +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
o LATENESS: If you are late, or your plane announced lateness, please contact immediately the host or the janitorial agent to advise about the delay and your arrival time. This is an important matter to advise quickly of any lateness by SMS or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Any late check-in made between 22:00 to 00:00 has an extra check-in fee of 20€. Between 00:00 to 7:00, the check-in fee is at 60€ as it covers the taxi fee for the janitorial agent and the time spent.
o (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): In Spain, the main messenger mobile app used by Spanish people nowadays is (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) because it’s free. Please make sure to install the app (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) before your arrival in Barcelona as we’ll communicate exclusively via this app.
o The login and the password can be found behind the router in the living room. The router is on top of the dryer next to the big window.
- WINDOWS, ENTRANCE DOOR and LIGHTS:
o Please make sure to always shut the windows when you leave the flat
o Lights should be shut down every time you leave the flat, the same for the windows. The electricity counter is controlled every time a guest leaves the flat. Any abuses will be charged to the guests and a part of the security deposit can be taken for abuse reason.
o The guest room next to the patio has a mosquito screen. Please do not lift it as it’s not made to be opened. Air still pass through the mosquito screen of the window.
- NEIGHBORS & STRANGERS:
o Please do not make noise after 10pm. On this building, mainly families live and your host wish to keep good relationship with them for a long time. Please do not put too loud the music after 22:00 (10pm) or scream in the flat. If some neighbours complain about you during your staying in the flat, this could be a sufficient reason to stop/break the rental contract without any possibility to retrieve the rental money.
o Inviting strangers from outside without the authorization of the host is forbidden. So please, first contact the host or the janitorial agent by phone if you have any request like this.
- SMOKING & FIRE DETECTORS:
o No smoking area inside the unit and we wouldn't want smoke to reach any of the neighbour’s units. If you’re a smoker, you'd have to walk down the stairs to the street to smoke.
o The flat has several smoking detectors, please do not smoke inside as it might ring then and make sure to always stay next to the food when you cook. If one of the smoking detector rings, please click on the little grey button to stop it and inform about the incident immediately the host or the janitorial agent.
- KITCHEN & LIVING ROOM:
o For the master chef, you are more than welcome to use the kitchen for cooking. Please just make sure to clean the kitchen and your dishes straight away after using it. At your disposal, you can use the kettle, the toaster, the oven and the juicer extractor.
o Cleaning products can be found underneath the sink.
o The dryer is not working properly so we recommend you to dry in the patio with the cloth strings.
o Please make sure to through your garbage outside when you leave the flat and to leave the flat in a correct state of cleanness. If the flat is left in a poor state of cleanness and needs an extra cleaning time, a part of the security deposit will be requested to the guest.
o In the living room, you have a big map of Barcelona that can be used to plan all your visits. On the fridge, you can review all the cards of the good restaurants that your host personally knows and likes. Left side of the fridge, you have a wall bucket where you can view and take discounts and vouchers for many activities.
- SECURITY DEPOSIT:
o If something is broken and/or deteriorated during your stay, we would prefer to be informed as soon as possible instead of to find out it by ourselves. Obviously if something is broken and/or deteriorated, we’ll request and take a part of your security deposit.
o If the flat is left in a poor state of cleanness and needs an extra cleaning time, a part of the security deposit will be requested to the guest.
o If you are sick, you can reach two pharmacies around easily:
1) Farmacia Torres: open 24 hours - carrer Aribau, 62 (20min walking)
2) Farmacia Nadal: open 7/7 from 9H-22H, rambla de Canaletes (5min walking)
- ROBBED AND PICKPOCKETS:
o Good location attracts unfortunately pickpocket people. So please make sure to be careful with your belongings when you’re outside. For ladies, never let your bag on floor if you stay on a terrace and for men do not keep your wallet behind your trousers. We hope that you will follow this simple rule to avoid any regrettable accident.
- BOOKING PLATFORM NEWS:
o Airbnb and other booking platforms have not good reputation within the Catalan community and the city suffers of mass tourism. Many tourists don’t respect the local people, by making noise at any time of the day or dirtying streets for example. Please try to be respectful of the local population and the neighbourhood.
- BY METRO: there are 4 metros stations next to the flat:
o Plaza Catalunya (Red Line)
o Universitat (Red Line)
o LICEU (Green line)
o Sant Antoni (Purple line)
- BY CAR:
o If you come by car, you have to be aware there is no free parking place in the city center. The cheapeast and one of the nearest ones is the parking “Cuitat Vella” (Calle Hospital, 25 - Barcelona). For example, they offer 3 days of parking for 34€.
- VIA THE AIRPORT: to get back or come from the airport:
o Fast way: You can get to the airport or Plaza Catalunya with the AEROBUS. It takes only 20min and you have one every 15min during the day. The price per person is around 6€.
o Economic way but not fast: You can take the train Ferrocaril in the metro station Sants Estacio. Just a ticket of metro of 2€ can bring you there but you need to count 1h to get to the airport.
o Taxi: If you are in a hurry or you need to leave early in the morning or late at night, I would recommend you to take a taxi. The cost will be between 25€ to 40€ from the flat till the airport. It depends of the traffic Jam.
To get a 10€ promo code with the taxi, you can install the mobile app MYTAXI and use the promo code " fatisor ". You need to install the app on your smartphone from (URL HIDDEN) and on the menu of the app go to “add promo code”.
从2017年11月01日 - 2017年12月19日起最少住宿3晚。
I love the idea of someone else enjoying this awesome apartment! I host a lot of small gatherings and relish the idea of someone else enjoying the same.
My favorite things in the world include cats, acts of kindness, meeting new people, modern art, learning new languages, intimate conversations with friends, the unconditional love of family, a good debate and delicious food (yummy)! Oh and also any opportunity to build community. During the day, I work and in the evenings, I sometimes teach some French courses and play fencing as a sport. During the weekends, I soak up as much sun, fun and life as possible!
I hope to host folks who love to live, learn and grow! It would be a great sadness to me if you disliked your stay in any way!