Discover the Adopt a Hostel campaign

- Posted on: 02/05/2020 - By: Gabi Hasselmann $itemValue.title

What is a hostel experience for you? For us it is about unforgettable moments; connections and bonds that last for a lifetime! It is about sitting on a table with complete strangers and leaving it full of new friends! It's about sharing, caring and learning from each one we meet along the way. As Anthony Bourdain once said: “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you". And this is why we've been here for the past years: to provide a home away from home to our guests and to encourage them to create connections with people from all over the globe, living a remarkable experience that will change their lives. We are proud of who we are and what we do, and that's why we proudly joined the #AdoptaHostel campaign.

It's been amazing and beautiful years since we founded our first hostel Garden Lane Backpackers, which was followed by Gardiner House Hostel. Two different types of hostel, in opposite sides of the city, but with one ingredient in common that changes everything: love. And that, together with a lot of hard team work, is what made us to be two of the best hostels in Dublin. It's been graceful, yet challenging - and it wouldn't be possible without everyone who is part of our history in some way: our guests, our superb staff, our partners, our suppliers... literally everyone who has taken part into this adventure in some way. A huge thank you to all of you!



Of course, we want to keep learning and growing to be here for the next 10, 20, 50 years, providing a unique time to everyone who stays with us! Here is where #AdoptaHostel campaign jumps in. With Covid-19 outbreak bringing countries to close their borders, making travel plans to be cancelled or postponed, and heavily dropping reservation numbers, our industry has been hardly beaten. We know it's no one's fault that we need to be home now, but we also know that we are doing so to have our freedom back and to be able to #traveltomorrow. With Adopt a Hostel, you are able to do both. But how? This beautiful initiative gives you, globetrotter, the opportunity to purchase a Canbe Hostels Gift Card for yourself or somebody else. By doing so, you'll, from the safety of your home, be supporting and helping us to go through this tough time and keeping your credit to come and stay with us on brighter days! No planning to travel any time soon but still want to help? You can choose an amount to donate! Isn't it wonderful?


How does it work?

By clicking on this link, you'll find the vouchers available. You just need to choose the amount of the Gift Card and for whom you are buying it - it can be yourself or a friend. You don't need to choose the dates you are coming now: whenever you decide it, you just need to email us at in order to redeem the voucher. What's more: the credit is valid to be used in one of our two hostels; so decide what you want to see in the city, set your guide and check which one suits your necessities the most - our intimate rooftop hostel on the south side of the city or our cool terrace one on the north side. Easy, isn't it? 


Once again, we thank all of you, for being part of Canbe family and helping us to build a life full of great memories and #canbemoment. We can't wait to be back to our vibrant hostels life, welcoming travellers like you!


Adopt a Hostel and let's keep growing together!


Much love to y'all, dear readers!

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