Excellent 8.2
Based on 21 reviews

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About Chic & Basic Zoo


Looking for a unique accommodation to stay during your excursions in Barcelona? Then you have come to the right place. Chic & Basic Zoo is an urban setting with a warm, fresh and playful industrial vibe. It is located opposite Barcelona’s Parque de la Ciutadella in the center of the Born neighborhood. During the day, all the cafes would come to life while at night you will be overwhelmed by the nightlife that the neighborhood has to offer. For all the shopaholics, you may enjoy myriad of shops lining along the neighborhood’s typical narrow streets. Opposite Chic & Basic Zoo is Parque de la Ciutadella, where you can have a relaxing picnic. Other popular tourist sites such as Barceloneta, the Marina, Plaza Catalunya, the Ramblas, and the Gothic quarter are also within reach.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bicycle rental


  • Pets allowed

Guest services

  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
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City Tax

For all guest bookings with period of stay from November 1st 2012 onwards, a city tax must be paid directly to the hotel during check out for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

5* Hotel: A city tax of 2.25 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona and Catalonia;
4* Hotel: A city tax of 1.10 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona (0.90 Euros + VAT in Catalonia);
Rest of Hotels & Apartments: A city tax of 0.65 Euros + VAT per person, per night in Barcelona (0.45 Euros + VAT in Catalonia).

This is an additional charge for guests over the age of 16 and it is NOT INCLUDED in the room rate.

Please note that there is an additional charge per person for lunch or dinner.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.6km
Distance to Airport: 13km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Rooms : 16
Reception Open Until: 07:00PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 40
Year Hotel Built: 1898
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 8.4
  • Food/Dining 7.3

Quynh T.
July 25, 2015
A pleasant stay, high recommend for budget travell
Near train station and bus route, 10 mins walking distance to Old Town, Quiet and Safe area

Nilton Q.
May 05, 2015
Great place, Awesome staff
The staff was very friendly and helpfull, hotel location just perfect for sightseeing during the day and fun at night, and the room was really clean.

Dante A.
April 28, 2015
Great location, passionate staff
the location is perfect for exploring the gothic quarter. Lives up to its name in vibe and staff character. Great value for money.
its a great little boutique hotel with very clean rooms, fun and friendly staff and comfortable amenities. It fits perfectly in the area adding to the atmosphere. Best place to stay in the Gothic quarter.

jessica C.
United Kingdom
April 18, 2015
location, amazing staff, free water / hot drinks (+soya)
easy to find main hotel for check-in from arc di triomph metro, just to the right of beautiful citadela park, zoo hotel one minute walk from there. clean and spacious room, huge double bed and lots of storage, small tv, great shower/ large bath, little sofa area by the reception area with hot drink selection, espresso machine and fridge full of water, milk and soya. easy walking distance to everywhere! and plenty of places to eat / drink very close. they serve a fair breakfast at main hotel ( buffet €9- croissant and coffee €2.50) and went to get us gluten free bread :) all the staff we met were lovely, friendly, relaxed..nothing was too much trouble. blue project raw vegan/ gluten free cafe across road was definitely not the budget accomodation we were expecting, we loved it and will return! thanks C&B! x

Joe M.
United Kingdom
June 01, 2014
Basic but clean, close to town centre. traditional
I enjoyed my stay.. great location though annexed with the main building.

Olivier J.
August 13, 2013
A short stay
Location centrally locattedbut in quiet neighborhood and with a balconny to have breakfast
Short stay, but enough to get a taste of the city. The hotel was clean and well equipped. The room was large enough and no need to jump over the be to access the bathroom, like in many hotel. The room had a balcony with a small table and chairs to take a coffee in the morning. Th balcony had a view on a large avenue and the Zoological garden. It was very quiet and the staff was helpful to order taxi and give direction during our stay. I liked it.

jacques B.
October 25, 2012
Great location and friendly staff.
Location, clean and secure.
The hotel is located close to many tourist attractions. It is easy to travel by bus. Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, there are many at short walking distance. The hotel provides water, coffee and tea. The room was clean, comfortable a little bit small. The mattress of the bed was a little bit soft. Shower and toilet were very adequate. We felt very safe and the staff was polite, friendly and always ready to help. The room was on Picasso side street.It was a little bit noisy but a nice breeze was always coming from the window. We can watch TV n many different languages. We had a pleasant stay.

Omied F.
United States
October 10, 2012
this hotel is fantastic
Clean, quiet, incredibly polite, friendly, and helpful staff
My wife and I were there for one night on the first night of our honeymoon through Europe. The lady at reception knew who we were as soon as we got off the elevator and was very helpful when showing us a map of the area. When we got into our room, there was a small bottle of champaign with a letter of congratulations waiting for us. The gentleman at reception the next morning was just as helpful and friendly as we checked out and helped us print out boarding passes. Excellent hotel.

Tim B.
United Kingdom
September 20, 2009
No-frills, reasonable value
Location close to the City Park, beach and old quarter.
The hotel is on the 2nd floor and the lift is under renovation (Sept 09), so you need to carry your bags up narrow stairs
This is a room-only hotel with no bar, lounge, restaurant etc. Our room was small, wih only about 2ft of space around the bed (it had a wardrobe, but nowhere to put the luggage). The bathroom was good and felt spacious; it had a great wash basin and a good tub and shower. When we arrived there was no soap but it was a genuine mistake and the receptionist was apologetic and immediately provided soap, shampoo and gel. The fire-escape plan showed each room was a different size and ours was the smallest.

February 24, 2016
personal, ubicación
Defraudante, pensábamos que era de 3 estrellas cuando lo reservamos, y nos llevamos un buen chasco, es un hotel que consiste en toda una planta de una finca,las habitaciones diminutas, la tv creo que no tenía ní 15 pulgadas, la limpieza brillaba por su ausencia, y en la web sale una recepción que sólo está de decoracion, puesto que nunca hay nadie. La recepción se encuentra en otro hotel, el hotel chic born. Nos sentimos defraudados, engañados, se lo comunicamos a la recepcionista la primera noche, pero quedó en eso, en un simple comentario.

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