Lisbon’s Summer Music Festivals

Each year, when the summer approaches, every music fan searches for the most amazing concerts and Lisbon is one of the European cities with an interesting skyline of concerts during all the summer.

They’ve got impressive festivals but also regular concerts each weekend that reunite some of the leading local and international bands. And also, most of the concerts take place close to Equity Point Lisboa, our amazing Lisbon hostel at Barrio Alto neighborhood.
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CONTEST! Win 3 nights at Equity Point Prague!

We’re still celebrating the opening of Equity Point Prague and we want to do it with you. So we’re doing a contest. To win you only have to apply on this link at our facebook page.

Two people will win a stay for two in a private room of three days and nights at Equity Point Prague. You only have to be over 18 years old to be able to apply. You can participate until June 12th and the winners will be announced on June 13th.

What are you waiting for?? Participate in the contest!

Cerný, the sculptures that will impress you in Prague

Cerný is a well known controversial Czech sculptor whose art can be seen mainly in Prague. His work tries to impact the visitor and you shouldn’t miss it when you visit us at Equity Point Prague.

During the London Olympics a Double-decker London bus making pushups in front of the Czech embassy became really famous. This was just one of the latest’s Cerný’s sculptures created to impress the public.

In Prague you can find some of Cerný’s most important works such as a horse hanging upside down at Lucerna Pasaz, a Sigmund Freud statue hanging at U Medviku beer hall, a sculpture of two men urinating in front of Frank Kafka Museum, babies crawling on the Zizkov TV Tower, more babies crawling in front of Museum Kampa, and two giant legs at Futura, where you’re invited to climb up the ladders and watch two famous Czech politicians feeding each other through the anus of the sculpture.

Cerný’s sculptures are always impressive and force you think outside the box.

Today opens Equity Point Prague

Today is the big day as Equity Point Prague opens to the public. We’re very proud because it’s our 10th hostel and the first in Eastern Europe.

Equity Point Prague has 150 beds, a lounge area, a bar, a dining room area, a kitchen available for guests, a launderette and a chill out area. The building has been fully renovated and it now has wooden floors, granite staircases, modern bathrooms and double pane windows, something really important in Prague’s winter.

But probably the most interesting thing about Equity Point Prague is its location at the heart of the old town, at Ostrovni Street. It’s just some steps away from Slavia Café and 5 minutes walking from Charles Bridge.

When you visit Prague you love its magic atmosphere and if you stay at Equity Point Prague you’ll have a wonderful time.

Easter special events in London

I remember that as a kid I loved Easter because of the tones of chocolate I was allowed to eat. Of course I had to work really hard to get it, painting and hunting hard boiled eggs which, I had to admit, was funny too.

Nowadays, if you want to bring back the memories of old Easter days or live new experiences with your kids, in London –where we have the awesome Equity Point London hotel- there are plenty of activities such as: an egg hunt with prizes at Covent Garden; another egg hunt with craft stalls and Bunny Dance at the Horniman Museum; The Christathon, a pub crawl whose participants must go dressed as Christ; a boat race at Putney Bridge; a goat race –with real goats-; or the classical performance of The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square.

You know you shouldn’t lose it!

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Equity Point tops the list for the Best Hostel Chain at Hostelbookers Awards for Excellence 2013

Hostelbookers has awarded the three hostel chains that have received the highest combination of bookings and customer ratings averaged across all the accommodations.

So Equity Point has won the first place thanks to all our customers, Generator is at the second place and Plus hostels at the third.

We are really pleased to win a prize that is based on our customer comfort.

We’re hiring in Prague!!

For opening in Prague next April we have start recruiting staff for the different departments. Applicants must have previous hospitality experience. You need to be outgoing, a good communicator with a strong customer service focus for all positions.

We are recruiting:

  • 5 receptionists (rotary shifts from Monday to Friday (day shift working hours between 7AM-11 PM / evening/night shift working hours between 7 PM – 07 AM). FULL TIME. English and Czech are a must.
  • 2 Bar tenders (rotary shifts evenings from 6 PM – 12 AM). 30 hours a week. Role may also include some shifts at reception. English and Czech are a must.
  • 3 housekeeping (rotary shifts – part-time 20 & 30 hours/week). Basic/medium English required.
  • 1 maintenance responsible (part time – 20/25 hours/week). Basic/medium English required.

You can apply for this job by sending your application to CV@equity-point.com. Please include a covering letter and full CV. Quote REF: PRAGUE (and role applying to) in the email subject.

Let’s take a look at Equity Point New York free breakfast

A few days ago we showed you how is a typical the breakfast at Equity Point Lisboa hostel. Ongoing with the same issue, today we bring to you some pictures of Equity Point New York’s breakfast.

All the products served at the hostels are bought locally even though they may be very similar between hostels. So at Equity Point New York’s free breakfast we serve fruit cereals, café, milk, infusions, juice, butter and Jelly. We also have some products that are only available at Equity Point New York breakfast like bagels –a New York classic- and cream cheese.

You can toast your bread or bagels at all our hostels. And we also have a bagel cutter that sometimes amazes non Americans who haven’t seen one before.

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