Keith Knowles, Managing Director of St Christopher’s Inns said: “This is the best St Christopher’s Inns hostel yet with the most modern conveniences, for the modern day backpacker. It’s easy to get to and welcomes all. I couldn’t be prouder of the new site and the team behind it.”
All dormitories are equipped with the latest generation of pod beds and each individual sleeping compartment has a privacy curtain, power socket reading light, and luggage locker.
Spread over six-floors in a fully renovated building, St Christopher’s Inns, Barcelona also includes an on-site cinema, Belushi’s bar, mezzanine garden, outdoor eating areas, a large common room and solar panels on the roof, which harness the sun and contribute to the hostel’s daily power needs
St Christopher’s Inns are part of Beds and Bars Ltd, a leading operator of tourist accommodation and entertainment venues in Europe, with 26 backpacker hostels, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants in eight countries.
The next Beds and Bars site to open will be a second St Christopher’s Inns hostel and Belushi’s bar in Paris, in May 2013. Located directly opposite the Eurostar platforms at Gare du Nord, the £36 million property will be the biggest unit yet with 600 beds.
Beds and Bars will also expand to North America in the near future. Negotiations are currently on course with New York’s City Hall with regard to acquiring a suitable property and operating a backpacker hostel in the city.