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Celebrating 65 years of sustainable hostelling in France

France is just one of those destinations that you can return to time and time again, whether it’s on your bucket list or you’ve been a few times there is always more to see!  We have 69 hostels across France for you to choose from to set off and explore this beautiful

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HI has become a Signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

HI has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the

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We’re proud of our quality hostels

At HI we have developed unique, quality and sustainability agreed standards for all our hostels, known as the HI Standards.    Why is this important? Because we believe in Sustainable Hostelling for a better world. We believe in offering safe environments, such as our hostels for everyone to experience the wonders of the

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Brianda’s travel story

We’d like to introduce our new CEO, Brianda Lopez! Q. You are the first woman CEO of Hostelling International, since you’ve taken on the role in September 2020 what have been your priorities and what do you intend to bring to the organisation? 

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Top Travel Hacks: How to Stay Safe in a Foreign Country

How to Travel Safely with Hostelling International We’ve all been there… travelling to a foreign country can be challenging albeit if you do your research. Even if you read all the destination books, check reviews or ask your friends for advice, you

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Make an impact and send your message of peace

This year’s edition of Sleep for Peace is coming up soon, and we want to tell you all about it! Peace means something different to everybody, that’s why we sometimes need to Agree to Disagree. What does peace mean to

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Celebrating UN International Youth Day

We’re all for engagement through the youth hostelling movement, and what a powerful tool that is.

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Bizarre & British: alternative places to stay in the UK

British hostelling isn’t all about country houses and purpose-built traditional hostels.

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What’s your Euro vision?

Some Eurovision Day thoughts at the HI office.

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New hostel: Say HI to our design hostel in Kortrijk, Belgium

A comfortable, cutting-edge design hostel, great for backpackers and young families, schools and international students.

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