The Albergue de la Catedral hostel was designed to occupy numbers 87, 89 and 91 on Calle Cuchillería, in Vitoria-Gasteiz Old Town, just a few metres from Santa María Cathedral. The current buildings were built during the 19th Century, although their architectural features are characteristically with little facade and exude the flavour of the European middle ages which is prevalent in the Old Town.

Sustainability, energy efficiency, disabled access, the use of new communication and information technologies, comfort and safety for the visitors, and detailed information on cultural events in the city and the Historical Region of Álava were given special consideration in the project design and configuration.