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The Top 10 Most Unusual Hostels

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Hostels. Your home away from home. The shack you choose to hunker down in. The wafer thin mattress you lay your weary head on. The packed dorms where you attempt to blank out the epic snorers. The shared bathrooms that may require flip-flops in the shower. We’ve all had our time in hostels that vary in comfort, hygiene and space. Knowing that you have no cho[...]

Monkey business on the Kenyan coast

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While traveling it is always a good idea to protect your belongings. International hostels offer cubbies for safekeeping, often with available space for using locks, a simple solution to prevent against theft from fellow travelers or general weirdo’s. But while trekking through Africa I discovered a new type of threat, a furry one that likes to jump around a[...]

10 hip hostels around the world

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The days when the word "hostel" made you think about travel bums cramped up in tiny bunk beds with dirty showers, are over. This is the age of the travelette, where backpacking in heels is no longer an oxymoron, and the hostels are hip and fresh. Nowadays the gap between these low budget accomodations and certain boutique hotels can be very slim, providing y[...]

Hostel Spotlight: The Ginger Monkey of Zdiar, Slovakia

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I try to make it a point never to miss out on things highly recommended to me by other travelers or close friends. This is how I ended up at the Ginger Monkey Hostel in Zdiar, Slovakia. My friend Teresa had gone earlier on a trip to Slovakia that was organized by her exchange program in Hungary. I had a long weekend and decided to take my trip to our norther[...]

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