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6 non-touristy souvenirs made in Spain

We don’t tend to encourage our guests to do a lot of shopping, but because occasionally someone wants to take a gift back home or treat themselves to something special from Barcelona, we decided to sell some of the things we have […]

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The Perchök, social design made in Barcelona

We are launching our first product this month, the Perchök. It is a hanger for people who have a wall to install it on, made by people who experienced homelessness. Having a purpose and feeling useful is crucial to leaving life on […]

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Why we don’t have a TV

Maybe once a year we receive guests that are surprised that we do not have a TV in our apartments (even though we don’t say we do). And, recently we were invited by Airbnb to join the Airbnb Plus programme under the […]

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Visit Barcelona’s Fishing Port and Eat Slow Food

Last week we went to see a part of Barcelona that neither Mari, who was born and bred in Barcelona, nor Petz who has been living here since 2004, had seen properly: Barcelona’s fishing port, the Moll de Pescadors. This part of […]

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New yök team member: Ivana Oven

Ivana, born in Buenos Aires, moved to Barcelona in 2016 from Slovenia where she lived for 15 years. She shares our passion for this amazing mediterranean city and is somewhat an expert when it comes to ethical shopping (not necessarily a contradiction […]

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How we travel. Mari loves to discover new landscapes and food

With our guests we often talk about places we have travelled to or would like to visit. In the previous article we spoke to Petz who likes to go offline and connect with locals. Mari loves to see new places and meet […]

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How we travel. Petz goes offline and likes meeting locals

One topic that often comes up when we chat to our guests on our terrace, is travelling. So we thought we share with you how we travel when we are not greeting guests at yök. We start with Petz, who loves travelling […]

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Ethical porn with Erika Lust at yök

What a year it has been since the last International Women’s Day! There have been too many (or not enough!?) issues regarding women’s rights in the news, especially with the birth of the #MeToo movement in October. This tiny hashtag managed to give a […]

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2017 at yök, and what we plan to do now.

2017 has been a challenging year. In between mass tourism, a terrorist attack on the Ramblas and the political turmoil due to the independence movement, we welcomed many interesting guests from all over with whom we could discuss these and many other […]

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4 reasons to visit yök and Barcelona during the low season

October is nearly over and with it the busy season. However, the sun also shines a lot in winter and there are more and more advantages to staying with us in Barcelona in the low season. 1. Get more for your money […]

yök Casa + Cultura is III

Three years ago, on July 28th 2014, we had our first guests stay at yök. A lovely family from Ireland and a charming couple from Denmark. Since then, much has happened in our Casas as well as the city we are in. […]

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Music we listen to from and in Barcelona

If you notice more than the usual amount of hipsters in Barcelona this month, it’s because of Primavera Sound Festival this week, followed a couple of weeks later by Sonar. So we think this is a good opportunity to tell you about […]

Klein, Shiva, Eidenbenz and Calle – some of our favourite women

Happy International Women’s Day! Here are some women we truly admire!   Mari: Elizabeth Eidenbenz was a teacher, nurse and founder of the Mothers of Elne (also known as Maternitat d’Elna in Catalan). Between 1939 and 1944, she saved some 600 children who were […]

Fresh photos by Tanya Khvorostiana

Here are some lovely photos of yök and us, Mari and Petz, by Tanya Khvorostiana (the girl with the cup in the bottom photo :)

Hallo Süddeutsche Zeitung!!

Silke Wichert from the Süddeutsche Zeitung visited us– read her report in the Magazin! Silke Wichert from the Süddeutsche Zeitung visited us– read her report in the Magazin!