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HI5 Awards! The best hostels of 2017, according to you

2017 is coming to a close, and what a year it’s been! (Can you believe Salt Bae came into our lives in the first week of January?) While we’re busy attending holiday parties and shopping for presents, we look forward to

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How we celebrated the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism… through hostelling

Wow! Hasn’t this year just flown by? We hope you’ve been inspired just as much as we have been throughout our Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling campaign over the past 10 months.  Do you want to test how much you’ve learned

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Building Resilience in Our Organisation

Being one of the earliest examples of sustainable tourism (born in 1932), our mission continues to incorporate striving for responsible practices among our members; encouraging a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside; and an appreciation of the social and cultural values in

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Do You Dare? HI’s Haunted Hostels

Summer has ended, colour-changing leaves are crunching satisfyingly under our feet, and the days are getting shorter; this can only mean one thing: Halloween is upon us! Celebrated with different traditions throughout the world, Halloween as we know it today is

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Win a free Christmas Market Trip with HI and Interrail or Eurail Pass!

What do you get when Eurail and Interrail, who offer rail passes that allow you to travel throughout Europe, join forces with Hostelling International, one of the world’s largest youth accommodation providers? The opportunity to travel up to 30 countries at an affordable

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Make a difference: vote wisely! – The 2017 HI Sustainability Fund Competition

**The results are announced here!!** You can still test your knowledge in sustainability with this quiz: Would you like to show your support for innovative sustainable initiatives in our hostels? Look no further than this year’s HI Sustainability Fund! Scroll

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Protecting Destinations: Culture & Biodiversity

Why do we travel? As well as meeting new people and getting out of our personal comfort zones, culture and biodiversity are two of the main reasons travellers choose to visit certain locations. Don’t you also enjoy witnessing the majestic

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Sleep for Peace – Wake up to a better world!

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are invited to share and celebrate #SleepforPeace with us! Why are we doing this? To start conversations: we wish to highlight the role of our hostels as safe places where cultures meet.

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Creating fair profit and network development

During this 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, we have already shared many stories of environmental and social sustainability in the HI Hostels. Have you seen the stories of CO2 emissions reduction on our April blog post? Or maybe you felt inspired by the community

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Urban Adventures

5 reasons why HI members will love our friends from Urban Adventures

Hostelling International has partnered with Urban Adventures to offer HI members special rates on over 750 unique tours in 160 destinations around the world! What makes Urban Adventures so special and unique? Read our article to find out more about

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