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WELCOME!! Welcome to equity point hostels in spain and welcome to the city we love, a city full of diversity, history, culture and interesting people from all around the world. We hope you´ll enjoy barcelona and that everything will be to your satisfaction whilst staying in our hostels. We´d like to offer you some information and opportunities to enjoy this city the best and easiest way, so that you leave with unforgettable memories and impressions. So here it is: use this guide book done by our people in barcelona for you. let us show you how to enjoy

METRO MAP 2 TOP 10 BARCELONA 4 SPECIAL EVENTS PRIMAVERA SOUND 6 USEFUL INFO 7 AIRPORTS INFO IF YOU GET ROBBED THE WAY TO MOVE FC BARCELONA FUNNY POINT & HOSTEL ART 11 BACKPACKERS TIPS HUNGRY? GOING OUT CITY MAP B-SIDES EUROPE 22 VALENCIA/ KRAKOW BERLIN/AMSTERDAM PRAGUE/ROMA/ PUBLISHER/EQUITY POINT C/PROVENçA 332 REDACTION/ DANIELA RRPP/ LOIC AZACETA (+34) 627 44 07 25 RRPP@EQUITY-POINT.COM

MANAGING DIRECTOR/ CARLES GRAS EDITOR & SALES/ RAFA BRIOSO (+34) 627 44 28 58 B-SIDES@EQUITY-POINT.COM

Passeig de Gracia, 33 tlf: +34 93 215 6538 fax: 34 93 246 1552

Vigatans, 5 tlf: +34 93 268 78 08 fax: 34 93 246 15 52

Plaça del Mar, 4 Tfn: +34 93 224 70 75 fax: 34 93 246 15 52

Montera, 47 1st floor tlf: +34 91 521 29 35 fax: 34 93 246 1552


ESTRELLA DAMM PRIMAVERA SOUND 2007 The new edition of Estrella Damm Primavera Sound will take place on May 31, June 1 and 2. One more year the Festival which is well known for being eminently urban, converges with names that are essentials to understand the independent music of the last thirty years. Once more, located in “Parc del Forum”, the festival presents a line up with relevant artists such as the return of The Smashing Pumpkins to the stages, the exclusive show for Spain in 2007 of The White Stripes releasing their new album, or Patti Smith’s last tour. In addition, the presentation of the brilliant album of the Americans Wilco, the first performance in Spain of Modest Mouse (with Johnny Marr from The Smiths) or Sonic Youth playing Daydream Nation, one of their masterpieces. These are some of the attractions of the festival. This is an event with no stylistic boundaries, where you will be able to find electronic of all kind (Diplo, Girl Talk, Erol Alkan, Kid Koala, Hell), quality pop (Architecture In Helsinki, Herman Düne, The Apples In Stereo), post metal (Isis, Pelican), classic pop - rock (Billy Bragg, Jonathan Richman, Buzzcocks, Robyn Hithcock), folk (Kimya Dawson, Death Vessel, Brightblack Morning Light) new british bands (The Long Blondes, Maxïmo Park, The Rakes) experimental (Battles, Alexander Tucker) and some of the best Spanish bands (Los Planetas, Sr. Chinarro, Ginferno, Standstill). A line up with more than 100 groups will perform for three days and in pre and post festival’s parties. Ticket prices: For further information visit www.primaverasound.com How to get to the Forum Site The Forum is located by the Mediterranean Sea, built as an open space which provides confortable access to the site. The site is integrated in the city and perfectly communicated with the centre. There are different options to arrive there: By underground: The Festival site is 150 metres away from the underground station “El Maresme-Fòrum”, in Line 4 (yellow line). For further information and time-tables visit: TMB http://www.tmb.net/en_US/home.jsp By tram: The Forum Station is also situated really near to the Festival venue. This station is in T4 Line, called Trambesós and connected with underground (L4-yellow). For time-table and more information visit: Tram Barcelona: http://www.trambcn.com/phtml/index.phtml By bus: There are different lines to get there: 43,7,36,141,41. To obtain routes and time-tables visit the Transport entity web: http://www.emt-amb.com/ By car: The street adress of the Forum site is: Parc del Fòrum (Rambla Prim 2-4; Barcelona). We advise you to get into the following websites to obtain he information of routes and maps: Barcelona’s website: http://www.bcn.cat/english/ihome.htm Via Michelin: http://www.viamichelin.com DGT: http://www.dgt.es (in Spanish) Due to its situation the Forum is related directly to the Port of Barcelona connected with 825 ports worldwide. If you need information about lines, ferries… you can visit its website: http://www.apb.es/


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INDEX TRAVELLERS INFO PRAGUE BERLIN AMSTERDAM ROME KRAKOW VALENCIA B-SIDES BARCELONA

Passeig de Gracia, 33 tlf: +34 93 215 6538 fax: 34 93 246 1552 www.centricpointhostel.com

STAFF: 3 5 6 7 8 10 11 12

Vigatans, 5 tlf: +34 93 268 78 08 fax: 34 93 246 1552 www.gothicpoint.com

PUBLISHER/ EQUITY POINT C/PROVENรงA 332 08037, BARCELONA. SPAIN MANAGING DIRECTOR/ CARLES GRAS EDITOR & SALES/ RAFA BRIOSO (+34) 627 44 07 25 B-SIDES@EQUITY-POINT.COM C/PROVENรงA 332 REDACTION/ DANIELA RRPP/ LOIC AZACETA (+34) 627 44 07 25 RRPP@EQUITY-POINT.COM

Plaร‡a del Mar, 4 tlf: +34 93 224 70 75 fax: 34 93 246 1552 www.seapointhostel.com

Montera, 47. 1st floor tlf: +34 91 521 29 35 fax: 34 93 246 1552 www.metropol@equity-point.com


Berlin invites you to a very special event: celebrating the 12th edition of the “Carnival Of Cultures” from the 25th to the 28th May 2007, it will indulge you with a lively four-day street festival, a children’s carnival (26th May), a parade (27th May) and various parties.. This carnival is a reflection of Berlin’s cultural diversity as one of the most vibrant and constantly changing metropolis in Europe. Berlin is a city with a large international population. Among the 3.4 million inhabitants of the German capital 450.000 do not have the German citizen-ship. Many more have a mixed ethnic background. For 2007, 800.000 visitors are expected. The idea of a carnival which presents the cultural and ethnic diversity of Berlin was developed in 1995, i.e. at a time when – as a consequence to the political and economic changes since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of the two German states – a lot of social, economic and cultural changes happened. Due to these changes, to the economic decline of Berlin and the different economic levels and social and cultural experiences of people in East and West Berlin, social conflicts became more evident and even increased. This state of change resulted, among other things, in a biased and prejudiced view on immigration, which was reflected in the public discussion. At the same period of time, Berlin attracted a growing number of artists from all over the world and a new cultural off-scene developed, which added to the cultural richness of Berlin. Berlin developed into one of Europe's music centres with a focus on different styles of electronically generated music. On the 27th May more than 100 bands and over 4000 paraders from 70 countries will take part in a colourful street-parade procession in Kreuzberg, Berlin’s most international district. International food, drinks, arts and crafts will be on sale at 380 stalls. Various youth and minority organizations as well as political initiatives will inform about their work.

Parties and festivals, organized by partners of WdK, will carry on the carnival’s atmosphere: 8 th International Festival of Capoeira (25th to 28 th May, www.capitaes-de-areia.com), Fiesta Latina (26th to 27th May, www.junction-bar.de), 8 th International Festival of Capoeira (25th to 28 th May, www.capitaes-de-areia.com), Live-Reggae-Festival (26th May, www.orgume-events.com), Glow Carnival Special (27th May, at Lido, Cuvrystr.7) Multicoloured T-Shirts with 4 confessions for those dedicated to Carnival and the Maxi-Single “Karneval Hits” with 4 songs are available during the Carnival street festival and on www.karnevalberlin.de, www.piranha.de. For more information you can check: www.karneval-berlin.de, you can also contact them directly if you have any special enquiries: infoarneval-berlin.de or Tel: 0049 3060977022. We hope you enjoy yourself being part of this lively happening in the streets of Berlin. Berlin is easily reachable with any cheap airline company. Where to stay: Heart of Gold Hostel…………………. www.heartofgold-hostel.de Helter Skelter Hostel………………….www.helterskelterhostel.com Odysee Globetrotter Hostel………….. www.globetrotterhostel.de Sunflower Hostel…………………….. www.sunflower-hostel.de


ROME According to the pagan legend, Rome was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remo, children of the God Mars and were nursed by a she-wolf. From its beginnings the city has been leaving a very important cultural legacy. Maybe too much to see in a couple of days. WHERE TO STAY? Hostels Alessandro www.hostelsalessandro.com M&J Hostel www.mejhostel.com In this 2 hostels you will get all you need to enjoy your stay. GOING OUT? 1. Campo de Fiori (bars area) 2. Testaccio (bars and clubs) 3. Stardust (jazz bar, Viccolo dei Remsi, 4) 4. Goa Club, Via Libetta, 13 HUNGRY? 1. Pizzeria del Secolo Via Palestro 62 2. Living Room-Lounge Bar Via Solferino 9 3. Macheroni (Traditional Roman food) Piazza delle Coppelle, 44 Ask for more info to

b-sides@equity-point.com

1. Colosseo 2. Piazza di Spagna 3. Musei Vaticani 4. Piazza Navona 5. San Pietro 6. Pantheon 7. Fontana di Trevi 8. Castel Sant’Angelo 9. Villa Borguese Gardens 10. Porta Portese (Sunday’s Market)

11€ free 8/10€ free free free free free free free


BERLIN Multicultural, wonderful, fun and not expensive at all. Berlin is the perfect adventure for travellers who ants to discover and enjoy day & night. Pump Up the volume! That´s from far one of the most street art capitals of Europe, Don´t wait any longer to see it!

WHERE TO STAY? ENJOY BERLIN WITH THE BEST HOSTELS IN TOWN (next to the beach). Heart of Gold Hostel Helter Skelter Hostel Odyssee Globetrotter Hostel Sunflower Hostel GOING OUT? Café Zapata (Tacheles). Feuermeldeer Club. Krossener Str. 21 HUNGRY? Der Imbiss. 49, Kastanienalle Str. Red Rooster. 23,Grümberguer Str. more info: b-sides@equity-point.com

1. Branderburger Tor & Reichstag 2. Alexander Platz 3. The Berlin Wall 4. The Wall Museum (Check Point Charlie) 5. Tacheles 6. Film Museum 7. Museuminsel 8. The German Parliament 9 The Brücke Museum (Expressinism) 10. Postdamer Platz

free free free 9,50€ free 6/4€ free free 4€ free


AMSTERDAM Amsterdam is often referred to as one of the most colorful cities in the world. And rightly so! Where else do you find so many places of interest, famous museums, nice pubs and fun shops and (flower) markets? Let us show you a great many of the sur prising things Amsterdam has for you.

WHERE TO STAY? The Bull Dog Hotel www.bulldoghotel.com The Flying Pig hostel GOING OUT? 1. El café Alto, Jazz Music. 2. Paradiso: The coverted church. 3. Sugar factory: A small and warm disco. Good feeling there!!. 4. Melk weg: hip-hop misic. 5. Escape: house music. 6. Regulierstraat: Gay area with nice clubs. 7. Absinthe Bar 8. The Bull Dog Coffeeshop.

1. Van Gogh Museum 2. Waterlooplein Market 3. Vondelpark 4. Rijksmuseum 5. Flower Market 6. Heineken Experience 7. Anne Frank House 8. Marihuana College 9. Albert Cuyp Market 10.Durgerdam (by bike)

10€ free free 10€ free 10€ 7.50€ free free free

We recommend you to rent a bike and see the city in the Dutch way.

HUNGRY? We recommend the brasseries or eat cafés. They are in the area of Pijp, Jordaan and Spuistraat (they are a kind of Tapas bars). 11 Restaurant & Bar: Good food, nice music and a better view.

WWW.BULLDOGHOTEL.COM

stay 5 pay 4

Are you sure you have seen everything?

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ask for more info to b-sides@equity-point.com


KRAKOW …who desires to know the Spirit of Poland, let him seek it In Kraków” – (Wilhelm Feldman). Without a doubt, Cracow is the cultural capital of Poland - a place with exceptional atmosphe re. The City was build by the legendary Prince Krak, who with all his cunning skills, defeated the threatening Dragon - (one of the city sym bols of today). Throughout the centuries, Kraków has been the capital of Poland in the Middle Ages, the city of Kings and Royalty and today the capital of students and tourists. The City where summer never sleeps! If you desire a little bit of history and you want to see amazing monuments, and for evenings be endless fun and party, then you cannot miss this glorious town during your journey.

HUNGRY? Polskie Smaki Restaurant. Sw. Tomasz St. 5 www.polskie-smaki.pl best polish home made food in Cra cow CYKLOP MKO AJSKA ST. 16 www.pizzeriacyklop.krakow.pl

1. Wawel Hill: a)Cathedral b)Castle c) Dragon´s Cave 2.Collegium Maius 3.Czartoryski Museum 4.Main Market Square 5. St. Mary´s Churc 6. Barbakan and Defensive City Walls 7.Kazimierz District 8.Schindler´s Factory 9.Kosciuszko Mount 10.Nowa Huta District

Free 2,50€ 4€ 1€ Free 2,50€ Free 1€ 1€ Free Free 1,50€ Free

WHERE TO STAY? Sky Hostel – Home away from home www.skyhostel.com.pl GOING OUT? 1. Club RDZA Bracka St. 3-5 www.rdza.pl The one and only place to crash tonight 2. Chill out music Bar Pergmin Bracka St 3-5 www.pergamin.pl Sweet dreams


VALENCIA Valencia can be a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gun-powder, the paella, the flowers, the fallas,...they are keys which attempt to explain what words cannot tell. It´s necessary to visit and get to know Valencia to verufy that centenary traditions live together with modernity. To the innumerable attractions which the city has had for years, now there is a series of showy infrastructures such as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) and the Museo Príncipe Felipe which, as they are located in this environ ment, are linked to culture. Valencia has put the icing on the cake, although it will not have a rest and will go on decorating its cucculent presenttion.

WHERE TO STAY? Home Hostels have everything you need to enjoy your time in Valencia.

1. La Lonja 2. Museo de Ciencias 3. L’Hemisferic 4. L’Oceanografic 5. El Rio 6. Torres de Serranos 7. Torres de Quart 8. Mercado Central 9. Catedral y Miguelete 10. El Saler Beach

free 7.5€ 7.5€ 22€ free 2€ free free free free

Valencia Centrally Located #1 Backpackers #2 Youth Hostel #3 Deluxe Hostel

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GOING OUT? Radio City Fox Congo

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HUNGRY? Dos Girasoles Restaurant (tapas) (Blasco Ibañez, 61) La Herradura (paella) Paseo Marítimo (Módulo 2 malvarrosa) Ask for more info to

b-sides@equity-point.com MAKE YOUR BOOKING FROM OUR HOSTELS.

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Call as (+34) 963913797

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going to pRAgue?

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is presently undergoing a period of great changes after having once again become a free metropolis of Central Europe. This magical city has been known since medieval times as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Despite its cosmopolitan character, which can be seen in the broad range of architectural styles, the city has maintained its purely Czech nature.

GOING OUT? Cross club (house, dance, reggae...) Akropolis bar (alternative music) Club Vagon (live music, jam sessions)

HUNGRY? Sklep Restaurant (local food). Jáma Restaurant.

1. Old Town Square 2. Prague Castle 3. Charles Bridge 4. National Gallerie 5. Petrin Hill 6. National Museum 7. Vysehrad Castle 8. Communism Museum 9. National Theatre 10. City Museum

free 350kc free 50/300kc free 80/40kc free 130kc free 20/40kc

WHERE TO STAY? Czech Inn Hostel Hostel Marabou Elf Hostel more info: b-sides@equity-point.com Modern interior in historical building Internet café Modern relaxed bar Friendly prices Hostel style rooms and apartments Located close to the city centre Vo t e d one o hoste f the ls w o r ld w id t o p 1 2 Wash e by t in g t o n he Post, 2006

CZECH INN HOSTEL PRAGUE Fr ancouzská 76, 101 00 Praha Czech Republic phone (00420) 267 267 600 fax (00420) 267 267 601 mail info@czech-inn.cz www.czech-inn.com


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