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Air BnB Barcelona

After our AirBnb Host canceled I found an Air BnB on Ronda de Sant Perre locate a minute walk from the Metro Line 1 Placa d'Urquinanona, 750 meters from Placa Catalyuna a 10 minute walk to Picasso and on the B24 Bus Line. The area seems better than El Raval where we were and is located very central to the places we want to see.

Is this a good area to stay? We are not far from Eixample Passig Gracia and the Old Town.

Posted by
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Hi Daniel, like the other Air BnB you found in El Raval, I probably would not recommend this new one either. It's in the upper part of Sant Pere, one of more seedy neighborhoods, currently dealing with a recent increase in crime/theft. At day it's probably fine, but I would be weary there at night time.

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelona/20181028/452583939964/inseguridad-barcelona-esquinas-conflictos-policia.html

Consider areas more in the heart the Eixample or in Gràcia :)

Posted by
329 posts

Hi, great location — no doubt. You could pretty much stroll everywhere from there (apart from Park Güell). Crowded maybe. Pleasant enough for a busy city center. However, as Carlos says, you'll need to have your antennae tuned up to 11 for much of the time. If you're ok with that then…grand. But know that there are areas just a couple of blocks away where you will not have to be so guarded or defensive beyond normal plus precautions. All I can say is, for what it's worth, I would not choose to stay there. Please, don't get me wrong, I'm not being alarmist, you could probably stay there a good few days and have no issues whatsoever — but why even risk it when other, similar priced accommodations in nearby areas are available?
Enjoy your trip.