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Hello, my name is Melinda originally from New York!! I live with my 18 year old son who will be going to study in the UK in September and dog named Roy who only like kids, females and his ball. We have a a single room (double bed) w/AC/heating leading on to the patio (can smoke on the patio). There is a desk, printer, private bathroom with wifi, adsl cable and use of the kitchen (dishwasher, washer&dryer) and living room. Cleaning lady once every other week. All utilities included but please do not overdue it. We live very central. One minute walk to metro or bus, in the neighborhood you can find cafes, restaurants, markets, supermarkets, bakeries, parks, and a 15 minute walk to the beach. We are very relaxed and are here to help you with anything you need. I work from home so I will be available most of the time.. No partying or guest allowed without permission. Alarm in apartment as well. PLEASE HAVE A PROFILE UP SO THAT I CAN SEE WHO I AM SPEAKING WITH! Thank you!

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Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 nights

Maximum stay is for 352 nights

Available for given dates

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From 22 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is our office room which leads out onto the patio. Has AC

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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About the Area

We live in a very lively area and multicultural. Everything is easy to get to. 15 minute walk to the beach. Here is a list of cultural things to see.

Palau de la Música Catalana, C/Sant Pere més Alt 13. Modernist design by Lluís Domènech i Montaner is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a masterpiece of Catalan's modernist architecture. This auditorium designed by Ramon Muntaner is the most important Modernist example in Ciutat Vella. It was the headquarters of the Orfeó Català, the oldest Catalan choir. The most beautiful part is the stalls with its fine detailing, although all the building is impressive. There are plenty of allegories about music and Catalonia, since the Orfeó Català is strongly bounded with the Catalan Renaixença, the romantic movement that tried to recuperate the Catalan history, language and traditions. It is also the best place in Barcelona to listen to symphonic music. edit

Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria (near the Picasso Museum). One of the most representative examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, it features a sombre but beautiful interior. The upsweeping verticality and lightness of the interior are especially surprising considering the blocky exterior surfaces. Built between 1329 and 1383, it was once was home to a Christian cult in the late 3rd century. The church is dedicated to Saint Mary of the Sea, since the quarter was dedicated to the jobs related to the sea, from sailors to harbor works, commerce, even coin exchange. The inside was burned during the civil war, but it is still very interesting. Next to the church, you can see a monument, called Fossar de les Moreres, which is the place where many fighters where buried after the Barcelona defeat in 1714, so it is an important monument for Catalan nationalism. edit

Carrer Montcada, (near Carrer Princesa, in the Born quarter). This street has the biggest collection of Gothic houses in Barcelona. In amongst these houses is the Picasso Museum, which is definitely worth a visit. There are also smaller museums along the street. There are also several tapas bars here, though they are perhaps a little more expensive than in less popular areas. edit

Passeig del Born. This avenue goes from the Santa Maria del Mar church to the Born market and is where the legendary jousting matches of the Middle Ages took place, as well as numerous fairs and marches. This is also where men were knighted. It is a really old street, very wide for the time.Don Quijote de la Mancha, the famous Cervantes character, had a contest in this place. edit

Mercat del Born. This market was the central market for Barcelona until the 1973 and its closing marked the beginning of the neighborhood's decline before its current resurgence. While undergoing renovations, whole streets and homes from Roman times that had been demolished by Phillipe V's orders were discovered. Archaeologists worked to transform the market in to a new cultural center and history/archaeology museum. Entrance and street level viewing of the ruins is free, but to visit the ruins up-close, and to see the extra exhibits, requires paying for a ticket. free.


Picasso Museum, Montcada, 15-23, closes strictly on time, visitors invited to exit 10 minutes before closing time. Has a lot of art from his first period, before the cubism, but almost none of his most famous works. Pictures are signed only in Spanish, only overview texts for each period are available in English. Do not take laptops or valuables when heading to the museum, luggage over 30x30cm should be left at checkroom, but without any liability. Adults €9, discounted for students having student ID, free on the first Sunday each month. edit

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

No guest without asking. Always keep door locked with alarm when going out. No parties allowed. Please keep your room neat and the areas that you use. No eating in the bedrooms.

Smoking Rules

Your host smokes.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

5 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    Melinda is adorable
    I got along very well with Melinda, her son and Roy (the dog).
    I thank them for making my Erasmus experience even better.
    Important point, the apartment is super clean and it was really nice
    I hope to go back soon!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Melinda in ,

    I just have to say that I adore Julie! I did not want her to leave. She will always be welcome in my home. Her personality is amazing!! Thank you for staying with us and can't wait to see you again!!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    Melinda is an empathetic, kind and caring person.
    I spent three months with her and Roy, a dog as nice as her. My room was very comfortable.
    It will remain a great memory and I hope to have the chance to see her again!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Melinda in ,

    It was such a pleasure to have Laura stay with us. She is a lovely young lady and would recommend her to stay in any ones home. We are already missing her!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2022

    Melinda is an amazing, kind and helpfull person. Great location in the center of Barcelona.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Melinda in ,

    Thank you Mandy - it was a pleasure to have you!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Melindas apartment is a really nice place to stay, especially if you prefer living in the centre of the Barcelona. It's a big and really comfy apartment and on top Melinda and her son are so kind and have great personalities. I really enjoyed my stay at their place!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Melinda in ,

    Thank you Josi! We already miss you!!!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Melinda is very gentle . Her house is very confortablr. She has helped my son to stay very well in Barcellona. For us a beautiful experience

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Melinda in ,

    Thank you Vincenza it was a pleasure.

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