Hostelberfest: travelers and NYC locals enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration at HI-NYC

On one of the final beautiful days of October in NYC, Hostelling International hosted a late Oktoberfest celebration - creatively called, “Hostelberfest."

A few members of the Tripping team were there mingling with the travelers, locals and the HI crew. It was the perfect way to celebrate the Fall season with live music, a fun international crowd and a selection of micro-brews from across the country. Many a toast was offered in honor of one of Bavaria's most celebrated traditions! Check out HI-New York's video (notice the awesome music from the Raya Brass Band!) and photos below to experience a little bit of “Hostelberfest." Prost!

The Raya Brass Brand kicking things off!

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Local New Yorkers and hostellers just about ready for their next round.

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Travelers enjoying a couple brews as the band tours the patio!

Trippers from New York, Colombia, Australia and France enjoying the festivities. Looking good, guys!

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