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YHA Hallways App Launches
    20/06/2014 09:40

Hallways App Launches

Hallways App Launches

12th June 2014, London

Hallways today announced its official launch across Europe. Hallways is the first ever social network for hostels. Using Hallways, backpackers can connect with fellow guests at their hostel, join events in the hostel and the surrounding area and create their own events for other guests to join. Hallways also announced the release of a special feature just in time for the World Cup; users can now find fans of their World Cup team to watch matches with while travelling.

“Hallways is the first app that lets backpackers connect with the people and events they care about most - the ones in their hostel,” said Benjamin Moshe, CEO of Hallways. “During the World Cup, travellers are particularly interested in meeting fans of their side - Hallways lets you find supporters of your team to watch every match with, right in the app.”

The new World Cup feature allows Hallways users to choose the team they support for any of the 64 matches during this year’s tournament in Brazil. Users can then see other supporters of their side in their city, connect via chat or private message, and make plans to watch the match at a hostel or local pub.

Hallways has been testing with select hostels in London ahead of its public launch, including YHA London Central who is a partner for the launch. Hallways works directly with hostels, who post their events and communicate with guests within the app. “We see Hallways as a great way to manage our events and stay in touch with our guests,” said Phoebe Smith, YHA's London Activities Manager. “We think it’s really going to improve our atmosphere and create a better guest experience.”

Hallways is available on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices at Native apps for iOS and Android will be released later this summer.

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