Author: Jelena Svilanovic

Get ready to fall in love with Krakow

One of the charms of being a part of HostelSkills community is that each time you get the opportunity to discover a new city and meet new cultures. This time we are traveling to Krakow, and we are recommending you places that you can’t afford to miss while you are here.   The Rynek Glowny…

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REVENUE MANAGEMENT 101 – YES, YOU CAN!

“ Revenue management is nothing more than a simple equation between supply and demand: your prices are defined by guests, and not the other way around.” Revenue management, also known as yield management, started being used around the same time that commercial flights became popular. During the early 70s, airlines, especially those in the United…

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HOSTEL 24 – A STEP AWAY FROM THE DRAGON BRIDGE

Hostel 24 is a small family hostel which opened its doors in June 2012. Its excellent location, friendly staff, and clean rooms make it one of the highest rated hostels in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Hostel 24 offers you everything for a pleasant and safe stay, and their staff wants to be part of your story when…

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5 FACTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU PUT SLOVENIA ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Slovenia is small. Maybe you’ve never even heard of it. Not like in “I thought Europe was a country” video, but you get the idea. It’s so small that there is a hilltop there, and you’re standing on it, with an empty Coke can in your hand, and if you were that awful kind of…

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CHEAP&EASY WAYS TO TRAVEL TO SLOVENIA

As a small country, Slovenia has only one international airport, 30 km from Ljubljana. So it’s most likely there are no cheap flights from your nearest airport to this lovely destination, host of HostelSkills #3 Conference.  Don’t be discouraged by your first airfare search! With some planning ahead there ARE easy and affordable ways to…

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THE BEST MARKETING FOR HOSTELS? 7 EASY STEPS TO CONSIDER

Running a hostel and struggling with your marketing? This is most likely the reason you clicked on this article, right? My name is Matt, and I am the guy behind hostelgeeks.com, a website designed to award 5 Star Hostels around the world. You can find all official 5 Star Hostels at Hostelgeeks. Whilst Anna is sending out…

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DISCOVERING DRESDEN

Wandering the streets of Dresden is always a good idea. Martin and Michael from Lollis Homestay will be the perfect hosts when you are there.  How did you decide to open a hostel?  After staying in many hostels and enjoying this very special open, social, international atmosphere, after getting to know this unique “backpacker spirit” I decided…

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VILNIUS: PARTIES, HOT AIR BALLOONS AND ARTISTS! AND SO MUCH MORE…

Vilnius, Lithuania, should definitely be on everyone’s must see list. Just imagine flying in a balloon over the old rooftops. Priceless! Here are some tips from Irutė Vaškelaitienė, from Kablys Hostel.   How did you decide to open a hostel? The owner had an idea of adding additional content to his complex of recreational services in…

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A BRUSSELS HOSTEL DEDICATED TO SOCIAL SUPPORT

There is one special place in Brussels which should be your choice for a place to stay when you’re there. Marie Ange from Sleep Well Youth Hostel explains why. How did you decide to open a hostel?  I didn’t open the hostel. Sleep Well was born in 1977, so nearly 40 years ago… Here is…

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PEREIRA… A PEARL TO BE DISCOVERED

Enjoy the heart of the Colombian Coffee Region, its mega-biodiversity, culture and landscapes – by foot, bicycle, Chiva. Pereira, with its forever-spring climate, phenomenal road infrastructure, and culinary options, has it all! And the place to stay is Kolibrí Hostel. Daniel tells us why. How did you decide to open a hostel? We first decided we…

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