Eco Hostels Are

HostelBookers allied themselves with the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and is committed to environmentally sustainable hostels. Travellers are increasingly aware of their impact on the environment and are looking for environmentally friendly alternatives. Result is an increasing number of environmentally-friendly hostels, which often still lack awareness. HostelBookers would like to support this ecological hostel and encourage more people to think greener and travel. Many of these green hostels used renewable raw materials and reduce their CO2 capacity? and waste to a minimum.

The Aveiro Rossio Hostel in the heart of the city of Aveiro is the first eco-Hostel in Portugal. Solar panels on the roof to heat all the water for the hostel here for nine months. All toilets and water taps have a built-in savings system, to minimize the consumption of water, and many of the furniture were reused from second hand. Hostelling International in Washington, DC, is the only hostel in the world, has been awarded with an energy star. Each floor has its own Recycling centre for aluminium, glass, paper and plastic.

All rooms are equipped with energy-saving bulbs and the SOAP in the kitchen is also environmentally friendly. The hostel shows current documentary films about environmental issues once a month. The cabinas TINA’s Casitas is active in protecting the environment in Costa Rica. The rooms at the four homes are equipped with rustic furniture, which blend harmoniously into the natural environment. Between May and October, the hostel will help to plant new trees to protect the local fauna and flora. Guests can sign up for eco-tourism tours here and get to know Costa Rica. Green hostels, like the cabinas TINA’s Casitas in Costa Rica, allows travellers with a smaller budget, travel to distant lands and to protect the environment”, said David Smith, Managing Director of HostelBookers. Many of the eco hostels are not only environmentally friendly, they engage their guests themselves. We think this is a great thing and should be supported. As a member of the ecotourism society we will support best these eco-friendly hostels.” About HostelBookers: is a free booking website in the Internet, where customers everywhere can book hostels, hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation in the world. The Web site offers over 18,000 accommodation in over 3,500 destinations worldwide travellers. Accommodations are judged by the customers and classified so that the best are easy to find. About the International Ecotourism Society (TIES): The International Ecotourism Society was founded in 1990 and today is the great? te and oldest ecotourism organization in the world. TIES tried to motivate people around the world to do so responsibly to protect travel and the environment.