G Adventures has partnered with the hostel booking platform Hostelworld to create’Roamies“A product that our partners call” a new style of travel for 18-35 years old “.

This new combination of a highly sociable hostel experience and a small group adventure trip begins with a collection of 38 programs in 15 countries and has accommodations in more than 50 of the “hottest hostels in the world”.


According to partners, the Roamies collection is the beginning of a long-term partnership and more tours will be added in more locations.

Reservations are currently being accepted and the first tour is set for May 8, 2022.

“Roamies captures the bohemian nature of adventure travel and combines it with the inherently social aspects of the hostel,” G Adventures said in a press release.

“This collection brings together independent travelers to explore the world on a 5-34 day tour with maximum freedom and flexibility. Incorporates additional free time to book optional activities. And every trip is supported by a professional CEO at every stage. “

The Bruce Poon Chip of G Adventures is recognized as one of Canada’s most admired CEOs.

Blue Spoontip, founder of G-Adventures, said travelers’ wishes changed during the pandemic. The partnership arose from the desire to create something entirely new for young travelers who have been deprived of the opportunity to explore and interact in the last two decades. Several months.

“We have always paid great respect to Hostelworld. This is a great company with an incredible commitment to travel progress and the quality we appreciate and share. “Poon Tip says.

“The pandemic has given us the opportunity to act like a start-up again. Learn more about Hostelworld’s business and put the brand together to create the perfect combination of backpacking and organized travel. , I realized I had the opportunity to create something special. “

At a press conference at Zoom, Poontip and Hostelworld CEO Gary Morrison discussed the concept. Reflecting the current reality, the two travel leaders have never actually met in person, but nevertheless do not prevent them and their respective teams from working together on this project for nearly a year.

“We are working together to create new styles of travel that enable our customers to have a better travel experience and support a model of community tourism based on investing in as many local and small businesses as possible. It can’t be expressed as well as the hostel market, which is a family-owned company, “says Poontip.

Lima Peru Hostel Accommodation
Comfortable dormitory room accommodation in Kokopelli Hostel Baranco, Lima, Peru.

He adds that the hostel has evolved significantly in recent years, offering facilities such as a swim-up bar, roof terrace and coffee shop.

As Poontip says G Adventures has grown into a global adventure travel powerhouse, its size makes it difficult to integrate hostel accommodation into tour products. With a focus on technology, Hostelworld boasts more than 17,000 properties on its platform, and Morrison states that the majority are owner-owned small businesses.

“Our mission is to help hostels meet other travelers they want to meet while traveling, so it makes absolutely sense to partner with G-Adventure to offer a combination of hosteling and adventure travel. When young people travel, they want to do more than just look at the place. They make meaningful connections and change their view of themselves and the world positively. I want to have an experience. “

According to Morrison, according to a company survey, 60% of Hostelworld’s clients are individual travelers and 80% want to meet and work with other travelers. At G Adventures, Poontip says that two-thirds of clients travel alone and two-thirds are women. Roamies gives travelers access to a variety of optional activities and events organized by the hostel.

Munich beer hall
A young traveler at a beer hall in Munich.

According to Poontip, the new concept gives travelers the peace of mind that they are part of a group, with add-on activities to suit their tastes, from simple things like yoga classes to skydiving adventures. You can choose freely.

First destinations include Albania, Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Thailand and Vietnam. Prices start at less than $ 100 per day and start at around $ 200 per day, including accommodation, meals and activities.

Poon Tip states that the new product will be “as available as all options” through the travel agency channel and will help “liven up the Hostel world in the travel industry.”