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10 Cool Hostels in Europe you should check out this summer

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I have a confession to make: I have never stayed in the dorm room of a hostel. There, I said it. I don't even think that it has anything to do with my wise old age of thirty-something; sharing a room with strangers was just never my approach of getting a good night's sleep. In addition, I like an accommodation with a story, a sense of place and preferably so[...]

10 Healthy Hostel Meals to Feast on

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Ah the life of a backpacker, eh? On the road, every day's a new adventure, flitting between hostels, living out of a suitcase... dealing with hostel kitchens. Sharing a kitchen with countless others can prove a bit problematic, what with juggling stoves, racing to grab the pans and dancing around each other during food prep... but it shouldn't stop you from [...]

Awkward hostel sex stories from our readers

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A couple of days ago I read a story that was posted to the Travelettes FB group and couldn't believe what I was reading. It was one of these hostel horror stories that made me bless every single dorm experience I've ever had. Lying awake all night in the bunk bed underneath the guy who was snoring like there was no tomorrow was nothing. Neither was trying to[...]

Meet the Introvert Who Travels

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You know those posts about introverts you can find online? They say stuff like introverts are uncomfortable at parties, they only have one or two friends, they prefer to spend all their time indoors like hermits and they enjoy studying the world from a distance. I used to read these posts and could relate to every single one of them, or at least so I thought[...]

7 Assumptions About Hostels You Should Forget

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So you've already decided you want to travel on a budget. Maybe it's more like 'need' than 'want', but hey... Whatever the case may be, by now you know you've looked at hundreds of hotels and Airbnb listings, but all you can afford is the dodgy 1 star hotel an hour outside the city. You think 'there must be another way,' as your mind starts to wander into ho[...]

20 tips to survive hostel life

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Ahhh the classic hostel. The haven for a backpacker. The pit stop for a traveller. The place to rest the weary. They are a great option for accommodation when on the road as they can be affordable and social, but once you've got around a bit, it's likely you would have experienced a wide variety of hostels. From the good, the bad and the ugly; the wor[...]

10 more awesome hostels around the world

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Squeaky bunk beds under which you'd rather not dare to look - that hair pin is just lost forever, R.I.P. - shared showers for the entire floor with hygiene checks of questionable frequency, staff that had one (or many) drinks too much last night and simply can't figure out how to fix your locker either... if all these thoughts go hand in hand with your ideas[...]

Hostels We Love: Room007 in Madrid

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If I had to choose my favourite city for an indulging city break, Madrid would probably rank on top of that list. I've only been there once, and just for a short time, but there is something about the Spanish capital that convinced me of its awesomeness in basically no time. It's the stunning architecture on the way into town (I love the Torres Blancas and w[...]

10 awesome Hostels around the World

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If you don't want to end up with your financial consultant on speed-dial no. 1 after your next spontaneous city trip, you should definitely make some sort of budget plan. After flights and train journeys, accommodation might be the next biggest expense you have to deal with, and hostels can come in quite handy when you want to save a penny or two for some fu[...]

What your holiday accommodation says about you

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Travelling with friends or partners for the first time can be quite a big deal - every person has their own rhythm, their own intentions to travel, their own dos and don'ts. It can be challenging to find a common denominator and agree on compromises when needed. Travelling together can make of break a relationship, but even a year-old friendship. Still I lov[...]

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