Hostel operators are growing increasingly aware of the need to conserve nature’s resources, according to the folks at Hostelworld. “As a result, there are more and eco-friendly hostels emerging around the world,” they say, and today they start with a list of eight.
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- Hedonisia: A hostel on Hawaii’s Big Island built with recycled materials
- Hostel One66: In Singapore, the decor is all salvaged materials
- Gyreum: On the Irish moors, a saucer-shaped eco-lodge uses wind and solar power
- HI Boston: In downtown Boston, an eco-program offers kayak trips on the Charles
- The Grampians YHA Eco-Hostel in Australia invites ‘roos to dinner and uses the half the usual energy
- The Reykjavik City Hostel promotes energy conservation and stewardship
- Deepdale Backpackers Hostel: In Deepdale, England, backpackers can stay on a working farm
- Enigmata Treehouse Ecolodge: And in the Philippines, a state-of-the-art treehouse overlooks the ocean
The list also earned a spot in the New York Times Sunday travel section.