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					European Hostels Survey – 2005
This Trip Where are you now? Hostel City/Town If travelling around, where were you before this, and where do you plan to go next? Before Current Location After Current Location

Why did you chose this hostel? Mark in Order of Importance (1=V.Important, 5=UnImportant) 1 Price Location Guidebook Review Online Review Recommendation from Other Travellers Availability Facilities on Offer How long will you be staying in this hostel? 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 – 7 days 7 – 14 days Over 2 weeks How long is the trip on which you are on now in TOTAL – including all other places you have visited/might visit? 1-2 days 3-7 days 7-14 days 2-4 weeks 1-3 months 3-6 months Over 6 months 2 3 4 5

How many destinations (Towns/Cities/Other) will you visit on this trip? Number of Destinations: If more than one – list them best you can (place you have been/plan to go to).

Transport – Which of the following have you used or are you planning to use to get between these destinations (you can tick more than one)? Train Bus Plane Car (Hired) Hitchhike Ferry Other (please state) What types of accommodation have you used/do you plan to use, on this trip (you may tick more than one)? Friends and Relatives Independent Hostel Youth Hostel (HI) B&B or Guesthouse Hotel Self-Catering Apartments Campsite Unplanned Other (please state) How much have you budgeted to spend for this trip? Including all transportation (flights, railpasses etc) € Excluding all transportation € (if amount is $ or £ or another currency please state which currency) On an average day – how much do you spend on the following? Accommodation Food € €

Nightlife € Local Transport € Museums and Sightseeing € Souvenirs € Other (Miscellaneous) € (if amount is $ or £ or another currency please state which currency) Which of the following do you use to plan your trip, at home and on the road (you can tick more than one)? Word of Mouth (Friends/Relatives) Internet Guidebooks Travel Agency Media (Newspaper/Magazine/TV) Tourist Board Trade Shows Other (please state) Have you used any of the following to book transport, accommodation and activities (you may tick more than one box)? Air Travel Surface Accommodation Travel (Direct with (Train/Bus hostel/hotel etc) etc) Accommodation (Through booking website/agency) Activities (walking tours, tickets etc

Internet Telephone At a Travel Agency Not Booked in Advance Hostels In General What’s important in a hostel for you? (1=Very Important, 5 = Really Doesn’t Matter) 1 Security Atmosphere Cleanliness Facilities Social Space Staff Price Services Offered 2 3 4 5

Ensuite Facilities Size of Rooms Please Give any other things that are important to you in a hostel that you think are missing for the above list…

Why choose hostels over other types of accommodation? Important Price To Meet People Atmosphere Facilities Availability Are there any other reasons why you would choose a hostel over other types of accommodation? Unimportant

What is the main reason for you to stay in a hostel?

What are your biggest complaints about hostels in general?

Is there anything that you feel missing in the hostel scene or backpacking industry that you would like to see, and that you believe would add to your travelling experience?

Travel In General: How often in a year do you travel? Outside your home country Once a year Two times a year Three times a year 4-6 times a year 7 – 10 times a year More than 10 times a year Assess the importance for you of these difference reasons to travel… Important Explore other cultures Excitement To learn something Relaxation For the challenge Meet new people Visit friends/relatives To party Do world events, such as September 11th, the war on terrorism, SARs or other political and social events have an effect on whether you travel, or where you travel? Would stop my travelling completely. Would make me change my destination. Has no impact. Which of the following do you use as a resource when planning trips (you may tick more than one box)? Word of Mouth (Friends/Relatives) Internet Guidebooks Travel Agency Media (Newspaper/Magazine/TV) Tourist Board Trade Shows Other (please state) How do you book your travel in general? No Opinion Not Important Inside your home country

Air Travel

Surface Accommodation Travel (Direct with (Train/Bus hostel/hotel etc) etc)

Accommodation (Through booking website/agency)

Activities (walking tours, tickets etc

Internet Telephone At a Travel Agency Not Booked in Advance List your choice of accommodation in order of preference (1=favourite, 2=2nd choice, etc) Friends and Relatives Independent Hostel Youth Hostel (HI) B&B or Guesthouse Hotel Self-Catering Apartments Campsite Other (please state) Backpacker, Traveller or Tourist: Which of these labels do you think best describes yourself? Backpacker Traveller Tourist Other (please state) Personal Information Important: This information will only we used in terms of total results, and although we would like you to give us information about yourself so we can understand better who our guests are, none of these questions are compulsory to answer!!! Gender: Male Female Age: Age Nationality:

Nationality Yearly Income: Please Tick Less than €10,000 €10,000 - €15,000 €15,000 - €20,000 €20,000 - €25,000 €25,000 - €30,000 €30,000 - €35,000 More than €35,000 Education: Please Tick: Attended High School Graduated High School Post-High School Education Attended University Completed First Degree Studied for Post-Graduate Degree Completed Post-Graduate Degree THANK YOU! FROM THE EUROPEAN HOSTEL COOPERATION AND THE HOSTELS THROUGHOUT EUROPE!!


				
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