Safestay acquires U Hostels for €3 million

Safestay acquires U Hostels for €3 million

Safestay has acquired U Hostels Albergues Juveniles, SL for €3 million. U Hostels includes three leasehold properties — two in Madrid and one in Paris. Safestay said the purchase is a first step in establishing a pan-European network of hostels. “Going...
St Christopher’s Inns launch no deposit booking model

St Christopher’s Inns launch no deposit booking model

St Christopher’s Inns is giving travellers more spontaneity with their new offer of no upfront payment and flexible cancellation. The European backpacker hostel chain has launched their ‘Your Trip. Your Story. Your Way campaign‘ which allows guests to...
This hostel in Berlin is a clandestine cash cow for North Korea

This hostel in Berlin is a clandestine cash cow for North Korea

Berlin’s City Hostel appears at first glance to be a simple, cheap option for staying in the German capital. It’s not far from iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, and while online reviews complain of dodgy WiFi and broken windows, the hostel offers “good...