Hostel Management Unconference, Jerusalem, February 2012

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The next Hostel Management Unconference will take place 28 February to 1 March, 2012 at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem -- awarded Best Hostel in Israel for 2012 at Hostelworld's Hoscar awards!

The format of a Hostel Management Unconference consists entirely of group discussions--picture something like the forums but in person! There are no one-way presentations and no sales pitches--only hostel managers discussing what we love most. The Unconference is an opportunity to meet other hostel managers, talk about issues that affect hostels, and share our combined knowledge and experience for the mutual benefit of all participants.

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Conversation topics will be set and discussed by the attendees. See the Hostel Management Forum for ideas. (e.g., perfecting your hostel atmosphere, setting your hostel apart from the competition, providing additional services beyond a bed, etc.) Each registrant will submit the topics that they are most interested in discussing, and the group will decide the order of discussion during the Unconference. As there are no presentations, all attendees are encouraged to take part in the discussions and contribute their own ideas. Discussions will be held in English.

The Unconference is organized around a 2.5-day format, with an informal welcome event on the first night followed by two days of discussions, cultural exploration of the city, and plenty of networking.

Tentative schedule:

28 February: Welcome drinks in the Abraham Hostel Bar (Evening)
29 February: City tour in the morning, discussion sessions in the afternoon, evening drinks in the bar and moving to a nearby location for live music performance
1 March: Independent touristic option in the morning, discussion sessions at noon, Market cooking experience (tour+dinner) in the afternoon leading to a night of bar crawling in Jerusalem!

We can also arrange tours to other parts of Israel which departs from the hostel.


Dormitory accommodation is FREE at Abraham Hostel on a first-come first-served basis (space is limited). Abraham Hostel would also be glad to assist in booking other hostels in Israel. Contact Yaron at Abraham Hostel directly for more details.

Attendees are responsible for the cost of your own food, drinks, and transportation.

Who Should Attend

In order to make sure that there is enough room for all the hostels that want to attend, the initial registration is open only to hostels. Each hostel may send two people. If you are not affiliated with a specific hostel and would like to attend, please e-mail with information about yourself and why you would like to attend the Unconference.

To ensure the productivity of the event, SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register soon to guarantee your spot!

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem bar

How to Register

To register for the Unconference, fill out the form below. NOTE: Your registration is not confirmed until you hear back from us by email. If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours for some reason, please contact us.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem lounge

Want to host an Unconference at your hostel?

The Hostel Management Unconferences are the "conferences" (or non-conferences) of If you would like to host a Hostel Management Unconference in 2012, please contact us at for more information.

There is a tight schedule of Unconferences worldwide and interest in hosting is high, so please request your dates as far in advance as possible.



Registration is now closed. If you would like to check for cancellations and open space, please email

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