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The Perchök, social design made in Barcelona

We are launching our first product this month, the Perchök. It is a hanger for people who have a wall to install it on, made by people who experienced homelessness. Having a purpose and feeling useful is crucial to leaving life on […]

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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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New yök team member: Ivana Oven

Ivana, born in Buenos Aires, moved to Barcelona in 2016 from Slovenia where she lived for 15 years. She shares our passion for this amazing mediterranean city and is somewhat an expert when it comes to ethical shopping (not necessarily a contradiction […]

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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 […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Visitors (and Locals) in Barcelona

After we reflected back on 2017 and shared out intentions for 2018, we also wanted to set some new year’s resolutions for both visitors and locals in Barcelona, to keep up the reasons to visit our city, make sure good business keeps […]

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, […]

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 […]

Demain, a film about positive change

Here is another movie we highly recommend! Unlike many doomsday films, Demain shows real solutions regarding climate change, agriculture, education, energy, democracy and many other subjects our society needs to tackle. 

Invitation to Vi Calent + Mantes

On sunday the 13th December we will serve delicious mulled wine by Vinyes L’Albà and collect items for Fundació Arrels to fight homelessness in Barcelona. We need: • Blankets (this is the most urgent as they use around 600 each year) • Men winter […]

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 […]

Join Civiclub in Barcelona!

From today, Barcelona’s citizens can get rewarded for doing good. Join Civiclub and earn points (or Civis) every time you recycle, donate blood or go to the gym for example!

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists 

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists by SmartDesign: “People are why you’re in business. 1. Be personal: Why does your product matter to users? 2. Be smart: Develop loyalty 3. Be exciting: Never stop evolving 4. Be yourself: Don’t overlook your […]

#10 Be social

#10, our last point, is about having our antennas out to listen and to connect! It’s about you and us and about creating a community. The Ace Hotel does a good job with their project Thinking Cap and so does the FAD’s Xarxa […]

A Barcelona audio guide by Petz

Here is an audio tour, designed and narrated by Petz Scholtus for PocketGuide. You can download the App and the tour via PocketGuide/yokbarcelona.  

The whole truth about online hotel reviews

The whole truth about hotel reviews in internet– interesting Infographics by TecnoHotel. “49% of travelers don’t book in a hotel without reviews. Top platform for reviews: Tripadvisor”