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Information for Hostel Owners/Managers

 

THE LISTING UPDATE & ADVERTISING DEADLINE FOR
THE HOSTEL HANDBOOK IS
NOVEMBER 15, 2011

Download The Hostel Handbook 2012 Listing Update & Order Form in pdf format

Download The 2012 Catalog of Advertising in pdf format

 

The following FAQ should answer most of your questions. This FAQ is divided into the following sections:

1. What is The Hostel Handbook?
2. How can I add a new listing?
3. How can I update my current listing?

4. How can I advertise in the Print Edition and what are the rates?
5. How can I advertise in the Online Edition and what are the rates?

  

1. What is The Hostel Handbook?

The Handbook is a directory style listing of all the hostels in the USA and Canada. There is a print version of The Handbook which is updated each fall for publication in January. There is an Online Version of the Handbook located at www.hostelhandbook.com 

The Basic Listing in The Handbook Print Edition and Online is Free. The Basic Listing includes the following: Hostel Name, Hostel Address, Telephone, Affiliation (if any), Price, Email and Website Address.

In exchange for the Free Basic Listing, we ask that you put a logo and hyperlink to www.hostelhandbook.com on your
homepage or at the top of your "Links" page. You can find linking tools at www.hostelhandbook.com/logo 

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2.
How can I add a new listing?

Check the online listings to be sure you are not already listed. If you are not currently listed in the Handbook, getting listed is simple: fill out the New Hostel Listing Form. I will need the info listed above for the Free Basic Listing. When I receive this information I will set up your online listing immediately. I will also add you to my database. In October of each year you will receive an update form. Use this form to update your Basic Listing and to order advertising in the Print Edition and Online. 

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3.
How can I update my current listing?

The best way to update your existing listing is to send in the Update Form that you receive in October of each year. This will insure that your listing is updated in the next print edition of the book and in the online listings. After December the print edition is sent to the printer.  No changes can be made until the next edition - 12 months later. I can make changes in the online listing. You may email these to me directly: editor@hostelhandbook.com

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4.
How can I advertise in the Print Edition?

Advertising products are available in the print edition starting at $50 for a comment line to a full page ad for $1,400.00. With the purchase of any advertising product you also receive free handbook in sufficient number to pay for the ad. For instance, a Quarter Page Ad is $400 and you receive 125 free Handbooks. The Handbooks carry a cover price of $4.

The following is a partial list of advertising rates:

Product Rate Free Books Received
Comment Lines
(up to 4 lines)
$50 each  20 books per line
Hostel Spot
(3.5"w x 3/4")
$200 80 books
Hostel Special
(spot and 3 lines)
$300 100 books
1/4 Page Ad 
(3.5"w x 2"h)
$400 125 books
1/2 Page Ad
(3.5"w x 4"h)
$750 250 books
Full Page Ad
(3.5"w x 8"h)
$1,400 400 books
Layout charge for 
1/4 & 1/2 Page Ads
$50  
Layout charge for Full Page $100  
Premium pages in the front of the book or at chapter headers are also available.

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5.
How can I advertise in the Online Edition?

Advertising is available online as Online Comment Lines (up to 4) and as Banners.  The banners are hyperlinked to your webpage.  Banners are sold as an annual subscription that runs from January to January.   Hostels do not receive any additional books with banner advertising.   Online advertising rates are as follows:

Product Rate
Online Comments (up to four lines) $100
Full Size Banner - National Page $500
Full Size Banner - Regional Page $200
Full Size Banner - State or Local $100
Half Size Banner - National Page $300
Half Size Banner - Regional Page $100
Half Size Banner - State or Local Page $50
Layout Charge for Banner $50


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Download The Hostel Handbook 2012 Listing Update & Order Form in pdf format

Download The 2012 Catalog of Advertising in pdf format

 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 
www.hostelhandbook.com 
editor@hostelhandbook.com 

 

   

 

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