The Backpackers Hostels Canada blog is a collection of features from the Backpackers Hostels Canada website (http://www.backpackers.ca). Hostels are great friendly places where a budget traveller can get a fantastic price for a bed and meet great people. In Canada there are over 150 accommodations in our network. What all locations have in common is warmth, cleanliness, and a great price. Come explore our blog and our website for ideas on your next trip across Canada.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
The 2015 Backpackers Hostels Canada meeting in Hamilton Ontario!
We had a great time at the 2015 Backpackers Hostels Canada conference in Hamilton Ontario this weekend. The meeting was held at the Hamilton Guesthouse and our hosts, Tim and Tanya Ritchie prepared the weekend wonderfully. It was a pleasure to get to know the City of Hamilton from the vantage point of locals and get more than a glimpse at how the Hamilton hostel fits into the fabric of Hamilton. It was a real learning experience. At the meeting we discussed a number of challenges that the network is facing in the upcoming year and has faced in the past year. A lot of ideas and experiences of hostel management were shared by participants. It was a real success! Thank you Tim and Tanya! From left to right: Lloyd Jones of Thunder Bay International Hostel, Martin Jones of Ottawa Backpackers Inn, Kennedy Jones of Backpackers Hostels Canada, Tom Mantel of the Hamilton Guesthouse, Carl Gagne and Coumba of Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal et Gîte du Parc Lafontaine, Tanya Day Ritchie and Tim Ritchie of the The Hamilton Guesthouse. A great time in Hamilton for the 2015 Backpackers Hostels Canada meeting this weekend!