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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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GREETINGS TO THE SUN FROM ZADAR

When you put Croatia on your travel map, you are sure to face a tough task on deciding what to see. The choice of amazing places is soooo big, but whatever you choose, you will not be wrong. One of our many suggestions is Zadar, so we asked Martina from Boutique Hostel Forum to help…

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FEEL THE CHARM OF PORTO IN TATTVA DESIGN HOSTEL

When in comes to Portugal’s unprecedented charm, Porto fits right in, and is a must see. Himali from the Tattva Design Hostel, shared some of her thoughts with us, before we all get the chance to meet at HostelSkills #2 conference this in Barcelona. How did you decide to open a hostel?  My husband and…

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UNSUNG WONDERS&HIDDEN GEMS OF BUCHAREST

In the words of one of our team members here in HostelSkills, Bucharest is one of the most amazing places she ever visited. Went there without any expectations, even a bit prejudiced, and came back the biggest promoter of the city. The atmosphere, the people, the food…  Our friend Irina from Bucur’s Shelter hostel will…

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WHAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN? A PIANO SESSION IN A VIENNESE HOSTEL!

Like Vienna itself, Hostel Ruthensteiner is a piece of art. A place to play the piano if you feel like it, pick up some healthy homegrown spices, or relax surrouneded by original artwork and handmade furniture. Before you meet Courtney at HostelSkills #2 in Barcelona, here is a small tour of this amazing property. How…

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3 COUNTRIES – ONE GREAT HOSTEL!

Marine Pogosyan is joining us in Barcelona for HostelSkills #2 as a representative of Envoy Hostels that offer great experiences in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Phnom Penh. She shared their philosophy before coming to Barcelona, where you will all have the opportunity to meet her and many other great hostel people from all around the world….

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