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Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a real find for us, dead centre of the Born district, 15mins walk to Las Ramblas and the other areas. The hotel itself is clean and pretty quirky - they have a shower in the middle of the room and a little balcony overlooking the street plus a little communal area where you can make yourself a coffee or grab some bottles of water. You don’t have loads of space in the room (for a longer stay you’d want to unpack your suitcase etc which there wasn’t a set of drawers) and the breakfast was a little small. Other than that, perfect little space and the staff were lovely, attentive and helpful

This is really an example of function follows form ... the rooms are really impractical, and the space wasted to design would be put to much better use to actually provide some storage. It feels like living in your suitcase with so little space and no storage, and taking a full glass shower or going to the toilet feels a bit too "public", even if you share the room with your married partner. The public spaces are full of bad copies of well know designs by Vitra et al, which is a bit of a shame for a place branding itself a design hotel, as copies take away from the actual designs' creators. At the same time, the free coffee is original Nespresso ;) , the hotel is very conveniently located, it is clean, and the staff very nice and helpful.

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel - it is nice looking, the bed was comfortable and the balcony was a charming perk. The bonus was the common area on the first floor, with wifi, free water, tea and coffee. The only downside was that it was tricky to get the right temperature water in the shower, which is sort of to expect in an old building in Barcelona.

On the occasion of the Barcelona Half Marathon, we decided to book 2 rooms in that hotel because of its proximity with the start & finish line. We definitely made the right choice as the experience was absolutely amazing. Loads of positive points : - the overall design of the hotel is fantastic, - the staff at the reception is lovely and helpful, - the bedding is really comfortable, - the room is spacious and enjoyable, - the free coffee / tea / water bottles at first floor is a huge advantage, What can be improved : - the temperature in the room on the first night was incredibly cold, I was frozen to death as it took a long time to heat the room, - the WiFi connection is terrible, - the breakfast is not outstanding, We will be back next year. I already miss Chic & Born.

My husband booked this hotel (based on a recommendation from a friend) for my 40th birthday we stayed for 4 nights. The balloons and cava were a lovely gesture! This hotel is wacky with mood lights in the corridors and bedrooms. It’s a fusion of old and new but it’s great. Our room had a balcony and a nespresso coffee machine and fridge. There is free coffee, biscuits and water in the “help yourself “ area which is a great feature. The hotel is surrounded by loads of good bars and restaurants yet it’s peaceful and quiet at night. It’s in the old part of the city, so avoids all the commercial touristy rip off restaurants you get in the centre. You can walk to las Ramblas in 20 minutes. Can’t recommend this hotel enough and was really good value for money!

Hello everyone If your planning to visit barcelona read this review since i consider myself as a aware person of Barcelona’s information first of all let me remind you if im making compliments don’t judge me as advertising Its all my very own opinion as a young traveler “Chic and basic born hotel” is thr best of all in spain U know why? Because everything u gonna need for your travel u may find in this property and nearby These are the advantages: 1. You are located in “el born” , do u know about this place? Well, lots of bars,restaurants, cafe and supermarkets! I mean this area is a definite place for those who want to enjoy their travel I can’t feel if there is anyone in this world who aren’t comfortable to see other people happy and laughing and partying all night ! This is the area of that 2. Design of the room is a total creativeness! Shower in the middle of the room Even though u might be a solo traveler this kind of shower will make u smile 😊 If ur couple then enjoy it 😉 3. U have places called “help urself” and “love urself” in the hotel where u can have unlimited coffees,tea and many more things Man this is important, u know why? Because u been partying all night and come back late night then imagine urself in a real luxury area with couples of hot coffees and etc! “Love urself” is a gym with good facilities 4. Personnel’s are super friendly They respect u in the way you are 5.if u have chosen a room with balcony then i have nothing to say just enjoy ur view! And a lot of other advantages that u may find out by urself when u arrived Believe me ur gonna love this place Give it a try and enjoy in barcelona

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 5 nights and it was beautiful. Great location, friendly staff and free breakfast all bonuses. Big bed and plenty of storage. Bathroom needed an upgrade though. Bath tub/shower was a bit of a hazard for older people and we’re only 19. Overall would recommend this place due to its location and rooms.

We loved this hotel! It was a good size and had great storage. The location was also really good, and it was possible to walk to most places. I would definitely stay here again. Free breakfast was delicious and the tea station was handy too

I just loved this little hotel. Came upon it by accident last year while visiting family and decided to give it a try when next in Barcelona. I was not disappointed. Great staff, very helpful. I felt it was very inexpensive based on the location which is a beautiful part of the city. Great restaurants and bars close by. Very quirky decor, something different. Will definitely be back.

I arrived feeling very ill to the hotel at 9 am from Madrid. Staff were very welcoming and allowed me to go to my room to rest as soon as it was ready. Always checked up on me with water etc and. Apart from that room was very clean and exactly what you expect. Staff were knowledgeable about the city and getting around with good directions and public transport knowledge. Paying 3 star Price for a 5-star experience. I would definitely return and reccomend.

Calle Princesa, 50 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palau de la Musica Catalana and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center

Located in Ciutat Vella, Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Palau de la Musica Catalana and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. This 3-star hotel has 31 rooms and welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Barcelona and also a short walk from Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to noon. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 31 air-conditioned rooms feature free bottled water. Guests can expect plasma TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and slippers.

Property features

Guests of Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 783 reviews