Overbookings: A Real Cost Breakdown

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Let's be real: you're paying a lot for overbookings; maybe more than you think. Sometimes overbookings are inevitable (bad luck: you had a water leak in a room), but most of the time they are preventable. Before we go much further though, let's see how much you ...

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Getting Feedback on Your Hostel's Experience

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As a hostel owner or hostel manager, you're constantly trying to improve the backpacker experience. What do backpackers love about your hostel or city? What did they hate? You can get some of this from your online reviews, but those opinions tend to be the most vocal, and because ...

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Social Video Guide for Hostels!

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Remember when it was enough to have a decent-looking website and a few keywords on some pages? Times have changed! Now marketers have to constantly come up with innovative ways to grab visitors' attention. Video contents helps increase engagement across all channels: web, email and social media include videos nowadays ...

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How to Make Your Hostel a Safer Place for Your Guests

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The safety and security of the guests should be primary concern for all hostels. But, safety doesn't happen by accident. It needs be constantly kept in mind to avoid any problems. Even though you can't control what happens outside your hostel; you can control what happens inside your ...

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Instagram for Hostels

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As we all know, social networks can be a key tool to help market any business, and this even including hostels. As a matter of fact, social networks are such effective marketers because of how well they can broadcast your brand image. The trick is using them to full effectiveness ...

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