Category Archive for "General"


A fantastic group review from our Groups competition winners

A girl guiding group from Gloucestershire entered our competition for the chance to win £100 – and they did! Here’s what they had to say… “Dear HI Groups, We had an absolutely fantastic time. We achieved our 2 main aims

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HI to Aple Adria – Visit this unique website and stay free of hassle

So you wanted to take your group across ‪‎Slovenia‬, ‪‎Hungary‬, ‪‎Croatia‬ and ‪Austria‬ and thought, “what a hassle!” Well, not anymore – visit this brand new website for information about hostels in the whole region and start exploring things to

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Family holidays in Belgium or the Netherlands

Amsterdam Zeeburg Hostel – The Netherlands The best thing about the Netherlands is that they love families. A city for living, a city for visiting, and a city full of cultural vibe. It’s also a place with a relaxed attitude

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Live an intercultural exchange in Egypt with HI! IOU Respect 2016

Grab that life-changing opportunity to learn and share with people from all over! Arrive as strangers, leave as friends… This Summer, you could be flying to Cairo and Ismailia, Egypt, to meet with other young people to share, live and create an

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Join in the celebrations for the Earth Hour 2016!

Transform your regular Saturday in an engaged Saturday. The 19th of March! Join the Earth Hour movement on Saturday 19th March at 8.30pm – 9.30 pm your local time – wherever you are in the world, by taking part in

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Pack your old knit jumper!

What if wearing that old knit jumper you received for Christmas in 1998 could save both money and reduce your CO2 emissions? In February, some of our hostels got cosy to show how easy it is to adopt a new

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Chee Ching in Europe

Reviews of our hostels from a blogger!

Remember Chee Ching, from Malaysia, who took part in the Big Blog Exchange? She recently took a whopping great Christmas/New Year backpack trip to visit Europe and we had the pleasure to welcome her in 5 different countries (United Kingdom, Belgium, the

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77 Bombay Street YHA England & Wales tour this February

Swiss indie rock band, 77 Bombay Street, are soon to begin their UK tour in YHA youth hostels up and down the country. The Swiss 4-some, brothers Matt, Joe, Simri-Ramon and Esra Buchli, will begin their tour at YHA London

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Join the International Office team!

HI is looking for enthusiastic professionals to take on new challenges and join the team at the international office in the UK. The roles we are looking to recruit are the following: To join the Programmes, Standards & Sustainability team: –  Senior

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Announcing the winners

And the winner of the 2015 HI Sustainability Fund Competition is…

The 2015 HI Sustainability Fund Competition has been an exciting race, with serious candidates showing the depth of their commitment to sustainability. The general public, our sustainability coordinators and a panel of international jury, have now spoken. We are proud

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