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Meet Toni Shina of The Backpack, South Africa

The world’s first Fair Trade accredited hostel, The Backpack is a 100 bed multi-award winning hostel in Cape Town, South Africa. With strong connections to the local community and an emphasis on responsible tourism, Toni Shina, co-owner and founder of The Backpack, talks to STAY WYSE about what makes the Backpack so special.
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The world’s first Fair Trade accredited hostel, The Backpack is a 100 bed multi-award winning hostel in Cape Town, South Africa. With strong connections to the local community and an emphasis on responsible Read More..

01 May 2015
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Authorities challenge hostels in Moscow

The Moscow Times recently reported that youth hostel operators in Moscow are about to come into conflict with the Russian authorities, with proposals made to prevent hostels from operating in residential buildings. The article highlighted Read More..

The Moscow Times recently reported that youth hostel operators in Moscow are about to come into conflict with the Russian authorities, with proposals made to prevent hostels from operating in residential buildings. The article highlighted Read More..

30 April 2015
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Hostel fundraising: selling off proceeds from a scandalous marriage

A collection of marbles and paintings amassed by the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland with proceeds from her scandalous marriage are to be sold to finance youth hostels. A collection of paintings and sculpture Read More..

A collection of marbles and paintings amassed by the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland with proceeds from her scandalous marriage are to be sold to finance youth hostels. A collection of paintings and sculpture Read More..

29 April 2015
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STAY WYSE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER: SAFESTAY

STAY WYSE is pleased to welcome its new member, Safestay. Setting a new standard in stylish, affordable and comfortable accommodation, Safestay appeals to a broad community of guests with its statement buildings, stylish interiors and great city Read More..

28 April 2015
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Base Backpackers and Nomads merger

Nomads Backpackers and the Bunning Family Private Trust have taken over ownership of the Base Backpackers group. The Base Backpacker network, which started with its first hostel in 1987, is a network of Read More..

22 April 2015
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Amazon Destinations launched

Amazon pulled the trigger and has quietly launched its much-awaited new hotel product and brand, Amazon Destinations. Skift broke the story in November that Amazon would launch a new hotel service and, as Read More..

21 April 2015