BARCELONABASIC INFORMATIONPopulaon: 1.700.000 Languages: Spanish and CatalanLocated in the north-‐east of Spain BARCELONA100km south of French border in the Mediterranean coast , its considered the capital of Catalonia.Major industries: Services, Finance, Tourism, Real State.Since the Olympic Games in 1992, its been consistently increasing its number of tourists, becoming right now a woldwide top desnaon.
BARCELONAIf you go to Barcelona you should go to Camp Nou, and enjoy one football game F.C.Barcelona
BARCELONAIf you go to Barcelona, you should visit the Modernist buildings
BARCELONAINFORMATION ABOUT TOURISM Hostels are not included in this ﬁgures. W e s h o u l d a d d 1 . 5 0 0 . 0 0 0 bednights , more than 10% of total overnights in the city.
BARCELONAINFORMATION ABOUT TOURISM If we include Hostels in this ﬁgures we should add between 500.000 and 750.000 internaonal tourists. (10-‐15% of total internaonal tourists of the city stays in hostels. ** If we add this 500-‐750.000 tourists Bcn will become the 3rd European City and the ﬁrst non capital.
Equity Point HostelsThe company currently consists of 9 hostels oﬀering a total of 2.213 beds distributed in Barcelona: Equity Point Gothic, Equity Point Sea and Equity Point Centric, London: Equity Point London, Madrid: Equity Point Madrid, Marrakech: Equity Point Marrakech , Girona: Equity Point Girona , Lisboa: Equity Point Lisboa and a new hostel in New York: Equity Point NY.With more than 25 years of experience, innovang and oﬀering quality in the youth sector, we have a clear goal: go beyond the current models of youth lodging. We oﬀer “a traveler to traveler” approach with staﬀ hailing from the 5 connents, a full range of FUNtas9c ac9vi9es, and a place to enjoy sharing your experiences with people from all over the world.
Growing up 2.213 2.013 1.863 1.297 1.131 971 571 251 145 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009 2009 2010 2011Barcelona Barcelona Madrid Barcelona Marrakech Girona London Lisboa New York(145 beds) (106 beds) (320 beds) (400 beds) (160 beds) (166 beds) (400 beds) (150 beds) (200 beds)
THE HOSTEL SCENE IN BARCELONAHOSTELS : 60 properes who deﬁnes themself as a hostel. (legally operang less than 20)BED and BREAKFAST: 100 properesAPARTMENTS: They are operang as a hostel (impossible to quanfy)TOTAL HOSTEL BEDS: 5000-‐6000 beds.FORECAST FOR 2013-‐14: At least 1000-‐1500 new beds under construcon. Big European players are coming to town.OCCUPANCY: Between 70-‐75%PRICE RANGE: From 13-‐16 in low season to 26-‐35 in High season. Decreasing in low season, increasing in high season. The diﬀerence between low and high season prices has almost doubled in last 5 years.
THE HOSTEL SCENE IN BARCELONAAlthough hostels have a regulation in Catalonia, they are not by the TourismBoard of Catalonia but regulated by the Youth Department. This means that weare not in the city statistics, even when we represent between 10-15% of totalbednights in the city.The “non official” hostels/apartments in the city had been increasing in the lastyears.In 2012 the Catalan Goverment is also studing to apply a “Touristic Tax” of 1€per person per night.
THE HOSTEL REGULATIONThe hostels are regulated by the “Secretaria General de Juventud” and “Consell Comarcal”.Apart from all technical installaons being regulated as usual, they speciﬁcally look at: -‐ Square meters of common areas: 1 sqm per bed -‐ Distance between bunk beds: Minimum 75 cm -‐ Each property must have a nursery. -‐ Handicapped access: all properes must be accessible and must have rooms 100% adapted according to its size. -‐ No bars (alcohol) are allowed in the hostels -‐ Laundry for guests and a drying place. -‐ 1 toilet for each 6 people and 1 shower for each 12 people
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