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Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the chic&basic zoo hotel, a modern and minimalist space that combines style, comfort and an unbeatable location. Located in the heart of Barcelona, this hotel is just a stone's throw from some of the city's main attractions: the beach, the zoo and Ciutadella Park. Are you ready to go into the jungle?

Hotel near the beach in Barcelona


Located in the vibrant Born district, our hotel near the beach in Barcelona is the ideal accommodation for those looking to enjoy the sun and sea without giving up the comfort of being in the city centre.

Our chic&basic Zoo Hotel is an urban hotel with a touch of industrial design 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.

Don't forget to experience the charm of the Born neighbourhood, known for its narrow-cobbled streets full of history, its unique shops and its varied gastronomic offer. Staying at our hotel near the beach in Barcelona will allow you to experience all the facets of the Mediterranean city.

Enjoy an urban hotel in Barcelona with a unique atmosphere, design rooms and an ideal location for your getaway.

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 our hotel near the beach in Barcelona you can walk and visit the historic centre of the city, the 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. You can also 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.

Enjoy the comfort of the chic&basic hotel Zoo Barcelona

Our hotel in Barcelona's Ciutadella is located on the first floor of a classic building, right in front of the emblematic park. With a total of 16 rooms, both exterior and interior, it offers a modern atmosphere under a very warm, fresh and fun industrial concept.

Each room has been designed for couples or friends looking for a unique getaway in Barcelona. They are cosy and comfortable, perfect for relaxing after a full day exploring the city.


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.

Photography lovers should not miss the World Press Photo exhibition in Barcelona, a must for anyone who appreciates art, culture and stories told through powerful images.


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.


Summer is synonym of fun, sun and, of course, music festivals. Check out the best summer festivals in Barcelona, Madrid and Porto.


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


One of the most awaited events of the year for fashion lovers is the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.


If you are planning to visit Barcelona in September, there is one event you can't miss: the popular festival of La Mercè.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


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.

One of Barcelona's biggest cultural attractions is its music festivals.


Barcelona is a paradise for music lovers, thanks to its diverse offering of concerts throughout the year.


The Spanish capital is renowned for its musical scene, surprising every year with an agenda full of must-attend events. In 2024, Madrid will host prominent international artists and bands at major festivals.

If you are planning to visit Barcelona in the spring, there is one celebration you can't miss: Sant Jordi's Day.

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.


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.



The Primavera Sound Barcelona Festival is coming back to the city and once again bringing the musical experience of the year.


Tucked away in the stunning scenery of Porto, you'll find the awesome Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu Serralves). This is not just your typical museum: from modern art to a magnificent park and a villa full of history, Serralves is the perfect place to lose yourself in.


The Pride 2024 celebrations are just around the corner and the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Porto are getting ready to have another great party.


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).


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.

Barcelona, famous for its vibrant culture, delectable cuisine, and stunning architecture, is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

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.  
The check-in time for guests is from 15:00 on and the check-out time is until 12:00. If you book here on our official website you can check-in one hour early.
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).