Spent Christmas '13 in Barcelona (5 star hotel), loved city so much - returned May '14 for another visit. Selected this crash pad to reduce cost, but stay in the central areas we loved so much. When we confirmed our flight time was as expected Owners' Assistant Francesca not only emailed back quickly (10 minutes) - she handled direct pickup from the airport / delivery to our 'new' Barcelona home away from home.
Sure, we could have saved 5 - 7 euros had we taken a taxi but Francesca's offer to help and the ease in which we arrived was much appreciated. Prior posts mention hard to find. Not really as it's 2 blocks off of La Rambla in between the market and the pharmacy signs (gated door / keyed). If you get lost ... walk 12 steps further north, have a drink at a friendly neighborhood bar 'Martini Blue' (William & Emma bartenders / Owners) and call Francesca. She'll meet you with a smile bigger than the fullest moon you've ever seen.
I am not sure why some posts refer to this as a hostel. We had our own room with private bath, plenty of space for luggage, clothes, fridge, hairdryer, microwave, fresh towels, etc. The only thing we shared with other was the front door and greetings from the bubbly Francesca.
Peeked in some of the other rooms .. they were all as nice, if not nicer than ours. Clean linens, vintage (circa 1850's) tile, solid wood shutters, high ceiling, antique operable hardware ...
A shared kitchen (we never used as 4 - 6 outdoor cafes with great people watching were 2 minutes away) was clean / had all the makings for coffee, tea, etc. The shared hallway was fun .. large enough to nod hello and pass on by OR laugh when some Aussies spilled 4 bags of luggage all over the floor and were laughing that it happened there instead of the airport.
We'll be back (sorry, can't think of any complaints). Happy travels, to all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Next to the sea and Las Ramblas, right in the heart of Barcelona. Ensuite rooms full of charachter and free hi speed internet in a small private Guesthouse located in a neoclassical building of 1856. A different way of lodging and expierence an ambience stay in a great location. A beautiful room with high ceilings and a lot of charm at the Best location in Barcelona next to Las Ramblas and next to the sea.The room has all this features: Ensuite Private Bathroom with Hidromassage Shower, Free HiSpeed 100mb/s LAN Internet, Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, 42¨Flat TV, balcony.Located next to Plaza Colon, the port and Las Ramblas in a 1850s neoclassical residential building. It is a charming and private place to stay, right in the heart of Barcelona.The room apartments, with their handcrafted decorated wood and high ceilings, have been preserved and restored. Their history bring a classical atmosphere to the room. Some of the facilities have been refurbished for your comfort, like ensuite bathrooms in each room , to make your stay in Barcelona more pleasant.Each room is around 23m², equipped with free hi speed internet access, hidromassage shower, air conditioning system, a refrigerator, a microwave and some tableware. The building has a small supermarket and a pharmacy on the ground floor.Bcn D-Guesthouse is an Ideal location for your stay in Barcelona! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Dreams Catalonia