Our commitment to sustainable tourism has been recognized with the Biosphere Responsible Tourism certificate. This makes us the first hostel in the world to join the list of establishments with this qualification.  We are very happy!

The award is granted by the Institute of Responsible Tourism (IRT), linked to the UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization. We have become a part of a worldwide distinguished family, which aims to transform the tourism sector by promoting a responsible tourism system. The criteria taken into account for granting us the Biosphere Responsible Tourism certificate have been:

  • Conservation of the environment

On Twentytú all lights are powered by LED technology. We also have motion detection systems that activate lights only if necessary. Hostel’s showers and taps work with timer switches, allowing us to reduce water consumption. The bicycles rental service, with or without guide, and the advice to shared taxi services were also took into account. If you want to get the full details take a look at our website.

  • Social responsibility and commitment with the environment and society.

The IRT experts have assessed the collaboration with our neighbors of Bau Design College of Barcelona, as part of our commitment to the environment. Students designed the double rooms, and competed in the contest to define the new communication campaign.

Twentytú involvement in the ‘Fes el Turista a la teva Ciutat ‘ (Be a Tourist in your City), and its link with the Icaria Inciatives Socials (Icaria Social Initiatives) organization for the employment of disabled people have also scored points to become the first hostel in the world achieving the Biosphere Responsible Tourism standards.

Our commitment to solidarity programs goes a step further. Reservations of double rooms will earmark € 1 to one of these organizations dedicated to the protection of minors: Fundació Hospital Sant Joan de Deu , Make a wish Spain and Ires Foundation. Our customers can choose where the earmark will be paid.


We are happy to be part of this international list struggling to promote sustainable tourism.  Here from Twentytú we will keep working to make a better world and to improve tourism!