This thread is an attempt to list hostel chains worldwide (or at least any hostel with two or more locations).
I think it would be an interesting list. If you add to the list please note any hostel chains that are owned by hotel chains and put the number of hostels in parenthesis.
I'll start a brief list that can be expanded. There might be too many to list all of them, but when the list is large enough I will compile it into one document sorted by country.
- Jazz Hostels, USA (6 hostels)
- USA Hostels (4 hostels)
- Green Tortoise, Seattle and San Francisco, USA (2 hostels)
- Floyd's Hostel & Fort Lauderdale Beach Hostel, Florida, USA (2 hostels)
- Nomads World, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji (9 hostels?)
- Base Backpackers, New Zealand & Australia (11 hostels?)
- Wombats, Germany, Austria (4 hostels?)
- Hostels Oasis, Spain and Portugal (3 hostels)
- Home Hostels, Spain (3 hostels?)
- Flying Pig Hostels, Netherlands (3 hostels)