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Chic & Basic Zoo is in El Born, now one of the most fashionable and cosmopolitan districts of central Barcelona. On one side is the Gothic Quarter, to the other is Ciutadella Park, and the port is a few minutes away.

From the hotel, guests can easily get to the historic center of the city, the Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gótico) where the cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Plaza Sant Jaume and Santa Anna are located.

The hotel is also very close to the zoo, the Ciutadella Park, beaches and the Olympic Port. In the neighborhood guests will also find nightlife, bars, restaurants (the area of El Born is where you´ll find the most typical ‘tapas’) and museums, such as the Picasso Museum.

This is our guests' favorite part of Barcelona, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Chic & Basic Zoo has been welcoming guests since Dec 19, 2005

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Located in the heart of Barcelona, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

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Max adults: 1
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  • 1 twin bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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  • 1 full bed
  • 2 twin beds
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  • 2 twin beds
  • 1 full bed
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Chocolate Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Born Cultural Centre
    0.1 miles
  • La Seca Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Ciutadella Park
    0.2 miles
  • Picasso Museum
    0.2 miles
  • European Museum of Modern Art
    0.2 miles
  • Santa Maria del Mar
    0.3 miles
  • Santa Caterina Market
    0.3 miles
  • Arc de Triomf
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Placa Reial
    0.6 miles
  • Tivoli Theatre
    0.7 miles
  • Plaça Catalunya
    0.7 miles
  • Passeig de Gracia
    0.8 miles
  • Port Olimpic
    0.8 miles
  • Casa Batllo
    1 miles
  • Sagrada Familia
    1.2 miles
  • Montjuïc
    1.9 miles
  • Sants Railway Station
    2.3 miles
  • Tibidabo
    4.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Somorrostro Beach
    3,450 feet
  • Barceloneta Beach
    3,500 feet
  • Sant Miquel Beach
    4,100 feet
  • Nova Icaria Beach
    4,700 feet
  • Sant Sebastian Beach
    5,150 feet
Public transit
  • Train Estació de França Train Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport
    8.3 miles
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport
    46.5 miles
  • Reus Airport
    55.8 miles
How to get to Chic & Basic Zoo from Barcelona-El Prat Airport
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Amenities of Chic & Basic Zoo
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bottle of water
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Bathhouse
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note, when booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Chic & Basic Zoo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Chic & Basic Zoo

  • Check-in at Chic & Basic Zoo is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Chic & Basic Zoo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Chic & Basic Zoo include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Triple

  • Chic & Basic Zoo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bathhouse

  • Chic & Basic Zoo is 0.7 miles from the center of Barcelona.

  • The nearest beach is 0.7 miles from Chic & Basic Zoo.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Chic & Basic Zoo by:

    • Taxi 40min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 50min
    • Bus 1h
    • Subway/Metro 1h 20min