Information for Hostel Managers
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Allen's Guide
Allen's Guide is a directory of premium Summer Camps for kids and teens and travel programs for all ages. Allen's Guide seeks out unusual and interesting programs from around the world. We bring our visitors a collection of programs unlike any other guide in print or on the Internet.
How do I get my hostel listed in Allen's Guide
Our backend reservation system is part of Bookhostels.com (also known as HostelWorld). You must sign-up for their system in order to let Allen's Guide visitors reserve accomodations at your hostel.
How come my hostel is not listed on its city page
Allen's Guide creates detail pages for popular cities (e.g., London, Dublin, New York).If your hostel has signed up with Bookhostels, and is located in one of the cities with an Allen's Guide city page, and we do not have a short description for it, the answer is we haven't gotten around to it yet. Send us an email with your Bookhostels hostel number, and we'll add it for you.
Can I change the description of my hostel on its city page
You are welcome to request changes to your hostel's description. Please do not become abusive and do this frequently. We try to keep all descriptions factual and free of marketing-speak (no exclamation points, subjective adjectives, etc.). We are particularly interested in receiving more location information such as city neighborhood, proximity to major landmarks and transportation routes.
How do I get more out of Allen's Guide
In addition to our hostel booking, we also operate a very active summer jobs board. If you hire or provide room and board for extra help during the summer season, you are welcome to post openings for free on our jobs board. See our Jobs FAQ for more details.
If you have other business opportunities you'd like to discuss with us, send us an email. We're always open to new suggestions.