OUR PHILOSOPHY FOR AVAILABILITY AND RESERVATIONS
THURSDAY, 20, DECEMBER, 2012
We are getting close to Christmas and New Year, very busy periods for us in Loki. And unfortunately sometimes we do not find space for everyone asking. I thought this is an opportunity to describe how we do our availability and reservations in Loki hostels.read more
We started Loki with the idea of of creating the hostel we would love to stay in, and reservations is no different especially in busy periods. We remember how hard it is as a traveller to leave a good hostel on the day you initially planned or plan ahead and book the next hostel, we used to just show up in the hostel and hope for a bed or book just before going on the bus to next town.
So in Loki we very rarely book more than 70-80% of the beds in the hostel, so we can allow for walk ins with no reservations or for people who want to extend their stay to stay for longer. I only remember once in more than 7 years that I had to ask a group to leave, we always try to extend people stay and in case we do not have space in the same room we find an alternative. As same as people stay for longer some leave ahead of their planned date, this is also why we do not ask you to pay before you leave as the number of nights nearly always change.
For busy season confirming reservations is even more tricky as we want to allow people to still book a few days in advance, so we slowly release availability in the previous months to the period always leaving enough space for the few days to a week before the date so unorganized travellers like us can still find a place in Loki.
For these reason we usually do not have much availability on sites like Hostelworld and Hostelbookers, but probably still have space and will confirm reservations coming through our own website or directly in the hostels, flexibility is a key for us.
I hope this helps you in understanding how we manage our reservations in Loki and hope we found everyone who is reading this space for the holidays period, and as I said there is still some available.
If you are among the ones we could not find space for we would love you to join us for our events in the hostel.
Manager - Owner - Proud Family Member
Peru - Bolivia - Argentina
8 YEARS TO THE LOKI ADVENTURE
THURSDAY, 13, DECEMBER, 2012
It has been 8 years today (13th December 2004) that our LOKI adventure began, with us at the time signing a contract we did not know how we would fully pay for a wrecked house in Cusco. Loki now offers unique hostels in 5 locations in South America.
This year I want to thank our parents and friends who believed in us, supported us and encouraged us through these years even if we were doing things that seem/were quite silly.
I also like to thank the families of the owners and managers who joined us in our adventure, who not always understood why their son/daughter decided not to go back home or get stuck in one place after only a short part of their trip, but supported them still.
Families and Friends - Thank You
THE LOKI PLANET
WEDNESDAY, 08, FEBRUARY, 2012
Loki Needs Your help!
Are you an expert on South America? Help us populate the Loki Planet!
The Loki Planet is an online guide based on the principles of traveler word-of-mouth.
You can plan trips, check out places to visit, see pre-made itineraries sourced from your trusted friends and the wider Loki Family.
This innovative guide is brought to you by Loki Hostels.
Login using your facebook account to access and update current information about travelling destinations in South America and to enrich your experience using the website.
Loki necesita tu ayuda!
Eres un experto en América del Sur? Nos ayudan a crear el Loki Planet!
El Loki Planet es una guía en línea sobre la base de los principios de los viajeros de la palabra de boca en boca.
Usted puede planificar viajes, echa un vistazo a los lugares a visitar, ver itinerarios pre-hechos de origen de tus amigos de confianza y de la más amplia familia de Loki.
Esta guía innovadora es traído a usted por los albergues de Loki.
Inicie sesión con tu cuenta de Facebook para acceder y actualizar la información actual acerca de los viajes los destinos en América del Sur y para enriquecer su experiencia en el uso del sitio web.
The Loki Family
OSGUR Ó CIARDHA
RECEIVE A FREE NIGHT IN LOKI CUSCO*
TUESDAY, 17, JANUARY, 2012
Inca Trail passes now on sale for March!
Buy your Inca Trail with us between now and the end of February for trekking dates from March 1st onwards and receive a free night in Loki Cusco (in Large Dorm) upon arrival.
Check out our Loki Travel Tour Desk for details
LOKI'S 1ST DAY
WEDNESDAY, 14, DECEMBER, 2011
7 years ago today Jess, Daithi and myself signed the contract to purchase the house on Cuesta Santa Ana #601 Cusco, a house abandoned for years and in a very bad state. We did not have enough money to finish the purchase or to fix it completely.
That afternoon I arrived in Cusco and we proceeded to celebrate in Paddys, Irish pub, with a few too many drinks with Daithi and Dave, who became our 4th partner.
The next day I was so hangover I could not even get to the house, and the owner refused to give the keys to the other 2 which he did not know.
7 months later we opened Loki Cusco.
Now 7 years later with over 100,000 guests who stayed with us, some new partners who joined us, lots of amazing friends and Loki Hacienda our new project in Argentina are all promising to make this exciting for a long time more.
Merry Xmas and an amazing New Year,
Owner - Manager - Proud family member
PS - Blood bombs anyone?
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