I agree with the pros and cons of most of the other reviews. This is a very clean, well-kept apartment with a well-equipped kitchen and enough room comfortably for two. Pilar met us there and was very helpful. We saw no evidence of bugs at all and the shower was fine. The location is great - good restaurants around, and easy walking distance to transit as well as La Ramblas. The washer worked great and the clothesline was handy. The cons? The stairwell is very narrow and steep, so difficult to negotiate with suitcases. If you don't pack light, this will be an issue. The view is of other apartments - not great. The street feels sketchy at night, with people hanging around watching you walk by - however, Pilar assured us it was safe and indeed we were not bothered by anyone. I think I would have felt much more uncomfortable if I was not with my husband, though. It was really hard to rate this, because it truly depends on your expectations and what you want! So, go by these pieces of information when making your decision and you won't be surprised or disappointed.