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During our Hostelling Across America Road Trip, we visited hostels that had a wide variety of policies towards service animals. Some hostels had an accurate understanding of their legal rights and obligations towards guests with animals. Other hostels have policies that if enforced, would violate...

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In the early days of hostelling, each guest was required to do a chore. This was a symbiotic relationship between hostels and guests. By one guest sweeping the kitchen and another taking out the trash, they were helping the hostel keep costs low, which in return meant lower bed prices for...

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Announcement for the International Hostel Staff Meeting at Wombat's

Most international hostel events are designed with hostel owners and managers in mind. The crew at Wombat’s thinks EVERYONE who works in a hostel should have an event to attend. So they’re throwing another massive party.When: 19-21 January 2018Where: Wombat’s CITY HOSTEL Vienna...

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The fine folks at Notso Hostel are organizing a 3-day hostel conference in the United States!When: 22-24 January, 2018Where: Charleston, South Carolina, USAHow Much: $285 ($303.92 including processing fees)Below is information from the official website about the conference and who can benefit from...

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What do you think about the possibilities of hostels rating guests and using blacklists? Is it fair? Is it smart? Is there a darkside to this; can it be manipulated badly?We discussed this and more in our recent panel discussion. We gathered a diverse group of hostel owners and other industry...

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£700,000 investment for New Forest Youth HostelYHA New Forest, the latest youth hostel to have the magic wand treatment by the leading youth charity, has been declared open by YHA Ambassador and British athlete and adventurer Sarah Outen MBE.The 57-year-old hostel has had a £700,000...

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We started a 3 part series on Buying vs. Leasing a hostel because it is a question that consistently comes up on the Hostel Management forum, Facebook group, and in general conversation. To help our members better understand their options, we gathered a lot of useful information into one spot.There...

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As our first post in this series pointed out, whether to buy or lease your hostel is a question that consistently comes up on the Hostel Management forum, Facebook group, and in general conversation. To help our members better understand their options, we have created a series of posts with...

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Whether to buy or lease your hostel is a question that consistently comes up on the Hostel Management forum, Facebook group, and in general conversation. There’s a LOT to consider when making this decision, and no two situations are the same. To help you navigate these tricky waters, I...

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We received the question below from Joyce Brouwer at Hostel Ani & Haakien in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, about internal staff communication.  “Hello! I have a question about internal communication with staff. How do you guys communicate and how do you deal with little details that...

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So much of a traveler’s impression of a hostel is linked to the activities they experienced during their stay. When you talk to a backpacker about their favorite hostel, they’ll likely dive into a story of an epic hike, a delicious meal, or a big night out with their newly made hostel...

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MY CHIC HOSTEL.COMTHE FIRST ONLINE BOOKING SITE SPECIALIZED IN LUXURY HOSTELSLong considered as the poor sector of hotel and tourism, the hostels industry is experiencing a profound change. It’s in this movementthat mychichostel.com falls within, the first site for the booking of luxury...

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