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Zoo Rooms
Ranked #64 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed in the Zoo Rooms in January 2014 with my girlfriend and I must say that the experience was second to none. From the moment we arrived we were treated exceptionally, it was my first time in Barcelona and within 20 minutes our host had a map marked out with lots of attractions, cool bars and really nice restaurants within walking distance of us. Both my girlfriend and I really loved the walk to the city center (which only took 20 mins in between stops for photo ops of Gaudi buildings).

The accommodation itself was fantastic with a comfortable bed, clean bathroom and a real sense of privacy. We also had access to a fully functioning kitchen and the roof terrace was a really nice place to chill out in the evening before dinner.

All in all i can guarantee that on my next trip to Barcelona i will be booking a stay at the Zoo Rooms!

Tom

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Really enjoyed staying at Zoo Rooms. Steve the owner is as helpful as you could ever ask for. He gave us a city map as soon as we arrived, and marked loads of recommendations of bars/cafes/restaurants/tourist attractions. Loads of places you won't find in guide books as well.
Our room (facing out onto the terrace), was clean, spacious and comfy. The ensuite bathroom was very good as well, although it took a while to figure out how the shower worked. The terrace is great for smokers or anyone wanting to relax in the hammocks. Although i'm not sure its ideal for kids. The kitchen is also well equipped and theres plenty of space to store food!
The area of Barcelona its located in L'Eixample is close to most of the biggest tourist attractions, its about 10 minutes walk from La Rambla for instance. But slightly quieter than parts of El Ravel or the Gothic District. Theres a 24 hour store just across the street, and also good restaurants and bars close.

Definitely one of the best hostels i've stayed in, thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms leading out onto Terrace quieter and convenient for smokers.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Good service, clean and VERY well positioned.
Slight problem with shower temperature, promptly solved. Beds are very confortable.
The roo I was in is noisy due to road facing. They offer ear buds. Free tea and coffee.
I payed for a private room, for two 225.76€ for 4 nights!

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing on road, there are noisy. The one I was in is number 1. Earbuds at this matter of...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Princeofthebow
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

The three rooms towards the terrace are a gem - particularly for smokers.
(The other four rooms, I know nothing about.)

The kitchen was very inviting to cook in. Very stylish, and well equipped. Not that we cooked very much, ...but still, it was there!

The cleaning was perfect in the kitchen, in the common living room, and on our arrival in our room - although one wonders whether daily housekeeping really was included in the room rate.

To us the WiFi was important on this journey. That is often a weak spot for Spanish hotels. At Zoo Rooms the WiFi worked in our room, although the signal strength wasn't very impressing, but not so well on the terrace. I'm sure this will be improved.

The terrace is marvelous, including the three hammocks. And so is the address. Some visitors to Barcelona may forget to walk around in Eixample. With the location on Calle Mallorca, it's easier to remember this part of the city where the mix between lunching office workers, tourists and wealthy residents ensures a better price-value ratio.

Steve and Jonah are very accommodating and friendly hosts.

Tripadvisor has a categorization problem. Calling this place a "Bed and breakfast" is outright wrong.

Room Tip: Note that "Room for two" equals double bed. Rooms towards the terrace, i.e. with direct...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed stay here, good location, very clean. Not opulant hotel but you have use of kitchen where you can store and cook your own food if you want. Also have use of computer. Steve great host with lots of good recommendations.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at this place very near to the centre of Barcelona. We enjoyed good and clean rooms. Although a bit noisy. The staff, Jonah and Steve, very friendly and helpfull. The huge terras sublime. A well equipped kitchen for thous who want to cook there own meal. Its just like home. We would go there for a second time!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Rindert W
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent five great nights at the Zoo Rooms in Barcelona. The location is very good because it is close to but not on La Ramblas. The 7 rooms share a complete kitchen which is great for fixing breakfast or a snack. The patio in the back is a nice place to have breakfast. Steve, the owner, and Jonathan were really helpful telling us about Barcelona and told us about the best places to eat in the neighbourhood. The rooms are clean and comfortable

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony. It costs 12 euros more but it is worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Mallorca 209, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range: $57 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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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