Thursday, 3 September 2015

Travel Diaries: Our Airbnb in Barcelona

For our honeymoon we decided to book an apartment with Airbnb, after our first successful experience with the service on a short trip to NYC! I liked the idea of renting an apartment over staying in a hotel because an apartment offers more space, more convenience, and I find that an apartment offers a more comfortable experience.

Barcelona Airbnb
Living Room

Barcelona Airbnb
Living Room

Barcelona Airbnb
Living Room/Desk Area

We stayed in this apartment for 8 nights, and cost us a total of $1105 CAD. This price was a bit cheaper than most hotels we looked into, but it wasn't super cheap. Accommodations in Barcelona in the Summer months can be quite pricey, but if you're willing to have a shared space or private room (as opposed to the whole apartment to yourself) you can definitely find a better bargain. Travelling in off seasons might also get you a better price. 

Barcelona Airbnb
Bedroom

Barcelona Airbnb
Bathroom

After arriving in Barcelona, we met with our Airbnb host for check-in. She went over all of the details that we needed to know about the apartment, and gave us a map of the city. We then settled into our new home in Barcelona, freshened up, and headed out to explore! The apartment was very close to the Verdaguer metro station, which we used daily. The apartment was also a 5 minute walk to the stunning Sagrada Família, so we were able to see the church many times throughout our stay!

Barcelona Airbnb Kitchen
Kitchen

I really liked having a kitchen while we were in Barcelona. It was really convenient to have a fridge and freezer, so we could keep some staples in our apartment - juice, fruit, snacks, frozen treats, etc. The apartment also had a washer, which we made use of - although we were surprised by how long a wash cycle took! It was really nice to be able to come home with suitcases of clean clothing, and not have to worry about laundry when we were tired and jet lagged!  

Barcelona Airbnb
Entrance

Barcelona Airbnb
Loft Bed Area

Barcelona Airbnb View
View from Living Room

I would highly recommend checking out Airbnb for your upcoming travels. I think we will continue to book apartments with the service instead of hotels, since our first two experiences with Airbnb have gone so smoothly! If you want to book an apartment rental on Airbnb, feel free to use my referral link, which will give both of us a $31 CAD Airbnb credit.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow the decor is so nice, looks like an ikea show room!

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    1. I thought it was adorable! Definitely a strong Ikea vibe!

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  2. So cute! I haven't used Airbnb before but it sounds really good!

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    1. I absolutely love the service, so much better than hotels!

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