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“Funky, classy, awesome value & perfect location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Chic & Basic Born Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #106 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
1 review
“Funky, classy, awesome value & perfect location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here on my own in December & couldn't have asked for a better hotel- & such good value for money! I had a Single room & found it was a lot bigger & more well equipped than the website photos indicated. Staff were super helpful, the Be Yourself lounge had free water bottles/tea/coffee/snacks which was perfect after big days of sightseeing, & I loved the welcome pack & changing light colours in the room! 15min walk from La Rambla & such a nice neighborhood. Don't look anywhere else for your next stay in Barcelona :)

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a funky star trek hotel. Very fair prices and good location. Old building with modern rooms with an Odd interior design. But Well equipped in large rooms. Not modern, High quality, but a good standard to fair prices. In the Ground floor, you find a Nice cafe serving the hotel breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I just came back from a 2 night stay at Chic & Basic Born Hotel.
The hotel as described is basic...Bed, shower, toilet and TV - But done in a classy way. The rooms are completely white but they have added lighting to the room - makes it look very futuristic. What made the hotel even better was the customer services, we were greeted with a smile all the time. My husband fell ill during the night and the night receptionist was amazing. He called the doctors for us and you could really see that he was concerned.

Overall I like this hotel – situated in Gothic Quarter and a 15-20 mins walk to Old Town and Ramblers.

We stayed in a room with a balcony - I think the only downside was that the outside noise was really loud... But I will definitely come back to this hotel.

Thank you for a lovely stay

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a fresh and laid back atmosphere, very helpful reception, an conveniently located close to an area in which you will find a number of small restaurants and bars, to spend the evening. The Picasso museum and the gardens are also quite close. I really recommend staying there if you visit Barcelona.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great reception, received us as if family, great and adequate information on things to see/do.
Anna and Stefanus were great hosts.
The hotel well decorated with glow light drapes of assorted colors.
Help-yourself area well supplied with tea, magazines, books and computer.
Wifi works superb.
Absolutely loved my stay here, would stay again and recommend to all.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a fantastic location, as described in lots of other reviews. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the decor is fun and different. We had a large double room and found it very generously sized and even though we are in our 50s we thought the coloured lighting and open plan shower area was great and made this hotel different from your usual boring 3 star affair. I will. E recommending Chic and Basic Born to any of my friends visiting this city.

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I didn't actually stay at this hotel but after a particularly horrendous night on Halloween which involved my young daughter having to be rushed to hospital, we happened across this hotel when we were taking a stroll the following morning, all thankfully fine but suitably worn out from the previous night's stress. We wanted some breakfast and noticed the hotel offered access to their continental buffet for a seemingly reasonable 9 euros. The dining area was a den of calm, and we tucked into a very lovely spread and supped some yummy coffee, immediately feeling restored. Our daughter obviously felt very at ease as she soon sprawled on the sofa and decided to have a nap, so we sat there for a further hour and a half while she had her snooze, enjoying the unlimited coffee and the zen. The staff were lovely and entirely unperturbed by us setting up home in their business. So, a big thank you to the staff and the surroundings for resetting our bodies and providing us all with the much needed energy to look on the upside. Much appreciated.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chic & Basic Born Hotel

Address: Calle Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#97 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#119 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chic & Basic Born Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A century-old building, a 22 feet-high ceiling, color curtain and lights, a crystal shower at the center of the room, a light system to transform the room acording to your mood, a common zone with music to sink in the couches... and all in the Born district! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chic And Basic Born Hotel
Chic & Basic Born Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Chic Basic Born

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