You might notice that things are looking a little different around here. Well, that's because we've just moved. So come on in, get comfortable, but please try not to spill your drink, this carpet is brand new.
The new digs come with a few new features that will make getting the latest info on Hostelling International and travel in general a whole lot easier. Read more »
The HI network continues to expand and the latest addition to the family is Nepal!
Nepal's three hostels share a their country with Mount Everest and the Himilayas so they're not far from some of the best trekking on earth.
Read more about the hostels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot after the jump. Read more »
The long-awaited new HI-Whistler will officially open its doors on July 1, 2010. Read on for full details. Read more »
Hostelling International has a lot to look forward to this year - from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver to a brand new hostel opening in Whistler, not to mention improved hostels across the region and exciting events. Get a sneak peek at what's coming up in 2010 at HI. But rest assured, there's plenty more where this came from. Read more »
The newest batch of HI membership cards have just been released. Get your adult card now and you get over two years of life out of it, which means discounts at hostels around the world and on other fun stuff from now until March 31, 2012. Read on to learn about the benefits of being an HI member and how to get your membership. Read more »
Congratulations to Dan Habershon-Butcher from Bristol, England who has been selected as the winner in Hostelling International's Blog the Games contest!
The competition was tight and the final two came down to a final three at the last second when two videos had identical vote counts at the contest's cut-off on Wednesday. Read more »
Ten finalists have been selected from the entries into HI's Blog the Games contest. Vote now for your favourite at www.hihostelspm.ca/blogthegames. The two with the highest number of votes will go before HI judges and the winner gets a return flight to Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics, five nights' accommodation in Vancouver, a new camera, $500 spending money and a ski trip to Banff at the end of it. Read more »
A pair of YHA/HI hostels down south have picked up some prestigious awards this fall (well, spring for them), proving again that New Zealand and Australia are powerhouses in the hostelling world. Australia's YHA Sydney Central picked up an award for Best Backpacker Accommodation in New South Wales this month. Meanwhile over in New Zealand, Wellington City YHA was named Best Large Hotel/Accommodation at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2009, held in London this month.
Find out more about these award winners after the jump. Read more »
HI-C-PMR members Gerald and Alison Hankins recently attended the 100th Anniversary event at Bragg Creek. Read their letter about the event and about their personal connection with beginning of hostelling in Canada after the jump.
Over the years, many relationships have started at hostels and they cover the connection spectrum. From a fleeting 24 hour companion to a friend for life; from a comrade in different time zones or a romance that ends happily ever after, hostelling relationships and stories are made to grow and develop over generations. HI-C-PMR member Peter Spear met his wife through hostelling back in 1961, and his mother and sister were influential figures in the Canadian hostelling movement. He recently attended the successful 100th anniversary celebration at Bragg Creek - a commemorative journey to mark the beginnings hostelling in Canada. Read more »