How many of you have memories from your earliest days of backpacking that include finding dorms ranging from ‘I guess this will do’ to ‘this is appalling but hey, it’s cheap!’ A main fixture was of course the rickety bunk bed that woke you every time the other person slightly moved in their sleep
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After my recent trip to Ukraine, I would like to ask you a question.
We often don't like to think about these things but how could YOUR hostel serve the citizens of your country in an emergency?
The video above is not the best I can do, but there is limited time these days.
Message from Darren Overby
As the humanitarian crisis grows in the wake of the terrible Ukrainian invasion, Stay the Night had the great idea of calling on the hospitality industry to help.
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The Childers Backpackers Fire happened in 2000 and it had a profound effect on me as a hostel owner. 15 backpackers died and many were injured. Since 2000, there have been many other hostel fires so fire safety is something every hostel owner should pay attention to.
I routinely talk with aspiring owners to help them realize their dream of owning their own hostel. However, I felt this conversation with aspiring hostel owner, Brett Berghauer, was unique. Brett's questions really seemed to get at the heart of what hostel ownership is all about.
Headlines in OurHostels - Episode #3
This is a weekly Hostel Management video where we will let you know what's happening on the site and what's new in the world of hosteling.
Here's the first episode of Headlines in OurHostels.