Energy efficiency and management of the most sustainable hotel in the world


Twentytú Hi-Tech Hostel is an international youth hostel, the first establishment for hotel use in Barcelona to obtain an “A” energy rating, according to ICAEN. It was also one of the first to obtain the ISO 50001 certification for building energy management and recently chosen by Hostelworld web users as the Best Green Hostel in the world. This article reveals the new concept of urban low cost accommodation, designed to extend the Smart City idea based on three priorities: sustainability, innovation and design.

Located in Barcelona’s 22@ technology district where Tánger and Pamplona streets cross, and in front of the future Plaza de las Glòries, surrounded by emblematic buildings such as the Agbar Tower, the Disseny (Design) HUB or the new Els Encants market, the Twentytú hostel has a constructed surface area of 2,500 m2 covering 5 floors and a roof terrace offering stunning views over the city.

Opened in July 2012, the hostel offers 234 beds distributed between: 55 four-bed rooms and 7 double rooms all equipped with TV. On the terrace there is a chill-out area with sofas, hammocks, loungers and a shower where, besides enjoying the sights of the city, its users can relax and socialise.

Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2014