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Gina Maria!!!! — February 17, 2017

Gina Maria!!!!

We have sad news today. The best, most awesome, besttest person in our hostel has left us tonight. Gina said she might come back in a year or so, but to us that is an eternity without her wonderful smile, unique laugh and irreplaceable company. Nevertheless, we wish her all the best and know that she is happy to be back home to her beloved Dave and to continue working on her laser baby army.

And Gina, if you ever want to escape from Trump’s creepy little claws, you know that you will always be welcome here!

These are my photos of Gina, along with a couple which I stole from Eleanor 🙂

Feel free to share with us your favourite moments with Gina!

Bury St Edmunds — February 16, 2017
Night muffins —

Night muffins

As the night approaches there is a little elf that you can sometimes find in our kitchen, baking through the evenings. His name is Nico and he is one of our long term residents.

He’s always happy to cook for everyone to enjoy but don’t forget to thank him or lend him a hand cleaning up if you can.

Tonight he has prepared us delicious chocolate and peanut butter muffins, so if you’re reading this on the 15/02 I would rush down to the kitchen to get some post-Valentine sweetness.

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The Museum’s GIFs — February 15, 2017
Valentine’s Day Singles Auction for Charity —

Valentine’s Day Singles Auction for Charity

Our Valentine’s night really made our single peeps feel appreciated. With the help of the beautiful staff that gathered in Hyde Park from all the Astor Hostels, we were able to raise £1180 to the World Heart Beat Music Academy, which was generously doubled by Alex, the owner of the Astor Company, increasing the loot to £2360!

Have a look at our amazing night of love, bidding and fantastic music!

 

 

Events for the Week 13/02-19/02 — February 13, 2017

Events for the Week 13/02-19/02

Monday 13/02/17

FREE

We invite you to have a laugh at The Camden Head , one of London’s most popular comedy clubs and it’s all for free!

The show starts at 8pm, but we advise leaving about an hour earlier. Ask a member of staff for more details.

Tuesday 14/02/17

FREE

 Join our Astor teams in Astor Hyde Park at 7pm, for a night of romance, shenanigans, and good deeds! Our Valentine day singles auction will make sure to offer all of the romance of this special day while raising money for the World Heart Beat Music Academy, an academy dedicated to improving children’s lives, one note at a time. You can find out more about the charity on their website, and let us know you’re coming on facebook.

Wednesday 15/02/17

FREE

 Come chill with us in our comfortable lounge for a movie night! The film is yet to be chosen but you will have popcorn to throw at the person who chose it if you don’t like it. Starting time will depend on when the lounge TV becomes available, but should start between 8-10pm. Feel free to check with staff members closer to the time or ask directly to Kaeman, our events inventor guy.

Thursday 16/02/17

Price: ÂŁ4

Tonight is Chilli Night! Our wonderful ex-guest Gabriel is back in the kitchen to keep you hot in this cold weather.

Foodies will be available from 8pm!

Friday 17/02/17

FREE

Join our staff for a night out on the town! The plan is to have no plan, so we are open to recommendations. Feel free to ask a member of staff for more information or to give suggestions

Saturday 18/02/17

Price: £14

Our usual Central London Pubcrawl will take you on a journey through three London bars, with a free shot to be had in each place and many discounted drinks to be drunk all night long. The crawling will then end up in the Ministry of Sound where you can dance away the rest of the night. Tickets are £14 and we will be leaving the hostel around 8.45pm.

Sunday 19/02/17

FREE

Join us for a day out at the Barbican Conservatory, the second biggest one in London, and allow yourself to get lost in a tropical forest. Entrance is free and we will leave the hostel at 10.30am.

Save Astor Museum! — February 10, 2017

Save Astor Museum!

Our beloved hostel is in danger of disappearing. The state wants to convert our hostel into luxury flats and we are trying to stop it! Our hostel provides 120 cheap beds in the centre for London for travellers, students, workers and so many others. We are more than a business, we are a family and have a small community of people who keep coming back and who depend on us.

Please help us keep our home!

Until the 16th of February you can CLICK HERE and write a comment (comment type is “objection”) and explain why you think our hostel deserves to stay. If until that date we manage to raise enough objections we might be able to keep the hostel!

Thank you in advance for your wonderful help 🙂

 

Events for the week 06/02-12/02 —

Events for the week 06/02-12/02

Friday 10/02/17

Price: ÂŁ20

The famous Fabric nightclub has reopened its doors to London and we plan to celebrate it Astor style!  Come with us at 11pm to welcome back this icon of London’s nightlife!

Entry to the club is ÂŁ20.

Saturday 11/02/17

Price: ÂŁ14

Our usual Central London Pubcrawl will take you on a journey through three London bars, with a free shot to be had in each place and many discounted drinks to be drunk all night long. The crawling will then end up in the Ministry of Sound where you can dance away the rest of the night. Tickets are ÂŁ14 and we will be leaving the hostel around 8.45pm.

Sunday 12/02/17

FREE

Join us for a day out at the Barbican Conservatory, the second biggest one in London, and allow yourself to get lost in a tropical forest. Entrance is free and we will leave the hostel at 10.30am.

Charity Valentine Day Singles Auction — February 9, 2017

Charity Valentine Day Singles Auction

Join our Astor teams in Astor Hyde Park at 7pm, for a night of romance, shenanigans, and good deeds! Our Valentine day singles auction will make sure to offer all of the romance of this special day while raising money for the World Heart Beat Music Academy, an academy dedicated to improving children’s lives, one note at a time. You can find out more about the charity on their website, and let us know you’re coming on facebook.

 

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