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As European hostels slowly start to open (albeit without Americans) they are working hard to strike a balance between safety and fun.  The good news is The New York Times noticed and recently published a story entitled "Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era". [Yeah, I know, ...

Sydney Ilg on creating the Colorado Hostel Collective and the North American Hostel Association

Sydney Ilg talks with Jimmy Black and Bobby Dyer about the creation Colorado Hostel Collective and the North American Hostel Association in this episode of Hostel Road Trip Podcast. The Colorado Hostel Collective is a group of 13 of the 26 hostels in Colorado that works to advocate for hostel and...

Hostels in Singapore on verge of shutting for good

Troubling news report from Singapore.   If any hostel owners or managers in Singapore want to reach out to us, we'd love to interview you for Hostel Road Trip Podcast to bring more awareness to your situation.  

Cabins at YHA (England & Wales)

We received the following press release from YHA(England & Wales):YHA (England & Wales) is set to begin a phased re-opening of its youth hostels from Friday 17 July.Online bookings are now being taken for youth hostels in England for individual bookings in private en suite rooms or private...

Dave Cook Barn Door Hostel

In this episode of the Hostel Road Trip Podcast Pandemic Mini-Series, David Cook from the Barn Door Hostel is going to tell us about opening a climbing hostel and having COVID-19 hit is the first year.  David's also going to tell us about some of the structural challenges and facility-based...

Joe Gill of Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel discuss skincare

Joe Gill of Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel in Asheville, North Carolina puts Jimmy Black and Bobby Dyer into breathless laughter in this episode of Hostel Road Trip Podcast. Joe discusses shows his mental state of being and talks about the importance of skincare during these challenging times. Also...

Title Screen for Life During & After COVID webinar

This webinar will show you ways you can build your hostel business back up during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It was presented by North American Hostel Conference members: Sydney Ilg of 11th Street Hostel in Denver, Colorado and Frankie Maduzia at Bunk & Brew Hostel in Bend, Oregon The...

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Join us as we interview Jim Kennett from the Northwest Portland Hostel.  Jim and others have recently founded the North American Hostel Association which is currently being formed as a trade association that will open to all hostels in Canada, Mexico and the United States.  In this...

Julia Strippoli from CloudBeds

In this video, we are here to talk about the Hospitality Helps program, which CloudBeds is running. It's a really cool program during these uncertain times.  Hospitality helps is a program that was pioneered by CloudBeds founders, Adam and Richard. They just saw a gap, right, when COVID-19...

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...

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...