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.
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.
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|
|AUSTRALIA||Sydney||YHA Sydney Harbour|
|JAPAN||Tokyo||Tokyo Central Youth Hostel|
Watch out for someone special in each of these hostels to make your #PeacePostcardParty even better!
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
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
Kerry, Killarney International Hostel
Kerry, Black Valley Hostel
Wicklow, Knockree Hostel
Wicklow, Glendalough Hostel
Galway, Ben Lettery Hostel
Donegal, Errigal Hostel
Donegal, Blue Stack Centre Hostel
Donegal, Trá na Rosann
Tipperary, Cashel Holiday Hostel
Mayo, Lakeland House
Cork, Sheila’s Hostel
Clare, Rowan Tree
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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
- 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:
|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|
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
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