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Bamba Experience Partners with Milhouse Hostels to Create Vertically Integrated Products for Independent Adventure Travelers

Unique partnership enables both companies to strengthen their brand presence in the adventure travel sector while ensuring travelers receive consistent, high quality tour and accommodations services.

Mexico City, BUENOS AIRES – Bamba Experience, an adventure travel company for independent travelers who want to experience the world on their own terms and schedules, has partnered with Milhouse Hostels, a recognized leader in hostel accommodations in Latin America, to ensure travelers receive consistent, high quality service not only on tours but also with accommodations.

The partnership gives Milhouse Hostels greater exposure to a desirable segment of the travel market and provides agents direct booking access to its hostels through Bamba Experience.

“Our clients are passionate about experiencing local culture, interacting, and engaging with other travelers, so partnering with Milhouse Hostels is a natural fit,” said Bamba Experience founder and CEO Paul Sarfati. “Milhouse is so well respected and has a great reputation for fun, cleanliness, and comfort, so our clients enjoy high quality accommodations with on-site activities every day and night and a cool social vibe only Milhouse can deliver,” he said.

Milhouse Hostels are consistently ranked as top hostels in Latin America. CNN includes Milhouse in its Top-10 hostels, and the company has a 90% rating on HostelWorld. The properties are centrally located for travelers: in Cusco, Peru near the Plaza De Armas, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, close to the Obelisk.

Bamba Experience is a leader in adventure treks to Machu Picchu. Some of the company’s many trips include: the less traveled Salkantay route, the Choquequirao Trek along the Apurimac Canyon, Lares Trek, Inca Trail trek, and its Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure, which includes biking and rafting. Some travelers on these treks begin and end their trips at the Milhouse Hostel, which also provides secure storage for traveler gear.

Milhouse Hostels have 24-hour security, on-site restaurants and bars with live entertainment, game rooms, TV rooms, and social activities, including: tango, salsa, and Spanish lessons. Every guest room, including all dorm rooms, has en suite bathrooms with showers. Every bed has its own locker, power outlets, and light.

Sarfati said that this partnership represents a move toward greater vertical integration. “Having our own hostels means we have more opportunities to connect with our clients, respond to their needs quickly, and deliver the value they expect,” said Sarfati.

The company maintains an office inside the Cusco property, so travelers have direct access to Bamba staff 24/7. In Cusco, Bamba holds pre-trek briefings in the hostel and provides storage for travelers while they journey to Machu Picchu. In Buenos Aires, travelers begin and often conclude their Hop-On Hop-Off passes at the hostel.

Bamba is considering investing in additional hostels in areas it operates. The partnership with Milhouse, which began as a less formal relationship several years ago, is providing a solid platform on which Bamba can build its hostel business and continue expanding its tours.

1 Comment to Bamba Experience Partners with Milhouse Hostels to Create Vertically Integrated Products for Independent Adventure Travelers

  1. Alexi H. Khajavi

    Excellent strategy! This is what we need more of in our adventure travel space; joint ventures, strategic partnerships, asymmetric reciprocity – whatever you want to call them we need to start sharpening our pencils of expertise and partnering with others that do the same within their own category.
    Nice job Bamba and Milhouse.

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