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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for 2 nights while away with a few friends. The rooms were all very nicely decorated with different artwork and murals on all the walls. The terrace is a great place to chill out with a drink and chat to friends and/or other guests. The kitchen area is very helpful for those staying for more than 1...

1Thank Paul R
Kerhonkson, New York
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We loved staying 3 nights at this guesthouse! Great design to the rooms, kitchen, common area and especially the terrace. The artwork is great. I'm used to ikea everything in guesthouses and hostels. This was a pleasant change. It's in a fantastic neighborhood. Loads of great restaurants and bars. Ana was super helpful. The owner was really nice to chat...

1Thank Jeswadosh
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Second time to stay in zoo rooms. Good area, lots of bars and restaurants. Couple of blocks from passaig de garcia. Rooms are great, not luxurious but perfectly fine. Added bonus of kitchen area if you want to keep and prepare food. Lovely big terrace as well. Very cheap nightly rate. Wouldn't stay anywhere else now, hopefully be back again☺

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Zoo rooms has some really cool interior decor. The location is perfect to see all the sites of Barcelona. The staff were incredibly helpful and went through all the best places to visit and eat. I would definitely stay there again!

1Thank Stephanie R
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great value staying here. Really liked the location in the Eixample neighborhood, a 15 min walk or metro ride to every place you could want to go in Barcelona. Rooms were clean, we used the kitchen multiple times to save money and that worked well. And relaxing at night in those hammocks were great ways to end a day.

1Thank E G
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Trawling through all the hotels on offer in Barcelona was a bit of a nightmare; finding something at a decent price but at the same time wasn't a faceless, multi-national hotel chain. Zoorooms ticked all the boxes for us. While the rooms are on the smaller side (more than enough room for two people though), they are clean, well designed,...

1Thank McAnallyalan
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at this great hostel. The area was lovely felt safe and had restaurants and supermarkets nearby. We were really well situated for getting around by public transport and the bus touristic. The hostel itself is on the first floor of a lovely building. The rooms are quirky with unique art. It was spotlessly clean and...

1Thank Jo F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Zoo Rooms came highly recommended to us from a friend and he could not have been more right. On arrival, we were greeted by a super friendly hostess, who showed us to our room and gave us a tour of the guesthouse and terrasse. She then sat us down with a map and showed us all the best places to...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have just checked in and I am appalled at the extremely low level of customer service that I recieved. I travel frequently and I have never once been treated with such disdain while checking into my accommodation. There were several unexpected schedule changes with my train today due to a reservation mishap, therefore I arrived earlier than expected. I...

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ZOOROOMS_Barcelona, Owner at Zoo Rooms, responded to this review

which was written in the heat of the moment on arrival by a guest who felt begrudged by a reception staff member. I spoke to her and the staff member involved to get to the bottom of the matter as it seemed very out of character for him to act the way it was described above. After a satisfying conversation...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Stayed for a week in early July while attending a music festival and visiting Barcelona and the surrounding region. Very good location, comfortable bed, and informative and friendly advice from the staff we met. Availability of a well equipped kitchen was really useful, as was access to a large terraced area. Must sees? Sagradia Familia, Mont Juic - especially from...

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Staying in Eixample

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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ZOO ROOMS offers stylish and budget "chic & cheerful" accommodation to a new generation of culturally sophisticated visitors to Barcelona who want a certain level of independence mixed with top-quality service, style and comfort at an affordable price.Hotel? Hostel? - Oh?tel! Our rooms meet guidelines for hotel standards, but our prices are closer to a hostel. we are a unique boutique guesthouse, combining the quality you'd find in a fancy hotel with the personal services offered in a hostel - you can cook your own meal, mingle with other guests, chill out in the living room, drink on the terrace, and all at an affordable price.The location of our little city oasis, in the heart of the Eixample area, was carefully chosen so our guests would get a better city experience and level of comfort and relax that you just won't find staying in the old town. We are situated in a prestigious area of the city, next to the city's most hip restaurants, bars and just walking distance to the city's finest sights: There are bars and clubs just around the corner if you want to go out dancing, the best of the city's restaurants - with prices to suit all budgets - are all within easy walking distance. Gaudí's masterpieces La Pedrera and Casa Battló are also just a few blocks away.The area is safe at night to walk around in - you will not be harrassed by beer-sellers, thieves and drunkards like in the old town.Did we mention the TERRAZA? Our privileged guests will soon discover our large sunny terrace with hammocks and tables and lounge chairs where guests can really chill out and take a break from the hum-drum of the big city. We organise weekly BBQ's in the evenings during the summer months serving a wonderful array of the best Argentinean and Galician meats, fresh fish and grilled vegetarian options. ... more   less 

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Address: Mallorca 209, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: £52 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Street side rooms were a bit noisy a couple of times, but this is expected in the city centre. Other than that - all very good!”
 of 5 bubbles W1829UHpaulr, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room opening onto the terrace is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Melbourne037, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Aim for the back rooms, not the front roadside ones. If you have the budget then opt for a terrace room.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaWB87, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I would advise a room away from the road at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles T1831PMpaulb, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“take the terrace room”
 of 5 bubbles annasK4848PU, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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