Articles tagged “hostels”

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Increased choice is vital for corporate travel as employees are more willing to experiment with homeshares, hostels, and other alternative accommodations. Companies that embrace variety now will be able to lead the way going forward.

5 days ago

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does it really matter whether you call a place to stay a hostel or a hotel anymore?

4 weeks ago

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Now that Hostelworld has largely finished integrating Hostelbookers, it can turn its attention to developing features that would make it more relevant to users during their travels. None of the initiatives are exactly game-changing, but what the company is hoping is that it will make travelers more likely to click on its app rather than that of a competitor.

1 year ago

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The experiential side of hostel travel is one of the main reasons people use them, so Hostelworld’s new strategy makes sense.

1 year ago

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While the sale from one private equity firm to another isn’t necessarily the most exciting news, the promise of further funds for expansion by the new owner shows a commitment to the budget model. The hostel landscape is very different than it was 10 years ago and by focusing on design, Generator managed to evolve the product.

2 years ago

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The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

Hostelworld + Skift

Across the United States, hostel markets are growing. With new locations popping up in major cities like Miami and Chicago, it’s time to take a look at what’s holding New York City back.

2 years ago

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

Forget what you think you thought you knew about hostels. Today's hostels are still budget-friendly, but also incredibly design-forward and sophisticated.

2 years ago

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Hostels are no longer the dirty, questionable haunt of teenage backpackers. They've grown up quite a bit, along with their demographic.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As hostels become more focused on design, events, and dining, we're not surprised that a new crowd of travelers are discovering the option.

2 years ago

Hostelworld Group Continues Shift From Multi to Single Brand

Hostelworld Group Continues Shift From Multi to Single Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Increasing higher-margin bookings and focusing on growing your strongest brand seems a sensible approach when you are competing in a crowded market.

2 years ago

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

There's a certain convergence under way between hostels and hotels as both often seek to attract Millennials as well as business travelers. Business travelers often see hostels as an optimum choice when hotels are booked up but many road warriors express satisfaction with the experience.

2 years ago

CEO Interview: Mobile Booking, Digital Marketing and the New Way to Sell Hostels

CEO Interview: Mobile Booking, Digital Marketing and the New Way to Sell Hostels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Like many successful companies, Hostelworld resolves to win by maintaining its focus on what it does best: Selling hostels. Its big challenge is to generate more awareness about the modern and socially oriented hostel while larger players like Airbnb and Booking.com suck the air out of Google.

2 years ago