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Swiss hostels saw a 4.4 percent increase in visitor nights in 2007 over 2006:
Switzerland's 58 youth hostels registered 912,000 nights spent by tourists last year, a rise of 4.4 per cent compared with 2006.
YHA Australia reports that the numbers of solo female travelers are increasing:
A boost in women backpackers travelling alone has led the country's largest hostel group to encourage them to take extra precautions.
Illegally operating hostels in Queensland may face trouble under new rules:
The Queensland Backpackers Association says amendments to state laws governing youth hostels mean illegal operators will be caught.
Trying to save Coldingham hostel:
Hostelworld.com adds PayPal option:
Hostelworld.com and Boo.com get honors at Webby Awards:
It looks like Whistler, Canada may get a new HI hostel after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games:
A 2007 PDF report from hihostels.ca says:
A new hostel is being planned for Jasper, Canada:
Now that the Canadian Hostelling Association has made the administrative modifications needed to finance construction, Jasper could see a new hostel in its townsite by 2013.
The Gateway Hostel in Brisbane is getting demolished and rebuilt as a 5-story, 372-bed hostel:
The Transit Centre Backpackers Hostel in Hobart, Tasmania will close next week: