Heart 2 Heart Community
Hostelling International is a global association of Youth Hostels. We are a charity and our focus has always been on social empowerment. For the 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development we have developed a busy program to address ten different areas of sustainability.
In September, we focus on economic sustainability and how we can ensure development and fair profit for our global network of hostels.
With its facade untouched, the Heart 2 Heart hostel has been converted into contemporary accommodation inside. The hostel provides plenty of open space, an amphitheatre, a meeting room, a camp site and open courtyard, and is ideal for a countryside retreat, outdoor activities, training sessions and conferences. There are also historical temples, ethnic minority villages, bike tracks, country parks, rock climbing walls, a grass ski field,a pottery workshop, a paintball range and walking trails in the vicinity. In addition, the route to Tuan Jie Zhen is a popular and challenging route for cyclists.
Heart 2 Heart Youth Hostel is a social enterprise under the auspices of Yunnan Heart to Heart Community Care. Its mission is to promote sustainable living practices, social and service learning, eco-farming, healthy eating, love, and care of the countryside and animals. The ultimate objective is to achieve community development among the ethnic minority groups in the area. More than this, the hostel’s vision is to build a harmonised community by means of local participation through hostelling, eco-farming, and agricultural business.