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Youth hostels in the UK face opposition on plans to serve alcohol:
The Guardian reports:
Youth hostels are facing a new obstacle on their long hike from their walking-boots and knapsack stereotype to a more 24-hour party people appeal.
The Arkansas Times ran a story that includes a section about the development of the first hostel in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA:
Point Reyes, CA — Hostelling International’s Point Reyes Hostel has been certified as a Marin County Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program.
Scottish Youth Hostels Association is closing seven hostels:
Concerns are being voiced in rural areas after the Scottish Youth Hostel Association announced plans to close seven of its 53 hostels.
BBC has bought Lonely Planet. The full story is here.
There is also a video release of the news from the Wheelers:
Youth hostel in Wales is saved:
A charitable trust set up to safeguard three youth hostels threatened with closure in the Cambrian Mountains has saved its second remote walkers' haven.
The Clearwater Beach Hostel in Florida, USA apparently has closed permanently.
A message on the front page of the Web site reads:
Coldingham hostel in Scotland is closing:
Three New York City hostels have been closed, apparently for safety violations:
Ikea is opening a hostel in Norway where shoppers can stay overnight: