We loved our stay in Barcelona.
The apartment is well situated with about a twenty minute walk away from the ramblas. Hans was accommodating and even let us check out a little later.
A flat was worth of its name - cozy apartment. Nice, well furnished and equipped. We arrived a little bit earlier but Jose was already on site and there were no troubles to accommodate us sooner that we had agreed. Location of flat is great since it is very close to metro and bus stops, to a supermarket and also very close to a center. Every direction we decided to take we found plenty of restaurants and local shops. Guys were always ready to answer all our questions and prior to our trip they provided us with detailed information on how to get there and what to see. We had an early flight but it was no problem at all and Jose even arranged a taxi pick up for us. Thank you very much guys.
Hans was a wonderful host to my small travel group. When we arrived he was on site to greet us (even though we were a bit early!) and he provided great suggestions for our week-long stay. The apartment was clean and comfortable and in a great location. We walked pretty much everywhere without too much trouble, and for longer trips we hopped on the metro which was nearby as well. There is a binder that Hans and the other hosts put together in the apartment that is full of useful tips and suggestions for food and activities. And what's more, I felt that I could contact Hans with questions if need be. Our group felt very welcomed. We had a very early flight back home and Hans helped us to figure out arrangements to get to the airport - it was such a relief! This is a great place to stay and Hans and the other hosts were wonderful. I would highly suggest this location.
The apartment has a very good location, close to metro, supermarket, and all those travel highlights. The house is clean, well renovated, we have a wonderful time of stay.
I agree with all the other reviews - Hans and Jose were great, loved their recommendations, the flat was clean and well furnished. BUT it reeked of stale cigarettes. I had to wash absolutely everything as soon as I left as the smell was overwhelming. If you are a smoker I'm sure it would be fine!