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Host City Tips: Berlin

We know you want to check out our host city Berlin! Here are some reasons why you should be planning your next trip to Berlin, with HostelSkills #4 Conference being one of them. 1. “If you are a history geek: look no further. Berlin is your city. I think most part of the recent history…

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TEAMING UP WITH OTHER HOSTELS AND WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT

The market and the number of consumers constantly grow and, as a result, the competition is ever greater. It’s like sports. Teaming up is the way to win. Producers (and hostel owners are one, as service is a type of product) have a never ending task of improving their end product and trying to diversify…

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SOCIAL PAY IN HOSTELS? MAKE THE BEST OF IT!

Followers are currency. Is your hostel accepting it? Travel blogging is hugely popular. Some of the most followed Instagram accounts are those of globetrotters, wanderlusts, and backpackers. So, if you have a hostel, this is one of the absolutely best promotion channels for you. Travelers inspire other travelers. Social media is where they look for…

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CHANNEL MANAGER – WHAT’S THAT?

It’s always good time to go over the basics. And this really is a basic in our industry. There’s this thing called channel manager to help you out. TRAVELERS ARE EVERYWHERE, IT’S YOUR JOB TO REACH THEM As we have mentioned in other posts (and we will probably do it again, as it is important…

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MANAGING YOUR HOSTEL – HOW TO MAKE ADDITIONAL PROFIT

When you run a business, you are always on a lookout for improvements. At some point, the results of a business plan you implemented that turned out to be a perfect decision will start to fade and you will find out you can improve on it ever so more. For example, in hostel business, it’s…

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hostel
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE INTERNET | IDEAS FOR REACHING MORE CUSTOMERS

In recent years, if you don’t have a strong online presence, it’s as if you don’t exist at all. And as ever more websites and hostels come to being (in 2014, according to Qmee, each minute, 571 new websites were created and that was a year ago!), you need more and more time and energy invested…

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hostel
CHEAP. LUXURIOUS. CAN IT BE DONE?

EASY DAYS AND FACING THE UGLY TRUTH So, you came up with the idea to open a hostel, you thought it over, made calculations, invested and finally started your business. As time goes by you are starting to realize that it is necessary to invest in improving your hostel more often than you originally thought,…

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hostel
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HOSTEL REVIEWS

Reviews can make or break you business. Check out some tips on how to get good ones. With the rise of booking sites, around 150 million bookings take place online each year. Having this in mind, people who book their stay online spend a lot of their time reading reviews before choosing a hostel. You…

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hostel
10 WAYS TO EASILY IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE OF HOSTEL GUESTS

As a service providing business owner, you should be focused on bettering the experience of your customers. When you think of improvements, the first few things that may come to mind are some major changes. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way (remember, you should always enjoy the little things in life). We…

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hostel
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PHOTOS

In your opinion, what makes the biggest impact on a traveler when choosing their accommodation? If reviews is your guess, you guessed wrong – it’s PHOTOS. According to TripAdvisor, the number of reviews comes in second, behind photos, when ranked by level of influence on travel engagement. For instance, if you add just one photo to…

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