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What previous guests say about us!

We are very grateful for the many positive reviews and constructive feedback we receive from our guests. We certainly aim to maintain the high scores and have plans to improve things like our Honesty Larder (what normal hotels call a “minibar”). We […]

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Did you know we offset all our Co2 emissions?

We are often asked whether being eco-friendly is more costly than not caring about the environment. Whether it makes sense economically to care. If the whole effort is worth it? To this we usually ask back: Shouldn’t the question be if it […]

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Ethical porn with Erika Lust at yök

What a year it has been since the last International Women’s Day! There have been too many (or not enough!?) issues regarding women’s rights in the news, especially with the birth of the #MeToo movement in October. This tiny hashtag managed to give a […]

Happy World Tourism Day to you!

Photo by Damir Bosnjak on Unsplash Since 1980, the UN has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27, in order to raise awareness on the role of tourism and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. Some 37 years later, […]

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Let’s take Barcelona back through good business!

For us, (Mari, born and bred in Barcelona and Petz, in Barcelona since 2004), it is heartbreaking to see what is happening to Barcelona, our city. But there is hope, and we believe in one particular solution that could fix most of […]

yök Casa + Cultura is III

Three years ago, on July 28th 2014, we had our first guests stay at yök. A lovely family from Ireland and a charming couple from Denmark. Since then, much has happened in our Casas as well as the city we are in. […]

Meet our wonderful cleaning staff: Passar Via

It is about time we talk about one of the most important aspect of the services we offer; one that nobody notices if it is done well: the cleaning! Apart from the fact that we use eco-friendly cleaning products and methods, we […]

We protest against mass tourism

This afternoon we will hit the street and ask for a more sustainable tourism, instead of mass tourism for Barcelona! Quality rather than quantity. A new model that works for the citizens, not just big companies. We have to learn from cities […]

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain, according to Huffington post. We like it! ;)  

Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future

Interesting talk by Neal Gorenflo: #HackTravel: Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future. The gist of the talk is that the rise of net culture, with it’s emphasis on collaboration, peer relationships, and social good, is changing the habits of […]

We signed a commitment to sustainability!

Today we signed Agenda 21’s Citizen Commitment to Sustainability 2002-2012!  

Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue

Do eco-friendly strategies help hotels earn more money? Is the investment in an eco-certification worth the effort when it comes to profits? Report: Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue We agree with the article that “Sustainability measures, in other words, […]

Guest behaviour in rental apartments

Interesting infographic by GowithOh who collected the habits of Spanish and other European nationalities when booking apartments through them. More information about how the European traveler stays in apartment rentals via Hosteltur.  

Cool hotel room service!

Cool room service idea! For guests staying in rooms with a kitchen, Affinia Hotels is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. Via Springwise.  

We have business cards!

We are very happy with our brand new moo business cards and postcards, designed by Katie Barcelona with some photos by Benjamin Julve.