Category Archive for "Sustainability"

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(English) The HI Sustainability Fund

(English) In April 2012, the HISF (Hostelling International Sustainability Fund) was launched to help hostels reduce their CO2 emissions. We couldn’t have done this without the generous donations we’ve received from travellers booking on Since it’s you that’s raised the money, we want it to be you that chooses which hostels receive the fund. 15 projects have applied for a grant from the HISF and now is the time to vote.

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(English) 100% eco-sustainable hostel opening in the heart of Paris

(English) In May 2013, we have opened our brand new Paris Pajol Hostel, situated conveniently within a five minute walking distance of the Gare du Nord and providing affordable accommodation all year round.

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(English) New hostel opens in Reykjavik!

(English) On 17th of April 2013 HI Iceland opened new Loft Hostel in the centre of Reykjavik.

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(English) Earth Hour update

(English) This year, the Earth Hour which took place on 23rd of March attracted a massive international interest. Many National Associations and Hostels within the HI network contributed to its success, motivating others to join.

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(English) Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour is the largest movement celebrating human actions towards more sustainable planet and once again it’s nearly upon us. Even though our planet is currently facing various environmental issues, there is still a chance to make impossible possible and make the world we live in a better place not just for us but also for following generations.

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(English) The Big Blog Exchange

Are you a blogger? Have you ever thought about swapping lives, places, cultures and BLOGS with someone across the globe? We’re offering a unique, once in a lifetime chance to do just this.

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(English) Travel inspiration found in Australia!

(English) Recently, two of our long term backpackers were kind enough to make us a ‘Best of Apollo Bay’ scrapbook, full of all the best bits of their trip down the Great Ocean Road…we hope it inspires you to start your own journey.

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(English) HI Sustainability: Reykjavik Free Documentary Night

(English) Two Reykjavik Hostels are hosting a free documentary night every week, open to everybody, with screenings about environmental-sustainability issues and Icelandic culture.

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(English) Grampians Eco YHA Adventures

The country is the best place to have an adventure in Victoria! If you are looking for something unique, that will give you material for some amazing stories to write home about, check out the Grampians Eco YHA.

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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

(English) Loch Ossian Youth Hostel Wins Major National Eco Award

(English) SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s eco Youth Hostel, Loch Ossian won a UK Water Efficiency Award this month at the Environment Agency and Waterwise biannual UK Water Efficiency Awards 2012

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