Barcelona Welcome Pack

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Your Stay at the Barcelona Edition


Preparing for your arrival

Getting Here:

By now, you might have already sorted out your flight to Barcelona. If not, here's a quick guide:

Barcelona is serviced by two major airports: El Prat (BCN) and Girona-Costa Brava (GRO).

El Prat is the primary international airport, conveniently located just a short drive from the heart of the city. Girona-Costa Brava is another option, though it's a bit farther from the city center.


Arrival Process

For those who opted for our shuttle service, a warm welcome awaits you! A driver with a NOMA COLLECTIVE sign will be ready to take you to your destination.

If you prefer to organize your own transport, no worries! Taxis and rideshares like Uber are readily available. Remember, Barcelona's public transportation system is excellent, with buses and the metro network providing easy access to various parts of the city.


Once you've checked in at your apartment, we're excited to introduce you to the Noma community. Our Welcome/Kick-off ceremony will provide you with all the necessary information about your stay and give you a chance to meet fellow travellers.


Things you should know before you pack: 


Barcelona enjoys pleasant weather during your visit period. October offers mild temperatures, making it comfortable for exploring. Bring light layers and comfortable footwear for walking adventures.


Barcelona's style is diverse and eclectic. Embrace your personal style, whether it's casual or trendy. Don't forget a light jacket, and comfortable walking shoes.


Tip: Wear the same clothes you would wear in your own city. 

  • Scarf
  • Light Jacket
  • Comfortable Walking shoes
  • Layers
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothing and shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty 
  • Day backpack
  • Bottle for water
  • Small purse/handbag for city adventures
  • Packing List


Important - all guest communication is on slack. 

Please click on the below image to join our Noma slack channel
Slack App is available on Web, Android and iOS. Please join Noma Collective on Slack clicking on the slack logo above.

When you join Noma Collective, you will see a list of channels on the left hand side of the display. Please follow these links to join the channels: 

barcelona-oct-news-and-events - For anything related to on-site events and activity sign-ups. @teamnoma uses this channel to let you know about the onsite event programme and a daily announcements.

#barcelona-oct-onsite-chat - For community conversation. In order to respect people’s time, please keep it brief.

#alumni - For our whole Noma Collective Community, to use for recommendations, travel plans, launches. 

You can also DM anyone by selecting their name in the bottom left which will enable you to discuss anything in private. 

Please add a display picture and a short bio sentence of current/ previous job roles and any personal information of interest that you’d like to share in the ‘what I do’ section in the edit profile section. This will help our Noma community identify each other! 

If you have any questions for us, or any issues with anything on-site, please DM @TeamNoma. Also, if you’d like to flag anything in a general chat for our attention, simply add @TeamNoma to your post and we’ll pick it up. 

Your Community Manager will monitor slack between 8am and 8pm daily, and will respond within the hour (usually faster than this). You will have their Whatsapp number, so if there's an emergency, you can reach out to them via Whatsapp.   

Otherwise, there’s anything urgent outside of those hours then please contact the front desk at the hotel. 


The Neighborhood - Eixample

Architectural Marvels:

Eixample is renowned for its exquisite architecture, with the streets lined by beautiful Modernista buildings designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudí. Don't miss the iconic Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló – they're truly a feast for the eyes.

Shopping Haven:

Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main avenues in Eixample, is a shopper's paradise. Here, you'll find luxury boutiques, international brands, and local shops. Stroll along this elegant boulevard and indulge in some retail therapy.

Gastronomic Delights:

Eixample offers an array of culinary delights, from traditional tapas bars to innovative restaurants. Be sure to savor the local Catalan cuisine, and explore the hidden gems of the Gràcia neighborhood, known for its bohemian vibe and diverse dining options.

Cultural Gems:

This area boasts a rich cultural scene. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) for a dose of contemporary art, or enjoy live performances at the Teatre Goya. Eixample is alive with creativity and cultural diversity.

Parks and Green Spaces:

Eixample is home to several picturesque parks where you can escape the urban hustle and bustle. Head to Parc de Joan Miró for a leisurely stroll or relax with a book under the shade of the trees.


Navigating Eixample is easy, thanks to its well-connected public transportation system. The neighborhood is served by various metro stations and buses, making it simple to explore other parts of Barcelona.

Safety and Comfort:

Eixample is considered safe for both tourists and locals alike. However, as with any travel destination, it's always a good idea to remain vigilant and take basic precautions with your belongings.

Eixample's Unique Layout:

Eixample is known for its grid-like layout, designed by urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. This innovative design allows for wide streets, spacious city blocks, and open squares. The neighborhood's unique layout contributes to its open and airy feel.

Local Markets:

Engage with the local culture by visiting markets like Mercat de la Concepció and Mercat de la Boqueria. These markets offer fresh produce, local delicacies, and a chance to interact with friendly vendors.

Food & Beverage 

Immerse yourself in Barcelona's rich gastronomic culture as you explore a diverse array of culinary delights. Dive into the world of tapas, indulging in bites that encapsulate the essence of Spanish cuisine. Sample the iconic paella, a savory Valencian dish that has found a home in Barcelona's culinary landscape. 

Wander through bustling markets like Mercat de la Boqueria for a sensory experience of fresh produce and local treats. Treat your taste buds to the sweetness of churros dipped in warm chocolate, and relish the coastal city's seafood specialties. 

Sip on classic Spanish drinks like Sangria, tinto de verano, or cava, and savor the uniqueness of Catalan cuisine with dishes like escalivada and botifarra amb mongetes. Venture beyond the familiar to uncover hidden culinary gems in charming local eateries, and embrace food festivals that celebrate the city's gastronomic diversity. 

In Barcelona, food is not just sustenance; it's an exploration of culture and history through the palate, inviting you to embark on a delicious journey of discovery.

When Going Offsite 

We're excited to share a customized Google Map featuring a curated selection of must-visit local gems in Barcelona. This map will serve as your go-to guide for exploring the city's hidden treasures, top attractions, and our personal favorites. Stay tuned for easy access to insider recommendations that will make your Barcelona experience truly unforgettable! 🗺️🌟


Getting around Eixample, a central Barcelona neighborhood, is a breeze with its efficient and comprehensive public transportation system. The T-10 Card, priced at 11.35 Euro, is a smart choice for travelers, granting access to all modes of public transport, including metro, buses, and even the charming Montjuic funicular, which offers rides to the beautiful Montjuic gardens (with 10 rides included). 

For those who prefer to explore on foot, much of Barcelona's city center is easily reachable due to its relatively compact size. Additionally, various companies provide convenient scooter and bicycle rental services, often charged by the minute, allowing you to effortlessly navigate the streets of Eixample and beyond

Safety Briefing

1. Stay Aware of Your Surroundings:

Barcelona is generally safe, but like any major city, it's wise to stay alert. Be conscious of your belongings and avoid displaying valuable items like expensive jewelry or electronics in crowded areas.

2. Pickpocketing:

Unfortunately, pickpocketing can be an issue in tourist areas. Keep your belongings secure and avoid leaving bags unattended. Use a crossbody bag or a money belt to keep your valuables close.

3. Public Transportation:

Barcelona's public transportation is efficient and a popular choice for getting around. If you're using the metro or buses, be cautious of your belongings, especially in crowded areas.

4. Night Safety:

While Barcelona's nightlife is vibrant, ensure you're in well-lit and populated areas if you're out late. Stick to well-known neighborhoods and avoid poorly lit or deserted streets.

5. Transportation Apps:

When using rideshare apps like Uber, verify the driver's details and vehicle before getting in. Always sit in the back seat, and let someone know your destination and expected arrival time.

6. Emergency Services:

In case of emergencies, dial 112 for police, fire, or medical assistance. The local police are known as "Mossos d'Esquadra." Keep a copy of your identification and important contact numbers with you at all times.

7. Local Laws and Customs:

Respect local laws and customs. Public drunkenness and public urination are not well-tolerated. Barcelona is known for its cultural diversity and open-mindedness, but it's essential to be respectful of local norms.

8. Use Trusted Services:

If you're exploring the city at night, stick to well-known transportation options like official taxis or reputable rideshare services.

9. Stay Hydrated:

Barcelona's Mediterranean climate can get warm, especially in the summer. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's rays.

10. Trust Your Instincts:

If something feels off, trust your instincts. If you find yourself in a situation where you don't feel comfortable, remove yourself from it and seek help if needed.

Remember, your Community Manager and the Noma Collective team are here to support you. If you ever have any concerns or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.


Your Digital Nomad Guide 

As digital nomads, we understand the importance of a flexible work environment, and in Barcelona, we've got you covered. There are dedicated workspaces within all of our apartments, providing you with cozy spots to work, in the comfort of your home or collaborate with fellow nomads. If you require more privacy for calls or focused work, some of our rooms also offer comfortable desk areas.

Rest assured, we offer reliable Wi-Fi throughout these areas. In the rare event of a site-wide drop in connectivity, please reach out to the front desk. For additional support, your Community Manager on Slack can provide data sims for mobile hotspots.

Barcelona offers a variety of co-working spaces within walking distance, and we collaborate with a local spot for a productive work environment. If you are interested in purchasing a discounted coworking pass here, give us a shout and we can organise it for you. 

 We're committed to ensuring you have the perfect workspace for a productive and enjoyable Noma experience in Barcelona.


Our community, events and code of conduct

Events Schedule

You will receive a shared google schedule two weeks prior to arrival, so that you know what to expect when you arrive.  

Sign up: We announce the weekly events schedule on Slack every Sunday Afternoon, which includes, depending on the day, 1 or 2 events. Here, you will have sign up links and instructions. 

Wellbeing : 2x yoga classes are included as part of our package. Ad hoc meditation, running/ walks around the city have also been included as part of the schedule. If anyone would like to host such events, let us know. We like to have a healthy balance of wellness and partying on every Edition. 

Adventure: For the adventurous spirits, we embark on weekly journeys to uncover the city's hidden gems. We work with two local Community managers, your guides to Barcelona's hidden gems and secret spots. They're passionate insiders, ready to make your experience unforgettable. Explore Barcelona like a local with their unique insights.

Community: Our sense of community is a core part of the Barcelona experience. We organize various events to unite everyone, including our heartwarming family dinners and brunches, adaptable to your work schedule.

Professional Growth: Noma community members a month host workshops that are either their professional background or something they find interesting or useful for other guests. 

Code of Conduct 

We are a diverse and inclusive community, committed to supporting one another in our shared journey. Please extend your support to those organizing events and don't hesitate to ask questions; there are no such things as 'stupid questions' or 'boring events.'

As we have solo travelers and staggered arrivals, we encourage you to be warm and welcoming to newcomers who might find the initial experience daunting.

Noma attracts individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ideologies. It's essential to be mindful of this diversity. Avoid making comments related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, divisive political figures, or national stereotypes. Practice consideration and adhere to social etiquette, respecting personal boundaries and consent:

1. Never touch someone without their consent.

2. Respect people's privacy and their right to personal space; some may prefer not to be disturbed.

3. If you witness any unsavory, criminal, or unwelcome behavior, please report it to a member of the resort staff. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation and are unsure how to handle it, Team Noma is always available to assist.

We value discretion and will handle issues with sensitivity, unless you specify otherwise. Reach out to us at @TeamNoma if you have concerns or need assistance.

If you wish to report something related to your Community Manager, or to escalate any issues please feel free to email the Head of Community Operations at or DM her on slack. 

We believe in creating a respectful and harmonious environment where everyone can thrive and enjoy their Noma experience to the fullest.

Leaving Process

Leaving Ceremony 

We will have a space to share how it was to spend a month in this exciting and vibrant city! Wine, cheese and stories will be in order. 

Here, we will hold a Community Forum, where you will get to give feedback about your experience to help us continue to grow, improve, and keep doing the things you love.

Transfers to the Airport 

Transfers to the airport Transfer to the International Airport will be organized. If you prefer to make your own way, you can call an Uber, take a metro or ask at the Community Managers for other options. Please do just let us know what you choose so that we can make necessary arrangements.