Do you believe us when we say that Barcelona is the most vibrant, energetic, and dynamic city in the whole world? If you don’t, then come and try it for yourself!
Catalonia is one of the autonomous communities in Spain and Barcelona is its capital. Catalonia is very unique with its own history, culture and even an own language: Catalan. An interesting fact is that Catalonia was the first worldwide nation that had a parliament, which was called Consell de Cent. The laws that were made by this parliament, even had to be obeyed by the king.
During many centuries, the city was, and still is, the most vibrant and modern city of Spain. Because of its commercial harbor and its closeness to France, it was a great location for the exchange of products, but also different ideas.
In this period the city developed a rich cultural life and a good urban planning for the Olympic Games in 1992. Due to this town planning and its culture, Barcelona is known to be one of the most modern and energetic cities worldwide.
What makes Barcelona so special? A good reason for this is probably the fact that it has 4 kilometres of beaches and that it is located on the Mediterranean coastline. Also, the old quarter called Ciutat Vella, is a district that is divided into four different parts, that all have their own charm and character. Here you can find anything, from fancy and vibrant restaurants and shops, to small, hidden, picturesque squares. In the Eixample district you can see a perfect example of urban planning, and here you will also find the greatest examples of modernism. The most beautiful of these buildings were designed and built by the great architect Antonio Gaudi.
When we take a look at Barcelona’s society, we could say that the population is pretty homogeneous. Though, during the past decades this population has been changed a little bit because of a big migrant flow. Many people from very different countries visit the city and then decide to stay. Some of them are inspired by the high life quality and others decide to stay because of the great economic growth during the past couple of years. So, Barcelona is a very cosmopolitan and energetic city, because of both its culture, and its interesting population.
Modernism is a very present style in the architecture of the city and you find many examples, everywhere around the city… just make sure that you have your eyes open and take your camera with you, plus an extra memory card! Modernist examples that you really shouldn’t miss are: La Casa Battló, La Sagrada Familia, and La Pedrera.
This old part of Barcelona is a great place to discover and to get lost in during the day time and at night you will find a lot to do, too! In this quarter you can find medieval buildings, narrow streets and the fanciest shops.
This is the main avenue of Ciutat Vella. It is famous for its human statues, and the big mix of different people you will find there.
This might be the most famous avenue of Barcelona, and it is located in la Ciutat Vella. It is especially famous for the great mix of people you will find there and the human statues.
This is not only the great home of FC Barcelona, but it is also the largest football stadium worldwide.
If you are looking for many different kinds of fresh food, go there! It is a typical 20th century market.
Barcelona residents come here when they need a break from all the concrete; a perfect place to relax.
This church, which was built by the population itself, without any help from the noble or the king, might be the best example of “ Catalan Gothic”. It definitely is a wonder of elegance and peace.
Just go and discover it on your own…
The ancient atmosphere of this old fisherman’s quarter will never disappear, even though the neighbourhood is under transformation. For the 1992 Olympic Games the beaches were created and this is a perfect place to get a tan, to walk, be active, or have a drink or eat in one of the many bars and restaurants.Even though this old fisherman’s neighbourhood is undergoing a transformation, the typical atmosphere will never disappear. The beaches that you can find here, were created for the Olympic Games in 1992. They are perfect for getting a tan, play games on the beach, or just chill and have a drink or meal in of the restaurants and bars around.
1- What do I need to check in?
National photo ID, such as passport, driver's license.
2- Check-in & Check-out:
The hostel is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Check out time is at 10:00 am and Check in time is at 2:00pm. Late check out available for extra cost (subject to availability).
FREE luggage room service on arrival and departure date before check in and check out time.
3- Booking process:
*Online bookings: Go to "book now" menu at the home page, choose your city and hotel, then follow instructions on the screen. The booking software will automatically send you your booking reference and an email with all your booking details.
*By email / form: if you prefer, you can always send us an email for special booking requests... You'll find all information in "Contact us", or fulfill the form you will find at the bottom of the page at the booking screen of each hotel.
4- Is there any booking fee?
Yes, a 5 % deposit will be charged (with a minimum of 1,5 €).
5- How long in advance do I have to make a cancellation?
6- How many nights can I stay at the hostel?
We have a policy of a 15 nights’ maximum stay.
7- Are sheets included?
Yes. Blankets and towels can be rented at a cost.
8- Is breakfast included?
No, but our clients can buy continental breakfast at a low price.
9- Is there Internet access?
FREE Wi-Fi in rooms and communal areas. Desktop computers available.
10.- Is there a laundry service?
There are coin operated washing machines and dryers at an extra cost.
11- Is there a car park?
No, but there is a parking close by.
12- How do I get there?
All information on how to find us is included on the website (‘Getting there’ section).
13- Is there a curfew?
There is no curfew.
14- Is there any type of food available?
We provide continental breakfast. We also have a microwave and fridges for your own use and some snacks available for sale.
Self-catering kitchen is open every day from 12.00 pm until midnight. The kitchen is used to serve breakfast in the mornings and, therefore, cannot be used by guests during this time.
15- Are the rooms unisex?
Our dorms are mixed but we have some female only rooms that can be booked online. Communal bathrooms in corridors are single sex.
16- Payment methods
We take cash and credit cards (1€ extra charge per night/person applied). We don't accept traveller's cheques or American Express
17- Do you have weekly rates?
No, we do not have weekly or monthly rates.
18- Who can stay in our hostels?
Our hostels are independent, and it's not necessary to be a member of any organisation, and you don't need to show any hostel card to use our services. There are no age limits, you only must have a young spirit.
19- is there a safe in the room?
No, but each bed has a locker. You can bring your own padlock or buy one at the reception.
20- can I stay if I am under 18 years old?
Guests under 18 years old can only be booked in private rooms and must be accompanied by an adult. If the adult is not the legal tutor of the minor a paternal authorization will be requested.
21.- Can I smoke in the hostel?
All of our hostels are strictly, non-smoking.
22.-Can I bring alcohol into the hostel?
No, you cannot. Note that you will be fined 50 € if you bring it in and the alcohol will be confiscated until your departure.
23.- Is the hostel safe and secure?
Our hostels are safe and secure. The reception is manned 24/7. To access the front entrance throughout the day, you need to show your security pass. Key-cards are only created for guests currently staying in the hostel and are locked to the room you have been assigned. CCTV cameras are in operation in all communal areas and corridors.
Among our hostels in Barcelona, the Equity Point Sea hostel is located in the Barcelona’s Barceloneta district, an old fisherman’s neighbourhood built practically on the beach and which maintains all its charm, combined with the best range of paellas, fish and shelfish in Barcelona.
Come to Equity Point Sea Hostel which is directly overlooking the beach front promenade, Equity Point Sea hostel could not be any closer to the famous beaches of Barcelona. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and plan your day while watching the sun rise over the Mediterranean. Our fully refurbished hostel features 4 to 8 bed dorms, fully equipped bathrooms and lively activity programmes.
Equity Point hostels has choosen this unbeatable location in Barcelona right in the heart of Barceloneta, a quaint and colourful fisherman’s neighbourhood 10 minutes walk from the legendary Ramblas. The area’s narrow streets and busy restaurants bustle with life. Enjoy Paella or other typical seafood dish on a sunny terrace.
Check out our activities to find the ones that best suit you: The best music, clubs, tours – you can find it all at this Barcelona hostel
Persons under the age of 18 years are only allowed to stay in private rooms or dormitory rooms that are booked for use of one family or group of persons, and can not share dormitory rooms with other guests. People under 18 years old must travel with their parents or legal tutor.
Credit card payments will be charged with an euro per night and person.
Plaça del Mar 1-4 , 08003 Barcelona
Bookings & modifications:
Tel +34 188.8.131.52
Skype name: Equity Point Hostels
Last minute comunications:
Tel +34 184.108.40.206