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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very well located, walking distance from most of the important sights of the city. The room was normal, small but with all the things we needed and most important: no noises from outside! All the staff was super cool. Regards to Gustavo who gave us important tips on how to get to the airport and bus station. We only stayed...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visited here in August 2016 the bed was very comfortable but the bathroom was tired and dirty . Not worth the money paid (95 euros) There is free water and coffee but the milk had run out when we returned late at night. Staff at local Born hotel very helpful but it's not easy to find !!

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: Room was spacious and clean with good aircon. Beds were comfortable. Great location! The hotel is walking distance from a lot of sights, plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and the beach. The hotel offered a good range of free amenities. Cons: A lot of construction work was taking place next door to the hotel. Throughout our stay there was...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Nice location. Rooms are very small but very clean. Plenty of nice bats and restaurants near by and hop on hop of bus tours can be booked at reception and bus stops quite close to hotel. Booked taxi from reception to return to airport and paid nearly double what we paid to get from airport to hotel. May be better...

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the duration of Primavera festival so the room was a little more expensive than normal. The actual room itself though was more than adequate, very clean and the maid made the bed and ensured their was fresh towels every morning. No drinks facilities in the room but there is a communal area (it's not full of people...

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great time here. Good beds (not soft, more hard, it's what we prefer). Waterbottles and good(!) coffee for free, very helpfull alt reception, overall a real good stay. Best point: location. In the cosy neighbourhood Born, full with bars, restaurants and little squares. And only 10 minute walk (15 of its busy) to Ramblas...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

It is a great base to visit most places. The room are clean and basic, suited to short visit. However, the room safe was not great as it is located at the top of the shelf and set back, so for me at 5'4 I needed to get the stool to reach only to find it was broken. Would still...

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This part of of 2 hotels in the vicinity with a shared reception - the women on reception was lovely and really helpful, location is great, with basic but pleasant rooms... I would recommend this purely based on location as I have stayed in other bigger hotels in Barcelona that admittedly has nicer facilities, but I think location is more...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The hotel was clean and basic, but the location is great. Close to lots of bars and restaurants in the Born district. We had a balcony room overlooking the park, which was lovely to sit out on in the sunshine.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Stupidly when searching I looked at the cost of the booking in Pounds and not Euros (on their website). Which came to £144, however when it came to paying in euros it was over €180 significant difference in conversion. For the similar price you can stay in a three star at least. One thing I found weird is you had...

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about chic&basic Zoo Hotel

Address: Passeig Picasso 22 | 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: £41 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — chic&basic Zoo Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The wifi in the room was a little slow but worked much faster in the tea/coffee/couch area. (free tea/coffee and biscuits whilst you check your email!)”
 of 5 bubbles debijames, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Stay at Chic & Basic Born. Zoo is just not great.”
 of 5 bubbles thejacksons13, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Get a balcony room at the front, it looks like the other room may not have had windows!”
 of 5 bubbles 405EmmaM, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get one of the larger rooms if you can ... the basic rooms are very clean but aren't very spacious. Close your window at night so you don't get woken up by animal noises from the zoo (if your window if closed you can't hear a thing).”
 of 5 bubbles kateb375, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Balcony is a must!”
 of 5 bubbles lisa-ebola, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
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