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Dorms.com COVID-19 Interview

In this episode of the Hostel Road Trip Podcast, hosts Jimmy Black and Bobby Dyer interview the director of Dorms.com, Chris Morisseau. Chris will share some analytics he is seeing from the Dorms.com booking platform. Together they will all speculate what this data might mean for the future of...

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Courtney Loechl

We are starting to hear from a few hostel owners and managers who are stating they are struggling to figure out what they should be doing while their hostel is shutdown. Their hostels are painted and the showers are grouted but what now? Additionally, others are starting to feel guilty that they...

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Hostel Road Trip Hosts James  Black and Bobby Dyer are back.  This time they are interviewing Jason Ordiway from Sin City Hostel in Las Vegas.   The governor of Nevada declared dormitories to be an essential business.  Jason shares what he's done to keep his hostel open and his...

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As you know, we were trying to get out as much content as possible about the Coronavirus pandemic and get it to you as quickly as possible. Today we've just received another installment from Hostel Road Trip Podcast. This time James Black is interviewing Eric Faria from Worldpackers in Brazil....

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Adopt A Hostel

Is your hostel closed because of COVID-19 or some other calamity that may be facing you in the future?  Are you sitting closed and not sure how you're going to pay the bills. In this video, we explore gift how gift cards helped my hostel and how thay can help your's too. I'll...

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Pandemic Mini Series YouTube Darren Overby Bobby Dyer James Black

James Black and Bobby Dyer from Hostel Roadtrip Podcast have just started recording the Pandemic Mini Series.  Each day they are interviewing prominent people in the hostel industry from around the world to ask important questions about the Coronavirus Pandemic and what it means...

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COVID-19 has rendered many of us trapped indoors, with fewer guests than usual, and unable to make as money as we need to in order to, y'know, pay the rent and live our daily lives.The guest management experience platform Wishbox is a great way to earn a little extra money when your numbers...

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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak that's sweeping through the planet, everyone must take on a certain amount of social responsibility in order to keep our communities and ourselves safe. For most people, taking social responsibility means participating in social distancing - avoiding larger...

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If you are lucky enough to be able to stay open during this time, or if you are trapped at home with housemates or your family, you and everyone you are trapped with are probably starting to get a little stir crazy.If your hostel is open, as we mentioned in our last blog post, it is our social...

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March is already low season for many hostels, but we think it’s safe to say most hostel owners are experiencing a lower season than normal due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Part of the Coronavirus disease strain, COVID-19 has infected more than 126,000 people and killed 4,600 in more than 118...

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Ah, Facebook! Like the platform or not, Facebook is definitely a powerful tool and their reach is bloody huge. They are the largest social media network out there still, with 580 million account profiles, so your customers live there. Considering that a FB account is free...

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Hostel Roadtrip Podcast poster, 3 guys

Vikky Matsis is quite the Jill of All Trades when it comes to hostels. She is the owner of Not So Hostel in Charleston, South Carolina, the host of the American Hostel Conference, manages a nonprofit radio station for the hostel, and is the author of Inside an American Hostel, available via Amazon....

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