Hostelworld 20 Years On

Looking back and looking to the future!

28th to 30th January 2019

The Helix – DCU, Dublin


The Hostelworld Conference is back for its 15th consecutive year, and this event is bound to be bigger than ever as we hit an exciting milestone… our 20th year of hostel industry expertise!


That’s two decades of valuable experience and learnings into the constantly evolving needs of intrepid hostel travellers. At the 2019 conference we will delve deeper into our wealth of data-driven insights, looking into the future of hostelling like never before.


We wouldn’t be here 20 years on without our valued hostel partners, which is why next year we’ll be doing more listening. We want to spark relevant discussions that address your specific needs whilst exploring what’s next for our thriving industry. This will include a State of the Hostel Union address by our CEO Gary Morrison.


Next year’s conference returns to the Helix Dublin, on DCU’s Glasnevin campus. This will kick off with registration and a welcome reception on Monday the 28th of January. Day one of the conference commences Tuesday January 29th, followed by The Hostelworld Conference Party at The Odeon on Harcourt Street from 7:30pm that evening. Wednesday the 30th is the final day of the conference, with things wrapping up at around 2pm for yet another year.


We look forward to welcoming you back for a very special conference year!