This is a very valid travel topic as hostelling s far more than just a type of accommodation, it's a culture to those who are involved in it.
I have updated this article, but it's far from complete. Perhaps I'll return to it....partly depends on feedback here
The STAYwise component definitely does not belong in here. It is not part of the topic but a Trade Association for providers of products for students and the young (I believe)>I hesitate to delete it as it might be valid elsewhere...but does WikiTravel accept such obvious self-promos from the business side??
Nomadicman 10:06, 3 February 2012 (EST)Nomadicman. Paul Trundley