Soon… Equity Point Prague!

We’re always working to bring you Equity Point’s quality to new locations all around the world. So now we’re proud to announce that we will be opening a new Equity Point Hostel in Prague. As always we will assure you the best location, and the higher quality and cleanliness standards.

Prague is an awesome city with warm summers and chilly winters. With over 1.100 years of history, the Czech Republic capital has several monuments and cultural spots that any wise traveler will praise and enjoy.

Soon there will be more news about Equity Point Prague!

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Happy Gay Pride Day!

Today 43 years ago history changed and when the police got in to the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, to arrest all the men just for being gay. For the first time, instead of running away, those men confronted the police so it was the police the one who had to run. The next days the riots were all over New York and it was the beginning of the gay movement as we know it.

So now, every year every city in the world has its own parties to commemorate that day. Here are some of the most important parties at the cities that Equity Point has hostels: Continue reading

Equity Point New York inauguration

Last week we were proud to inaugurate Equity Point New York Hostel. To such an important event we brought the group Castellers de Vilafranca to Manhattan. They built several Human Towers all over New York including one at our hostel at Times Square, as you can see in the video.

At the official event we heard the speeches of Artur Mas the President of Catalonia –-Equity Point Hostels homeland–; Mike Kelley, Independence Point President; and our CEO Oriol Badia.

We’ve worked really hard to have a hostel in New York in such a great location as it is Time Square. And soon we will have some more hostels all around the United States of America. Stay tuned to be the first to know where the new Equity Point Hostels will be! Continue reading

Equity Point brings Castellers (Human Towers) to New York

We will officially inaugurate Equity Point New York Hostel in Times Square this June, even though it’s been opened since November. But by the end of the month it will be completely refurbished.

In the inauguration we will have the Castellers de Vilafranca (a Catalan Human Tower group) as our guests and they will perform some Human Towers in front of Equity Point New York, so everybody will be able to get there and watch them.

You can get to Equity Point New York to watch the spectacle on June 22nd at 9am. We will be waiting for you!! Continue reading

World’s oldest backpacker stops in Equity Point Madrid

Keith Wright is a 95 years old pensioner form Queensland in Australia that has become the oldest backpacker after being travelling independently for 10 years. He started his backpacking adventures after his wife passed away.

Keith in now on his eighth trip to Europe and has stopped at Equity Point Madrid to pay a visit to the Spanish capital. And in the meantime he has appeared on a picture with Equity Point’s Laia and Marisa. Isn’t he awesome?

A red rose for all our guests on ‘La diada de Sant Jordi’ (St George’s day) – Monday the 23rd of April

The romantic legend of St George slaying the dragon, and presenting his adored princess with a red rose which sprang from the blood of the beast has inspired the most romantic day of the Catalan calendar, rivalling St Valentine’s Day. Gifts exchanged between sweethearts, traditionally roses, is tradition in Catalonia, where Equity Point was born.

Exchanging books is also traditional, which springs from the celebration of the deaths of distinguished authors Miguel Cervantes and Shakespeare on the 23rd of April.

Equity Point would like to share with you this day in all our hostels offering free roses to all our guests.

Feliç dia de Sant Jordi!

Equity Point Marrakech wins Hostelbookers Cleanliness Award for Excellence

A few weeks ago Equity Point Marrakech Hostel won the 2012 Hostelbookers Cleanliness Award for Excellence and we’re really pleased by the recognition.

This award wouldn’t be possible without all the efforts of our Marrakech housekeeping team, the women who work every day at the hostel and that appear in the picture.

Thanks to all the Marrakech staff for all the efforts that had led us to have such a quality hostel.

Equity Point Spring’12 Twitter Competition

For us travelling is a way of life and we want to celebrate spring the best we can. We are going to give away 3 two night stays in a double room at Equity Point New York.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO

Only help us to get to share the message.

This competition is open to all our Twitter fans, and will take place until March 23rd 2012, at 00:00 hours.

You can win a three day stay for two people in a double room at our hostel in Times Square at New York City.

WONDERING HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

You only have to follow us on Twitter and retweet this tweet.

THE SMALL PRINT, BIG:

Stay is three nights for 2 people (only sleeping and the available breakfast at the hostel) and depending on availability at the hostel.

Stay has to be taken before 31/09/12.

You need to be our Twitter follower in order to enter the competition.

We will announce the winner on Monday 26th of March 2012.

Winners will be contacted via their Twitter profile and their names will be published in Equity Point’s Facebook and Twitter main page.

Equity Point will not use the participant personal data.

Don’t get lost on your way to Equity Point Marrakech

Marrakech is a city with winding streets where it is extremely easy to get lost. For that reason we have a really detailed map explaining with precision how to get to Equity Point Marrakech.

But even with the most perfect map, Marrakech Medina’s can be hard, but also charming, the first time you get there. For that reason we want to share a video made by one of our guests that shows the way from Djemaa-el-Fna to Equity Point Marrakech.

Vídeo | Youtube