A New Breed of Hostels

My favorite hotel brand, Grupo Habita, responsible for Hotel Americano in Chelsea, has expanded their portfolio to include hostels.

Downtown Beds hostel occupies the service quarters in the newly renovated palace hotel Downtown Mexico

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Christine Ajudua rounds up other concept hostels making waves around the world in her New York Times article Not Your Average Hostels

Mayor Bloomberg also recently announced NYC & Co.’s Under <30 campaign to attract younger visitors, with plans to attract hostel development in New York City. 

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As a hostel lodger and lover, I am very excited about this new trend in travel.