Hostelworld.com Terms and Conditions
1. Competition description:
Competition Name (the “Draw”): “Tag A Diva Competition”
Third party Instagram user(s) promoting the Draw (the “Influencer(s)”)
Description of the Prize (the “Prize”): The Prize includes a 7-night trip to the destination the “Winner” selects when entering the competition on the Influencer Facebook post/Instagram post. The Prize is for two people (the Winner and their Nominated Friend (as defined below)). The Winner must choose from a list of 27 hostels when entering the competition (see here). The Prize also includes free return economy flights for the Winner and their Nominated Friend from the nearest available international (or if applicable, domestic) airport, up to a total maximum price of €2,000.
Accommodation type: One private room for the Winner and the Nominated Friend. The accommodation type will be subject to availability.
Travel must take place strictly between 1st July 2018 and 31st January 2019.
The Winner is responsible for all taxes, costs and other expenses that are not explicitly included in the prize, and agrees that upon accepting the prize he/she does so entirely at his/her own risk and responsibility.
There is no cash equivalent of the Prize.
The Prize will be delivered to the e-mail address which is provided by the Winner after being chosen and contacted.
Number of Winners (each a “Winner”): There will be one (5) global Winners of the Prize across all channels, one (1) Winner per Influencer from the Entrants who comment on the Influencer’s Instagram post. The Winner will be able to bring one (1) friend to join them on this trip (the “Nominated Friend”).
Third Party Provider of the Prize (the “Partner”): N/A
Draw Open: The Draw will be open for participation 6pm BST on from 1st May 2018 until 6pm BST on 15th May 2018.
Date Draw Will Take Place: The Draw for the Prize will be held on 3pm BST on 16th May 2018. It will be a random draw.
Winner/Alternative Winner will be notified by: The Winner/Alternative Winner will be notified by the Promoter via email.
Date by which Winner must claim their Prize: Within three (3) calendar days from the date of notification that they are a Winner in accordance with Clause 8.
Date by which Alternative Winner must claim their Prize: Within three (3) calendar days from the date of notification that they are an Alternative Winner in accordance with Clause 8. If the first Alternative Winner is unable to confirm their prize within three (3) calendar days, the second Alternative Winner will be notified and this will repeat on a rolling basis.
2. The promoter of the Draw is Hostelworld.com Limited (hereafter known as the “Promoter”) of Floor 2, One Central Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland.
3. By entering the Draw, the “Entrant” agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions and agrees that the decision of the Promoter is binding and final.
4. No purchase is necessary for entry into the Draw.
5. The Prize is provided by the Promoter and, where relevant, the Partner.
6. The Promoter does not own or run any of the services which are provided as part of the Prize. In order to avail of the Prize, the Winner and the Nominated Friend will be required to agree to any relevant terms and conditions or contract required by the third parties supplying the Prize including, where relevant, the Partner. The Winner acknowledges that the Promoter will not be party to any such agreements with the third party suppliers, and will not be liable to the Winner in respect of the terms of those agreements whether directly or indirectly.
7. The Prize is subject to availability, and is at the discretion of Promoter and, where relevant, the Partner.
8. The Prize is non-transferable, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and can only be claimed by the Winner who is notified by the Promoter in accordance with the procedure detailed in Clause 1 above. To claim the Prize, the Winner and the Nominated Friend may have to accept certain terms and conditions, which will be sent to the Winner when they are notified that they have won the Prize in accordance with Clause 1.
9. Where the Prize includes flights, the departure airport used will be dependent on the direct availability from the Winner’s nearest available domestic or international airport, which may not necessarily be the closest.
10. The Winner and the Nominated Friend may need a visa to travel to the country in which the Prize is located, which they should arrange with the relevant country’s local Embassy, at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the Winner and the Nominated Friend to comply with any of relevant country’s visa requirements. Approval is at the discretion of the relevant country’s Embassy and the Promoter and Partner cannot be held responsible for any visa applications being rejected.
11. Travel insurance is not included in the Prize and it is the responsibility of the Winner and the Nominated Friend to arrange suitable cover for their needs if this is relevant to the Prize.
12. Entrants and the Nominated Friend must be aged 18 (eighteen) or over. Entrants must tag the friend that they would share the prize with by @mentioning them on the competition Facebook or Instagram post on the Promoter’s or Influencer’s Facebook or Instagram page and mention the hostel they want to stay. The full list of hostels available is here. Example: “@JohnSmith I want to stay in the Freehand LA!” In entering the Draw, the Entrant does so at his/her own risk and on his/her own initiative, and is responsible for complying with local laws, to the extent any local laws apply. Entry into the Draw may be unlawful under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction and if entry in the Draw is unlawful, the Entrant will breach these terms and conditions and will be immediately disqualified from the Draw.
13. The Draw is not open to employees or agents of the Promoter or any affiliated companies or subsidiaries or any third parties involved in the Draw including, where relevant, the Partner and the Influencers.
14. The Draw is open for participation between the dates set out in Clause 1 above. The Entrants will be required to comply with any Entry Requirements. The Draw for the Prize will be held on the date set out in Clause 1 above.
15. The Winner of the Draw shall be chosen at random by the Promoter from all entries that meet the Entry Requirements.
16. By entering the Draw each Entrant agrees to allow the Promoter and the Influencers to use their name and country of residence, which will be displayed as a Winner on the Hostelworld.com blog as well as on the Facebook and Instagram post.
17. By entering the Draw each Entrant agrees, in the event they are a Winner, to participate in such promotional activity as is reasonably requested by the Promoter, such as providing the Promoter with content (e.g. pictures, Instagram stories or videos) for the Hostelworld.com website, blog, newsletters, and social media channels for further marketing purposes following the Draw.
18. The Winner shall claim the Prize by the date set out in Clause 1. In the event that a Winner fails to respond in writing via e-mail by that date, chooses not to accept the Prize, is ineligible for the Draw or fails to duly complete, execute and return any document required by the Promoter, he/she shall be immediately disqualified from the Draw and he/she shall forthwith relinquish any right or entitlement to the Prize. The Promoter shall then draw from all remaining eligible entries and an alternative Entrant shall be selected as winner of the relevant Prize (the “Alternative Winner“).
19. The Alternative Winner shall be notified in accordance with the procedure detailed in Clause 1 above. The Alternative Winner shall claim the Prize by the date set out in Clause 1. In the event that the Alternative Winner fails to respond in writing via message on Facebook or Instagram by that date, chooses not to accept the Prize, is ineligible for the Draw or fails to duly complete, execute and return any document required by the Promoter, he/she shall be immediately disqualified from the Draw and he/she shall forthwith relinquish any right or entitlement to the Prize. The Prize shall then be re-issued to the next Alternative Winner on a rolling basis.
20. Only one entry per social media account (last entry) will be accepted. The Promoter will not accept multiple entries using the same social media account.
21. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual that submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorised account holder of the social media account.
22. Each Entrant releases and holds the Promoter and its employees, agents, sub-contractors and consultants harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Draw or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any Prize, including without limitation, personal injury, property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
23. The receipt by an Entrant of any Prize is conditional upon that Entrant and the Nominated Friend executing all relevant releases and other documentation and providing such assistance as the Promoter may reasonably require.
24. The Promoter shall not be liable for any breach of its obligations hereunder resulting from causes beyond its reasonable control including but not limited to fires, strikes (of its own or other employees), insurrection or riots, embargoes, delays in transportation, requirements or regulations of any civil or military authority, computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or technical failure and the Promoter shall be entitled to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Draw and these terms and conditions without liability.
25. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or discontinue this Draw or to restrict its availability to any person, at any time, for any or no reason, and without prior notice or liability to Entrants.
26. These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and the Entrant hereby agrees that for the benefit of the Promoter and without prejudice to the right of the Promoter to take proceedings before any other court of competent jurisdiction, that the courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any suit, action or proceedings that might arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions and for such purposes the Entrant irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of such courts.