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Chic & Basic Born

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Great location, nice rooms, very nice staff. Definitely the best hotel we could find in this area vs price. Nice coffee area and breakfast bar. A bit special interior design, perhaps. Especially the pink and blue lights and curtains around the doors. Maybe a bit of an acquired taste. But nice and clean. We loved the terrace towards the street. We recommend it to couples and families. We were up to five people in two rooms, which worked out great.

The hotel is nice hotel in the center of old town as I felt it. The hotel wasn't accessible that time because of the demonstrations within Barcelona. The check-in process with not easy as it is happening in a bar/lobby next to the hotel access door, then you moved with your luggage again to hotel. The rooms are all in one floor, cosy room, sleeping experience can be better with more comfortable mattress. The room design could be done better rather than getting one step down for the toilet. Rooms smell very nice. Common sitting area for free coffee, tea, water and cookies. A really nice concept. A nice place for couples and people looking for adventures and basic life. I won't recommend to a family with kids.

Beautiful chilled out vibey hotel with friendly staff and wonderfully quirky interiors. Like going into another world when you step inside. Have a margarita at the lobby bar and enjoy the coffee area upstairs. Will definitely be back again!

Good hotel for the price. Interesting, considered design within the rooms but I wouldn’t recommend going unless you are a couple. The shower is in the middle of the room with little privacy. The coloured lighting also makes it a more ‘romantic’ atmosphere. Comfortable bed, nice shower and balcony. The location is good, near the gothic quarter and the Born area is also nice.

Third time we've stayed at the C&B Born, this time for our 20th anniversary, we still would not stay anywhere else in Barca. Hotel is just as cool and comfy as we'd remembered it, staff extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel bar is a great addition with a brilliant barman who was cheerful and funny. Honestly, if you're looking for a quirky, cool, laidback comfy hotel in the best neighbourhood in Barca then look no further.

Wonderful experience, the hotel's location is great, plenty of bars and restaurants in the area. The lobby is nice the deco is good, the room was cozy and clean. a very nice experience and great night sleep .

Stayed here for three nights to do a spot of sightseeing and some R and R. The hotel is well positioned close to the many bars and restaurants nearby in the El Born district. This is a wonderful area with a great deal of character and relaxed and friendly. Ten minute walk to two different metro stops to wiz you to the sights. Also ten min stroll to the seafront and beach. The hotel has a few unusual features including the bead curtains both in and outside the rooms. Shower in the bedroom itself is fab but slippy. Bed comfy, balcony great with a nice loungy sofa to spread out on. Breakfast is the usual light continental affair but everything is neat and tasty enough. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Public areas are interesting with the chill out zone very art focused which says something about the hotel and it's bijou boutique decor and demeanour. Nice touch with the free tea (make your own bespoke teabag), coffee, water and biscuits. All adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Not a vast place but a lovely quirky place to hang out for a short stay.

We had a great stay here, rooms are kooky with the shower in the middle of the room and funky lighting :) It was also really great to have a small terrace to dry our swimming clothes, towels and sit out in the evenings before dinner. Pros - LOCATION! Born is great, amazing restaurants and bars, easy walking distance to beach and gotic area. nice shared lounge space with free coffee machine, water, ice and biscuits. Clean rooms. Nice old building with original features. Friendly welcome. Cons - small standard double beds, quite noisy - we could hear our neighbours. Unfortunately there was some building work happening right outside of our window during our stay, this was not the hotels fault but hearing a circular saw everyone morning at 8am wasn't ideal :) little storage space in the room, but this is typical of barcelona hotels - they are small and cute so this was expected by us as regular barcelona visitors :)

Calle Princesa, 50 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Ciutat Vella, Chic & Basic Born 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 to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and slippers.

Property features

Guests of Chic & Basic Born 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.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, Balcony

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Interior)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 768 reviews