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Chic & Basic Zoo

1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Passeig Picasso, 22 | Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #93 of 285 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you need, a comfy bed at the end of a long day, great coffee and water when you need it! The bedroom/bathroom was very clean, there was air con/heat, great wi-fi connection, the many bottles of water there whenever you needed them was great. We didn't have to buy water once which made things easy for us. Fantastic... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

As previous reviews have mentioned, we stayed in November so your experience could differ wildly from ours as the place seemed to be overall quite quiet. The rooms are indeed basic and ours was very small but it was very clean and comfortable. My only gripe on the room front was the lack of a decent window - it did... More

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Lund, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed here for over one week. For the low season price, a extra large room is about 45 euro a night. I think for the room we stayed it's worth the price. The room we stayed was very large and equipped with a bathtub. The whole hotel was quite new and absolutely very clean. And it's fantastic that the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed here in November so our experience may differ from peak holiday times. This hotel does exactly what it says on the tin. Yes it is basic, the room contained beds, a wardrobe, a desk, a bench, and a small TV. But it is incredibly clean, modern and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was modern and had a fantastic shower.... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A very simple hotel in the heart of the Born district! As a young couple this area had all the vibe we were hoping for! It is located within walking distance to many main attractions, and the nearest metro is on a central line to many other tourist sights! The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean and spacious with the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

It is indeed as the name says chic and basic. Emphasis on basic. Bed is comfortable though and the location for the price it what makes this hotel stand out. Free water and espresso whenever you'd like is a nice touch.

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Reading, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Perfect base for exploring the city without being in the midst of the tourist traps around La Rambla. The hotel is in the Born district which has a laid back atmosphere, great restaurants & bars and is more of the 'real' Barcelona than the areas around La Rambla. Stand out thing for us (party of 6 colleagues) was the staff.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The room had only a slit of a window, and for the price paid it was substandard to our expectations. Although, the staff was friendly and helpful, but better value for money you surely can get. The location is great, and do explore the surroundings as there were boath small and grand plazas very close to the premises.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The location was very good. Lots of traditional bars and restaurants within walking distance. Bed comfortable and room cleaned daily. But although we knew the room would be basic, there were a few small things not working... Hair dryer, telephone, lamps and tv. Obviously nothing major that we couldn't stay in the room (24) but we did report to reception... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed in twin room (12) with my daughter on a 5 day trip and we were both very happy with it. Quite basic and not huge but perfectly fine as a base for exploring Barcelona. Had a little balcony facing the Parc de Ciutadella on the Passeig de Picasso, so pleasant views & watching the world go by. The street... More

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Also Known As:
Chic & Basic Zoo Barcelona, Catalonia
Address: Passeig Picasso, 22 | Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #93 of 285 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Chic & Basic Zoo 1*
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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