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Byron Bunda
Byron Bunda designs websites for backpacker hostels. Born in America to an Australian father, he came to experience another way of life. Besides web design, Byron enjoys discussing all topics related to the hostel industry.

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Want a more profitable hostel? Look to direct bookings

Ah, the good old days before the internet when being in the guidebooks was enough for any hostel. I’ve heard industry veterans wax nostalgically about juggling two phones (land lines) […]

In Australian backpacker hostels, quality is still an extra amenity

In his recent opinion piece “Why backpacker hostels had to change to suit millennials” Ben Groundwater argues that bad hostels had to change. He suggests that in the internet age […]

Cover your assets. Part two: Insurance pitfalls, they’re easier to avoid than escape

Everybody makes mistakes. No one is perfect. However, today we’re covering a few common insurance pitfalls and mistakes that can be fatal to a backpacker or youth tourism business. We […]

Cover your assets: a series on insurance

Part one: the basics People in the youth tourism industry are a fun-loving bunch, but if I took a poll as to which aspects of operating a backpacker-related business are […]

Hostel: the S is for social

On warm summer nights, walking past numerous Kings Cross hostels I see backpackers gathered on the pavement out the front. I can hear them chatting in English, French and German […]

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