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Lonely Planet/hostleworld / Restrictive Practices

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We are a cash low cost backpacker hostel who charges from USD 2 to 5 per night.

We cannot get listed on Lonely Planet or their affiliate Hostleworld because they exclude us as we cannot afford credit cards because there would be nothing left for us.

This is clearly restrictive trade practices being used by these parties who give the image of providing best value for travellers.

The truth is they are more interested in commissions and not in revealing the lowest and best value for backpackers which is on the basis of low cost cash hostels such as ours.

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  • Tu
      7th of Nov, 2010

    Check out wwww.tunajoebackpackers.com

    Would'nt you want to know about it?

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  • Tu
      7th of Nov, 2010

    It is a disgrace that Lonely Planet and their affiliate Hostleworld can scam in this way with restrictive practices.

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  • Tu
      7th of Nov, 2010

    Most travellers would be shocked by these facts.

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  • Tu
      7th of Nov, 2010

    Few people would know Lonely Planet refers you to their affiliate Hostleorld that only reveals those places in which they get kick back commissions via credit cards. As a low budget hostel I can only assume Lonely Planet gets commissions back from Hostelworld.

    What a gigantic SCAM!

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