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9.2
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)630 m
La Boqueria1.05 km
Barceloneta Beach1.25 km
Casa Batllo1.57 km
Sagrada Familia1.99 km
La Pedrera Casa Mila2.07 km
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista2.82 km
Magic Fountain of Montjuic3.09 km
Parc Guell3.95 km
Camp Nou5.01 km
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Blueproject Foundation50 m
Museu de la Xocolata60 m
antiguo convento de San Agustin90 m
Flow90 m
Recordis Barcelona110 m
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Mercat del Born160 m
Museu de Ciències Naturals160 m
Gamaya160 m
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Chic & Basic Born

Princesa, 50, Ciutat Vella, Gotic, Barcelona, Spain, 08003 - See map
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Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.6 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.5 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.0 facilities on premise

Quirky, in the heart of the city, bike hire available, great bar.

Joey | August 6, 2017

Room interesting, feels like staying at somebody's home.

Joey | August 6, 2017

The staff were all friendly and spoke English

Claire | August 6, 2018

I wouldn’t stay here again.

Claire | August 6, 2018

The location is good.

Claire | August 6, 2018

  • 430 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Fitness center

  • Safety deposit boxes

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Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.2 Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport12.6 km

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8.6
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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Double Interior Room
Double Interior Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Small Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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9.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
122 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.2
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The ultimate in chic accommodation, located in the heart of Barcelona's most fashionable neighborhood, Chic & Basic Born is definitely chic, but far from basic. Situated in the Born district of the city, visitors will enjoy the best of cosmopolitan Barcelona immediately upon stepping out of the lobby. Guests of Chic & Basic Born can enjoy their stay in the designer standard and superior rooms. Surrounded by a never-ending choice of hip bars and restaurants, guests of this cutting-edge hotel may find it difficult to explore more than a few blocks before joining the locals at any one of the equally chic bars or restaurants. Many of Barcelona's cultural attractions are, however, easily reached on foot, and for exploring a little further afield, the Born neighborhood is well connected by the metro.

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Food & Dining
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Beach
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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Spanish cuisine
Spanish cuisine
The glass
100 m Spanish
Inercia Classic
110 m Spanish
Casa Paco
130 m Spanish
American cuisine
American cuisine
Good Sign
160 m American
Picnic Restaurant
240 m American, European, Gluten Free
Lolita Bakery
250 m American, Cafe
Mediterranean cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine
Meeting Point Born
Mediterranean, Spanish
Tapeo Bar
130 m Mediterranean
La Paradeta El Born
140 m Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish

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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.0
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.0
Value for money8.4
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10.0
Exceptional
Marie from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in July 2016

On holiday”

Never been to Barcelona so we thought we would give it a try. We were most pleased with the city. The night life, restaurants and bars were fantastic. The Born area is a great place to be, local to pretty much everything. Get a bike out and ride around the city, the bike lanes are very safe.Go and see Gaudi's architecture, it's amazing and, of course,Sagrada familia. There's so much to do too . The Chic hotel is fantastic too, we will be booking up soon for next year, it get 10 out 10 from us.

Reviewed August 02, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
tamara from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

More than just Chic & Basic”

Location, hotel design and more than helpful staff.

Had a great stay at the Chic & Basic Born, loved the design of the hotel and the rooms were more than comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Would definitely stay at a Chic and Basic hotel again.

Reviewed August 08, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Francine from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Hip hotel, good location and friendly staff”

Good location with easy access for sightseeing, shopping and dining. Many trendy restaurants and bars nearby. Minutes walk to train station.

Hotel room was large for European standards. Amenities were basic but the self-service free coffee, tea and water at the guest lounge was a nice touch. Comfortable bed. Interesting room design and customizable colored lights in the room was fun. The bathroom is completely open and integrated into the room, could be awkward for sharing with persons not in 'close' relationship with each other. Anna at reception was the best! Thank you for the great recommendations! Many trendy shops, bars and restaurants near the hotel and La Rambla is 15 mins on foot. Try Origens at Passieg del Born, good food. My only complaint is the lack of soundproofing, noise from the street can be heard and I woke up in the middle of the night from loud banging sounds emanating from the corridors as if some disgruntled night staff was slamming cabinet doors shut! Not for light sleepers.

Reviewed May 10, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Shailvi from United States
Couple
Double Interior Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Great find.”

Location,

chic and basic is a great find in a great neighborhood of barcelona. we wanted to be in the borne for its charm, restaurants and life. the location was perfect. the hotel itself was hip. we had an interior room, which had a bit of a weird smell to it, but other than that, no complaints.

Reviewed September 28, 2012
8.7
Excellent
jasmine from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Interior Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

great stay - again!”

location, friendly staff, good service

Second time returning to this hotel, its perfect for a short stay, the location is spot on, 'el born' area in barcelona is probably the prettiest town i have ever seen. The staff once again were very welcoming and friendly. We will return again!

Reviewed January 05, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Martin from Sweden
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Really cool design hotel”

Staff, design hotel and the area

We had a really great stay at Chic & Basic Born. Helpful staff, really cool rooms. Very good located.

Reviewed September 09, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Sheena
Couple
Small Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in June 2012

Funky stay”

interesting decor, very helpful staff

1. chill-out lounge area which decent tea, nesspresso coffee machine and fruits in the morning 2. perfect location - although about 10min walk to las rambalas we didnt mind as we were able to explore barcelona's cobbled streets 3. location is el born - emerging artsy area of barcelona with cute shops and eateries

Reviewed August 14, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
jasmine from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great location, helpful staff, perfect trip! ”

Location, decor, friendly staff

We were really pleased with this hotel, ideal location, del born is such a beautiful area to stay in. The staff are really friendly & helpful I takes you want to return. We loved the quirky decor of the hotel & the building itself is stunning with so much character. We will definitely return! Great service

Reviewed December 04, 2014
7.0
Very good
Julia from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Great Location”

Location, balcony, large beds

Our stay was at best good and at worst satisfactory. The hotel is good value for money in Barcelona and has several nice touches: free Nespresso coffee and tea, free refrigerated water and a reasonably priced vending machine instead of a crazy mini bar. Be aware that the Wifi is fairly poor and patchy although you can use the hotel computer if necessary. The rooms are a fair size and have the advantage of a balcony and a couple of little stools so you can watch the world go by! Although, after balcony use, do check your room for insects after that as a rogue cockroach got into our room and decided to crawl on me in the night! Not the best way to wake up. The hotel staff did move us rooms while the problem was dealt with and the stay went seamlessly from there. The location is ideal: Born is a great area and has a good metro link at Jaume 1 which is just at the end of Carrer Princesa, the metros are ideal to help you get to grips with Barcelona's huge size and range of sites. I would use the hotel again. The great location and perks offered good value for money.

Reviewed August 07, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
John from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

central, friendly reception, comfortable room”

surroundings in the old town, close to metro and Gran Via, facilities in room, balcony with comfortable lounge

A very pleasant place to stay, if a little impersonal (in that the secure guest entrance / exit is not "manned" in some months) although there is 24-hour reception available at a second entrance. This also allows privacy in your coming and going. Modern and pleasing adaptation of an older building; excellent facilities, including small gym and free coffee / tea / bottled water in a lounge area. We found this an excellent place to stay, although we lost a camera in the street between metro and hotel (beware of pick-pockets in Barcelona!)

Reviewed February 23, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Valerie from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

Awesome hotel with great location”

Good amenities, clean, great location, nice service

Very "Chic" theme and very clean. The staff was very helpful and were always very friendly, easy to communicate even though I didn't speak Spanish. I loved the room, great balcony and cute welcome package. the giant windows and balcony let in a lot of natural light and they also provided a blackout screen for privacy and darkness for sleeping.

Reviewed July 05, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Patricia from Switzerland
Family with young children
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

Great Hotel - worth it!”

clean, central, friendly

very nice people at the desk. clean rooms. small but also space to put in a cribe for a baby. crib was for free - no charge! the room was chic & basic. extra lounge where you have a fridge & water 24h for free! great!

Reviewed May 20, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Cara-Jayne from Australia
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Best location, Best Value”

Excellent Value, Best location, Interesting Decor!

Such great value for what you get! The location within the Born district is really lovely. We initially stayed at the end of La Rambla and thought that was great, but this area was even better. Lots of little boutiques, restaurants, tapas bars everywhere within walking distance. The hotel itself is quite strange in the decor, however we loved the change. There is a communal lounge area where you can help yourself to water, tea & coffee, magazines etc. There is also a small gym area. Highly recommended!

Reviewed January 21, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Marichu from United States
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Chic and Basic is underrated ”

The staff especially Stephan were wonderful and extremely helpful. Full of tips and very accommodating. The 31 unit hotel is quiet, Clean, Chic and located central for all areas.

The staff especially Stephan were wonderful and extremely helpful. Full of tips and very accommodating. The 31 unit hotel is quiet, Clean, Chic and located central for all areas.

Reviewed August 15, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Devra from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Fantastic location, funky in a good way”

Location, good amenities (free coffee/bottled water, 24 hr reception), wifi, terrace (outside rooms)

This place is in a gem of a neighborhood, and considerably nicer (if still smaller than a deluxe hotel) than your hostel experience. As it should be, for the price. Minimalist, but very clean and comfortable. Worth it for an exterior room to have a private balcony. Nice lounge with free coffee/teas, bottled water. The lighted bead curtain monstrosities you bump into in the hallways are a bit much, but it's enjoyable in your own room, where a remote controls the light show/personal ambience! Really, it's all about a comfortable place in a really lovely, ancient/modern mix neighborhood. Be forewarned that it's a lively party neighborhood at night, with a lot of drunken ( American?) loud revelry, so if you need a quiet place, this location isn't it!

Reviewed October 06, 2012
7.7
Very good
Eugene from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

Great service, tranquil yet good location”

Service

Nice hotel, walking distance to sights and food joints in born area. Ana was a real star, helping with recommendations, directions etc. would stay here again.

Reviewed February 15, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Belinda from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Very chic, cool and fantastic location!”

The friendly staff were very helpful. Loved the lighting in our large room! The nespresso machine was an added bonus.

We had a fabulous stay, highly recommend this hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was large, comfortable, and the lighting and glass shower were a nice change from your standard hotel room. The complimentary Nespresso machine was great too! It's in a great area if you're looking for good bars and restaurants, as well as boutique shops, easy to walk everywhere. We tried getting the train to the hotel from the airport when we arrived, we had trouble figuring out how to change from the airport train to the subway and we got lost, so would recommend getting a taxi from the airport, it's alot easier and quicker.

Reviewed July 09, 2013
7.3
Very good
Giorgio from Italy
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

A different approach..”

Beautifull location, unusual concept of rooms,

Just spent two days there. Location is right in the Born district. Room are nice. Maybe a bit too basic for a long stay.. But very funny.

Reviewed May 21, 2012
8.7
Excellent
wan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 8 nights in February 2013

MARVELOUSLY chic, ELEGANTLY basic”

Excellently warm service, convenient location, very comfortable room

Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, room is nice, free flow coffee and water is excellent. wifi worked well... The hotel has all the basic facilities that I needed.

Reviewed February 14, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Amelia from Singapore
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

Good and comfortable stay”

service, room design and facilities

The room was big and i really love the design of the room. My friend and i were assigned to room 21 and it was just right beside the common room. The common room is relatively big and they offer free coffee, tea, milk and water. I think it is really considerate of them to do that because it is so convenient for all the guests. The hotel also offers free wifi and their staffs were really friendly and nice. They are also able to converse in English. The hotel's location is also very good as it is very near to the Jaume I metro station and there is a nice park nearby the hotel.

Reviewed December 27, 2013
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