Hostels

Leisure Hotels are looking for alternatives, to diversify into hostels, resitels

Leisure Hotels Group, the Dehradun-based hotel company, is diversifying into the hostel and resitel segments as it seeks to unlock the potential of the alternative and long-stay accommodation sectors, while executing a plan to expanding into its core hotel segment, said a senior business executive. Leisure’s hostel – low cost budget accommodation with budget beds […]

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10 secrets hostel staff don’t want you to know

Hostels are a phenomenal choice for travelers on a budget. With little money and an adventurous spirit, hostels can be the perfect accommodation for students, gap year participants, or anyone looking to travel as much as possible on a tight budget. Spooky stories and movies aside, there are some truly quirky features that a lot […]

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Bill would legalize hostels in New York

Backpackers rejoice. There may soon be a cheap bunk bed waiting for you in New York City. After a ban of nearly a decade, a new bill may soon legalize hostels in the city. City Councilor Mark Gjonaj and City Councilor Margaret Chin introduced a bill this week that would give noisy, smelly and student-friendly […]

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City council proposal would legalize hostels amid tourism boom

A city council bill to legalize hostels will be introduced on Wednesday as part of a new campaign to provide tourists with more affordable stay options. Hostels, with their multi-bed dormitory-style layouts, have long been favored by frugal travelers in the whole world. But there are only a handful of them in New York City, […]

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Move over, Airbnb. These days, hostels are good for the gram and your wallet.

In 2005, when Eli Roth’s slasher movie “Hostel” (the first of three in the bloody series) hit theaters, I was a young college student who had recently traveled to Europe on a shoestring. I’ve never seen the movie, but I remember being impressed by its premise and thinking, “What a perfect setting for a horror […]