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Girl Guides Presentation
Transcript of Girl Guides Presentation
What is Hostelling International?
To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of peoples, places and cultures through Hostelling
HI around the World
60 hostels in Canada
200 Hostels in Australia
2,500 hostels in Europe
What you can always expect
HI's Quality Standards:
Spend a night.....not a fortune
a typical multi-share room
HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach
Basel St. Alban, Switzerland
Heeg hostel, Netherlands
Hervey Bay, YHA
Magnetic Island, YHA
Perth City, YHA
Sydney Central, YHA
Private rooms too!
Private rooms with ensuites
- bring out the gourmet in you!
Some hostels even
have free breakfast!
Self-catering kitchens are great when you are travelling on a budget!
Dining Areas and Cafes
Some hostels even have onsite cafes and restaurants..
Cheaky's Cafe at HI-Whistler
Cougar Pete's at HI-Banff
TV rooms, Games rooms, libraries, internet kiosks, patios and more....
Get the most out of your trip
Friendly travel tips from front desk staff
Lots of hostels have free or cheap activities, be sure to check out the activities board or ask
Types of Hostels
around the world
From Big City....
YHA Wellington, New Zealand
...to Off the Beaten Track!
Ban-Kruit YHA, Thailand
In the middle of it all
HI-New York, USA
Manchester YHA, England
Away from it all
HI-Yoho National Park, Canada
Kebnekaise Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Resort Style Getaways
Mission Beach YHA, Australia
HI-Banff Alpine Centre, Canada
YHA Opoutere, New zealand
Grampians YHA, Australia
And the Very Unique!
HI-Ottawa Jail, Canada
HI-Shuswap Lake, Canada
HI-Olympos - Kadir's Yörük
Top Tree House, Turkey
Girl Guides Discover Hostelling Challenge
Experience a HI Hostel
Plan your trip and research hostelling
Stay overnight, cook your own meals and meet others from around the world.
Spread the word about hostelling when you get home
HI staff and other travellers will help you along the way
Before you go
Planning your trip...
What to Pack?
Before you go
Divide into groups
Answer the questions under the travel categories
Learn some common phrases
Ensure passport/travel documents are valid
Convert money/travellers Cheques
Debit/credit cards are accepted
Photocopy important documents
Copy of prescriptions
Get HI-membership card
Check baggage allowance
Choose travelling to Europe for the month of June, you will visit Italy, Germany and France
Choose travelling to Australia for the month of June
Airlines typically allow you to bring 50 lbs of checked luggage, what will you pack?
Are vaccinations required?
Pick up some vocabulary
Save, Save, Save!
Do you need a membership?
Junior (17 and under)
Group (10 or more)
Visit us at
How Hostelling began
1909 - Richard Schirrmann -
a school teacher from Germany created
the concept of Hostelling.
1933 - Catherine and Mary Belle Barclay -
brought Hostelling to Canada
4,000 hostels worldwide
Learn to say Hello and Goodbye in 4 different languages
Bonjour - Hello
Au revoir - Goodbye
Hola - Hello
Adiós - Goodbye
Olá - Hello
Tchau - Goodbye
(Zia - Gian)