0.08km from Taberna Trueta 218Poblenou B&B is a good, solid option for a traveler who wants a clean room, a roof, a bed, and a private bathroom. It is located near the beach area, and there a number of good dining options nearby. As other reviews indicate, the building dates from the 1930's and contains a number of gracious period architectural details. I can't comment on the breakfast, as I didn't include the breakfast option. There is free cable TV. The shower provides a strong stream of water, and the toilets are quite adequate. I wish Tripadvisor gave the option of rating Poblenou with 3-1/2 stars. The staff were also very patient with my numerous email questions prior to arrival. Negative factors: Biggest one was the price. I happened to reserve two months in advance of my vacation at a time when there seemed to be a scramble for rooms in Barcelona during the period of my anticipated vacation, and Poblenou B&B was a very high priced second choice for me (via Booking.com), as my first choice sold out - and the reservation was non-refundable. (With the riots that took place the week before I arrived, had I waited, I could have gotten a much cheaper/much nicer room elsewhere.) While Poblenou B&B was more than adequate to my needs, it definitely wasn't worth what I paid for it. In addition, while the rooms are clean, the bedding materials are visibly worn, which was a turnoff. Also, there was some problem with the wiring that made it impossible for my partner to use his CPAP machine, even with an adapter - the problem was specific to this property, as the CPAP worked fine after we checked out and took the train to Madrid. One more drawback: the property is not accessible to those in wheelchairs or people with significant mobility issues. One has to walk up a flight or two of stairs to reach the lobby - and since I walk with a cane and a noticeable limp, the stairs were a problem - not insurmountable for me, but a show-stopper for some with worse limitations. Finally, there was hardly ever anyone at the front desk - the staff hung out in the breakfast room, which could be a drawback if someone showed up at an unexpected time.