Denmark Danish Hostel Organisation received the Mermaid Prize for 2014

21. Feb. 2014
Line Juhl

“Danhostel received the Mermaid Prize for 2014 because they have shown by their many new and exciting initiatives, that a hostel can be a modern place of accommodation for active people,” says Anne-Vibeke Isaksen, President of the Danish Travel Journalists.

You are never more than 22 miles (35km) from the nearest Danhostel.  They are spread out all over Denmark, like flowers in a meadow. Danhostel received the Mermaid Prize because of their focus on innovation and development in recent years.

“Danhostel received the Mermaid Prize for 2014 because they have shown by their many new and exciting initiatives, that a hostel can be a modern place of accommodation for active people,” says Anne-Vibeke Isaksen, President of the Danish Travel Journalists.

The Danish Travel Association awards the Mermaid Prize to a person or an organisation that has contributed in an outstanding way to the promotion of the Danish Tourism Industry in the past year.

New Experiences Every Time

“There are 87 different Danhostels all over Denmark, each in its unique location, with its own soul and friendly hosts.  The diversity allows guests to get a great experience every time they visit a Danhostel whether it is in Kolding, Skagen, Odense or any of the other 84 hostels,” says Director, Ina Thorndahl.

Ina Thorndahl believes that the Mermaid Prize is important because it can enlighten people on what a hostel can offer for 2014 and the future.

Focus on Active People  

Danhostel launched a new website in 2013, which can be accessed from smart phones, iPads, etc. - all to accommodate the modern guests.

“Our new website www.danhostel.dk, functions as a portal for all who want to stay at Danhostel regardless of whether they come for holidays, courses, meetings, school camps and training camps.  And it has become much easier to book overnight stays at a Danhostel,” says Ina Thorndahl.

Danhostel Sport was launched at the beginning of 2014 as an offer for guests who want an active holiday or a place to stay in connection with training.  “We have made it as easy as possible to hold your training camp here, or have an active holiday with your family. When you book your reservation, the local hostel will help to organize your stay and work in partnership with local sports and fitness centres. That is a smart solution. Therefore we are very happy that the Danish Tourism Association has recognised our work,” says Ina Thorndahl.

For further information, contact Director, Ina Thorndahl, at 60 22 57 99 or ina@danhostel-s.dk.

About Danhostel

There are 87 Danhostels, and they unique in regard to architecture, interior design, facilities and location.  So whether you want to stay in the big cities or on the outskirts, on the peninsula or  islands, cook your own meals, or enjoy fine wine and dining at a restaurant, there is a Danhostel for you.

All Danhostels are managed by a host or hosts who have a vast amount of knowledge of the local area and are happy to share their experiences and assist you to find good restaurants, activities, attractions, and anything else that you need.

With 11,410 beds divided among 2,930 rooms, 1.1 million yearly overnight stays and a yearly turnover of over 400 million dkk, Danhostel is one of Denmark’s largest places for accommodation.

 

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