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Articles tagged “hostels”

Online Travel

StudentUniverse Buys Hostel Booking App WeHostels to Improve on Mobile

Mobile booking is the way of the future and mobile-only startups with clean designs and fast-moving teams will soon find homes at online booking behemoths that know they need to be on travelers' smartphones in order to survive moving forward.

StudentUniverse Buys Hostel Booking App WeHostels to Improve on Mobile

Hotels

The Company Re-Inventing Hostels With Smart Design and Social Media

There's huge growth potential in the hybrid hostel/hotel market, luring new guest types with high-concept design and single rooms, and it's coming to America.

The Company Re-Inventing Hostels With Smart Design and Social Media

Hotels

The posh accommodations posing as hostels throughout Europe

Many European hostels today are nearly unrecognizable from their ancestors in design, but the culture of camaraderie remains as a wider group of tourists turn to the hostels for beds on the cheap.

The posh accommodations posing as hostels throughout Europe

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Best travel ads this week: 5 colorful videos seek authenticity

Best travel ads this week: 5 colorful videos seek authenticity

Hotels

Low-end rollup continues as Hostelworld parent acquires HostelBookers

Lots of activity in the low end of the market, as technology systems are a relatively recent phenomena. WRI wants to be the scaled player in it and will continue to buy. Next it will likely look at mobile plays.

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Infographic: Studying abroad trends increasingly pointing east

The U.S. recession slowed study abroad programs in 2008 and since then students have become smarter by choosing cheaper destinations that are not only fun, but provide career boosting opportunities.

Infographic: Studying abroad trends increasingly pointing east

Hotels

NYC Mayor promotes youth hostels as a way to rid city of illegal hotels and rentals

Youth hostels would bring a separate set of vices that are different, though not necessarily better, than what's already filled the market need.

Hotels

The traditional hostel stereotype is getting turned on its head in Europe

Hostels have outperformed the hotel industry in recession-hit Europe where wealthier travelers turn to hostels for the mix of common areas, a social atmosphere, and private rooms for cheap.

The traditional hostel stereotype is getting turned on its head in Europe

Hotels

Travelers can book hostels and meet dorm mates on WeHostels mobile app

Social booking apps are usually stronger on the booking than the social side, and this is no different. The app's curated options will help save time and take the stress out of picking a hostel.

Travelers can book hostels and meet dorm mates on WeHostels mobile app

Hotels

Hacker hostels in Silicon Valley offer short- and long-term stays for future startup stars

Techies who want to take the idea of a shared workspace one step further can apply for the $40 per night stay through Airbnb, although some hostels have become more underground to avoid trouble from landlords.