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chic&basic Zoo Hotel
Ranked #90 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stayed at Chic and Basic Zoo in Barcelona. The place was perfect, clean, comfortable and the people at reception were very, very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place. Thanks for making our stay in Barcelona fun.

Room Tip: The wifi in the room was a little slow but worked much faster in the tea/coffee/couch area. (free te...
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

Great location - Born is THE place to stay - but was disappointed at the standard of the room. Facing a loud street was not awesome, nor was the fact our AC seemed to be broken. We spent our nights tossing and turning on the top of the bed sheets trying to get comfortable while listening to drunken crazies scream out from the street below. The instructions of how to get in and out were not clearly explained so we winged it most times we came and left. We weren't told that the fridge of water was 'help yourself' - we just did and assumed we'd be charged later. And wifi was SHOCKING. Almost no reception or access. Wouldn't stay here again UNLESS there was nowhere else available in Born, which really is a stunning and fabulous place to stay in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Stay at Chic & Basic Born. Zoo is just not great.
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Clean and nice rooms! The lounge and reception was cool for drinks, and totally OK breakfast!
The staff was super helpful and kind. Rooms were cleand and good comfort. The area around hotel is great with the park, lots of good restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank lina k
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Zoo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Dear lina k

Thank you very much for your review.
I am happy to hear that you had a good stay in our Hotel chic&basic Zoo.
We hope we can welcome you again in chic&basic.
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small rooms but having a small balcony was great and the location is super. The buses outside are great for getting anywhere you need. They have free coffee/tea facilities in the lobby, which is very rare for Spain and free water and biscuits too! The decor is very cool and El Born is such brilliant area.

Room Tip: Get a balcony room at the front, it looks like the other room may not have had windows!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Emma M
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Zoo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Dear Emma M

Thank you very much for your review.
I am happy to hear that you had a good stay in our Hotel chic&basic Zoo.
We hope we can welcome you again in chic&basic.
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The location is fantastic, easy walking distance to everything. There is free tea/coffee, bottled water and biscuits - which was extremely helpful and saved us a lot of money (espicially on the water)

Room Tip: Try to get one of the larger rooms if you can ... the basic rooms are very clean but aren't very...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Passeig Picasso 22 | 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range: RM212 - RM581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — chic&basic Zoo Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Born district and looking out over the Ciutadella Park, this hotel has everything you desire: an unbeatable location and the chic&basic style. A classic building with an interior design with industrial inspiration; a hotel with an urban character opposite a park full of trees and grass and fresh air, chic&basic Zoo as a hotel full of contrasts and enchantment. In the "helpyourself" area you can relax reading a magazine and having a coffe, tea or just water at any time of the day for free. Behind the facade of a classic building, in the heart of the Born district and right opposite the Barcelona Ciutadella Park, you will find the chic&basic Zoo hotel. Enjoy a privileged location, with a unique ambience, in the contemporary centre of the city. ... more   less 
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