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Chic & Basic Born Hotel

#113 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Calle Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chic& basic Born is a great place in the middle of El Born. El Born is situated between the city centre (Ramblas) and the beach (Barcelonata). Chic is not the right word I would say easy, basic and relaxed. Rooms are surprising and originally furnished and also the common rooms to read or relax are tastefully designed. Very nice and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days in July. We absolutely loved it! The staff was so kind, the room was funky, and we loved the free water bottles on hot Spanish days. One thing to prepare yourself for is the open concept. When laying in bed you can see right into the shower. There is a curtain... More 

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Chesterfield
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks and initially reserved a single room as I travelled solo. Upon arrival I was upgraded to a standard double room (at no extra cost and at the very kind discretion of management) as I was staying with them for a long period of time. I was extremely grateful for this as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chic and Basic Born was more than we could have hoped for in a hotel. After arriving extremely tired after a very early and delayed flight we were greeted by two welcoming and friendly receptionists whom informed that not only was our room ready but that we had been upgraded. Our room was stunning with a beautiful balcony, the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not stay here with someone you are not absolutely comfortable with. The room was extremely intimate, at least the one we stayed in. Ours did not have a balcony either. Thankfully, I stayed there with a very close friend. The bathroom is made of glass and has curtains only on one side. The toilet is next to the bathroom,... More 

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ChicandBasic, Gerente at Chic & Basic Born Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravellingFlipflops Thank you for taking the time to write a review to chic&basic Born. I am sorry to ready, that you did enjoyed your stay and the design in chic&basic Born. Yes you are right; all our rooms have a crystal shower in the middle of the room, that’s makes chic&basic Born so special. And we do not have... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with my 13 years old daughter for 5 nights. It was the friendliest hotel I ever stayed at. Felt like being home (and its a compliment). room was small, clean, quite, comfortable and unique. Felt very safe. The people at the front desk were very friendly and very helpfull always with a big smile (espcially Silvia which my daughter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Unique hotel with a lot of potential. The first room we stayed in was in need of freshen up, with regards both the decor and sadly the cleanliness. The bed linen was not as clean as we would like, the floor and many surfaces were dusty, the lamp was hanging from the wall and the walls were scuffed in many... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The name says it all! Loved the hipster vibe the hotel has and the airy feel. The room was great and the balcony captured a perfect view. Some of the previous reviews mentioned loud noise, but in a major city it comes with the territory. I wasn't bothered or affected and my room faced the street. The town of Born... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Chic and Basic Born is in an old building filled with crazy modern decor. Lots of neon lights and a shower in the middle of the room, but also a nice little balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee and people watch. Very fun! But the rooms are pretty basic- no fluff. This is probably not the best place to... More 

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ChicandBasic, Gerente at Chic & Basic Born Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NTinDE Thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend other chic & basic Born to your Friends. I am sorry to hear that the lamp was not properly fixed on the wall. I will check now if this is done now. We hope we can welcome you again in chic&basic. Best regards from Barcelona Stephan... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The two things I like most about this hotel are the friendly service and the funky rooms. We had a room overlooking the street again - and were not bothered at all by the street noise. Lots of nice touches like two chupper chups to greet you and disco lights around the shower. Would definitely stay here again and again

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Dear Sue1974 I would like to thank you as well , for the nice words dedicated to the staff. Its great to hear that you had a good stay with us again. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you in the future. Best regards from Barcelona Stephan Hansmann Hotel Manager chic&basic Born More 

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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 neighborhood 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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