The apartment is exactly as it is in the pictures. A modern, and centrally located apartment. Although located in the busiest area of Barcelona, with nightlife very close-by, the apartment is fairly quiet as it does not face the busy streets. It also has a lovely terrace out the back.
The host made arrangements for someone to open the apartment fro me and explain how everything worked, and made sure I could get hooked up to the wifi (which comes from the apartment above, but is very fast, except if you are in the bedroom).
The place was neat and tidy, but I do think the shower could have been cleaner - I scrubbed it down before taking a shower the first time. Also, the apartment has a strange smell because of the old drainage systems. The apartment is ideal for a short or long stays in the city (I stayed here for almost 2 months). It would have been nice had the host made a few things available on arrival e.g. a roll of toilet paper, dish cloths, dish soap, laundry detergent (even if just a sample size). The kitchen didn't have a toaster, but when I asked for one I got it within a day. The kitchen could do with some better glasses and pots, but it's sufficient for a short stay. There is a double bed in the main bedroom (standard IKEA mattress), a fold out couch that could sleep 2 (more comfortable than the bed!) and a single fold out bed.