LUXURIOUS & COZY 2 BEDROOM 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' FLAT IN THE EPICENTER OF BARCELONA

Aleksandra

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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LUXURIOUS & COZY 2 BEDROOM 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' FLAT IN THE EPICENTER OF BARCELONA

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

THE R.U.S.T.I.K.A. APARTMENT

Affordable Luxury with Old-World Charm in the Epicenter of Barcelona

LONG-STAY PROMOTIONS

Stay 7 days, pay for 6. Stay a month, pay for just 25 days!

70 M2 / 750 SQFT RUSTIC SUPER-COZY APARTMENT IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD TOWN

With the look & feel & coziness of a genuine rustic Cabin, using all-original elements of the 200+ year old building it is perched up above on, including early 19th century wooden beams, Catalan vaults, porcelain door knobs, and exposed brickwork, our apartment will be your oasis away from home where you can relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing around this beautiful Mediterranean city. Old-world charm meets new-world creature comforts!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Located on a small quiet street almost exactly in-between the Gothic Quarter and Born at the epicenter of both districts, you will get the absolute best of both worlds: the history and ancient Roman streets of the Gothic Quarter plus the Medieval and Bohemian charm of El Born. That’s why our apartment is literally surrounded on all sides with countless restaurants, bars, and cafes! There’s even a restaurant/bar on our street corner, just 5 seconds away! See further below for a list of nearby attractions so you see for yourself just how well-located our apartment is!

FRESH MARKET FOOD AT YOUR DOOR STEP

The massive and famous “Santa Caterina” Fresh Food Market that’s been running since the 19th century is at your door step! Between the huge selection of fresh food and our beautiful and fully-equipped kitchen, you won’t need to eat out to eat great! We’ve even included an English-language book with amazing and unique Catalan recipes for you to explore and enjoy! And when we say at your door step, we’re not kidding, the Santa Caterina market is only 45m / 150ft from the door of our building!

CREATURE COMFORTS:

2 TV’s / 46” + 32” FULL HD TELEVISIONS W/ CABLE

Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with 46 inches of glorious Full HD Cable TV in the Living Room and 32 inches of Full HD Cable TV in the Master Bedroom with English-language Channels including CNN, BBC, Fox News, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Fox Series, AMC, and more! Watch news, TV series, movies, and more all in English! Especially useful for the occasional rainy day or just to unwind after a long day of sightseeing! Several HD channels available as well!

100 MB INTERNET + WIFI + SMART TV

Super-fast FIBER OPTIC Internet with Wifi reaching every corner of the apartment for you to connect all your devices. And if you don’t have any internet devices with you, you can use our Smart TV to navigate the Internet, book tours, research restaurants, and more! It comes feature-rich with a full Internet Browser, Apps, and more!

IPHONE 4 W/ LOCAL NUMBER + FREE CALLS + FREE DATA

To help you get around, our apartment comes with a free iPhone 4 you can use fully-equipped with a local number and data so you can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, you will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

1 KING-SIZED BED + 2 JOINABLE TWINS/SINGLES + CRIB/COT

Unlike most apartments in the city which have Queen size beds with substandard mattresses, we have a full King Size bed (NOT 2 singles joined!) in the Master Bedroom plus 2 Twin/Single beds in the 2nd bedroom, all with Top-class mattresses from the leading Mattress brand in Spain (Pikolin) so that you rest well and can recharge for your next day. The 2 Twin/Single beds can also be joined to form a 2nd King Size Bed, just let us know we’ll leave it all ready for you! We also offer a Crib/Cot made in Germany for your Baby so that they can sleep in peace and you don’t have to worry! Just let us know in advance and we’ll set it up for you!

100% EGYPTIAN COTTON LINENS & TOWELS

Most tourist apartments in Barcelona use Ikea linens, which use a mixture of polyester and cotton sheets and are mediocre at best. We treat our guests with strictly 100% Egyptian Cotton (percale & combed!) high thread count Linens & Towels for a luxurious feel you won’t find anywhere else except expensive hotels! That’s right, 100% of our linens and towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton! Did we say luxury?

UNIVERSAL POWER ADAPTERS IN EVERY ROOM

Don’t bother bringing or buying power adapters for Spain/EU. We have installed universal power adapters in every single living space (even the kitchen & bathroom!) so that you can plug in ALL your electric appliances no matter where you are! Just make sure they can handle the 220V we have here in Europe!

AND MORE...

Including a HAIR DRYER so you can pack lighter, IRON + IRONING BOARD so you always look sharp, ULTRA-FILTERED WATER through a 6-step Reverse Osmosis advanced mineralization and filtration system so that you never have to buy mineral water, PAID PARKING just a few meters/feet away in case you rented a car, DOUBLE-GLAZED WINDOWS throughout the entire apartment for added comfort and noise-insulation, PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE to prepare everything for you before your stay so that you find the apartment and linens in perfect conditions (hence the Cleaning Fee), and more!

5TH FLOOR, NO ELEVATOR

Some may consider it a disadvantage, but we consider this a feature! Others pay to go to the Gym, and here you have the Gym come to you for FREE! We’re talking 89 steps that will help you burn all your calories from all the delicious Sangria, Tapas, and Jamon Iberico de Bellota that you will be eating and enjoying day in and day out in the many awesome restaurants surrounding our apartment! That’s 89 extra reasons to indulge more - GUILT FREE! :)

GUEST ACCESS

Guests will have access to our entire 2 bedroom apartment, plus an iPhone 4 that can be used fully-equipped with a local number and data so that guests can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, guests will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

As the owner of Orange Donut Tours, I run 2 Free Walking Tours of the historic Gothic Quarter every day Monday through Saturday, so I am very accustomed to interacting with and helping all visitors of this beautiful city! Of course, when they are guests in my own home, I am even more open to interacting with them and answering any and all questions at ANY time!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The location of the apartment could not be more perfect for both new and frequent visitors of the city. If you were to draw a square around the historic Gothic Quarter and the bohemian Born neighborhood, our apartment would be in the exact center of that square! It could not be more central! It also means the apartment is within easy walking distance to 75% of what Barcelona has to offer, with the best of both worlds!

GETTING AROUND

You have a metro station (Jaume I - Line 4) within 250 meters / 850 ft walking distance. The main transport hub of the city -- Plaça Catalunya -- is less than 10 minutes by foot!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Within a 600 meter / 2000 ft radius, you have (with rounded straight-line distances from apartment included below):

- Plaça Catalunya (570m / 1,900ft)

- Porta de l’Angel Shopping Street (345m / 1,100ft)

- La Rambla (575m / 1,900ft)

- Santa Caterina Fresh Food Market (45m / 150ft)

- Palau de la Musica UNESCO World Heritage Site (270m / 900ft)

- Ciutadella Park & Fountain (490m / 1,600ft)

- Mercat del Born Archaeological Site (480m / 1,600ft)

- Santa Maria del Mar 14th Century Church (410m / 1,300ft)

- Passeig del Born (Main Street of Born) (430m / 1,400ft)

- Palau de la Generalitat / Catalunya’s White House (340m / 1,100ft)

- Barcelona Town Hall (350m / 1,100ft)

- Plaça Sant Jaume (345m / 1,100ft)

- Santa Maria del Pi 14th Century Church (490m / 1,600ft)

- Picasso Museum (265m / 900ft)

- Sant Pere de les Puel·les 10th Century Monastery (420m / 1,400ft)

- Plaça Urquinoana (515m / 1,700ft)

- Aerobus Bus Stop (600m / 2,000ft)

- El Corte Ingles Department Store (545m / 1,800ft)

- La Boqueria Market (600m / 2,000ft)

- Barcelona’s 13th Century Cathedral (180m / 600ft)

- Archdeacon’s 12th Century House (220m / 700ft)

- Plaça de Sant Felip Neri (330m / 1,100ft)

- Old Jewish Quarter / El Call (360m / 1,200ft)

- Ancient Roman Temple of Augustus from 1st Century AD (260m / 900ft)

- Baixada de Santa Eulalia Street / Patron Saint of Barcelona (380m / 1,200ft)

- Plaça Reial (600m / 2,000ft)

- Plaça del Rei (155m / 500ft)

- 4th Century Roman Wall (150m / 500ft)

- Eixample District (570m / 1,900ft)

...and MUCH more!

PLUS:

- Arc de Triomf (650m / 2,100 ft)

- Old Port (745m / 2,440ft)

- Barceloneta Beach (1,560m / 5,120ft)

- Vila Olimpica (1,510m / 4,950ft)

- Paseo de Gracia (685m / 2,250ft)

- Gracia District (1,950m / 6,400ft)

- Sagrada Familia (1,920m / 6,300ft)

CHECK-IN: Any time after 1:30 pm

CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Aleksandra (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Aleksandra

Hi everyone! My name is Aleksandra and I'm an Aussie living in Barcelona, Spain and run Orange Donut Tours where I specialize in providing Free Walking Tours of the beautiful and historic Gothic Quarter of the city!

I also have a wonderful and charming rustic apartment in Born/Gotic (Ciutat Vella) that you will absolutely fall in love with! It's a 200-year-old 2 bedroom perfectly located in the epicenter of the Old Town furnished luxuriously for an incredible stay!

I've traveled all over the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Greece, so I'm no stranger to traveling, but I have yet to find a more interesting, beautiful, unique, and inspiring city than Barcelona!

As a host of both Walking Tour and Apartment clients, I make sure to always go above and beyond to take care of every single need of my guests to ensure their complete and utter satisfaction. After all, it's word of mouth that helps us grow!

My life's motto is a quote by W.M. Lewis: 'The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat In The Epicenter Of Barcelona
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat In The Epicenter Of Barcelona
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Edmonton
5

Wonderful base for exploring Barcelona

  • 5 of 5
We (me, husband and his 73 year-old mother) had a great time during our three-day stay in Barcelona. The apartment layout worked well for us, with two nicely outfitted bedrooms and plenty of common space. The beds were super comfy; the bathroom was spacious and easy to use. We also put the kitchen to use and enjoyed a great family dinner one night, then the next walked out to wonderful tapas just a few twisting blocks away at Tosca opposite the Palau dell'a Musica Catalan. Taxis were just a short block away. The stairs up were a good workout, but manageable, even by the balance-challenged senior in our group. The AC worked really well to cool us off after a warm afternoon of exploring. It was so nice to see character original building features retained (window shutters, wooden beams, etc) in combination with great modern amenities. But perhaps the best choice (besides booking this apartment) was taking a tour through the Gothic Quarter with Aleksandra the first afternoon we arrived. It gave us a great orientation to the neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat In The Epicenter Of Barcelona
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Australia
5

Quality, central Barcelona apartment

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at R.U.S.T.I.K.A in July 2014 with my partner and 2 year old.
From the outset, Aleksandra was professional when responding to all my travel requests, replying promptly and informatively.
The apartment has a fantastic location, right between the Gothic quarter and El Born, with everything in easy walking distance. While you can step out of the apartment right into the busy hub of Barcelona, the apartment provides quiet relief from the city's buzz. The apartment is well equipped with everything you could need, including luxury linen, and we enjoyed cooking up some delicious tapas in the adequate kitchen, with local ingredients bought at the market a mere few steps for the apartment, and the generous organic store around the corner.
Aleksandra was a wonderful host, available to answer any questions, while respecting our space. We really enjoyed her Orange Donut tour of the Gothic Quarter, too, soaking up Aleksandra's knowledge and passion.
We had an enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend the apartment.
Thankyou.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.K.a!

  • 5 of 5
A great Barcelona experience.
My wife and I stayed here 9 nights and had the most fantastic vacation experience. The apartment is centrally located for exploring the 'old city' and close to transit, to travel to outlying areas. It is on a smaller, shorter street that little traffic travels through, so it is quieter than most locations. The Santa Caterina is a great market, basically a few steps outside the front door. Much less congested than La Bouqeria market.
The owners of the apartment are the best. They were extremely helpful with touring and restaurant tips, ideas for things to do, both before our arrival and during. They responded quickly and were able to fix a small internet problem.
The apartment is very clean and is exactly as represented in the photos. The steps to the fifth floor provided an excellent 'workout' to combat the Tapas and wine.
The i-phone included with the apartment for local use was a great 'perk' to have, being able to use the maps to help navigate was a nice feature. This rental apartment has everything you might need for a trip to this wonderful city. A great value and owners who care about your vacation experience.
This was our second trip to Barcelona. When we travel there again, I'm sure we will book at least a few nights in R.U.S.T.I.K.a.
We had the best time. Thank you, Aleksandra.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Fort Collins, Colorado
5

Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5
If you want a true European living experience, this is the place! 4 adults (2 seniors and 2 20-somethings) lived in this beautiful apartment for 4 nights and 5 days and had everything needed at our fingertips. The location is so close to museums, cathedrals, metros, shopping and of course, food, wine and more food and wine! Aleksandra could not have been more helpful and kind and she truly thought of every detail to make our visit everything it could be. Down to a small sewing kit in a bedroom drawer! The Santa Caterina market literally steps away provided us with all the freshest foods needed to make great meals at home, which we took advantage of for breakfasts and/or a great salad. The decor is light and modern mixed with the antique doors and windows. There are many books on Barcelona as well as an informational notebook on how to operate all of the appliances. Couldn't have been easier. Also, it was immaculate! Although it is in a busy part of the city, it was not noisy. If I could I would move and live there! We loved RUSTICA and will think of it often. Thank you, Aleksandra!!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat In The Epicenter Of Barcelona
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Fantastic apartment, owners and location

  • 5 of 5
We (a family of 4) stayed at RUSTICA for a week while visiting Barcelona. We have rented many times through VRBO and this is by far one of the best rentals we have had. The owners are a charming young couple who are incredibly accommodating and helpful.They know a lot about Barcelona and and gave us many helpful suggestions about the city and restaurants etc. The apartment is EXACTLY as depicted in the photos. It is very clean and beautifully furnished. It was very comfortable for our 2 grown children and us. Although we were concerned about them prior to our visit, we found the stairs to be a non-issue. It took a minute to walk up all of them and we got used to it quickly. We were told that stairs are to be expected in this location because of the age of the buildings. The location of the apartment is unbelievable. Literally steps from the Santa Caterina food market where we shopped every day. In addition, you are smack between the Gothic and the EL Born neighborhoods. Both fantastic for strolling and eating. A fantastic bakery is across the street from the market down a side street and we had coffee every morning in a great family owned coffee shop on the same street. The cathedral is a 2 minute walk from the apartment and the metro is less than a 5 minute walk. Much care has been taken by the owners to make the apartment comfortable for visitors. They have adapters built into many of the plugs (very helpful when you have multiple phones, computers etc to charge), the beds (2 twins in one room and a king in the other) are comfortable and clean (maybe brand new), the toilet is in a separate room from the shower (very helpful when you have 4 people), the shower is huge and no shortage of hot water, air and heat in all rooms, a kitchen with brand new stove etc, great cutting board and knives. In addition, the owners provide a Spanish I-phone for use during your stay. This was perfect for us and made our stay much easier. The apartment is old--has the best of old features, but has been updated nicely. The only problem we had was with using the washer. The owners were very responsive and in fact went above and aboard to help us get our laundry done.We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Barcelona. A beautiful apartment in a beautiful city owned by really nice and caring people.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Ferry
0.85 Miles
Barcelona Ferry Port
Nearest Train
0.39 Miles
Estació de França
Nearest Motorway
0.72 Miles
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Beach
0.97 Miles
Barceloneta
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Patxoca
Nearest Ski
81 Miles
Vall de Nuria – Ribes de Freser
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Cugat Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Cuines Santa Caterina
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
1 night minimum stay
$194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 7 2015
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $63
Notes CHECK-IN: Any time after 1:30 pm
CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toilet room separate from Bathroom; individual access
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With 32' Full HD TV with Cable plus Armchair for reading
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be joined to form a King Bed upon request
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • basketball court
Notes:
As the owner of Orange Donut Tours, I take great care in always ensuring my guests are fully satisfied and leave Barcelona with lifelong memories.
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