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Make an impact and send your message of peace

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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 you? Sleep for Peace is all about spreading the concept of peace around the world through activities in our network of global hostels.

Will you be staying in our hostels between 21-27 September? Find your own sense of peace in our hostels this year.

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Have you ever sent a postcard?

Travelling is one of those times you may want to send a personal and sentimental gift to your friends and family back home. It’s easy to send a quick message or email, but the act of physically sending something handwritten has always been a more thoughtful and personal way of connecting with people.

This year, we have partnered with MyPostcard to offer HI members a 25% discount across their products, and to provide us with a digital Sleep for Peace postcard so that you (yes, you!) can share your thoughts with the United Nations about how peace relates to travel and the impact it can have. Click below to make an impact and send your message of peace.

My Postcard Logo

Send your message of peace here

Peace Postcard Party

There will be a special guest hosting a Postcard Party to celebrate peace in the following hostels

BRAZIL Brasilia Hostel 7, Brasilia
FRANCE Paris Hi Paris Yves Robert
ICELAND  Reykjavik Reykjavik Loft Hostel
SLOVENIA Ljubljana Ljubljana Tresor Hostel
USA Boston HI Boston
AUSTRALIA  Sydney YHA Sydney Harbour
JAPAN  Tokyo Tokyo Central Youth Hostel
CANADA  Montréal HI Montréal
GERMANY Berlin Berlin International
ISRAEL Jerusaleum Agron hostel

Watch out for someone special in each of these hostels to make your #PeacePostcardParty even better! 

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Will you be staying in a different hostel during Sleep for Peace? Not to worry – there will also be postcard parties and activities in the following hostels

National HI Canada
Regina, HI Regina
Edmonton, HI Edmonton
Calgary, HI Calgary.
Lake Louise, HI Lake Louise
Victoria, HI Victoria
Halifax, HI Halifax
Banff, HI Banff Alpine Centre
Vancouver Downtown, HI Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Central, HI Vancouver Central
Prince Rupert, HI Prince Rupert
Jasper, HI Jasper
Niagara Falls, HI Niagara Falls
Chinese Taipei
Taichung, Straybirds Hostel
Taipei, Homey Hostel
Taipei, Beimen Wow Poshtel
Taipei, Space Inn
Taipei, May Rooms
Taipei, Work Inn
Chiayi, Forte Orange Taichung Park
Chiaya, An Lan Jie Hostel
Hualien, Jailhouse
Asia Pacific International Program On ‘Hostelling For Peace And International Understanding 2018
 Kuala Lumpur
Movijovem, National.
Doha, Doha .
Dubai, Dubai Youth Hostel Association
Chicago, HI Chicago
Los Angeles, HI Los Angeles Santa Monica
Los Angeles, San Pedro, South Bay
New York City, HI New York City
Sacramento, HI Sacramento
San Diego, HI San Diego Downtown
San Francisco, HI San Francisco City Center
San Francisco, HI San Francisco Downtown
San Francisco, HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
Washington DC, HI Washington DC
Boston, HI Boston

Maybe you’d like to suggest or organise your own activity based around the idea of peace. These could include:

  • Yoga workshop
  • Meditation
  • Film/documentary screening
  • Bike ride/walks
  • Outdoor postcard writing – combined with picnic
  • Food and discussion (e.g. peace pizza making)
  • Crafting (origami doves)
  • Peace flags
  • Peace puzzles (detective-type game)
  • Local volunteering to help the community

Speak Your Peace

This year, we don’t just want you to Sleep For Peace, we also want you to Speak Your Peace.

But what does this mean?

Well, we want you to have conversations about topics you may not all agree on. What is peace without learning to accept other people’s opinions and considering their points of view? That is exactly why we need to disagree sometimes – it’s part of what makes us human!

Speak Your Peace workshops will be taking place in the following hostels in the USA:

USA Chicago HI Chicago
Los Angeles HI Los Angeles Santa Monica
New York City HI New York City
San Diego HI San Diego Downtown
San Francisco HI San Francisco City Center
San Francisco HI San Francisco Downtown
San Francisco HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
Washington DC HI Washington DC
Boston HI Boston

Global Peace Survey

As we’ve said, peace is sometimes a difficult concept to define, so we want you to help us!

Take part in our Global Peace Survey, by simply answering a few short questions on what peace means to you, and be automatically entered for a chance to become one of five lucky winners!

The winners will be randomly selected on the 28th September, 2018 and each will receive one overnight stay for two with breakfast included, in one of the following HI hostels

Hostel Tresor, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HI Youth Hostel Yves Robert, Paris, France

Loft, Reykjavik, Iceland

HI San Diego, USA

HI Whistler, Canada

Our partner the Clever Travel Companion will also provide a US$50 voucher + free shipping on a selection of pick-pocket-safe clothing to each of the 5 winners

Clever travel companion

Click here to take the Global Peace Survey

Terms and Conditions

We will continue to update this page so keep checking for participating hostels near you.

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