Where The Hostel Industry Meets

2-3 February

 

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The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together businesses involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, education and socialising. Now in its second year the Conference has rapidly established itself as the place to meet new trading partners; from buyers, to operators, investors and suppliers.

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Safestay acquires U Hostels for €3 million

Safestay has acquired U Hostels Albergues Juveniles, SL for €3 million. U Hostels includes three leasehold properties — two in Madrid and one in Paris. Safestay said the purchase is a first step in establishing a pan-European network of hostels. “Going...

Amsterdam hostel chains indicate booming business in youth travel

The success of large hostel chains in Amsterdam such as MEININGER, Generator, A&O, and Clink suggests a robust market for the Netherlands, and for the entire youth accommodation industry. A recent survey by Invast Hotels examined the hostel market in the...

St Christopher’s Inns launch no deposit booking model

St Christopher’s Inns is giving travellers more spontaneity with their new offer of no upfront payment and flexible cancellation. The European backpacker hostel chain has launched their ‘Your Trip. Your Story. Your Way campaign‘ which allows guests to...

This hostel in Berlin is a clandestine cash cow for North Korea

Berlin’s City Hostel appears at first glance to be a simple, cheap option for staying in the German capital. It’s not far from iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, and while online reviews complain of dodgy WiFi and broken windows, the hostel offers “good...

Trump immigration fears mean drop-off in youth hostel business

Tove, a tourist roaming Times Square last week, had just come to the U.S. for the first time from Norway. But she was hesitant to comment on the political climate. “I didn’t think Trump would be the president and I didn’t think the American will support him,” she said...

“It creates a vibrancy”

Russ Hedge

CEO, Hostelling International USA

“It defines the hostel industry”

Eric van Dijk

Managing Director, MEININGER hotel group

“A positive and punchy event for a booming industry”

Anne Dolan

Co-founder, Clink Hostels

2017 Sponsors

Some of our delegates

Alex Rivers
Director
Astor Leasing
United Kingdom
Carsten Herold
Managing Director
HEROLÉ Reisen GmbH
Germany
Lawrence Walsh
Chief Operating Officer
Invasion
United Kingdom
Nicola Foley
Director
Celtic Group Hostels
Ireland
Alvaro Hinojosa Poch
CEO
U HOSTELS
Spain
Maurizio Casatriste
Head of Programming dept
CTS Travel
Italy
Michele Da Silva
Managing Director
Britannia Student Services Ltd
United Kingdom
Oliver Winter
CEO
A&O HOTELS and HOSTELS Holding AG
Germany
Andreas Stolz
Executive Director
ASSD GmbH
Germany
Catherin Quirin
Deputy Manager
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Switzerland
Mousset Guillaume
Marketing Director
FIAP Paris Accommodation
France
Peter Edwards
Director of Sales
Samesun Ventures
Canada
Anne Riediger
Service and Product Manager
Überland Reisen
Germany
David O’Kelly
CEO
SANDEMANs NEW Europe GmbH
Germany
Philip Houghton
CEO
Safestay plc
United Kingdom
Youngsuk Jung
CEO
World Homestay Booking Center
Korea

Delegates attending