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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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Renovated HI Bergen Hostel Montana

This June, HI Bergen Hostel Montana is finally welcoming guests again after a major renovation and we are very excited! We’ve asked Amarilis Coelho, Deputy Manager, to talk to us about the hostel and the project. Tell us a bit

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Journey to Iceland from the comfort of your home

At Hostelling International we believe that the best way to prepare for that dream trip is to start at home. This is why, last month, we teamed up with our inspiring partner Wanderful and our friends over at HI-Iceland, to

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HI Sustainability Fund Recap

The HI Sustainability fund has been supporting hostels realise their sustainability goals for over 7 years now! While the challenges of this year mean we had to put a pause on the fund for 2021, we thought this would be

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Japanese students imagine the future of travel

At HI we believe in the creativity and imagination of young people and the power of travelling to create new opportunities. Which is why we were delighted when our member association in Japan, the Japan Youth Hostels (JYH) became co-sponsor of the “Mynavi Career Koshien 2020″, a business competition for high school students organized by Mynavi Corporation. Teams of High school students

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Interesting phrases from around the world

Language is a funny thing.

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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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Stay Safe in HI Hostels

Your Safety and Wellbeing is our Priority No matter what the circumstances, your safety, and that of our staff and volunteers is always our first priority.   Our attention has always been on cleanliness, safety, friendliness and comfort. The HI standards,

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Vote for your favourite project now: HISF2020

2020 Winners With close to 3000 public votes counted the results are in for HISF 2020! Winning over £4000 to contribute towards their sustainable projects. YHA India, Rooftop Solar intallation at HI Mysuru REAJ Spain, Building Energy at Scout Hostel

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