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!
Safety deposit boxes
|Value for money||8.4|
|Distance to city center||0.2 Km|
|Nearest airport||Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)|
|Distance to airport||12.6 km|
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.
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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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.
More than just Chic & Basic”
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.
Hip hotel, good location and friendly staff”
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.
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.
great stay - again!”
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!
Really cool design hotel”
We had a really great stay at Chic & Basic Born. Helpful staff, really cool rooms. Very good located.
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
Great location, helpful staff, perfect trip! ”
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
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.
central, friendly reception, comfortable room”
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!)
Awesome hotel with great location”
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.
Great Hotel - worth it!”
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!
Best location, Best Value”
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!
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.
Fantastic location, funky in a good way”
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!
Great service, tranquil yet good location”
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.
Very chic, cool and fantastic location!”
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.
A different approach..”
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.
MARVELOUSLY chic, ELEGANTLY basic”
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.
Good and comfortable stay”
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.