Sustainability

Sustainability Stories: Championing Accessibility at INOUT Hostel

Sustainability Stories: Championing Accessibility at INOUT Hostel

Accessibility in travel has come a long way, with transport and accommodation providers realising that they need to cater to travellers with extra physical, neurological and mental health needs. But many travel providers are still learning, including hostels. To hear from a hostel that’s getting accessibility right, we’re headed to Barcelona, to meet INOUT hostel….

How to be an ethical digital nomad 

How to be an ethical digital nomad 

I’ve been a backpacker and a digital nomad for over 15 years, and in that time, a lot has changed. On the surface, those changes encompass things like the prevalence of smartphones and mobile data, which allow for constant connectivity, as well as co-working spaces that enable remote workers to stay productive no matter where…

A traveller’s guide to carbon offsetting

A traveller’s guide to carbon offsetting

When it comes to sustainable travel, a topic that comes up time and time again is carbon offsetting. You might have heard your airline or your favourite travel influencer mention it, but what actually is it and how does it work? Well, at Hostelworld we’ve launched this for our travellers and here we’re going to break it down for you, so you can decide whether to offset your next trip.    Travel and our…

Sustainability Stories: Recycling at St Christopher’s Inn, Barcelona

Sustainability Stories: Recycling at St Christopher’s Inn, Barcelona

Caring for the climate while you travel doesn’t have to be hard work, especially when your hostel is doing what they can to protect our planet. With them doing the leg work for you, you can sit back and sip your sangria knowing that you’re contributing to the greater good. In this series, Hostelworld’s Sustainability…

Cheers to sustainability: eco-friendly beers to try on your travels Cheers to sustainability: eco-friendly beers to try on your travels

Cheers to sustainability: eco-friendly beers to try on your travels

For many of us beer becomes one of our five-a-day while travelling. Whether you’re a lager lover, pale ale aficionado, or low-alcohol brews keep you hoppy, it’s never been easier to find an eco-friendly alternative to the local tipple. There’s no feeling quite like ending a day of exploring with a refreshing pint or cracking…

Sustainability Stories: Volunteering at Rio Hostel Buritaca Sustainability Stories: volunteering at El Rio Hostel Buritaca

Sustainability Stories: Volunteering at Rio Hostel Buritaca

Sustainable travel isn’t just a trend, and for our planet to survive, it needs to be the norm. Travel is well and truly back up and running, but you know what isn’t? Greenwashing. Not around here! Climate-conscious adventurers want to know how to travel sustainably, and ensure they leave a positive mark on the communities…

Best sustainable activities to spice up your next trip

Best sustainable activities to spice up your next trip

We all want to make a positive impact on the places we visit, so what are our top tips for sustainable travel? Packing plastic-free items, staying in hostels and avoiding planes are all good for the environment. Supporting family-run cafes and tour companies makes a difference to local communities. But what are the best sustainable…

The sustainable packing list every traveller needs!

The sustainable packing list every traveller needs!

By now, we’re aware of the environmental impact travelling has. When you’re on the road without home comforts, in countries where being eco-friendly isn’t so easy, single-use plastic is often the norm. Tourist attractions full of discarded packaging, beaches covered in rubbish, not to mention how much waste half-eaten plane food creates… While we have…

The top 5 countries leading the way in sustainable development & why you should visit them

The top 5 countries leading the way in sustainable development & why you should visit them

There are many reasons to look after our planet and, of course, the freedom to keep exploring wonderful places is a reason high on many backpackers’ lists. The United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2015 to work on social, economic and environmental issues. It may be no surprise to hear that Northern…

How to travel sustainably… Stay in a hostel!

How to travel sustainably… Stay in a hostel!

Travelling with a clean, green conscience. Can it really be done? It’s no secret that explorers are becoming more aware of the impact that travelling has on the planet, and everyone from gap year-ers to silver surfers wants to know how to travel sustainably. With nearly 70% of hostel travellers claiming that climate change is…

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