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  1. Q & A with Ronan Garvey of Sleepzone Hostels, Ireland

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    Q & A with Ronan Garvey of Sleepzone Hostels, Ireland

    Mar012013

    Meet Ronan Garvey, owner of Sleepzone Hostels – one of the most popular group of hostels in the west of Ireland with hostels in Galway City, the Burren and Connemara. I caught up with Ronan to find out what’s his favourite restaurant in Galway, what he thinks makes a good hostel and how one guest was convinced she had a chip in her head that was put there by a US politician…

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  2. Q & A with Gonzalo Rodriguez of Bellavista and La Chimba Hostels, Santiago

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    Q & A with Gonzalo Rodriguez of Bellavista and La Chimba Hostels, Santiago

    Oct252012

    Meet Gonzalo Rodriguez, owner of the award-winning La Chimba Hostel and also Bellavista Hostel in Santiago, Chile. I was lucky enough to not only have stayed in Bellavista Hostel, but I also did a wine tour with Gonzalo. He also helped me out with my 'How to save money in Santiago' video. I asked him a few questions about his hostel, his favourite bar in Santiago and what made him open a hostel...

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  3. Q & A with Marco Vannucchi of PLUS Hostels

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    Q & A with Marco Vannucchi of PLUS Hostels

    Oct012012

    Meet Marco Vannucchi, co-owner of one of Europe's most popular hostel chains PLUS Hostels. They've hostels in Prague, Berlin, Florence and Rome, but today we're talking about Venice. We caught up with Marco to find out what's his favourite bar in Venice, what you shouldn't miss in the famous Italian city and one guest who didn't quite understand what type of accommodation he was staying in.

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  4. Q & A with Luca Coda of Hostel of the Sun, Naples

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    Q & A with Luca Coda  of Hostel of the Sun, Naples

    Sep182012

    Meet Luca Coda, owner of the award-winning Hostel of the Sun in Naples. I was lucky enough to have stayed in Hostel of the Sun six years ago on a trip to Naples. While I meet Luca every year at the 'Hoscars', the biggest hostel awards of the year, reading this makes me think I need to get back to Naples and his hostel sooner rather than later.

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  5. Q & A with Sascha Dimitriewicz of Wombats City Hostels

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    Q & A with Sascha Dimitriewicz of Wombats City Hostels

    Sep112012

    Meet Sascha Dimitriewicz, co-founder of one of Europe's most popular hostel chains Wombats who have have hostels in Munich, Vienna, Berlin and now Budapest. We caught up with Sascha to find out what he thinks makes a good hostel, what's his favourite bar in Vienna and how he made one Japanese guest very, very happy.

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  6. Q & A with Toni and Lee of The Backpack Cape Town

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    Q & A with Toni and Lee of The Backpack Cape Town

    Jun232011

    In our ‘Meet the hostel owner/ manager’ blog we chat with Toni Shina The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre, Cape Town. They tell us all about their hostel, Cape Town and a guest who had an unusual plan for where to have lunch.

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