In Twentytú Hostel Barcelona we carry out 8 out of 17 objectives for sustainable development:
Bike and scooter rental service to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone, and visit Barcelona in a way that’s beneficial to our planet. In addition, we organize sports activities like yoga and running, so our guests can start the day in an active way.
An educational and didactic initiative that consists of organizing technical visits to different companies in the 22@ district of Barcelona in the technology, engineering, architecture and design sectors that work with the environment, energy and mobility. Thus, our groups of students can know and learn how the city focuses its technology on working responsibly and reducing environmental impact.
Also, we carry out Twentytú Hostel visits, so that schools and universities (local and non-local) acquire knowledge about the new model of tourist accommodation and new ways of work in the environmental and social field.
Twentytú Hostel’s team is made up of 8 women and 7 men. Since our beginnings, we’ve had a female reception manager who is currently manager of the reservations and groups department. Therefore, we offer equal job opportunities for all.
Grey water recovery system, which allows to recover water from showers and baths, to clean to use in toilet cisterns. Thanks to this system, we achieve that 470,000 liters of water per year are used to contribute to periods of drought in the world.
Hot and cold water for acclimatization, and hot sanitary water is provided by Districlima company, which uses the energy given off by the water vapor from the incinerator in Sant Adrià, a few kilometers away from the Hostel. With this, we avoid emitting CO₂ because our system doesn’t work with gas.
In our staff we’ve doubled the number of workers compared to the beginning of Twentytú Hostel. Moreover, we always give job opportunities to the base staff, with the possibility of promotion.
Ventilated facade to optimize air conditioning and avoid overheating in the rooms. Also, we’ve an automation system that controls the temperature, and technological devices are used to control the consumption of electricity.
Collaboration with the IReS Foundation, dedicated to the commitment to families in a situation of vulnerability. In Twentytú Hostel, we’ve given the opportunity to work with us to a young boy who belongs to a family from Senegal who is in a situation of poverty and social conflict, so that he can continue studying and opt for a better future.
We’re located in the heart of Barcelona’s technology zone, in the 22@ district, called Smart City 3.0 and Smart city, as it links citizen participation with government objectives and new technologies. In Twentytú our technological system and our actions make us represent a sustainable community: recycling, efficient use of energy and resources (water and electricity), non-polluting and healthy mobility systems (bicycle and scooter), and collaboration with foundations with members suffering social exclusion.
use of electricity based on a presence detection system in the corridors, regulation of light intensity according to the time and capacity of guests in the dining room, light timer in the rooms, and efficient and responsible use of water with the use of timers in the showers and taps, providing the planet with between 40% and 60% of water for important needs. In addition, we’ve eliminated plastic in the breakfasts, offering the product in glass jars (like the jams) and in wooden trays.
We contribute day by day with the environment, through the use of renewable energy (timer system in the lights and timer in taps and showers) and the reduction of CO₂ emissions (supply of hot and cold water through the Districlima system).
Collaboration with tours Sandemans company in cleaning up the beach in Barcelona to take care of the natural habitat of marine animals.
Collaboration with the City to City Barcelona FAD Award, which rewards the best solutions to complex urban situations. In Twentytú Hostel we received the German football team Lampedusa Hamburg FC, formed by young refugees to whom we offered free accommodation and transport, to contribute to their integration into society and sports activities, thus avoid the creation of gangs and ghettos.