Houston Hostel

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dc.contributor.author Truex, Scott I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:50:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:50:24Z
dc.date.created 1980 en_US
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1980 .T78 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188952
dc.description.abstract Hosteling is an activity which few Americans are familiar with as its development and usage is primary in Europe. It is when Americans travel to Europe that their exposure to this system often occurs. Since the hostel network offers inexpensive overnight accomodations to its members it becomes very attractive to those traveling on a budget. Unfortunately, most people who have not stayed in hostels only associate it with a place for young people who need a cheap place to stay. Many hostels in Europe offer much more than the physical facilities of a bed and showers. All hostels offer the opportunity to experience the culture of the land that the hostel live in and the chance to meet people from all over the world who are also traveling using this international network.The American Youth Hostel organization is a member of the International Youth Hostel Federation, which allows members of any country to stay in any hostel in the world, who is also a member of IYHF. Hostelling is growing in America as more people become aware of what a hostel has to offer. AYH has much development potential and this will not occur quickly since exposure to the system will take time.A hostel for Houston, Texas as a thesis project can be credited to my usage of the network during a travel period to central Europe. During the two month period I spent, I stayed in some fifteen hostels of varying size, age, and facilities. The opportunities that were present to meet other hostellers and have a facility that offered in many ways more than a hotel or motel has to offer here in the United States stimulated my interest in hosteling. Upon returning to the United States, I began my search for the American Youth Hostel system and to what extent it is developed. After contacting Robert Johnson, director of hostel development my thesis project began to take shape. Houston, Texas was decided upon a city which could facilitate a hostel and my project would compliment the growth plans of AYH. Thus, began the programming, site selection, and design development of a Hostel for Houston, Texas.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Houston Hostel en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.notes Youth hostel.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1278923 en_US


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