Jose was a FANTASTIC host. He answered all my questions before I reserved and offered great advice after he accepted my request.
His apartment is perfectly located:
- Across the street from Metro Hostafrancs
- 5 minutes walking from both the Sants train station (which has a train that goes to the airport for roughly 10€) and the Plaza Espanya (which has a bus that goes directly to the airport for roughly 6€ which run more frequently than the train, is faster, and has wifi)
- Less than 15 minute walk to Career de Blai (cheap and tasty tapas) and to the Eixample neighborhood that has lots of great bars (if which Plata Bar was my favorite!)
The apartment itself was very nice. Nice like I'd love to own it myself. While all we did was sleep there, we were made to feel comfortable to use the entire apartment (kitchen, washing machine, beach towels, etc.). The bedroom is very private and quiet. It's also very cool temperature wise, with the A/C outside room only turned on one of our four days because the ceiling made it so cool by itself that we slept under the sheets. Having a private bathroom with a great shower, etc. made it feel really like a boutique hotel.
I really can go on and on, but I'm now vacation in France and would like to make the most of my time here. Thanks to Jose, I had a great time in BCN. When I go back, I will only stay here. I've already recommended this place to a friend when he goes in October.