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Welcome to the jungle

Hotel Zoo in front of Ciutadella park

Our chic&basic Zoo Hotel is an urban hotel with a touch of industrial design in the heart of the El Born neighbourhood. Located next to Barcelona’s Cuitadella park, ​​it is the place where the concrete jungle meets the greenest and most natural side of the city.

In the 'Helpyourself' area you can relax reading a magazine and have a coffee, tea, or a glass of water at any time of the day for free.

Enjoy this chic&basic hotel with a unique atmosphere and unique design rooms in the contemporary centre of the city in the Born neighbourhood.

Be the King but not the Kong

Get out of your cage and come to enjoy a hotel where you can rest and follow your animal instinct. Tour the city and enjoy it to the fullest, but please don't climb to the top of the towers.

Ubicación céntrica
Central location In the heart of El Born
Recepción 24h
24h reception Our reception is open 24 hours a day
Helpyourself area Chill area with free hot drinks and water
Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi

Back from the jungle

We know that the city is a place that triggers your senses. Your head and eyes shoot out like an owl's. Your sense of smell accelerates with the scent of a good paella. For this reason, we offer you rooms where you can rest so that you can continue jumping around the city the next day. From our part, we just hope you don't turn into the werewolf after the sunset.

The Roar

Say it out loud!

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We invite you to our private Zoo. These images will allow you discover all the details that hide behind our wildest side.

In the heart of the jungle

Our chic&basic Zoo hotel is situated in the centre of Barcelona's trendy Born quarter. From this unbeatable and very well-connected location you can walk, trot, or gallop, the speed is up to you.

An urban hotel to discover Barcelona

From the hotel you can walk and visit the historic centre of the city, the Barcelona Cathedral, the church of Santa María del Mar, the Santa Caterina Market and the Picasso Museum. And this is just a sample of points of interest near the hotel. In addition, you can enjoy the Born neighbourhood, full of gastronomic treats and designer shops.

Furthermore, if you stay at Hotel chic&basic, you can enjoy our 'Meeting point' with 24-hour reception, a space located in our chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel on Calle Princesa street 50, just around the corner. In this reception-bar fusion space we will welcome you to Barcelona and check you in upon arrival.


Experience the coolest culture in our chic&basic hotels. Fashion, art, photography, design, performances, and music. Daring artistic and cultural expressions that stir our interior, invite us to interact and make us feel part of the experience.


chic&basic shows its commitment to the world of images by collaborating with the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Festival DOCfield>16, an event organised by the Photographic Social Vision foundation.


chic&basic was awarded the Photolover 2016 distinction, granted by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation.

chic&basic once again stood in the forefront of the Catalan capital’s artistic sector, thanks to the collaboration of its hotels in Barcelona in events such as the World Press Photo and the DOCfield chic&Basic Festival, with a recognition that rewards its efforts to present photography to all audiences, an artistic discipline as beautiful as it is full of possibilities.


chic&basic converted itself into an exhibition space to give voice to the third edition of the Art Photo BCN festival, an initiative of the Art Deal Project gallery that brings photographic creation to all kinds of audiences. chic&basic became the stage where 20 photographers exhibited and explained their works to a professional jury from the art sector.


chic&basic hosted the second edition of Art Photo Bcn. A hybrid event where, in addition to discovering the latest photography by emerging artists, conferences, workshops, and courses were held for the general and specialised public.

Artes gráficas

At chic&basic we know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That's why we take so much care of our graphics.


Welcome to Barcelona, a city brimming with vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and a rich history that's waiting to be explored.


ROOM ART FAIR is an international and independent fair that brings together the most recent creations of emerging artists from Europe. The 2011 edition was held at chic&basic.



At chic&basic we love music and we want to share it. Every Friday we organised a dj session with DJ WYLD for people to dance, have fun, and enjoy a good beat.


Weekend Art is an event where a selection of designers, artists, and fashion designers exhibit and sell their creative work over the course of a weekend.


During Barcelona Fashion Week 2015, Sight Management Studio set up a unique space in chic&basic dedicated to the meeting of models and celebrities represented by this great international agency.


At chic&basic we enjoy contemporary and urban art. That is why we sponsor the “Fenòmens” series, where hybrid creations take the body as the central point and combine it with movement, technology, music, performance, image, and dance.


Artes gráficas

chic&basic collaborates with Read or Die, a call to the creative community that supports the printed format. A meeting point where you can connect with different agents of creation and find new publications that are emerging in the publishing market.


The Portuguese duo Schmitz Deejays filled our lobby with “groove” and good music. The Schmitz Deejays are a duo formed by Xminder and Giltz in Lisbon. They started with alternative music styles like indie, rock, and funk. Their career has led them to experiment and evolve in the creation of electronic music, minimal, techno, house, breakbeat and many more styles.


Committed to culture and art from Barcelona, chic&basic hotels supports local theatre with the events of ‘Microtasting’ theatre.

Theatrical pieces in a small format, lasting no more than 20 minutes, for guests and citizens of Barcelona. Every Wednesday and Thursday at our hotels in Barcelona. (Note: Season finished).

chic&basic Zoo does not offer breakfast, although all customers can enjoy the Help Yourself Area. You can have a coffe, a tea or just a water at any time of the day for free.  
What is the time to check-in and check-out at chic&basic Zoo?  
The hotel offers 4 different types of rooms: Double Economic , Double Standard, Double Superior and Triple.  
The nearest airport is the Barcelona Airport-El Prat. You can get to the hotel by taxi (35 min) or with the airport shuttle bus and the metro L1 (50 min).