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208 m2 | 2 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of. Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and. May 27, - Rent from people in Barcelona, Spain from £16/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.

The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world. They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions.

Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many. The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will.

An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go.

Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included. AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc. OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later.

If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process?

Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process. Yes, I'm still looking.

So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed.

Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Related: What are the most popular tours in Barcelona? See all. Re: Airbnb vs booking. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds?

For the first time, city officials will be able to refer to host data that details specifically where apartments are located and who their registered hosts are, something that could previously require substantial investigation.

They will be able to track these hosts ID numbers to verify that their linked apartments do indeed have permission—and it will be far easier to pursue rule-breakers and, if necessary, fine them. Taken together, these measures have global significance for cities managing their own fights against out-of-control vacation rentals. Firstly, they provide a ready-to-go model that makes enforcing local rules not just feasible, but relatively easy. Secondly, they show that concerted pressure from local governments can indeed push Airbnb and other home-sharing sites to take real action.

That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations.

Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live.

If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site. In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all.

Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas.

721,000
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261 m2 | 6 bedrooms | 10 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
May 25, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the. May 26, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.

OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later.

If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities.

But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process. Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona.

I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.

Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Related: What are the most popular tours in Barcelona? Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers.

A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas. It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes.

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735,000
* €/m2
133 m2 | 7 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
May 25, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Welcome to this cozy apartment located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Symbol of the architectural past of the city and forced modernization. Highlights of​. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the.

At one time 17, illegal flats were being posted on internet platforms. So, to answer your query, "Airbnb apartments seem to be less expensive than booking.

If not, do that now. FYI, airbnb does not monitor the legality of apartments although obviously many listings have their registration number. The main advantage of airbnb is that they have the most iron clad financial arrangement in case of a problem. If you end up with a problem, however, as noted, the money is only half the issue.

Personally I find the best solution in Barcelona to be a local company like the ones linked in that question. I have used Habitat numerous times and found them to be very good; there are others that are probably equally good. The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world.

They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions. Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many.

The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will. An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go.

Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included.

AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc. OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later.

If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? Firstly, they provide a ready-to-go model that makes enforcing local rules not just feasible, but relatively easy.

Secondly, they show that concerted pressure from local governments can indeed push Airbnb and other home-sharing sites to take real action. That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations. Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules.

One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site. There doesn't seem to be very many choices? To be frank, AirBnB is not well seen in Barcelona , as many apartments do not have a proper licence or have fake ones.

You have many other places to rent leagally an apartment, like VRBO. It might depend on what type of lodging you are looking for. Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of choices I wonder if the recent city interactions have reduced shared accommodations.

I don't tend to look. Also, Barcelona is a busy and popular place. Perhaps you are looking with too short of notice or in high period when things are already booked. Recently Barcelona made AirBnB illegal and there were fines, bad press, etc. Hosts are supposed to be properly registered with the city and to charge the city housing tax from the guest.

The tax is one of the few items that would be paid in cash directly to the host. Otherwise all expenses, including security deposits are handled by AirBnB. A legitimate lodging will provide their HUB number - this is the number that identifies them as registered with the city and you can cross check this as well. Numerous short let apartment agencies use AirBnB as well as their own websites, but I tend to prefer AirBnb because I don't have to wire money for a deposit, and then the balance before I arrive.

Nor do I have to have hundreds of euro for the security deposit and then wait to get that returned. AirBnB charges half or all the costs upfront depending on the level of cancellation strictness.

It doesn't go to the host until 24 hours after you arrive. This means if the property does not meet with your approval, you have 24 hours to contact AirBnB. They also handle the security deposit of course, held on your credit card , and also handle disputes. I personally prefer this financial system and security. Most sites have complied with this but Airbnb and a few others have not yet quite and have continued allowing advertisement in their portals of apartments that are not legally registered.

352,000
* €/m2
Barcelona Hotels and Places to Stay
108 m2 | 8 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
May 25, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the. Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and.

That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations. Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules.

One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site. In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed.

The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all. The tax is one of the few items that would be paid in cash directly to the host.

Otherwise all expenses, including security deposits are handled by AirBnB. A legitimate lodging will provide their HUB number - this is the number that identifies them as registered with the city and you can cross check this as well. Numerous short let apartment agencies use AirBnB as well as their own websites, but I tend to prefer AirBnb because I don't have to wire money for a deposit, and then the balance before I arrive.

Nor do I have to have hundreds of euro for the security deposit and then wait to get that returned. AirBnB charges half or all the costs upfront depending on the level of cancellation strictness. It doesn't go to the host until 24 hours after you arrive. This means if the property does not meet with your approval, you have 24 hours to contact AirBnB. They also handle the security deposit of course, held on your credit card , and also handle disputes.

I personally prefer this financial system and security. Most sites have complied with this but Airbnb and a few others have not yet quite and have continued allowing advertisement in their portals of apartments that are not legally registered. For that, they've been fined but they do continue to operate in this market and will continue to do so because their business is not illegal. Enric, you are correct, in that it should most likely have read AirBnB was illegal.

I use the short phrasing, as that is what people call it. Generally, I do also post that yes, they have paid their fines and that most of their hosts include their HUB numbers. It appears that my post didn't quite come out that way.

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I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process.

Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed.

Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Related: What are the most popular tours in Barcelona? See all. Re: Airbnb vs booking. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds?

254,000
* €/m2
124 m2 | 10 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of. Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and. May 27, - Rent from people in Barcelona, Spain from £16/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.

Personally I find the best solution in Barcelona to be a local company like the ones linked in that question. I have used Habitat numerous times and found them to be very good; there are others that are probably equally good. The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world. They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions.

Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many. The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will.

An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go. Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included. AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc. OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing.

Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later. If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb.

Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process?

Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process.

Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed.

Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content.

Related: What are the most popular tours in Barcelona? See all. Re: Airbnb vs booking. Last month, the city told the site to remove 2, listings that it found to be operating without a city-approved license, or face a court case potentially leading to a substantial fine. For the first time, city officials will be able to refer to host data that details specifically where apartments are located and who their registered hosts are, something that could previously require substantial investigation.

They will be able to track these hosts ID numbers to verify that their linked apartments do indeed have permission—and it will be far easier to pursue rule-breakers and, if necessary, fine them. Taken together, these measures have global significance for cities managing their own fights against out-of-control vacation rentals. Firstly, they provide a ready-to-go model that makes enforcing local rules not just feasible, but relatively easy.

Secondly, they show that concerted pressure from local governments can indeed push Airbnb and other home-sharing sites to take real action. That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations.

Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules.

One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site.

In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all. Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers.

355,000
* €/m2
229 m2 | 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Welcome to this cozy apartment located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Symbol of the architectural past of the city and forced modernization. Highlights of​. May 27, - Rent from people in Barcelona, Spain from £16/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.

Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk.

Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains. The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations.

Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live.

If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site. In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all.

Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. AirBnB in Barcelona? Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Joan G. Re: AirBnB in Barcelona?

Destination Expert for Barcelona, Catalonia. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. Places to stay in heart of Barcelona? View Hotel. W Barcelona. Barcelo Raval. Hotel Europark. Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Hotel Jazz. H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel. Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona. Novotel Barcelona City. The main advantage of airbnb is that they have the most iron clad financial arrangement in case of a problem. If you end up with a problem, however, as noted, the money is only half the issue.

Personally I find the best solution in Barcelona to be a local company like the ones linked in that question. I have used Habitat numerous times and found them to be very good; there are others that are probably equally good. The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world. They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions. Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many.

The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will.

An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go. Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included.

AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc. OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later. If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities.

But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process. Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed.

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Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the. May 26, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.

An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go. Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included. AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc.

OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later.

If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process.

Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona.

I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.

Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site.

In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all. Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers.

A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas. It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes.

His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.

To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom.

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Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and. Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Welcome to this cozy apartment located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Symbol of the architectural past of the city and forced modernization. Highlights of​.

Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions!

They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Related: What are the most popular tours in Barcelona? See all. Re: Airbnb vs booking. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations.

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991,000
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Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of. Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the.

Re: Airbnb vs booking. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. Places to stay in heart of Barcelona? View Hotel. Colom Apartments. Cosmo Apartments. W Barcelona. Barcelo Raval. Hotel Europark.

Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Hotel Jazz. H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel. View all hotels. Top questions about Barcelona. Clothing in Spian, Just relax!

How do I find a legal rental apartment? What can I see at the Parc de la Ciutadella? Can I buy tickets in advance? Where can I see flamenco? Where can I eat paella? BGJ-DC 2, forum posts. Doffcocker 17, forum posts. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations. Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed.

But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site. In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed.

The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all. Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas.

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May 27, - Rent from people in Barcelona, Spain from £16/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. May 25, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of.

But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site.

In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all.

Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas. It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes.

His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.

To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. Will Covid inspire a new wave of hygiene innovation?

For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety. Stressful commutes, unexpected routines, and emergent wildlife appear in your homemade maps of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Bloomberg Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Brentin Mock August 6, Transportation How to Safely Travel on Mass Transit During Coronavirus To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Feargus O'Sullivan May 27, AirBnB in Barcelona? Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Joan G. Re: AirBnB in Barcelona? Destination Expert for Barcelona, Catalonia.

Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. Places to stay in heart of Barcelona? View Hotel. W Barcelona. Barcelo Raval. Hotel Europark. Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Hotel Jazz. H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel. Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona. Novotel Barcelona City. View all hotels. Top questions about Barcelona. Clothing in Spian, Just relax! How do I find a legal rental apartment? What can I see at the Parc de la Ciutadella?

Can I buy tickets in advance? Where can I see flamenco? Where can I eat paella? BGJ-DC 2, forum posts. Doffcocker 17, forum posts. EnricM 11, forum posts. Lynda 24, forum posts.

801,000
* €/m2
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Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the. Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and.

And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules.

One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site.

In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all.

Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas.

It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes. His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.

To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Destination Expert for Barcelona, Catalonia. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. Places to stay in heart of Barcelona? View Hotel. W Barcelona. Barcelo Raval. Hotel Europark. Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Hotel Jazz. H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel.

Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona. Novotel Barcelona City. View all hotels. Top questions about Barcelona. Clothing in Spian, Just relax! How do I find a legal rental apartment?

What can I see at the Parc de la Ciutadella? Can I buy tickets in advance? Where can I see flamenco? Where can I eat paella? BGJ-DC 2, forum posts. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb.

Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process.

Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona. I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions! They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings!

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May 26, - Rent Apartments in Barcelona, Spain from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the.

Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. Will Covid inspire a new wave of hygiene innovation? For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety.

Stressful commutes, unexpected routines, and emergent wildlife appear in your homemade maps of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Bloomberg Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Brentin Mock August 6, Transportation How to Safely Travel on Mass Transit During Coronavirus To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Feargus O'Sullivan May 27, Coronavirus How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom.

Elizabeth Yuko April 10, Equity The Toxic Intersection of Racism and Public Space For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety. Brentin Mock May 26, You have many other places to rent leagally an apartment, like VRBO. It might depend on what type of lodging you are looking for. Private apartment sublet, shared accommodations, or shared room. I have booked most of my short let apartments for Spain through AirBnB and found lots of choices I wonder if the recent city interactions have reduced shared accommodations.

I don't tend to look. Also, Barcelona is a busy and popular place. Perhaps you are looking with too short of notice or in high period when things are already booked. Recently Barcelona made AirBnB illegal and there were fines, bad press, etc.

Hosts are supposed to be properly registered with the city and to charge the city housing tax from the guest. The tax is one of the few items that would be paid in cash directly to the host.

Otherwise all expenses, including security deposits are handled by AirBnB. A legitimate lodging will provide their HUB number - this is the number that identifies them as registered with the city and you can cross check this as well. Numerous short let apartment agencies use AirBnB as well as their own websites, but I tend to prefer AirBnb because I don't have to wire money for a deposit, and then the balance before I arrive. Nor do I have to have hundreds of euro for the security deposit and then wait to get that returned.

AirBnB charges half or all the costs upfront depending on the level of cancellation strictness. It doesn't go to the host until 24 hours after you arrive. This means if the property does not meet with your approval, you have 24 hours to contact AirBnB.

They also handle the security deposit of course, held on your credit card , and also handle disputes. I personally prefer this financial system and security. Most sites have complied with this but Airbnb and a few others have not yet quite and have continued allowing advertisement in their portals of apartments that are not legally registered. For that, they've been fined but they do continue to operate in this market and will continue to do so because their business is not illegal.

Enric, you are correct, in that it should most likely have read Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process?

Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process. Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona.

I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions!

They will be very helpful when I get to Barcelona bookings! Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Airbnb vs booking. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content.

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Nearly half the Airbnb properties in Barcelona are entire houses or apartments. The conceit of friendly locals renting out spare rooms has been. Learned this from experience when my sister booked an apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb. She didn't lose any money, but she sure lost a lot of time and. Barcelona's efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the.

For the first time, city officials will be able to refer to host data that details specifically where apartments are located and who their registered hosts are, something that could previously require substantial investigation. They will be able to track these hosts ID numbers to verify that their linked apartments do indeed have permission—and it will be far easier to pursue rule-breakers and, if necessary, fine them. Taken together, these measures have global significance for cities managing their own fights against out-of-control vacation rentals.

Firstly, they provide a ready-to-go model that makes enforcing local rules not just feasible, but relatively easy. Secondly, they show that concerted pressure from local governments can indeed push Airbnb and other home-sharing sites to take real action. That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk.

Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations.

Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed. Re: AirBnB in Barcelona? Destination Expert for Barcelona, Catalonia. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. Places to stay in heart of Barcelona? View Hotel. W Barcelona. Barcelo Raval. Hotel Europark. Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Hotel Jazz.

H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel. Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona. Novotel Barcelona City. View all hotels. Top questions about Barcelona. Clothing in Spian, Just relax! How do I find a legal rental apartment? What can I see at the Parc de la Ciutadella? Can I buy tickets in advance? Where can I see flamenco? Where can I eat paella? At one time 17, illegal flats were being posted on internet platforms. So, to answer your query, "Airbnb apartments seem to be less expensive than booking.

If not, do that now. FYI, airbnb does not monitor the legality of apartments although obviously many listings have their registration number. The main advantage of airbnb is that they have the most iron clad financial arrangement in case of a problem. If you end up with a problem, however, as noted, the money is only half the issue. Personally I find the best solution in Barcelona to be a local company like the ones linked in that question.

I have used Habitat numerous times and found them to be very good; there are others that are probably equally good. The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world. They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions.

Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many. The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will. An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go.

Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included.

AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc. OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later. If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back.

I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities.

But do they show the full price early in the process? Or only when you're about to click to book?

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That clampdown has been a long time coming. Vacation apartments have spread across central neighborhoods, many of them from hosts who list more than one apartment. Meanwhile, the number of affordable long-term rentals available to locals has shrunk. Parts of the old city have become tourist ghettos , where residents that remain are kept awake by badly behaved visitors, and increasingly find their local shops and bars taken over by souvenir emporia and coffee chains.

The city has hit back, partly by halting approval for new hotels , but mainly by requiring all vacation apartment hosts to apply for a license—applications for which are rejected in areas too saturated with tourist accommodations. Other cities have tried similar measures, but Barcelona stands out in its commitment to enforcement. And since last summer, investigations by the city have already led to 1, unlicensed apartments being de-listed.

But the push does seem to have spurred Airbnb toward a cooperative attitude, where the city now has meaningful tools for enforcing its own rules. One option being considered would have all hosts in the city submit their rental permit number to Airbnb before a listing goes live. If the box were left blank or filled in with a false number instantly detectable by the system , the listing would not appear on the site.

In , Berlin introduced a blanket ban on renting entire apartments through Airbnb or other short-term rental sites, though individual rooms were still allowed. The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all.

Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas. It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes. His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures.

Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans. To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces. Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. This means if the property does not meet with your approval, you have 24 hours to contact AirBnB.

They also handle the security deposit of course, held on your credit card , and also handle disputes. I personally prefer this financial system and security. Most sites have complied with this but Airbnb and a few others have not yet quite and have continued allowing advertisement in their portals of apartments that are not legally registered.

For that, they've been fined but they do continue to operate in this market and will continue to do so because their business is not illegal. Enric, you are correct, in that it should most likely have read AirBnB was illegal.

I use the short phrasing, as that is what people call it. Generally, I do also post that yes, they have paid their fines and that most of their hosts include their HUB numbers.

It appears that my post didn't quite come out that way. It's a real nuisance :. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. AirBnB in Barcelona? Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination.

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The ban had some success— 2, apartments were released back to the long-term rental market in —but due to the scale of the problem, so many apartments remained listed on the site that it seemed hard to believe there was any ban at all. Berlin ended up revoking the ban in March, replacing it with a license system and heavier maximum fines for rule-breakers. A license system implemented through data integration seems like a great way of preventing saturation in certain areas.

It could help vacation rental websites evolve into what they were originally meant to be: home-sharing hubs whose listings are not populated by multiple-property professional hosts but by people renting out spare space in real homes.

His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans. To stay protected from Covid on buses, trains and planes, experts say to focus more on distance from fellow passengers than air ventilation or surfaces.

Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. Will Covid inspire a new wave of hygiene innovation? For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety. Stressful commutes, unexpected routines, and emergent wildlife appear in your homemade maps of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bloomberg Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. They also handle the security deposit of course, held on your credit card , and also handle disputes. I personally prefer this financial system and security. Most sites have complied with this but Airbnb and a few others have not yet quite and have continued allowing advertisement in their portals of apartments that are not legally registered.

For that, they've been fined but they do continue to operate in this market and will continue to do so because their business is not illegal. Enric, you are correct, in that it should most likely have read AirBnB was illegal. I use the short phrasing, as that is what people call it. Generally, I do also post that yes, they have paid their fines and that most of their hosts include their HUB numbers. It appears that my post didn't quite come out that way. It's a real nuisance :. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity.

We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. AirBnB in Barcelona? Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Joan G. Re: AirBnB in Barcelona? Personally I find the best solution in Barcelona to be a local company like the ones linked in that question. I have used Habitat numerous times and found them to be very good; there are others that are probably equally good.

The whole business of these companies is under significant attack in many places around the world. They are essentially illegal in my hometown, and many other cities now have very major limitations and restrictions.

Only expect this to get more prevalent in places with high tourist volume and shrinking long term rental stock, making the demand ridiculous and painful for many. The truth is — through its accord with the city authorities in the hope of not incurring further fines — Airbnb is now obliged to allow access to all posted lettings to Barcelona city housing department staff so that they can check the legal status of such — a backdoor agreement if you will. An agreement which would never have been necessary had Airbnb been honest, upfront and transparent from the get go.

Their weakness being arrogance — falsely based on an assumption that we're all stupid — or greedy. When comparing prices make sure to check exactly what's included. AirBnb prices might not include cleaning fees etc.

OTOH you should pay attention also on booking. Apartments might do the same thing. Hotels are less likely to have hidden fees but spending an extra minute or two reading the fine print will avoid an unpleasant surprise later. If a host attempted to charge more, airbnb would have your back. I am not a fan of airbnb but in these kinds of contractual matters they are superb. Too bad they are scofflaws in their dealings or non-dealings with local authorities. But do they show the full price early in the process?

Or only when you're about to click to book? It sounds like the OP is still in the window shopping point and may not have actually gotten too far into the process. Yes, I'm still looking. So far, for this trip, I've booked apartments in Seville and Madrid , and I'm making my way to Barcelona.

I usually tend to read all the fine print very carefully and book ones that I can cancel at least weeks before the trip, if needed. Cleaning fees. I appreciate all your advice and suggestions!

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Statistics and prices of properties with pool in Spain

Prices are going up in this area.

Average price in this area: 1,942 €/m2

The cheapest property in this area: Rent to own detached house in Alcobendas, 0

The most expensive property in this area: Hotel for sale in Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, 65,000,000 €

Cheapest areas: Aragon, Castile and Leon, Estremadura

Most expensive areas: Melilla, Balearic Islands, Andalusia

Prices are going down in the areas: Madrid, Andalusia, Canary Islands.

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