Hostelbookers Offers Accommodation with Luxe Facilities

HostelBookers, a UK-based company that offers accommodation on a budget, is offering a curated collection of boutique hostels in Europe for its customers.

The curated hostels provide budget accommodation, featuring stylish lounges and rooftop areas, and additional frills, such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, in-room flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast, for prices that commence from €9.00 per night.

Currently the company is offering accommodation at select properties at discounted prices, as part of its extended summer sale, with savings of up to 40 percent on normal rates. The sale is available until August 31, 2012, with stays to be completed by September 30, 2012.

Included in the properties on offer is the Blue Hostel, located in a former convent in Rome, the Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage in London, the Oops! Hostel in Paris, and there are options in many other parts of the world, including Australia, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Bou Savy Guest House, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is offering 10 percent discount on Food and Beverage, one dinner Free, complimentary drinking water in the room, and en-suite bathrooms, for €2.23 per night, at 40 percent savings.

The Rockefellerova Apartment in Zagreb, Croatia is offering a one bedroom apartment with a fully equipped modern kitchen, a bathroom, and complimentary Internet and cable TV, for €23.84 per night, at 20 percent savings

Hostel One Sevilla Centro in Saville, Spain is offering rooms for €13.91 per night, at 50 percent savings, and inclusive of complimentary Internet connectivity.

Financial Downswing Increases Demand for Hostel Accommodation

The global financial crisis has meant that many travellers on a restricted budget have been seeking out cheaper forms of accommodation, with hostels being among the most popular.

Recent research conducted by Hostelworld.com, a hostel booking website, in collaboration with Lonely Planet, a travel content providing company, has shown that around 94 percent of respondents are keen to consider hostel accommodation in 2012 due to budget considerations.

The study, which questioned over 5,000 people in 141 countries, found that around 90 percent were unwilling to pay more than £64 per night for accommodation, while around 54 percent of those studied were prepared to reduce their accommodation budget in order to visit a destination of their choice.

Feargal Mooney, the chief executive officer of Hostelworld.com said, ‘We are extremely honoured to be selected as the most trusted hostel booking website. And the message coming through from our survey is loud and clear -people want value for money and they are seeing hostel accommodation as a way to do that.

There has been a renaissance in the way hostels are perceived, driven by exciting new innovations at hostel properties worldwide and by more people looking to stretch their travel budget. This is opening up a new market to the hostel industry and one that we expect to see coming back now they have experienced the high quality of accommodation available.’

Hostel accommodation is generally cheap lodging in single or shared rooms or dormitories, typically catering to individual travellers or groups, for short-term stays. Modern day hostel accommodation often comes with public areas such as restaurants and living spaces, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.

Generator Hostels Opens Hamburg Hostel in Germany

Generator Hostels, a company operating hostels in Europe, has announced the launch of its newest hostel in Hamburg, Germany.

The Hamburg Generator has 686 beds, in a mix of two bedded, four bedded, six bedded, and eight bedded rooms, for budget conscious travellers, especially when travelling in a group. Prices commence from €17 for a dormitory bed, to €37 for a twin-bedded room.

The hostel also has 540sqm of public space, which includes the Generator bar and lounge, a terrace garden, a separate lounge, a cafe and a dance floor. Other amenities on offer are a movie screening room, complimentary Wi-Fi, bike rentals, and complimentary city tours.

The hostel operator, owned by Patron Capital, is currently serving around 30,000 visitors a month, and will be offering more new hostels across Europe, as part of a £200 million investment programme.

Josh Wyatt, the investment director at Patron Capital, said, ‘Hostels are a new and exciting asset class in the property sector, just as student accommodation has been over the last decade. Being the first institutional capital into the hostel sector, Patron has a longstanding commitment to the sector and continues to invest significant amounts of capital and team resources to ensure that Generator Hostels is the category leader and trend setter through the use of exceptional design, curation of a dynamic and communal atmosphere and a dedication to the highest safety levels.

With currently the largest freehold hostel chain in Europe, we look to grow more into capital cities. Today Generator Hostels is an institutional quality product attracting a wide range of travellers from around the world. We are very excited about the latest opening and the opportunities for the Group going forwards.’

HostelBookers Announces Summer Sale 2012

HostelBookers, a UK-based company offering travel accommodation on a budget, has announced a summer sale.

The company is offering accommodation at select properties at discounted prices, with savings of up to 40 percent on normal rates. The sale is available until July 31, 2012, and stays must be completed by August 31, 2012.

The company is offering accommodation at Apartment Marin, located in Split, Croatia, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, for prices commencing at €11.90 per night, which represents a 20 percent discount.

The Jacobs Inn in Dublin, Ireland is offering complimentary events such as Irish Dance Parties, ‘Live @ Jacobs’ music concerts, meal nights, daily walking tours, movie nights and salsa nights. The hostel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a Playstation, a DVD collection and a pool table area for guests use.

PLUS Florence, a luxury hostel in Florence, Italy, has private and shared rooms with air-conditioning, as well as female-only dorms, with amenities that include a roof terrace and an onsite outdoor swimming pool. The hostel also organises recreations including cookery classes around Tuscany, bike rides, and horse riding.

Portus House Istanbul, located next to Istanbul’s Galata Port, Turkey, is offering accommodation and a separate restaurant. Double rooms are available at a saving of 50 percent.

ChiliBlue Backpackers in Sydney, Australia, is offering double rooms and dormitories, as well as private accommodation at a 50 percent discount, as well as complimentary Internet and daily breakfast.

The Aonang Paradise Resort in Krabi, Thailand, is offering accommodation that includes 21 superior rooms, seven deluxe rooms, six deluxe premium rooms, one junior suite and one family room, at a discount of 30 percent.

HostelBookers Offers Accommodation for Queens Jubilee Weekend

HostelBookers, a UK-based company offering accommodation on a budget, is aiming to offer inexpensive accommodation in London for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.

The Diamond Jubilee of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II will include two bank holidays on June 4 and 5, 2012, and many people are intending to take a longer holiday during the period. Most hotels in the UK are already overbooked and hotel prices have peaked for the weekend. Hostel accommodation may not readily spring to mind with many would-be visitors, but it can provide a cost effective means of being at the heart of the festivities.

The company is offering accommodation at Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage, located in a restored Victorian Grade II listed building in London, for prices commencing at £24 per person per night. The hostel is offering complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi and daily breakfast. The accommodation also offers amenities including a bar and restaurant; a TV lounge; and a laundry room.

The company is also offering apartments in Kensington West, with Queen’s Jubilee weekend prices commencing at £52.50 per person, per night.

Accommodation at Surprise Backpackers includes clean dormitories with complimentary Wi-Fi, lockers and daily breakfast and is available for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, for prices commencing at £36 per person, per night.

Hyde Park apartments, located close to Paddington, features trendy decor, contemporary kitchens and Wi-Fi access. Room rates here commence from GBP63 per person, per night.

In addition, Travel Joy Hostels, located close to Chelsea Bridge, is offering rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, for prices that commence from £32 per person, per night.