We stayed 3 days in July.
Steve, the owner, is very kind. He helped us with luggage, called taxi, gave any advice we needed, and even offered us barbecue on saturday night (it was a private party but he kindly asked us to join, many thanks again!) -
Position is very good. Room is OK. Balcony is fantastic!
Cooking place and two big shared fridges also available.
Not cheap as B&B itself, but cheap to stay in the center of Barcelona.
Plus 1: free wifi
Plus 2: big cooking place and big fridges
Plus 3: nice position
Plus 4: balcony and amocks
Minus 1: unconvenient courtain in shower: water goes out easily on the floor of the bathroom.
Minus 2: the door on the street is small and cannot stay opened (no good with big luggage or babycar)
Minus 3 (very minor): no elevator, but, honestly, rooms are on 1st floor, so there are few stairways to climb. It is no good with big luggage or babycar, otherwise please don`t mind.
Minus 4: small locker (cannot store notebook or iPad)
4 minuses ==> 2 points to service. I don`t mean the service from Steve. It is the "infrastructure" which deserves 2 points. Maybe Steve can fix some of these drawbacks in the future]
Tip 1: Please be prepared: Steve (or the other guy who helps him) is not in the house everytime, but in the mornings (9-11) and evenings (21-23). He will send you e-mail one or two days before your arrival: better to answer him and also call him when you arrive at the airport.
Tip 2: taxi from airport to ZooRooms is about 27 euro and takes about 30 mins. If you have a lot of luggage, it is better to skip the airbus or train and take taxi directly from airport to the Zoorooms.
Tip 3: ask to have new tovels every day. If not, they will be provided every 3 days (but Steve informed us, it is not secret!).
Tip 4: there are about 7 rooms. Some people may be noisy coming back at night so better to use the complimentary earplugs if your sleep is light!
Overall, a nice experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Zoo Rooms Barcelona, Catalonia