Talk:Hostels

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Moved from Project:votes for deletion by (WT-en) Evan

  • Hostels. Doesn't fit Project:What is an article. Or is a new category of exception needed for this topic? -- (WT-en) Colin 01:05, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. I think we could make a good article out of this, perhaps by merging info about different hostel networks (compare Hospitality exchange, Discount airlines in Europe). I believe it's a reasonable travel topic. --(WT-en) Evan 01:49, 8 Jul 2004 (EDT)
      • I'm fine with keeping this and it would make a good travel topic. It has no content right now (unless someone volunteers) so we can just keep it as a placeholder. -- (WT-en) Colin 02:17, 8 Jul 2004 (EDT)
      • Keep it, but keep an eye on how it developes... or, maybe I'll hush up and go work on it ;-). (WT-en) Majnoona 12:31, 8 Jul 2004 (EDT)
    • Has to be rewritten as it was seemingly copied from Wikipedia. Should make good travel topic - Keep. -- (WT-en) Nils 08:05, 16 Jul 2004 (EDT)
    • Since it looks like we have rough consensus to keep this article, I left it. --(WT-en) Evan 11:59, 6 Aug 2004 (EDT)


Forgive me for dumping a bunch of links here. -- (WT-en) DavidCary 00:26, 23 Aug 2004 (EDT)

General Hostelling:

Single-country Hostelling: [if these links are easy to find from the above links, please delete]



If we're going to talk about hostels, should we also mention bed-and-breakfast inns ?

No, b-and-bs are just a form of lodging. Hostels are more noticibly different. -- (WT-en) Colin 23:20, 28 Aug 2004 (EDT)

03 Feb 2012 update[edit]

 This is a very valid travel topic as hostelling s far more than just a type of accommodation, it's a culture to those who are involved in it.  

I have updated this article, but it's far from complete. Perhaps I'll return to it....partly depends on feedback here

The STAYwise component definitely does not belong in here. It is not part of the topic but a Trade Association for providers of products for students and the young (I believe)>I hesitate to delete it as it might be valid elsewhere...but does WikiTravel accept such obvious self-promos from the business side??

(WT-en) Nomadicman 10:06, 3 February 2012 (EST)Nomadicman. Paul Trundley

STAYWYSE: The Association for Youth Travel Accommodation[edit]

In October 2007, STAY WYSE was officially approved as a sector association of the World Youth, Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation [1], a not-for-profit organisation that represents the global community of youth travel, student travel, cultural exchange and international education specialists.

STAY WYSE is a not-for-profit industry association to represent the entire global youth travel accommodation sector.

The Association's mission is to provide safe, affordable and clean accommodation within a communal atmosphere that encourages youth mobility and cultural understanding.

It's members include the leading Youth Travel Accommodation providers. It's current Board of Directors include members from Hostelling International, Hostelworld.com and Mundo Joven.

STAY WYSE undertakes an annual industry benchmark study. The study enables youth travel accommodation operators to benchmark their own business performance characteristics against global standards in order to develop strategic concepts and optimize business outcomes.

Sailboat hostels[edit]

What are these sailboat hostels? Is it about something that only exists in one location, or a hoax? I have a hard time believing you can have a sailing boat with instructor running at hostel prices, unless this is done on volunteer bases, with a sponsor. I think "currently there are only a small handful of boats that could be considered sailboat hostels" means they are not interesting on this page, but only as a sleep or do listing at the destination where they can be found. I removed the section. --LPfi (talk) 11:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

If there are "floating hotels" and "floating B&B's" as novelties, then certainly there's nothing preventing a decommissioned ship from being used as a "youth hostile", er, hostel: http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/stockholm-boat-youth-hostel/index.html
They're likely not providing transport, merely a shelter or a historic exhibit – much as a museum ship or a caboose overnight at the rail museum isn't providing transportation today. K7L (talk) 01:57, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
You can sleep (and marry) on the Passat in Travemünde harbor. Though she isn't moving from there any time soon. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:09, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
There are several in Stockholm, the af Chapman being the most famous. /Yvwv (talk) 13:23, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
This "hostel" in New Zealand is a cruise on a boat for 1 night costing $223 (on 20/8/17), including activities and meals. For comparison the hostel in Paihia where the cruise leaves from has beds for the same night for $21. AlasdairW (talk) 21:20, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

To Guide and FTT?[edit]

I know this one probably has a longer road ahead of it than some others, but given our chronic shortness of suitable candidates, maybe we want to develop this for 2018? Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:11, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to me. I've been expanding it lately and hope to continue, especially if others have suggestions for what kind of material ought to be included. I'm planning to add some kind of description of different types of hostels (party hostels, boutique hostels, budget hostels...) like we have at Hotels#Hotel types. I'll try to think of other information that should be included, and I'd be up for trying to implement other suggestions too. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:59, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Another thing you might want to do is seeing on www.copyscape.com whether any wordings are the same as in some other place... Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:19, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
At a first glance the article looks quite good already. ϒpsilon (talk) 04:51, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
After some thought, I couldn't actually think of that much to say about different types of hostels, so I just added a short paragraph instead of a whole section. I've also rewritten a bit of the article to make it different from the other site. Copyscape now says 11% of the page is duplicated. —Granger (talk · contribs) 13:38, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
I'll plunge forward and upgrade and nominate it, because we do need some more FTT candidates. ϒpsilon (talk) 21:02, 13 October 2017 (UTC)