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About the Hostel Report

The Hostel Trend Report explores trends in budget accommodation, featuring chic hostels in exotic locales, youth hostels for party-going travelers and booking websites like Hostelworld and Hostelbookers that makes travels easier. Our research is a discerning analysis of international hostel and hostel-like services that include unique opportunities in the tradition of couchsurfing, such as a backpacker lodge with bunk beds or guest house accommodations.

Who It's For

Travel agencies and publications, hostel owners, hoteliers, tourism professionals, backpackers and trip advisor services will benefit from our report.

Use Trend Hunter’s Hostel Trend Report to track developments in budget travel accommodation.

The Hostel Trend Report, last published on May 26, 2015, includes 308 PRO Trends and 1,540 examples of hostel market research and hostel consumer trends related to: travel, accommodations, hotels, backpacking, tourism and hostel trends.

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Our hostel research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced hostel articles and 2,374,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 308 Hostel PRO Trends = 308 Powerpoint Pages Hostel PPT Report
• 1,540 Hostel Examples

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• 216 Hostel Videos (Online) Hostel Videos
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Sample Hostel Pro Trends

Each Hostel PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online hostel articles, videos and images. Examples:

Branded Cognition Multisensory experiences create emotional connections within consumers Implications - Branded multisensory experiences covertly engage consumers on an emotional level, strengthening pre-existing ties to the brand and boosting subconscious accessibility. In playing up subtle yet recognizable stimuli, brands can reach consumers in an intimate, emotional way that is sure to resonate as a more positive and memorable relationship.
Branded Cognition
Multisensory experiences create emotional connections within consumers
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Beacon Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations Implications - iBeacon has many navigational capabilities, but that's not the only way the location-based technology has revolutionized the travel industry. Consumers are now using Beacon to enhance the experience of visiting new locations, revealing an underlying desire to interact with cultural attractions in a hands-on way.
Experiential Beacon
Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Eco Engineering Aerospace companies release products with environmentally conscious features Implications - Companies with aerospace expertise are releasing and developing products that deliver top of the line designs with environmentally conscious elements. This movement is consistent with the growing importance of green mandates among diverse industries appealing to today's informed, socially aware consumer.
Eco Engineering
Aerospace companies release products with environmentally conscious features
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Simulated Space Simulation technology immerses consumers in outer space environments Implications - A rising obsession with virtual reality tools is informing the designs of tech companies with a stake in the aerospace market. By simulating galactic environments at the click of a button, computer-generated systems are now a preferred route for sensory engagement. This in turn helps deliver lasting impressions among consumers partaking in interactive digital systems.
Simulated Space
Simulation technology immerses consumers in outer space environments
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Astro-Tourism Companies move into space travel for consumers looking to experience the cosmos Implications - By going literally above and beyond earthly sightseeing, voyages to outer space appeal to the consumer who is seeking the ultimate form of escape that goes beyond any obscure earthly location or interesting piece of entertainment. This ultra-escapism is especially attractive in the information age, where virtually all information is accessible through one click, and true escape is becoming increasingly rare.
Astro-Tourism
Companies move into space travel for consumers looking to experience the cosmos
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Eco Excursion Consumers turn to functional, eco-friendly travel products Implications - Consumers are adopting a responsible approach to travel through eco-friendly products. This speaks to a rise in eco-consciousness that creates a need for convergence between everyday priorities, such as convenience, with environmental concerns. Ultimately, consumers are seeking green products, but within the parameters of conventional daily consumerism.
Eco Excursion
Consumers turn to functional, eco-friendly travel products
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Flatpack Carrier Making traveling easier, consumers turn to easy-fold carriers Implications - Seeking to avoid over-sized bags and bulky carriers, travelers are turning to alternative luggage solutions that can fold and collapse into smaller shapes. Travel bags that can be easily tucked and stored in tight spaces reflect a growing consumer need for products that are more accommodating and space-conscious, especially for on-the-go use.
Flatpack Carrier
Making traveling easier, consumers turn to easy-fold carriers
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Compact Camper Lone travelers seek out a more practical mode of overnight accommodation Implications - Prioritizing practicality over space, travelers, particularly those travelling solo, are turning to small and compact campers for easy usage. Moving away from oversized campers or luxe amenities, travelers are seeking out attachments that are more suitable for single usage, reflecting a shift towards travel products that are not only more subtle, but also more functional.
Compact Camper
Lone travelers seek out a more practical mode of overnight accommodation
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 302 more Hostel PRO Trends and 1,540 examples!



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