Equity Point Girona is participating in Girona10

For second year in a row Girona is promoting the city through Girona10, an event that sells out city hotels and hostels beds for just 10 Euros each night, Equity Point Girona included.

But Girona10 is much bigger. They’re also giving restaurant menus for just 10 Euros, so you can visit the city on a budget. There will be a huge local market with art, antiques, food… And also theater, bike routes, free entrance to museums and several other discounts.

Girona10 will take place on January 26th and 27th. We hope to see you there enjoying this amazing city!

Last year’s | Equity Point participates at Girona 10

The free breakfast at Equity Point Lisboa looks like this

One of Equity Point Hostel’s signatures is that we serve a basic free breakfast at all our hostels. The content of this breakfast may vary depending on the kind of food that’s available at each country and also may slightly fluctuate seasonally.

Many people ask us about what’s included at our breakfast so we’ve decided to start a series of posts with pictures of those meals. And today we will start for Equity Point Lisboa’s breakfast which includes: coffee, milk, tea, juices, cereals, bread, jam, butter, chocolate cream and fruit.

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Contest: Participate at the Marrakech Marathon and Win a Massage

Each year Marrakech hosts one of the world’s most important and competitive marathons and that’s because Moroccan athletes are between the best running long distances. Over 5000 athletes are expected on January 27th to run both, the marathon and the half marathon and we’d love to help them.

So we’re running a contest between the athletes, and we will award a free half an hour leg massage to the three Equity Point Marrakech guests that achieve the best marks at the marathon.

Will you run in Marrakech Marathon?

Thanksgiving Brunch at Equity Point New York

Thanksgiving is a very special day for all North Americans, a day to spend with the family and the most loved ones. But for those who must stay away from home and all the tourists at Equity Point New York, we’re preparing a special Thanksgiving Brunch for tomorrow that will be served instead of our classical breakfast.

Equity Point New York’s Thanksgiving Brunch will be made by our staff and will include spinach quiche, turkey bacon quiche, turkey sausages, eggs, homemade biscuits with honey and jam, orange juice and there will be an option to also have mimosas.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Local Craft Beers at Equity Point New York

All our hostels have common areas where you can socialize and meet other travelers and locals. Equity Point New York is no different and there we have Bar Catalonia, a bar where you can have delicious sandwiches, craft beers, wines, cocktails…

At Bar Catalonia we’ve selected for our clients some local craft beers to offer a unique tasting experience. You can choose from Alphabet City Easy Blond, Defiant Brewing, Greenport Harbor and Bronx Brewery. All of them are distinctive and special and you can only find those craft beers at the New York area and surroundings.

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Turn your suitcase into a shelf

Are you the kind of person who likes to build its own furniture? Do you like to recycle your old stuff to give them a second life?

The staff at Equity Point Lisbon had a great idea and turned a suitcase into a different book shelf that fits perfectly the common room of the hostel.

We have posted the pictures of all the process at Facebook so you can do it yourself at home.

I love the idea and how it fits Equity Point Lisboa’s common room decoration, don’t you?

Looking for new buildings – A day in the life of Clara our expansion manager

Clara - Equity Point's Area Manager - Expansion

Dear Friends,

I’ve felt the need to explain my Italian adventure. I leave my home in Barcelona a bit scared, because my flight company is totally unknown to me. They don’t even have a website, you cannot check in online and no one has ever heard of them. Surprisingly we leave on time, the male flight attendants are extremely cute, and we are offered orange juice and cookies for free. I feel lucky.

In the plane, I run into a friend of my best friend and he asks to take me out for dinner once we land in the beautiful Italian city because he is there all alone. I’m quite smart and I find the way to escape from that dinner. I feel lucky. I arrive at the hotel and they inform me that tonight is the only day in the year that the museums are open at night and the entrance is free. So I just throw my things in the room and I leave immediately. I buy myself a portion of pizza for dinner and I head to some of the most beautiful museums not only in Italy but in the world. I’ve promised my colleague Maria that I will buy some pasta for her. Her kids love the huge macaroni that you can buy in Italy so I’ve bought macaroni compulsively. I feel lucky. I get back to the hotel around 2AM, tired but happy. When I get in the bathroom I realize that the shower and WC are at the same place. Uhmmmmmmm! As I feel lucky I think that with some planning in the morning, first WC and then shower, I’ll be able to do everything without a problem, after all… I’m feeling lucky. Continue reading

Next week we’ll be at TBEX12 at Girona

Next week we’ll be at TBEX12 in Girona. We are sponsoring the travel blogger event, so we will have a table. If you’re going too, please come to chat with us. We’ve got some interesting proposal for all travel bloggers.

We also have an amazing hostel in Girona. Equity Point Girona is located at Plaça Catalunya, just in the city center, really close to Girona’s Cathedral and the Jewish call. Equity Point Girona is an amazing hostel with kitchen, laundry, bar, terrace, WiFi… Whatever you need to feel like home and meet other travelers.

Hope to see you all at TBEX12 in Girona!

Spotting Tom Cruise at the airport

Marta, our Area Manager-Controller, is always travelling around the world from an Equity Point hostel to another. She’s used to the inconveniences of constant flying, but today I’ve received an email telling me that she has fallen in love in an airport with Tom Cruise!

She and Clara, our Area Manager-Expansion, spotted him on the airport and they say Tom is even more handsome in person. Now half of the office staff is green with envy. Continue reading