We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great location at acceptable rate”

Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta
Ranked #434 of 731 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The location is top notch, next to the Barcelona contemporary museum, just minutes’ walk to the Rambla, Boqueria Mkt., the Gothic quarters, the St. Antonio Market, Cataluña Plaza, University Square (metro stop) and 15 minutes to the seaside, Casa Batlo or Many shops, fruit/veggie places, bakeries, and chick restaurant/bars are just meters away. We also got two sets of keys. All this was really great!
For two of us we paid 400e for 7 nights inclusive of tourist tax, cleaning and internet. The apartments are clean and none-smoking, fully equipped, there is a safe deposit box, there is good AC, and building has elevator. All great!
Given the above it is difficult to complain at any of the potential shortcomings. These include: so so furniture and bedding (though very comfy matrass, yet I am picky about it), cable TV was not working but the TV accepted USB connection for playing music and movies (MKV and all). There is a slightly run down bathroom, the place is somewhat dark due to the narrow streets, there is a less than excellent Wi-Fi Internet strength, lack of kettle and a poor insulation-considerable noise from the outside in late hours.
We would go back again given the value for money factor of this place and especially the location.. In fact is has all you need while it is difficult to get better place in Barsa at this or similar rate.

Room Tip: probably all the same, however, make sure before you pay you check around for bits and pieces, like...
  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank mladen_m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (23)
There are newer reviews for Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

2 - 6 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2014

It really depends which property you book and get with these apartments, as they are pretty much self managed by a very helpful host who you have to call and arrange the times etc to meet as there is no receptions etc as you in local apartment blocks.
Our apartment (Joaquim Costa), was very well located in the university district so we were able to walk to all the major tourist destination theres a great little Coffee shop just down the lane for your morning coffee and convenience store on the corner to get some basic supplies.
The host was very helpful in telling us where to visit etc and very easygoing.
The rooms are quite basic, but have everything you need.
As mentioned in previous comments, you have to leave the keys with the cleaning lady who comes in at 10am, so if you have to leave early etc for flights the is may prove to be an issue.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank patersonberry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Rented one of the apartments on Joaquim Costa for 4 days in October 2013. We weren't told that we would have to pay upfront so we had to go and get the cash out on the spot (not a big deal), also you have to give your keys back to the cleaner so make sure you tell them to be there nice and early so you don't have to hang around too long! (we had to wait about 20 mins past the agreed time). The apartment is in a great location - really handy to get to the Ramblas / beach & there are plenty of nice little places to grab a drink around the area. We wanted an apartment as we wanted more space and having the kitchen area is ideal. The only problem we had was that the place reeked of moth balls - we bought air freshner and sprayed constantly but as we kept leaving the apartment shut up all day in the heat the smell just lingered, really unpleasant - so much so that all our clothes still smelled of moth balls when we unpacked. There was noise on the streets in the evenings but that is only to be expected from such a central location. No dvd player in room as mentioned on website - we didn't bother contacting them afterwards about it but as I see from another comment they are provided if you ask. Besides that the place was great.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Thank alioco79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I stayed here in March with my mum. We chose an apartment as I knew she would be tired from all the walking in the daytime and I wanted us to be able to eat at home. The owner was unable to meet us but the woman who takes care of it was lovely, she couldn't speak English but we were still able to communicate the info needed. The kitchen was small but it had everything you needed, kettle, microwave, cooker and enough cooking and eating implements for 4. The shower room was small but it had a powerful shower and the loo was separate. The living/sleeping area was large enough and there were 2 balconies. The room had air-conditioning/heater so even though we went in March and it was freezing, we were warm.

My only complaint was that there wasn't any spare blankets and so we were very cold at night without the heater on. I am sure if we had bothered to contact Oriol he would have provided blankets as when we asked for the dvd player that was mentioned on the website, it appeared the next day.

The area wasn't too noisy despite being very near a busy road and it was light enough to feel quite safe to walk down at night. There were mini supermarkets and some excellent cake shops near by. Universitat metro was only a couple of minutes away so the location was excellent. It was difficult to find initially due to there not being a sign or anything, but a shop owner helped me find it (it is opposite a tobacconist).

If you are looking for budget accommodation that is within easy access to the metro (and only a minute or 2 from the airport bus) and still walkable to some of the main areas, then I would recommend this place. If I go to Barcelona again I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank flossytrip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 May 2013

April 2013, we rented the beach location (Carrer Pescadors 83,2-2)with another couple for four nights and it was perfect for us! The owner, Oriol, met us promptly at the apartment, answered our questions and even gave us a quick tour of the area with great suggestions on where to eat, what attractions to see and where things were located.
We could see the beach from our balcony and were literally seconds away from dipping our toes in the water and numerous restaurants/cafes right on the boardwalk. Comfy beds, hot water in the shower, fully operating kitchen - the waterfront and perhaps a 10 min walk from Las Ramblas and the hop on/hop off bus, this was definitely the best location for us. We did not have any issues with noise at night for sleeping at night and the apartment was very clean. Would recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ConnieRideout
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
Gracia
Generator Hostel Barcelona
Generator Hostel Barcelona
#25 of 731 in Barcelona
1,538 reviews
Garden House Hostel Barcelona
#116 of 308 in Barcelona
106 reviews
Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya
#98 of 513 in Barcelona
3,817 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Barcelona City North
#206 of 308 in Barcelona
85 reviews
Barcelona Urbany Hostel
#73 of 731 in Barcelona
1,139 reviews
Gracia
Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta

Address: Joaquim Costa, 56, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Hotel Style:
Ranked #434 of 731 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: RM419 - RM700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com and Expedia so you can book your Apartamentos Barcelonasiesta reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing