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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 Aug 19, 2015, includes 345 PRO Trends and 1,725 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 2,444,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 345 Hostel PRO Trends = 345 Powerpoint Pages Hostel PPT Report
• 1,725 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:

Communal Wilderness Nature-focused communities offer education and awareness about wildlife issues Implications - Looking for a respite from modern society, many nature-loving consumers are turning to wilderness ventures to reconnect with the earth. Far from denying the prevalence of technology, these endeavors strive to find a conscious balance between nature, wildlife and man-made concepts, suggesting that the categories are not mutually exclusive, but actually can work together to increase awareness and foster community.
Communal Wilderness
Nature-focused communities offer education and awareness about wildlife issues
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Productive Passenger Targeting business travelers, airlines cater to on-the-go worker needs Implications - The coveted business traveler comes with specific needs, and airlines are meeting these specifications with products and services accommodating busy work schedules while in transit. While this increases the likelihood of developing loyal customers, this professional shift is also a part of a more comprehensive push to serve the needs of constantly connected consumers.
Productive Passenger
Targeting business travelers, airlines cater to on-the-go worker needs
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Bleisure Travel Upleveled airport services blur the line between business and leisure Implications - With upleveled services that encourage working travelers to head to the airport a few hours early, the line between business and leisure continues to blur. In implementing indulgent airport services that span retail, hospitality and the health and well-being industries, service providers are seeking to redefine the terminal experience from one of a passive period of waiting to a rejuvenating and memorable stay.
Bleisure Travel
Upleveled airport services blur the line between business and leisure
5 Examples + Score + Implications


App-Enabled Curation Mobile apps integrate customization aspects to generate consumer interest Implications - Realizing the importance of customization among millennial consumers, mobile app developers are turning to personalization features to satisfy individual needs. Offering curated search options, recommendations and even social platforms, this shift speaks to a growing desire for content that can be easily adapted and tailored to consumer interests.
App-Enabled Curation
Mobile apps integrate customization aspects to generate consumer interest
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Lifestyle Millennials turn to apps that cater to their distinct lifestyle needs Implications - Catering to a generation of young people who prioritize individuality, mobile apps are offering content that caters to specific types of lifestyles and interests. Covering diverse categories such as fashion, fitness and even relationships, apps of this nature not only meet specific needs, but they also reflect a growing desire for targeted content, particularly among young people.
Appified Lifestyle
Millennials turn to apps that cater to their distinct lifestyle needs
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Luminous Energy Consumers turn to high-tech light therapy to combat fatigue and jet lag Implications - Consumers are increasingly turning to high-tech devices powered by UV rays in order to boost energy levels and combat jet lag. This progression toward energizing wearables reflects the modern consumer desire for streamlined self-care solutions that support mental alertness and increase the ability to focus. Such health-supporting solutions also adhere to concerns around utilizing natural solutions rather than relying on pharmaceutical methods.
Luminous Energy
Consumers turn to high-tech light therapy to combat fatigue and jet lag
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Wearable Slumber Wearable devices provide enhanced sleep with advanced digital functions Implications - In response to millennials becoming increasingly preoccupied with health considerations, tech brands are developing wearable devices that target and improve sleep. Outside of the sleep sphere, the digitization of wellness is aligned with the current merging of personal care with tech tools suited to young audiences.
Wearable Slumber
Wearable devices provide enhanced sleep with advanced digital functions
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Analog Awareness Brands get noticed with emotive, tech-free campaigns focused on values Implications - Given the high mobile usage rates among Hispanic demographics, brands are starting to appeal to what has seemingly been left behind with emotion-driven analog campaigns in the physical world. Relying on the rule of value and scarcity, such seemingly counter-intuitive campaigns use the juxtaposition of tech-free publicity stunts in an increasingly digital era to engage consumers.
Analog Awareness
Brands get noticed with emotive, tech-free campaigns focused on values
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 339 more Hostel PRO Trends and 1,725 examples!



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