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chic & basic Ramblas

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall not too bad, good location close to the metro. Also close to the action of Las Ramblas. Staff was very good with providing info on the area and any restaurants to try out. The only problem is they act a little too cool for school if you know what I mean. They are not rude just seem like you are kinda bothering them. I would recommend as a great economical stay.

very nice small hotel location is great staff is good

Friendly helpful staff. Room cleaned everyday and all linens changed. Great location located right next to a train station and Las Ramblas. Definitely enjoyed my stay here and would come back again.

As the hotel name suggests, it's a modern hotel with very few amenities. Our room had a kitchenette, which was very convenient however, there were ants in the building that would overtake your kitchen if you left any crumbs. The cleaning staff were pretty good at managing this problem, though. The hotel is located off of a dark alleyway, so it can be hard to find when you first arrive. Overall,methought, I would recommend this hotel to people who really just want a nice modern hotel in the heart of the city, and don't care too much about the hotel experience.

Cool place. We loved the vibe of the hotel. It was close the things we wanted to do in Barcelona and the staff gave us excellent advice about what to see and where to eat. We had a bean bag chair in our room. Groovy man!

I have visited Barcelona a couple of times. I have never really had a bad hotel experience. This hotel is one of the best I have stayed in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Rambla is right around the corner and beach access is minutes away. Overall, I had a great experience because of the hotel and its location in the city.

This hotel is the PERFECT location to stay in if you are coming off a cruise; it is literally a 5min drive from the cruise port. There are numerous bus stops, tour bus stops (hop on/hop off), and a train station within a 2min walk. Their breakfast is simple, but homemade, and the old VW beetle is too cute to miss in the lobby. Wifi is free, but not very strong, and the beds are pretty low down to the floor, but comfy.

Great hotel, chic & cute decor, terrific location-just down the street from Las Ramblas...which means still quiet for sleeping.. Lovely breakfast with wonderful lattes.. Would recommend !!!

Loved the hotel- great location, clean room, cute balcony, chic decor & wonderful coffee/breakfast!!

When I say this place is basic, I mean it is BASIC. Yes, there's a kitchenette. But I didn't come to Barcelona to cook. We had two "twin" sized beds. Nope, they were borderline cots. The TV was tiny and black and white. The bathroom was clean and spacious. I do want to say this place is very clean! I can still smell the bleach. The first night, the room was so stuffy. So we opened the sliding door to the balcony. At 4 am, the street below comes to life. Doors were banging. Motorcycles were vrooming. And we had to fight the lone mosquito that was buzzing in our ears. It was not restful. But the next night, we got the AC running and the noise and bug issues were greatly reduced. We also had a hard time finding this hotel. There's no sign with the words Gutenberg Aparthotel. The hotel is called Chic and Basic- Las Ramblas now. We walked around for awhile before realizing the name change. It looks like they might be doing changes or renovations. Because the lobby and bar area were MUCH nicer than our room. And we had to go to the back stairs to get to our rooms. Other guests went up the front elevators. They looked a lot happier than we were. Great location. Right around the corner from Las Ramblas. But I'd check out the Chic and Basic side instead of the Gutenberg Aparthotel side. In the end, it was fine. It was clean.The staff was helpful and friendly. But it definitely wasn't as nice as other places for the price.

Great location super friendly & helpful staff. Metro & La Rambla are right outside your door. Good buffet breakfast and tapas bar. It was cold and rainy but heating system worked great.

great location, fine staff, convenient to everything. Just like it says, chic and basic.

Love the place,good location,close to a cuty centre as well to Barcelona port

Passatge Gutenberg, 7 Barcelona Barcelona

Located in Ciutat Vella, chic & basic Ramblas is within a 5-minute walk of Palau Guell and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Gran Teatre del Liceu. This 97-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Barcelona and also a short walk from Las Ramblas and Barcelona Cathedral.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


All 97 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Rooms


Guests of chic & basic Ramblas have access to free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 18 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Property features

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, Terrace

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for chic & basic Ramblas

Couples (9) Family (2) Friends (2)
5

good enough for a value hotel

Couples

Overall not too bad, good location close to the metro. Also close to the action of Las Ramblas. Staff was very good with providing info on the area and any restaurants to try out. The only problem is they act a little too cool for school if you know what I mean. They are not rude just seem like you are kinda bothering them. I would recommend as a great economical stay.

By on Aug 24, 2015

4

excelent

GetawayWithFriends

very nice small hotel location is great staff is good

By on Mar 2, 2015

5

girls trip

GetawayWithFriends

Friendly helpful staff. Room cleaned everyday and all linens changed. Great location located right next to a train station and Las Ramblas. Definitely enjoyed my stay here and would come back again.

By on Feb 27, 2015

4

great place to stay to visit barcelona

Couples

As the hotel name suggests, it's a modern hotel with very few amenities. Our room had a kitchenette, which was very convenient however, there were ants in the building that would overtake your kitchen if you left any crumbs. The cleaning staff were pretty good at managing this problem, though. The hotel is located off of a dark alleyway, so it can be hard to find when you first arrive. Overall,methought, I would recommend this hotel to people who really just want a nice modern hotel in the heart of the city, and don't care too much about the hotel experience.

By on Feb 4, 2015

4

1 night in barcelona

Couples

Cool place. We loved the vibe of the hotel. It was close the things we wanted to do in Barcelona and the staff gave us excellent advice about what to see and where to eat. We had a bean bag chair in our room. Groovy man!

By on Jan 5, 2015

5

great hotel on the rambla

Couples

I have visited Barcelona a couple of times. I have never really had a bad hotel experience. This hotel is one of the best I have stayed in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Rambla is right around the corner and beach access is minutes away. Overall, I had a great experience because of the hotel and its location in the city.

By on Nov 18, 2014

4

la ramblas barcelona

Couples

This hotel is the PERFECT location to stay in if you are coming off a cruise; it is literally a 5min drive from the cruise port. There are numerous bus stops, tour bus stops (hop on/hop off), and a train station within a 2min walk. Their breakfast is simple, but homemade, and the old VW beetle is too cute to miss in the lobby. Wifi is free, but not very strong, and the beds are pretty low down to the floor, but comfy.

By on Nov 11, 2014

5

fab birthday stay

Families

Great hotel, chic & cute decor, terrific location-just down the street from Las Ramblas...which means still quiet for sleeping.. Lovely breakfast with wonderful lattes.. Would recommend !!!

By on Jul 4, 2014

5

birthday vacation!

Families

Loved the hotel- great location, clean room, cute balcony, chic decor & wonderful coffee/breakfast!!

By on Jul 3, 2014

3

very basic

Couples

When I say this place is basic, I mean it is BASIC. Yes, there's a kitchenette. But I didn't come to Barcelona to cook. We had two "twin" sized beds. Nope, they were borderline cots. The TV was tiny and black and white. The bathroom was clean and spacious. I do want to say this place is very clean! I can still smell the bleach. The first night, the room was so stuffy. So we opened the sliding door to the balcony. At 4 am, the street below comes to life. Doors were banging. Motorcycles were vrooming. And we had to fight the lone mosquito that was buzzing in our ears. It was not restful. But the next night, we got the AC running and the noise and bug issues were greatly reduced. We also had a hard time finding this hotel. There's no sign with the words Gutenberg Aparthotel. The hotel is called Chic and Basic- Las Ramblas now. We walked around for awhile before realizing the name change. It looks like they might be doing changes or renovations. Because the lobby and bar area were MUCH nicer than our room. And we had to go to the back stairs to get to our rooms. Other guests went up the front elevators. They looked a lot happier than we were. Great location. Right around the corner from Las Ramblas. But I'd check out the Chic and Basic side instead of the Gutenberg Aparthotel side. In the end, it was fine. It was clean.The staff was helpful and friendly. But it definitely wasn't as nice as other places for the price.

By on Nov 9, 2012