When we booked a private room in Albert's apartment for 11 nights, we didn't know what we could expect from that.
Staying in somebody's private house seemed so different for us than staying in a hotel, as we always were used to do.
Our host, Albert, picked us up near the Estacio del Nord and brought us to his apartment, just in the middle of El Born.
The apartment is located on the first floor in a small street, but on a great location.
The photos from the apartment give a good view how it really is.
They are not Photoshoped like many others pictures on the website.
The apartment is clean, comfortable and spacious.
Albert took care for all the things we needed for breakfast, like serranoham, cheese, marmalade, eggs, milk, coffee etc etc.
We could use all the stuff, equipment and devices (washing machine) which were in the flat.
Albert turned out to be a fantastic, very quiet man, who gave us all the privacy and comfort.
In the short time that we met him, he was more like a friend for us.
He gave us useful information about the things we could do in Barcelona.
El Born is really the best district in Barcelona to stay.
You can easily walk to all the interesting places.
From the balcony in the living room you can see the Basilica Maria del Mar.
There are many good restaurants, bars, shops and museum in the surroundings.
We can recommend restaurant La Luna at the other site of the street.
The Metro is just 2 minutes walking.
The beach, Barcelonetta, is about 15 minutes by foot.
We recommend also the hire a bicycle, to go to more remote places, like "the Sagrada Familia" or "the Park Güell".
We had a fantastic stay with Albert and when we were leaving, we left as friends. We hope to come back as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot Albert!!!