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Sustainable Project

The eco JAM Hostel Barcelona aims to contribute to the promotion of responsible tourism in the city of Barcelona.

Here at our ecolodge we believe that the housing sector shoulders a great responsibility, and must participate in and encourage sustainability in the city. A large part of a visitor’s social and environmental impact takes place wherever the visitor is staying, and accommodations can influence the actions of visitors.

Our eco hostel seeks to make positive strides and contribute to environmental, social, technological, economic, artistic and cultural improvement in the city.

Resource conservation and use of renewable energy

Among others, standout actions include resource-saving measures (water and energy), acoustic and thermal isolation and use of renewal energy.

Proximity consumption, fair trade and ecological

Responsible consumption is also a fundamental aspect of the project, hence the use of products with minimal environmental impact (such as cleaning products and paints). This approach also extends to all the food that JAM offers, taking care to find ecological and locally sourced products, such as the free fair-trade coffee and tea offered all day long. The recommendations JAM makes to visitors follow this philosophy as well.

Reduce, recycle and re-use

We encourage our guests and staff to be mindful of consumption, and to recycle all types of waste, including paper, glass, organic, used oil, and batteries, among other materials. One can see creative examples of reusing and recycling materials in the interior design of the hostel itself.

Social, solidarity and coexistence economy

JAM bets on social, collective and proximity-based economy. The service and product providers that JAM collaborates with are socially responsible local organizations.

When we talk about products, this approach extends to all the food that JAM offers, taking care to find ecological and locally sourced products, such as the free fair-trade coffee and tea offered all day long. Also the recommendations JAM makes to visitors follow this philosophy.

When we talk about services, the concept of collective economy is what inspires us to work, whenever it’s possible, with companies and organizations with whom JAM shares the same concerns: ethical banking, energy cooperatives, job inclusion plans, etc.

We also promote interaction between visitors and locals by organizing artistic and cultural events on our terrace.

Culinary garden, bicycle parking and rooftop yoga

Yoga lessons are offered on the terrace in the morning every day (5€). We also promote healthy mobility and sustainable transportation, providing facilities for those visitors that travel and arrive to the hostel by bicycle. JAM Hostel offers the ability to park the bikes for free, easily and safely. It also offers a set of tools for basic maintenance.

There visitors can also find in our terrace, besides a selection of typical mediterranean plants, a vegetable garden with herbs that they can use for cooking or making drinks, such as mint, basil, rosemary, etc.

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Bike Friendly

JAM Hostel Barcelona wants to contribute to the promotion of healthy mobility and sustainable transportation, providing facilities for those visitors that travel and arrive to the hostel by bicycle.

JAM Hostel offers the ability to park the bikes for free, easily and safely. It also offers a set of tools for basic maintenance. The hostel is located in a bike-friendly neighborhood with many cycling stores.

Simultaneously, JAM Hostel encourages its visitors to discover Barcelona by bike, providing information about bike lanes, bike-friendly bars and small format bike tours.

 TIPS:

– Always lock bicycles, including the seat and the wheels.

– Be conscious and park bikes in the proper spaces to avoid hassles and fines.

– Helmets are not compulsory in the city, but we strongly recommend their use.

– Pay attention to pedestrians and other vehicles when riding.

  USEFUL INFORMATION:

– Barcelona Bike Map

Friendly Bike Bars in Barcelona

Bounce Around Barcelona, custom bike city tours.

Yoga & Wellness

Morning yoga classes

Begin your day with Energy and Balance

Everyday at the JAM Hostel Barcelona terrace, led by Alba Sanz, an expert yoga instructor.

  • From 8:30 to 9:30 am.
  • Price is only 10 €/person. (minimum 2 people)
  • Mats and towels included.
  • Yoga for all levels.
  • Ask at reception to sign in.
  • Alba speaks English and Spanish.
  • Groups 4+people can book other times.

According to Alba, “Through postures (asanas) yoga helps us become aware of our body. With regular practice of asanas we discover the feeling of the body, we bring vitality and flexibility. By relieving body tension we calm a part of the mind, letting us see mental turmoil. The techniques used are Shri Vivek Yoga: postures, breathing, kriyas, bands, movement, expression, cleansing the chakras and mantras.”

 Aastha Acharya Alba, trained by the yogi Jivan Vismay in the teachings of master Shri Guruji Swami Vivekananda (India).

Ayurvedic Massage

Balance your Energy and Body

The massage takes place in a massage studio close to the hostel, by Alba Sanz, ayurvedic masseuse.

  • Prices is 40€ for 1h or 25€ for 30 minutes massage.

This massage technique work to balance energy in the body, unlock channels, clean the chakras and circulation of blood.

 Ashtanga Yoga in nature

Yoga experience in Barcelona mountains led by Tony Pranadana, an expert yoga instructor.

The experience lasts four hours including Hiking on collserola overlooking Barcelona, Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation and a Healthy Snack

  • Only for groups 4 to 8 people. Single participants will have to adjust to the schedule provided by Tony.
  • Prices is 25€/person for 3-4h experience’. Sign in at JAM Hostel reception.
  • Includes: healthy snack, ioga matts.
  • Yoga for all levels.
  • Tony speaks English and Spanish.

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