WHAT WE OFFER
Once upon a time in Austria
Europe’s Famous Hostels is an association of individually owned, independent hostels. We only accept the best hostels in Europe.
We began as a group of 5 famous top-rated hostels back in 1995 and named ourselves “The Famous Five”. Over the last 20 years budget traveling has taken off and due to huge demand for the “new concept” budget and stylish accommodation there was a need to expand.
Europe’s Famous Hostels is an association with a group of 43 independently run hostels from all around Europe who group together to promote each other and create a community in the hostel world.
The Association’s purpose is to offer a genuine backpacker experience across Europe. Each Hostel is unique. Customers know that staying with Famous Hostels will be unique every time in every destination. Each city has only one Famous Hostel and staying at a Europe’s Famous Hostel guarantees you’ll have a great stay and an authentic experience in each destination.
Each city has only one Famous Hostel and staying at a Europe’s Famous Hostel guarantees you’ll have a great stay at unbeatable value.
It’s not about selling beds, it’s about selling the best experience. Our hostels are award winning, fun, safe and provide the best backpacker experience. We expect hostels to maintain these standards, and make a maximum effort provide good times, great memories and good value for travellers.
Staying with us at Famous Hostels means a unique stay across our European network with guidance and support along the way. To become a member of the Europe’s Famous Hostels, the hostel in question has to offer the best genuine backpacker experience in their destination.
In a dynamic market as travel we are always looking for new partnerships, interesting projects & travel passionates to embark on the genuine backpacker experience.
WHO WE WORK WITH:
Eurail + Interrail
WYSE Travel Confederation
Are you interested to know more about us and partner up?
Contact us and let us know your ideas to [email protected]
Supporting Team Margot Foundation
Did you know that over 37,000 people worldwide need a bone marrow transplant? But first, they must find a matching donor – someone with the same tissue type.
Team Margot Foundation wants to encourage people worldwide to register as potential bone narrow / stem cell donors. Their aim is to facilitate this process and make it as quick as possible to save the lives of all those people who need this desperately. With more and more people joining worldwide, more patients are likely to find a matching donor! To find out how quick and easy it is to register, please click ici.
As a European brand, Famous Hostels couldn’t just be aware of this cause and not get involved!
Present in 23 countries, Famous Hostels is a great way to involve people from all over Europe and create awareness for this specific cause.
So, what are you waiting for? There are currently almost 80 stem cell registries in over 50 countries. Click ici to find out how you can join the bone marrow/ stem cell register in your home country.
Join Team Margot Foundation and help spread the word to save more lives! For more info about the Foundation and for further details, please click ici.
Protecting Your Privacy
We may amend this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, we suggest you check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of and are happy with any amendments.
What information do we collect?
Personal information may be collected from you in various ways, for example:
Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (these are information about your browser, your IP address, your general location as determined from your IP address and provided by your browser, the site from which you come, and the links followed when leaving our site). This information is also collected through cookies
When you register and voluntarily provide information in response to questionnaires or download forms, or to register for newsletters (this includes your name, email address, and any other details asked for and which you provide).
When you conduct a booking on our website we do not keep any info from you since we use Hostel World API so the Famous Hostels Page redirect to VSecure Booking to proceed with the payment. Please read Hostel World privacy policies here.
When you contact us via email we only keep your email and name on our data base on Gmail platform. Please read Gmail privacy policies here.
How is the information used?
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:
For statistical purposes and analysis for management purposes to administer the website or improve our products and services.
Internal record keeping, and administrative purposes, and to inform you about our events, services or products, or other related information that we think would be of interest to you, as explained above.
To communicate marketing messages, newsletters and details of our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications).
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes or to customise the website according to your interests.
Your information will not be disclosed to any third party unless you have given your consent to such disclosure. You may at any time ask us to refrain from sending you marketing messages by sending us an email with the words UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject box. If we contact you by email each time you receive a message you will also have the option to decline to receive further information of that type from us.
Keeping your information
We’ll only hold onto your information for 36 MONTHS. After that we will delete your information from our systems.
If reasonably necessary or required in order to meet legal or regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms & Conditions, we may also keep hold of some of your information as required, even after you have closed your account, or it is no longer needed to provide the services to you.
If you would like us to destroy information we hold about you, please let us know. However, please note that if you use any of our services which require you to provide personal information, deleting our records may mean that you will need to resubmit it to continue using such services.
We may disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors, clients and sales to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
If you have any questions or queries about how we protect and use your data, drop us a line at [email protected]
Sale of business
If this business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them.
How to manage Cookies:
Most browsers allow you the option to refuse to accept cookies, as well as to delete them.
The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via the following links:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, following on Twitter or Instagram, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.
Our systems automatically gather some anonymous information about visitors, including IP addresses, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data collected does not include personally identifiable information and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, and to administer the site.
The internet is not a secure medium. However, we take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. We use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial information you input before it is sent to us, and our database is hosted in a secure data centre. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us. Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information, you consent to these transfers.
Hosting, Traffic Optimization and Distribution
Cookie Info Script applications and data are hosted using third party hosting services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS delivers an industry-leading network of state-of-the-art data centers located around the world, including in the United States of America and Australia. Like Cookie Info Script, helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining customer trust and confidence. AWS are certified to the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles and, in compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor Onward Transfer Principles, act as our agent with regard to data privacy. For more details of AWS’s privacy and security processes, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/privacy/ and http://aws.amazon.com/security/.
We use Cloudflare for static content distribution. This service allows the Website to distribute content using servers located across different countries and to optimize performance. Which anonymous data is processed depends on the characteristics and the way Cloudflare is implemented. Their function is to filter communications between the Website and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain anonymous user information are transferred. For more information on CloudFlare, please visit their website: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.
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