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El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949

Bedrooms 2
Space 85 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2br, 2bth, 85 m2, 4/5 guests, near Picasso Museum and Sta Mª del Mar

This amazing apartment combines the flavor of an ancient flat - high ceilings (3,5m.), wood beams, old balconies - with the comfort that modern life requires: double glass windows, WIFI, air conditioning, new bathrooms. On the 2nd floor of an historic building, this 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment has been completely remodeled in 2008. No lift. The flat extends over 85m2 in 3 levels.

A- Middle level: entrance, living room, dining-room, open kitchen with modern appliances, nice and sunny balcony, bathroom #2; access to the high and low levels.

B- High level (6 steps up from the Middle level): main bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, wide dressing room, quiet balcony.

C- Low level (8 steps down from the Middle level): bedroom #2, (2/3 beds).

Facilities – Internet connection, wood floor, leather sofa and armchair, air conditioning, TV, washing machine, spin-dryer, home linen, etc.

More Details

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Carmen. Thank you for everything. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, so well located - we love it! Your suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful time! I have rented several houses/apartments through VRBO and I must say that you have been the BEST property manager/owner I have had! Thank you so much! Barbara
Oct 2015
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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Extra bed available, under request, in room 2, home linen included. Cot available, under request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PK available on request. Price: 20 Euro per day (24 hour). Unlimited in and out. Fixed place, restricted access. Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949
average rating of 4.3095236 based on 43 reviews
New York, NY

Funky apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location in the Gothic quarter. We walked almost everywhere from here and the restaurant choices are endless. The building was covered in scaffolding, the walk-up is in a dingy stairwell, and the walls are thin. However, the apartment met all of our needs except a dishwasher. You can't beat the location and price, though, so if you are laid back about it not being like a hotel, you'll get yourself a great deal.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC, USA

Great location for a long stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days in Barcelona recently, using this apartment as our home base. The location is perfect, in the Born neighborhood, with easy access to tourist sites, restaurants, shopping, and the subway. The apartment is a little quirky, with different levels and a long winding stairway, but is very comfortable and a great sanctuary from the city streets. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, spacious apartment with all amenities

  • 4 of 5

Positive comments: This was a perfect location for our stay in Barcelona and the price was reasonable. WIFI worked well. The owner were super easy to work with, making the process smooth and simple.

The only downside but this is common in Europe, there is no elevator. Be prepared to carry your suitcase up the stairs. The stairwell was not well lit so plan accordingly.

I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El born stay

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in el born, we have stayed in born before so we know the area. We did think the photos on your website did make the apartment look much better than in the flesh. Although the flat Wasn't that expensive and once we settled in it was o k

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

An apartment in a great location. Great restaurants and bars on doorstep. The beach is 10/15 min walk. Tube stop is 5 mins walk. Near to Gothic Quarter and La Rambla. We were able to leave our bags in the apartment before and after check in. We had efficient communication with Carmen. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Awesome location.

  • 4 of 5

It is difficult to over-emphasize how great the location of this apartment is. You are steps from a main square, but equally important is you are a very short walk to a main plaza area. If you take taxis anywhere else in the city, this is an easy access area for pick up and drop off. You are also a quick walk to Barceloneta and the beaches area. We really found the location to be fantastic.

The apartment itself is spacious, but there are a lot of different levels and stairs. If someone had mobility issues, this would certainly not be the apartment for them. As many reviews have mentioned, there are a couple of flights of stairs involved in getting up to the apartment, then there are several up and down steps within the apartment. We had no issue with the steps and didn't find it took away from the apartment at all, but for older travellers or those with trouble climbing stairs, this could be an issue. We found the narrow, winding staircase to the apartment added to the character.

Within the apartment we found that both bedrooms were reasonably spacious, with the master having an adjoining closet area with tons of storage. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. We did have a small issue with one of the showers not draining properly and it was resolved very quickly. The wifi worked well.

The area can be a little noisy at night, especially on the weekends, so if you are a light sleeper you might find some earplugs useful. We didn't find it overly disturbing and I suspect you are going to find that anywhere in that area.

All in all we were very pleased with the accommodations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn't have an issue with stairs, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Bella
Car: not necessary

Located in El Born, a trendy area full of new designers and cozy restaurants, and near Santa Maria del Mar (Catedral del Mar), Picasso Museum, the old port and the beach. The terms that best describe this apartment are design and comfort. In an ancient building, it was completely renewed 2 years ago and it overlooks a quiet pedestrian street.

150m. far from JaumeI metro station (yellow line)


Rates & Availability

Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season 2
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $54

During GSM week ( from 26 Februari to 5 March 2017) the price for 1 night will be 230€ . The minimum stay in the apartment will be 5 nights.
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest: 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros a day)
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis
GSM week (mobile world congress) 22 to 28 Feb. +50% on the Winter rate (minimum stay: 5 nights)

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