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Frequently yawning emptiness on the hostel corridors in the corona pandemic: The number of overnight stays in German youth hostels fell by 63 percent in 2020.
Only 3.6 million overnight stays were counted at the 438 locations (previous year: 9.8), as the German Youth Hostel Association (DJH) announced on Thursday in Detmold. Above all, schoolchildren and other youth groups, who normally form the most important guest segment, hardly came. With the help of short-time work in most areas, investment bans and subsidies from the federal and state governments, only a few permanent site closings have become necessary, said DJH managing director Julian Schmitz. The inventory remained constant: With seven reopened and newly opened houses, six hostels went offline in 2020, although according to Schmitz their closure was at most fueled by the Corona crisis.
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The common good-oriented idea of youth hostels received a lot of support from the population during the crisis, emphasized Vice-Managing Director Oliver Peters. This was shown in stable membership numbers and good demand from families over the summer. Last year, despite Corona, the association recorded fewer exits of its almost 2.4 million members than it has for ten years. In addition, a comparatively large number of new guests discovered youth hostels in the Corona summer.
The association wants to build on this in 2021, it said: With flexible cancellation conditions and hygiene concepts, you will be ready as soon as a reopening is possible. Nevertheless, there is still a need for support, which politicians have now recognized, emphasized Schmitz. How much support will have flowed from federal and state pots in 2020 cannot yet be finally quantified.
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