Heart full initiative
Hostels are historically the fruit of the adventurous, the wanderer, the independent minds. Most hostels we know are still independently ran by the same ones who once dreamed to create a space where people from the most different backgrounds would get together, share experiences, stories, and fun.
Due its ingenious nature and despite the growth of interest and qualified professionals willing to make this industry somehow bigger in the last years, Hostel owners still struggle to find the appropriate support in regards of legislation, visibility and funds on a daily routine.
The coutyard of Ostello Bello in Milan, Italy
Famous Hostels and the Industry
Creating a common space for discussions and knowledge sharing has always been the main goal of the Famous Hostels Association.
In these last 25 years our mission has always been to bond hostel owners, workers and lovers under a single umbrella through learning discussions, cooperations campaigns, industry gatherings and a solid platform rewarding the best hostels in the industry.
Since the beginning of the recent happenings, we quickly got used to see our members working endless hours to beat bureaucracy under an immense cloud of information and uncertainties to keep as much as they can of their dreams alive.
Hostel owners are currently enduring the biggest challenges they have ever faced, puzzling their heads and logistics to make sure staff is not left unattended, dealing with landlords, figuring out local mechanisms of support, and dealing with the lack of assistance from some of the partners of the field.
In the hard times we live, Famous hostels see as its mission to broad our umbrella and actively support not only our member base, but the entire Hostel landscape, so when we heard what leading heads of Hostel Consulting, Stay the Night, and The Budget Traveller were cooking up, we could not hold our excitement to take part on it.
The Adopt a Hostel initiative
The Adopt A Hoste campaign was created with the goal of giving the chance for Hostel lovers to support their favorites to survive during this crisis.
Through a partnership with Gift Up, Adopt A Hostel allows hostels to create vouchers, gift cards, as well as a channel for simple donations, which can be an essential breeze of breath for hostels liquidity.
Famous Hostels is featured in the list of ambassadors supporting this idea along with FrontDesk Master, and HostelGeeks. We are also happy to see Hostelworld featuring the partners list, proving to understand that collaboration is the only path for a quick recover of the hospitality industry.
We would like to call out the travel community to join and support the cause, and offer Famous Hostels’ structure for any other project that can show itself a relevant device for the development of sustainable traveling.
For Hostel Owners
If you have not signed up yet, the Adopt a Hostel Initiative is totally free of charges, and the entire value of the donations goes directly to your account through your favorite gateway.
To start the process you can click here. You will then be sent a tutorial video you can follow as to support the registration progress. The entire process is non profit, and counts with your help to spread the word once your account is settled.
During the last weeks Famous Hostels has been organising weekly webinars and discussion boards to help hostels to set tools to face this plight and strengthen their business.
We are currently working on opening up these discussions and meetings to whoever is interested in joining the discussion, as we believe a strong industry will make recovery quicker for everyone.
If you would like to join these, or have any topic suggestion you would like us to address, please do not hesitate to reach us via email to: [email protected].
For Hostel Lovers
We know the current times are challenging for everyone, and it is hard to pick a cause to support amongst our favorite industries suffering.
If you however have a chance to support and want to do so, you can find the full list of hostels available at www.adoptahostel.com.
In the meantime, we are working hard to keep our heads high and strong for the better times we are sure to come.