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Chic & Basic Born

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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.

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 776 reviews