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Chic & Basic Tallers Location

Hostel in the Raval in Barcelona close to the Eixample area Our Tallers Hostel chic&basic is located in the Raval neighbourhood, within the Ciutat Vella district but just on the border of the Eixample area. What this is saying is that you will be located right at the heart of the city, a stone´s throw away from plaza Cataluña and las Ramblas, with La Boqueria market, but also paseo de Gracia, with some of the most exclusive shops in the city, or from the museum area with MACBA and the CCCB, and where some of the world´s top skaters go to practice. Stay in the Ravel and the Eixample at the same time To have an accommodation in the Raval you can connect with the energy of the Gothic quarter of the city of Barcelona. Narrow winding streets full of shops and local myths, with bars and restaurants open until the early hours of the next morning.
The Boquería

One of the most famous markets in Barcelona and without doubt one of the most photographed landmarks of the city. It is just 11 minute’s walk away from our hostel.

The Eixample

The Eixample, conversely, is, as its name suggests in English “the expansiónof the city conveniently planned with wide streets and organized in a grid, full of light and stately homes.

Paseo de Gracia

Staying in a hostel in the Raval but also so close to the Eixample has the advantage that in just a few steps you can find yourself in one of the most emblematic streets of the city, full of the most exclusive shops in the city.

The Paseo de Gracia Street divides the Eixample in two. On the left hand area, you will find the Paral·lel as well as the new trendy area around the recently reformed Sant Antoni Market. On the right hand side, the Sagrada Familia and other well-known works of art of Catalán modernism like the Casa de Las Punxes. In the centre, La Pedrera and the combined bone of contention with the Casa Milà and the Casa Batlló as well as others.

Advantages of our Hostel in the Raval

Thanks to the excellent location of our hostel in the Raval, you can comfortably arrive on foot or by bike anywhere in the city (no more than 40-50 minutes on foot).
As well, you will be have good public transport options with connections with the red and purple lines in Plaza Universidad (L1 and L3 respectively), the red and Green line in plaza Cataluña (La and L3) and all the buses that go along Barcelona´s Gran Via as well as the local train service, “ferrocarriles de la Genrealitat”.
Just 1 kilometre from the hostel, you will reach the Paseo de Gracia train station, from where you can take the yellow metro line (L2) and the “cercanías” trains to do day trips in Barcelona´s surrounding area.

How to get here

By car Take the street Gran Vía de Les Corts Catalanas until you reach Plaza Universidad. You will find the reception in the Street Pelayo number 8. By metro Plaza Universidad (L1 and L4) Plaza Cataluña (L1 and L3). By bus From the airport you can take the aerobús A1 o A2 and get off in the stop “Universitat”, 120 metres from the reception at Hotel chic and basic Lemon (street Pelayo 8) where you can check in for our Hostel in Tallers street. By train If you arrive in Barcelona by train, you can direct yourself to our Hostal with the green metro line (L3) getting off at the stop “Cataluña”.