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BARCELONA
BARCELONABASIC INFORMATIONPopulaon:	  1.700.000	  	  Languages:	  Spanish	  and	  CatalanLocated	  in	  the	  north-­‐east...
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
BARCELONAAnd don’t forget our mediterranean cuisine
BARCELONAINFORMATION ABOUT TOURISM                            Hostels	   are	   not	                              included...
BARCELONAINFORMATION ABOUT TOURISM                                                                                        ...
Equity	  Point	  HostelsThe	   company	   currently	   consists	  of	  9	   hostels	   offering	   a	  total	   of	  2.213	...
Growing	  up                                                                                                              ...
THE HOSTEL SCENE IN                  BARCELONAHOSTELS	  :	  60	  properes	  who	  defines	  themself	  as	  a	  hostel.	  	...
THE HOSTEL SCENE IN            BARCELONAAlthough hostels have a regulation in Catalonia, they are not by the TourismBoard ...
THE HOSTEL REGULATIONThe	   hostels	   are	   regulated	   by	   the	   “Secretaria	   General	   de	   Juventud”	   and	 ...
Equity	  Point	  Hostels2011	  –	  2012	  NEW	  IMPROVEMENTS	  AT	  EQUITY	  POINT	  HOSTELS                              ...
Report On The Hostel Scene from Barcelona
Report On The Hostel Scene from Barcelona
Report On The Hostel Scene from Barcelona
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Report On The Hostel Scene from Barcelona

  1. 1. BARCELONA
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. BARCELONAIf you go to Barcelona you should go to Camp Nou, and enjoy one football game F.C.Barcelona
  4. 4. BARCELONAIf you go to Barcelona, you should visit the Modernist buildings
  5. 5. BARCELONAAnd don’t forget our mediterranean cuisine
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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  
  13. 13. Equity  Point  Hostels2011  –  2012  NEW  IMPROVEMENTS  AT  EQUITY  POINT  HOSTELS STAFF  BOOK INTRANET  FOR  AGENCIES SUPPLIES  COST  SAVING  ACTIONS

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