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Angie's Gràcia Attic Guestroom
Angie's Gràcia Attic Guestroom is, as the name says, an 'attic' (top floor) apartment located in the trendy neighborhood of Gràcia -- something that is VERY sought-after among Barcelona residents! The owner, Angie, a young woman from Argentina who has lived in Barcelona for six years, lives in one bedroom of the apartment and rents out the other bedroom. She is very friendly and laid-back, and speaks perfect English as she has spent a lot of time in the US with family.

Being on the sixth floor of the building (with elevator! unusual in Gràcia where the architecture is quite old), the apartment is very sunny and bright, and has amazing views looking out over the city and all the way to the sea as well as Montjuïc. The highlight of the apartment is definitely the large terrace, half of which is covered to give some shade, and the other half of which is open so you can take in the sun. There's a table with chairs so you can eat your meals outside in nice weather, as well as a hammock for relaxing.

The apartment's rooms are bright as well, and guests get a very pleasant double bedroom with queen-sized bed. The bedroom has a window that opens to the terrace. The apartment also has a large living room, which guests are welcome to use -- there's a big, comfortable sofa for relaxing, a flat-screen TV, and air-conditioning (in living room only). There's a fully-equipped kitchen that guests can use to cook, and a bathroom shared with the owner. Other amenities that guests can use are the free WiFi, washing machine, a phone (for incoming calls only), and iron/ironing board. The apartment is very quiet, as it's on the top floor, which is important, because nightlife in Gràcia can be quite noisy!

The location is great (5 minutes walking from two different metro stops, Lesseps or Fontana, on the green line), so it's easy to get around the city from here, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Park Güell designed by Gaudí (think fairy tale-like architecture, the mosaic salamander statue, and great views!) is only a 10-minute walk.

Gràcia itself is a very 'young' area, popular with artists and a generally bohemian crowd; it has the highest concentration of restaurants in Barcelona. Despite its trendy nature, it's also a very traditional 'barri' with markets, cinemas, and shops. The main squares of the area, Plaça del Sol, Plaça de la Virreina, and Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia, are a 5-minute walk from the apartment and have lots of outdoor cafes, where people meet to have a drink and eat tapas.

Gràcia is also well known for its 5-day festival in August where locals compete in street decoration with spectacular results (they take it very seriously!), and at night the area comes alive with drinks stalls and stages for various kinds of live music.
  • 6th floor
  • with elevator
  • fan
  • independent heating
  • WiFi
  • phone for incoming calls
  • air-conditioning in living room only
  • iron
  • use of kitchen
  • private terrace
  • washing machine
Booking details
Booking details: guestroom (owner lives on premises), 1 guestroom, with shared bathroom
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on terrace only, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Angie's Gràcia Attic Guestroom