Barcelona: Be Green, Be Cheap
Planning an España getaway this summer? If you’re headed to Barcelona, be sure to check out the new Barcelona Urbany (opening June 1), which claims to be the country’s first eco-friendly hostel.
What makes this hostel eco-savvy? It will recycle and reuse 50 percent of the water and use a rainwater harvesting system. It will also use low-consumption lamps and “more environmentally friendly and less aggressive materials.” Sounds pretty good to us.
But just because Urbany is greening its quarters doesn’t mean it is lacking in 21st-century amenities. Not only will the hostel have a swimming pool, BBQ area, free guest kitchen, and spa facilities, it will also offer breakfast and Wi-Fi free to guests.
The 13-story hostel will include about 400 beds in both mixed and female shared rooms, as well as individual and double rooms for those not wanting to put up with snoring strangers (you can check out some current construction photos here). And all rooms also have en suite bathrooms, which is the definition of hostel luxury.
Read more: IT got the goods on some U.K. hostels‘ efforts to go upscale, and on an eco-savvy hostel-on-wheels.
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