The beauty of Barcelona’s hotel scene is that there are many affordable options for design conscious travellers that don’t have to break your budget. The Chic & Basic Hotel is one such choice and its exactly as its described - it’s chic. And it’s basic. Surrounded by some of Barcelona’s coolest clothing boutiques, tapas bars and night spots, the Chic & Basic Hotel’s location alone in the trendy El Born district makes this one of our favourite budget hotels in Barcelona. Set within a beautiful 1920s building overlooking a vibrant local street scape, the hotel’s white minimalist interiors create a fresh and modern look that tends to attract the 20s and 30s crowd. The affordable room rates start from around €100 per night, leaving you with more money to spend in the neighbouring clothing stores, tapas bars and nightlife spots. One word of warning though - the illuminated glass box-style showers located in the center of each bedroom can create quite a show for your roommate if your shower curtains aren’t quite closed properly.