This place was adorable. The room was good-sized and the view out of our little balcony was incredible (how could it not be in this area)? There were decent amenities, but we ended up not cooking there as there was only a burner and we didn't make coffee there as there was only one of those little silver things and I'm unsure how to use one. Having […] dishes and glasses was good as was being able to wash and dry them for reuse. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. I would have liked one of those roll-down shades over the outside of the balcony door so we could have it open without the person across the way being able to see in, but she wasn't there most of the time, so it wasn't much of an issue. And true-to-form, the stairs were interesting. There's a little convenience store down the way towards Calle Jaume. If you stop in there, tell Anna we said hi. :O) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Well ubicated, but furnitures old. Bathroom ok, but access is by very small spaces.Genuine Expedia guest review
"KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING INTO!!!"
AinB stands for apartments in Barcelona. The address provided by Hotels.com is just for check-in. If you arrive prior to 10:00 am local time, you will not find anyone there (not sure how late they stay open, but this is not 24 hour check-in). There is a number printed on the door for after hours service, but there was no answer when we called. The room […] was available at check-in (we arrived before 10:00 am) which was great. However, the way it works is the gentleman behind the counter gives you keys and directions. You must then walk to the location with all your luggage. The apartment we got was small (which is to be expected), but the worse part was it was on the third floor of a building with no elevator and a tiny (and I mean TINY), winding staircase. My wife had a rather large piece of luggage (we were on a 15 day trip) and it was quite the work out to get it up there. The room was barely large enough for the bed, had two tiny pillows, 3 towels (2 bath, 1 hand) and a blow dryer. No other amenities (no soap, shampoo, fridge, extra pillows or sheets)! I know it must sound like I hated it, but honestly, I did not. It was a central location right behind the Barcelona Catherdral (Warning: Church Bells ring all night) with everything you may need nearby. However, this place is more for the young crowd looking to party; not the married couple that is willing to pay little more for the comfort of a hotel. If you need nothing more than a place to sleep, go for it. If you're the picky traveler, this is not the place for you. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the heart of Barcelona!"
This place was a perfect base of operations for our trip to Barcelona. It's so convenient to have a small kitchen, and the apartment is up-to-date while still maintaining a traditional feel. If you can't handle the noise, this isn't the place for you, but if you want to be in the mix, there's no place better!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Squeaky bed and different address from booking"
The address provided for our booking is the office and a separate location, but the hotel let us change the location for the same price. We never saw the location we were booked for. The bed is so uncomfortable. Every time I turned, the bed board moved and squeaked. Location cannot get better. The staff was super helpful, but the internet was on and […] off all the time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable room in great location!"
I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel was was quite large and conveniently located for the price. It did take us a while to check in because the previous guest had lost the key, but once we got into the room we were pleased. Also, the TV didn't work, but we didn't go to Spain to watch TV! I'd stay there again if I ever go back to Barcelona.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location , walk to everything"
Only negative narrow spiral staircase, great area with plenty to do. Very close to jaune 1 metro. Use the aero us from airport only 6 euros to cataluyna area metro, ten minute walk to hotel. I only had had a backpack as staying 2 nights. So was great for me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice apartment with kitchen facilities. Great location in the Gothic district, kind of noisy, especially on a Saturday night till the wee hours of the morning, but if you close the door tight & use ear plugs you can get sleep. Very nice accommodations, clean, plenty of space & we had a very nice balcony!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy Gothic Access"
The apartment was small but had all the amenities needed for our two night stay after the cruise. Room size does not matter as there is too many sites nearby to visit. We had the apartment on the third floor and the narrow stairs were troublesome for bigger luggage. Convenient stores directly across the apartment, including money exchange a block away […] were a plus. Overall for the cost the place is acceptable as it is centrally located to the Gothic Quarters. My wife and I would stay at the apartment again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Apartment rental in Barri Gotic"
This apartment rental is very well located, to enjoy quick access to the Barri Gotic, the Cathedral, el Born district, Jaume1 Metro stop, lots of shopping and restaurant choices nearby. The staff was helpful in giving us an orientation to the city and best routes on the Metro.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for walking and exploring Barcelona"
Absolutely loved the location! Walking distance to Picasso's Museum, the beach at Barceloneta and La Champagneria, just a short walk to Boqueria Market and literally down the street to the L4, which takes you to nicer beaches like Port Olimpic. Great way to experience the culture and explore The Gothic district and really immerse yourself in Barcelona's […] culture. Great restaurants and shopping all while wandering through one of the best quarters of the city. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Apartment for young travelers"
This is an apartment. The young Asian ladies at the counter is very helpful and considerate. The apartment is right in the city center. It is within working distance to Metro and attraction. There is a stove in the room with some utensil.Genuine Expedia guest review
the rooms are nothing like what is shown here. it is difficult to locate and requires carrying your luggage through town to get to accommodations. very disorganised, i will stay ever again at their propertyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great apartment for family vacation."
This hotel met our needs perfectly. It is located in the city center within walking distance to everything. 4 of us stayed in this apartment comfortably and would definately stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything and looks brand new"
The apartment is located in the gothic neighborhood, so is close to everything, it was better than expected. It has everything you need and it looks brand new, really clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was a bit small but had everything we needed. The location of the hotel/apartment was excellent, it allowed us to walk to a lot of the places we wanted to visit and it was right next to the metro. The staff were all very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You'll want to move in for good"
Even in late November, the neighborhood can be quite noisy. If you're catching an early morning train to Poblet that can be a problem; on other days you can roll with it. You are in central Barcelona after all!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice room for the money with full bath and kitchenette...TV was not working...would stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was big enough for 3 people, but the noise is pretty bad at night. It almost seemed as if the windows had not insulation (you could hear everything that was going outdoors crystal clear). The location was great though. They are doing construction right now, so the lobby was a little dusty. The asian cleanig lady was very nice and even scheduled […] a cab for us on our last day Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value. Most people complain about the noise from the street outside, but it didn`t bother us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved this place... amazing location in the Gothic Quarter, you can walk everywhere. The stairs are small and steep, so getting your luggage to the room sucks, but the room is very clean, has AC, and the bathroom is rather large for Spain. This is not a typical Hotel - it is an apartment rental. So you feel like you are living like a local. They do […] have daily cleaning services, but you don't have all the amenities of a hotel. I loved it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, location, location"
Close to Metro station of Jaume I, next to Cathedral. You can hear the bell of the church, walking distance to port and marina. Convenient location near by restaurants, cafes, shops. We stayed 4 nights at top floor with two bed rooms. One nice feature, we had direct access to our personal elevator from our room. I liked it very much. Front desk (reception) […] is small and check in process is slow. But check out, just leave your key in room, that's it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Barcelona Loacation"
Property is well-located in the Barri Gotic. Service was slow, but the people were helpful. I'd stay there again just for the location. Bring ear plugs --- it's noisy at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"May 15 Review"
The hotel (apartment actually) is very well situated. It was clean and relatively modern, and the staff was helpful and pleasant. There really is no lobby per se. Around the corner from the door to the apartment there is a very small office that handles registrations and checkouts. You can leave your luggage there but it is very cramped. My biggest […] complaint is that I thought it was very overpriced for what you get. I was told there was a Formula I race in Barcelona which might have contributed to the pricing the weekend I was there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but very noisy"
Fantastic location! You can walk to everything Picasso museum, Dali studio museum, cathedral of Barcelona, la rambla, el born ( our favorite). Also on the list is casa mila and all things gaudi. Barri gothic is a loud place at night but if you dontmind people singing under your window and random shouting then this is the place for you. Staff was absolutely […] wonderful! For a short stay it was fun apartment. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pictures do not convey actual room"
We were very disappointed with this hotel. There were three of us staying in what we thought was going to be a one bedroom suite. Upon arrival we were surprised to be sharing one room with a cot for the third guest with us. The cot was extremely uncomfortable, and broke on the first night. The pictures illustrated a balcony with views, although our […] room had a terrace with concrete walls blocking any view. On a positive note the employees at the check in were very friendly and kind . I will never stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very positive experience"
Great location, nice and clean room, very helpful staff. The building has a lot of old charm. The only minus is the noise on the street at night. Bring ear plugs:)Genuine Expedia guest review
We really enjoyed staying here. The location was great, the staff was very helpful and accommodating. The only drawback was parking, since we had a car with us. Parking garage was expensive, but overall was worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, but can get better for your money"
We have stayed at other AinB Gothic location across the road, which was more spacious apartment and slightly quieter at night or should I say early hours in the morning. Great if you can get the apartment with the lift but not if you don't. You can do better in the Gothic quarter for your money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"central location perfect for metro"
We enjoyed our stay but noisey at night plus the 40 twisty stairs abit much after few glasses of sangria .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location in heart of old city"
Apartment in good location for exploring old city. 20 mins walk to the beach. 10 mins walk to Placa de Catalunya for transport links. Apartment has lots of character with old shutters and small balcony. Cleaned every 2 days. Lots of shops and places to explore nearby. Decor/furniture in room rather old and shabby. Rather disappointing compared to picture […] on internet. Single bed very uncomfortable with springs sticking through mattress. Very noisy day and night with traffic and pedestrians. Had difficulty getting into apartment reception for keys. Office looked closed behind plate glass window. Finally got in when someone came out. You have to go up and knock on the glass to get someone to let you in. Overall, enjoyed the location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beware the stairs!"
Ok, the positive aspect of these apartments is the location in the fabulous Barri-Gotic quarter. The rooms themselves are a bit basic, but quite clean and pleasant. Our apartments could only be reached, though, by a long, winding, spiral staircase. That did add a little, admittedly, to the Gothic atmosphere, but was awkward and inconvenient to put it […] mildly. Then, we learned that their reception was closed between 3:00am and 9:00am. They seemed put out when we advised that we needed to leave at 8:30am, and (owing to the said stairs), a staff member would need to assist us in bringing our bags down! Ultimately, after some pushing, we achieved that (and I was left wondering how they expected to get the keys back otherwise). So, great location, and not a bad room, but be warned! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What it says "0n the tin""
It is advertised as a "basic" self catering apartment and that is what it is. AinB do various grades of apartment so if you want something more luxurious -you can pay for it and have it. The studio apartment was bright, modern and clean and contained all the things advertised eg kettle, microwave, fridge, electric ring. It was included in their cheaper […] range because it was accessed up a very narrow, vertical spiral staircase. Forty steps to our apartment and there were others upstairs. Instead of a wardrobe their was a small rack and 2 shelves and their were no pegs to hang towels or items in the bathroom. This did not bother us and we were really happy there. The staff were extremely helpful and when we arrived back at 10.30pm one night to find our air-conditioning had broken they came over within MINUTES! and fixed it. That is better than in many 5 star hotels where I have stayed. The location of Gothic Jaume 1 was perfect. Near to La Ramblas without the noise, walking distance from the sea. Great for buses and underground. AinB own various different apartments in different locations so it is advisable to ask questions directly about the individual place where you might be staying. We would certainly stay there again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location,Great value"
Loved the apartment. Very clean , no complaints, in a great location in the Gothic areaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and comfy room, though a bit noisy. No shower soap and shampoo were provided.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely apartment but...."
The stairs leading to the apartment are circular and steep so not for anyone who has mobility difficulties. Otherwise the apartment is perfect for two and in a great location with the metro nearby and a short walk to many attractions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gothic section was cool"
The room was smaller than expected but location was great. Getting around was very easy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The best location"
Excellent location very close to good bars and restaurants and not to close to the expensive rip off bars in la ramblas. Easy to find and very helpful staff. Arrived early and was allowed to go into the room. Just like all the other reviews you will not get any sleep. The traffic noise starts very early and finishes very late and there is no double […] glazing only wooden doors with shutters. Also no hair dryer or iron and no safe in the room Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Although the pictures on the website do not reflect the actual room we were in... I understand AinB have lots of apartments in the area... The room is self was small and compact more like a bedsit... Saying that the location was perfect to everything easy to find and get around very central location. It is a little noisy but then again you are in the […] heart of Barcelona! Would definitely visit again :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, superb location!"
We stayed with my friend for a weekend. Room looked a bit beaten up, could do with some maintenance. However, it was clean, shower was hot, location is brilliant, so it's superplace to stay for a weekend. Particularly if you don't stay in a room for long.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal for what we needed it for as we traveled"
Lovely little place perfect for war we needed it for as we were hardly there . Only thing is few things were broken and the beds were rock hard no other half came home crippled but other than that very cute apartment and perfect area in barcelona as you have everything around you and a 5 minute walk to las ramblasGenuine Expedia guest review
ARRIVED EARLY BUT HELPFUL STAFF QUICKLY SORTED OUR ROOM WHICH WAS IN GOTHIC PART OF CITY. THE ROOM CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE AND IN EASY REACH OF THE CITY CENTRE AND SECONDS FROM LA RAMBLAS. WE STAYED AT WEEKEND AND ALTHOUGH ADMITTEDLY NOISEY AT NIGHT WE WOULD DEFINITELY STAY AT SAME ROOM IF AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location in the gothic quarter"
We had a amazing stay at the gothic jaume I. It is situated in a very central location with many attrations within a few minutes walk (ie ramblas, cathedral, placa reial etc).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal for short & young people with late nights"
we had to walk up the tiniest spiral staircase to get to room & as my other half is 6 foot 2, it was uncomfortable. Luckily we only had hand luggage otherwise there was no way we would have gotten a big suitcase up the stairs. We experienced too much noise from guests upstairs & outside. Worst 3 nights sleep ever. The cleaners arrived between 3-5 o'clock […] to clean our room,even insisted coming in to change the bins whilst I was in bed half asleep ..very nice couple but just a pain in the bottom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and tidy, good location, suited to couples"
Staff very friendly and helpful, room was cleaned everyday. Advertised as two twin beds but in reality this meant two single beds. We were provided with a low, short, bed (really more suited to a child) to accomodate our party of 3 adults. This wasn't ideal and the room was small for three adults. Good location but a little noisy into the early hours […] as a result. No safe provided but personal belongings were left without problems - security on the outside door and apartment door was good. The lift was very small and we used the stairs which were fine. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Be careful which apartment you get"
The apartment was very basic and you need to make sure the one you are given has a lift. Ours didn't and there were 68 very narrow spiral steps. Not fun with suitcases at all. The area is very interesting and close to the Metro. What gets more points is the staff were incredibly helpful when my husband's backpack was stolen which had our rental car […] keys in it. They helped us sort everything out which we could never have managed. So a huge tick for them. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Long walk to a good apartment"
Website implies that all apartments are in one block and are accessible by lift, however they have 3 or 4 apartments in 8 different blocks, some of which are a considerable walk from the reception/office. (across main roads and narrow streets with luggage and no assistance). For people with limited mobility this could cause problems. However the apartments […] are nice and clean, although basic. Would happily return but would ensure that I knew exactly where the apartment was and that there was a lift. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Bait and switch"
Arrived to be told that the building we had booked had suffered water damage. The substitute room we were provided was poorly maintained with cobwebs and dusty furniture. The room was accessed by elevator and at one point, a staff member entered the room without notice.The desk clerk took a phone call after greeting us and kept us waiting for five minutes […] while she engaged in that phone conversation. At that point I interrupted and asked if she would please complete our transaction and put the call off in the interim. She did then tell the person on the end of the line that she had a customer waiting and had to go. Hung up then told us it was her boss calling and she had to take the call. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine, but could find yourself a better deal"
The little apartment we were in was fine, the staff very friendly and helpful, but for the price the room could have been better. Great shower, kitchen was a toaster and a microwave - i had expected more than this but it did us fine. Good location, but really anywhere around the old city or close to Plaza Catalunya is likely to be a good location. All […] up it was fine for our first few nights in Spain, but on being here longer have discovered there is so much better value for money. My intention here is not to complain, but just to help others with their accommodation choices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disapointing for the cost.."
For the amount they charge per night the room given was small, the kitchen appliances were poor and the door into the room narrowly misses the bed. We were luckily on the first floor, the stair case is a death trap, if you have a big case or want to drink at night, I wouldnt recommend staying here. It isnt in a bad location, however the main desk is […] on a different street which may be difficult for some people to find. The room was clean atleast.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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