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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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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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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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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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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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THE ETERNAL QUESTION OF PRICING

Should I go lower? Should I go higher? Can I offer more for less?… The eternal dilemmas of pricing can indeed be overwhelming. Can neuromarketing help put things into perspective? You’ve opened a hostel, invested substantial money in equipping and decorating it and naturally, you hope that the investment will pay off with profit. However,…

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THE GREATEST FUN IN THE (ALMOST) LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH

If you enjoy just chilling, but then all of a sudden you decide to give way to your inner adventurer and explorer, Tiberias in Israel is just your kind of 2 in 1 place. Set your base for exploring North Israel in a city at 200 meters below sea level, and soak in all the…

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BE WOWED BY NOVI SAD

More and more travelers are including Serbia on their must-see lists and Novi Sad is not to be skipped. Solo travelers, couples, groups or families are sure to find a spot to enjoy and absorb its utterly cool factor. Home to one of the best music festivals in the world, it combines the slow paced…

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HOW TO MAKE GUESTS FEEL SPECIAL? PERSONALIZE YOUR HOSTEL OFFERS

You can’t avoid technology, so why not use it to make your business grow? During the HostelSkills Conference in Belgrade Valentin Dombrovsky of Travelabs shared some insights on how to achieve more by following trends&technologies in the online travel industry. He sums it up in three simple words: build, measure, learn! Personalization and making the…

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THE FRIENDLIEST PLACE IN EUROPE – CHECK IT OUT

As Trip Advisor says, „Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital of Transylvania, and though you (probably) won’t find vampires here, you can explore castles, fortresses, botanical gardens, museums and parks. Cluj-Napoca has a vibrant arts scene that embraces both the traditional and the progressive. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy classical concerts, theatrical performances, puppet…

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