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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 Nov 17, 2014, includes 248 PRO Trends and 1,240 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 2,156,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 248 Hostel PRO Trends = 248 Powerpoint Pages Hostel PPT Report
• 1,240 Hostel Examples

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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:

Blatant Faux Fake fur provides mental and physical comfort in more than just clothing Implications - Though physical comfort is still important to consumers, the desire for a clear conscience has consumers seeking alternatives to luxurious, but often cruel fur. This ushers in a wave of faux fur that is so pervasive it is penetrating industries beyond fashion. Consumers are wearing their faux fur badge with pride, un-intuitively going against the glamorization of "authenticity" in favor of passive activism.
Blatant Faux
Fake fur provides mental and physical comfort in more than just clothing
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Recreational Start-Up Promoting personal interests, entrepreneurs create businesses around leisure Implications - Finding inspiration within personal interests and hobbies, young entrepreneurs are seeking to integrate elements often associated with leisure into their business ventures. Creating start-ups around travel and networking, these ventures are allowing individuals to convert traditionally recreational activities into monetary enterprises.
Recreational Start-Up
Promoting personal interests, entrepreneurs create businesses around leisure
4 Examples + Score + Implications


On-the-Go Crafting Art activities are made more portable to offer kids on-the-go engagement Implications - Seeking to occupy kids while on-the-go, parents are turning to portable arts and crafts activities for efficiency. Offering products like coloring books and drawing sets that can be easily packed up and carried around, brands are allowing kids to express their artistic side beyond the comforts of their own home.
On-the-Go Crafting
Art activities are made more portable to offer kids on-the-go engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Climatic Excursion Prioritizing adventure, travelers seek out destinations with extreme climates Implications - Moving away from typically warm travel destinations, consumers are turning to more extreme climate conditions for experiential appeal. Seeking out places like Iceland that are known for unpredictable and chilly weather, travelers are willing to brave harsh conditions in exchange for more contrast from their everyday.
Climatic Excursion
Prioritizing adventure, travelers seek out destinations with extreme climates
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Simulated Travel Instead of actually taking a trip, consumers turn to virtual reality for escape Implications - Consumers are busier than ever, which has left less time than ever for travel. The introduction of virtual reality travel experiences is providing consumers with the ability to get away without ever actually leaving. This shift supports the frugal consumer who's looking for cost-effective means of entertainment.
Simulated Travel
Instead of actually taking a trip, consumers turn to virtual reality for escape
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Conscious Stay Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics Implications - Seeking to connect with travelers on a more emotional level, hotels are adopting elements of social good for consumer appeal. Exposing guests to social issues and offering chances to volunteer and give back, these travel destinations appeal to not just the need for new experiences, but the need to feel good about oneself.
Conscious Stay
Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Communal Travel Crowdsourced and shared travel becomes a cost-effective means for exploration Implications - The inherently social nature of travel is being supported by apps and programs that foster a crowdsourced, communal experience. Everything from accommodations to tours are being upgraded to reflect a growing preference for a peer-to-peer experience, which decreases cost and a need to rely on traditional means like travel agents.
Communal Travel
Crowdsourced and shared travel becomes a cost-effective means for exploration
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Sharing The peer-to-peer economy becomes supported by apps for travel or leisure Implications - The influx of consumers living in urban spaces has supported the boom of peer-to-peer culture, which is being streamlined via apps. As everything from ride sharing to travel becomes an opportunity for sharing, the incorporation of apps into the equation further leverages consumer control for decentralized ownership.
Appified Sharing
The peer-to-peer economy becomes supported by apps for travel or leisure
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 242 more Hostel PRO Trends and 1,240 examples!



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