Chic & Basic Born
Princesa 50, Barcelona, Cataluña, 08003, Spain
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Princesa 50, Barcelona, Cataluña, 08003, Spain
This design hotel is in Barcelona’s trendy Born district, 250 metres from the Picasso Museum. It features a gym, 24-hour reception, and air-conditioned rooms with colourful LED lighting and flat-screen TVs. Free coffee, tea and water are offered in a self-service area in the Chic & Basic Born. The hotel also has a lounge with free Wi-Fi and comfortable designer armchairs. The Modernist-style building has high ceilings, large windows and marble staircases. It is within 100 metres of Ciudadela Park and Barcelona’s Chocolate Museum. La Rambla is a 10-minute walk away. Rooms at the Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel feature a glass shower cubicle in the centre of the room. There is also a hairdryer, slippers and bathroom amenities. Breakfast is served in the Chic & Basic’s modern snack bar, where you can also enjoy a cocktail. It is open 7 days a week from 08:00 until midnight.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Adult only
  • fitness center
  • vending machine
  • Concierge services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Free Internet
  • Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Cashless payment available
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Ticket services
  • Contactless check-in/out
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stayed in August, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
stayed in April, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Location: outstanding. Room: great, but could have used a chair and desk (although that is clearly not the motif and they have a spacious common room, so it was fine). Breakfast: great - and they had a bar for beer, wine, coffee throughout the day.
The walls could have been thicker, but, while we noticed voices in other rooms, it was not enough to mar the stay. We were there before and during the lockout, so our experience in Barcelona was skewed, but if you have to be locked down in Barcelona, we had the right hotel for comfort and amenities. HOWEVER, the rooms are not amenable to traveling with kids (unless there was larger ones of which I was unaware).
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The location was fantastic as it was so near the park and only a short walk to the marina and the beach. The staff were sooo friendly and really really helpful.
Yes i could sit and point out small things but it is what it says on the tin, boutique and basic. it has great interior and is in a fantastic location. The breakfast was a bit basic and wasn't with any hot food which is a nice touch but it is what it is
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Amazing crew, very modern and comfortable room. Cool atmosphere. The meeting point with the modern interior (Vitra Design Furniture!) is absolutely great. We will come back!
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9.2 out of 10
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
Great staff! Bike rental on site. Location!
The door ropes??
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Great location. Room amenities acceptable.
Three different days had trouble with the swipecard not working. Couldn't enter hotel and/or room, had to get new cards. Next to last day, room was not cleaned, no clean towels and bed not made. For two days the water refill machine did not. Our stay was for 8 days.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Good location. Rather nice, old town building. Not too formal staff, a kind of "Friends" atmosphere. Bikes for renting. Cozy reception-bar. Unusual adjustable led lighting in a room.
Not much to complain. Only... too low lights in corridors, too dark. And I didnt like specific decoration, tassles in corridors and in a room.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, croissants, pastries, cereals, frittata and a selection of cheese, meats and fruits. We really liked the lounge 'help yourself' area with the coffee machine, tea selection and cookies. We used this in the afternoons to recharge before going back out again! The light curtains were quirky and fun, the rooms were bright, modern and clean. The bed was firm but comfy. It was well located for the sights in combination with our travel pass cards. Staff recommended 'La Paradeta' restaurant which was a great way to enjoy some fresh local seafood.
- That we had to leave... ‐ Not so much a negative but be aware that theres a lot going on late and into the early hours on the local streets. If you plan to have an early night and are a light sleeper it might be better to book an interior room. It wasn't a problem for us as we were out late ourselves and not getting to bed until about 1am.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
Great staff, great location, great breakfast, comfy bed. For the most part we enjoyed our stay here, though would have liked to be able to use the balcony which we'd paid for.
The toilets. There's no privacy from sound or smells to enter the rest of the room, and it's really uncomfortable and awkward if sharing the room with another person - even your partner.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
Location, location, location.
Room layout was small & awkward with a strange shower opening out on to 2 steps & a step up into a boxed in toilet. Bizarre!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 4 out of 10
The bed was comfy, like the tea and coffee facilities in commual area. Staff were very friendly
We payed for superior room with a balcony, when I got my room the balcony was being worked on, the decking was up in places and there was a net on the front so no view. Plants were covered in dust with cigarettes butts in the soil. The balcony was not fit for use!!! We was not informed at reception when we checked in. Towels also had holes in them. Apparently our shower leaked and had to move rooms at 12.30 am, a letter was left on our door, even know we had been sitting in the bar most of the evening.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Location of this little unique hotel is amazing walking distance to everything close to the park and Arc Dr triumph 10 min walk to gothic center and Cathedral. Plenty of places to eat or have a drink around. Neighborhood feels safe. There is indeed a see through shower in the middle of the room but it can be closed with a curtain if needed. The free coffee/ tea and cookies are a defo bonus. All in all great little hotel with character.
Toilet flush was not working properly in room 15 and the lamp cover was falling off constantly but other than that everything was great.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Great location, rooms were modern design and clean. Great place to stay, I would be again.
Outside my room the floor made a loud noise every time it was walked on, but annoying while trying to sleep.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Love love love this hotel!!! Perfect location, quiet rooms, super nice & helpful employees! We loved it so much here!
Nothing! It was perfect
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 6.3 out of 10
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Area information

    Airports Show all on map »

    • Barcelona El Prat Airport - 8.22 mi


      Art Galleries Show all on map »
      • Museo Picasso - 744 f
      • Picasso Museum - 744 f
      • Modern Art Museum - 783 f
      • Modern Art Museum Barcelona - 783 f
      • Picasso Museum Museu Picasso - 0.27 mi
      • City History Museum Museu d Historia de la Ciutat - 0.31 mi
      • City History Museum - 0.31 mi
      • Museum d' Historia de Catalunya - 0.40 mi
      • Museum of Catalan History - 0.40 mi
      • Museum of Catalonian History - 0.46 mi


      Train stations Show all on map »
      • Estacio de Franca - Railway Station - 1,029 f
      • Estacion de Francia - 1,029 f
      • Jaume I - 0.28 mi
      • Barceloneta - 0.35 mi
      • Arc de Triomf - Railway Station - 0.36 mi
      • Arc de Triomf - 0.45 mi
      • Urquinaona - 0.48 mi


      Zoo Show all on map »
      • Barcelona Zoo Parc Zoologic de Barcelona - 0.43 mi
      Amusement Parks Show all on map »
      • Barcelona Zoo - 0.43 mi

    Other attractions

      Historical Buildings Show all on map »
      • St Mary of the Sea Cathedral Eglesia de Santa Maria del Mar - 0.21 mi
      • La Seu Cathedral of Barcelona - 0.36 mi
      National Parks Show all on map »
      • La Ciudadela - 0.22 mi
      • Ciutadella Park - 0.22 mi
      • Parc de La Ciutadella - 0.29 mi
      Monuments and Landmarks Show all on map »
      • Santa Maria del Mar - 0.24 mi
      • Placa de l'Arc de Trionf - 0.30 mi
      • Catedral Barcelona - 0.36 mi
      • Placa Sant Jaume - 0.39 mi
      • Tourism Information office - Sant Jaume Square - 0.40 mi
      • Estacio del Nord - 0.56 mi
      • Plaza Real - 0.57 mi
      • Casa Calvet - 0.57 mi
      Theatres Show all on map »
      • Palau de la Musica - 0.37 mi
      • Sala Merce - 0.60 mi
      Rivers and Lakes Show all on map »
      • Port Vell - 0.48 mi
      • Moll de la Fusta - 0.55 mi
      Things to do Show all on map »
      • Portal de l'Angel - 0.50 mi
      • Portaferrissa - 0.54 mi
      Other Show all on map »
      • El Born - 784 f
      • Barcelona Segway Glides - 0.33 mi
      • The Gothic Quarter - 0.33 mi
      • Parlament de Catalunya - 0.36 mi
      • Palau de la Musica Catalana - 0.37 mi
      • Palace of Catalan Music Palau de la Musica Catalana - 0.38 mi
      • Placa Sant Jaume - 0.39 mi
      • Placa Sant Jaume Tourism Office - 0.40 mi
      • Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria - 0.54 mi
      • Estacio del Nord - 0.56 mi
      • Parking Placa Catalunya - 0.61 mi
      • La Rambla - 0.61 mi

Chic & Basic Born

Princesa 50, Barcelona, Cataluña, 08003, Spain