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Equity Point: Where Hostel defines Luxury


Rarely can you use the words luxurious and hostel in the same sentence unless you’re talking about the hostels created by the Equity Point group.

Equity Point has eight hostels in six European cities. To make sure their hostels are special, they only choose cities with their own style and allure. So far, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Marrakech, Girona, and Lisbon have made the cut.

Just as they look for unique cities to call home-base, their company and hostels have an intrigue all their own.

“Quality and innovation have always been our objectives, bringing together the spirit of collectivity and cohabitation, all the while respecting individual privacy and comfort,” said the group. “With this background, we strive to one end: to reach beyond the current models of youth lodging, and create a unique experience for every traveler who visits us.”

In addition to their dedication to providing superb accommodations, they also strive to integrate guests into the local culture.

They have created and run Equity Point Tours which include party, art, city and culture tours among others. They are “dedicated heart and soul to putting the city’s best food, art, music, and parties within your reach, and helping you discover hidden places that only a local would know.”

They also house and run their HostelArt department which lends all artists a place to display their work.  They even publish a free, bi-monthly magazine featuring the best of Barcelona.

This dedication to culture is also visible in each hostel which each have their own personalities. The Equity Point group embraces each building’s history through refurbishing and decorating in local styles.

With a staff of travelers from five continents, they aim to cater to the independent traveler who wants to connect, learn and grow while traveling. Their hostels are:

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Equity Point Gothic Hostel - Barcelona: The most backpacker-oriented hostel

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Equity Point Sea Hostel – Barcelona: Rooms with ensuite dorms, which couldn’t be closer to the water.

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Equity Point Centric Hostel – Barcelona: Doubles, private rooms, and dorms, situated on Barcelona’s most prestigious and central avenue.

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Equity Point Girona Hostel: New concept hostel in the heart of Girona.

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Equity Point Madrid Hostel: From singles to 6 bed dorms, all ensuite, in the very centre of Madrid and Spain.

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Equity Point London Hotel: 68 ensuite rooms (doubles to 8 bed dorms) in a Georgian building next to Paddington station and Hyde Park. Features modern decor and common rooms and a bar.

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Equity Point Lisboa Hostel: Their first hostel in Lisbon, right in the heart of the city.

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Equity Point Marrakech Hostel: First hostel in Africa, a haven of luxury.