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  1. Top 5 hawker centres in Singapore

    posted by Guest blogger - Edna Zhou | 2 Comments

    Top 5 hawker centres in Singapore

    May302012

    A trip to a hawker center is an absolute must when visiting Singapore. In these open-air food courts, you can take part in an experience near and dear to every Singaporean - eating. For Singaporeans don't just love to eat...they live to eat - and with a cultural diversity like theirs, who can blame them? In these hawker centers you can easily find dishes influenced by a variety of cuisines, from fish noodles and roti prata to nasi goreng and pad thai. A walk through a hawker center can feel like a culinary tour through Asia, just with a Singaporean twist.

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  2. Top 5 views in New Zealand's North Island

    posted by Guest blogger - Cole Burmester | 4 Comments

    Top 5 views in New Zealand's North Island

    May282012

    Everyone that visits New Zealand will have their own opinions on what the top five views in the North Island are. I promise that I won't even judge you if you disagree with my choices. Because at the end of the day it all depends on what memories each view evokes from you.

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  3. London as seen by Instagram By Kirsten Alana

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    London as seen by Instagram By Kirsten Alana

    May232012

    Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend a day walking around London with mobile photography specialist Kirsten Alana. Hand her an iPhone armed with the right apps and she can take the most beautiful shots you'll ever see. It was raining which didn't bother me as some of her best shots are when its raining. It did stop though, and we went on to get some great pictures.

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  4. 5 ways to make the most of the Khao San Road

    posted by Guest blogger - Emma Sparks | 6 Comments

    5 ways to make the most of the Khao San Road

    May222012

    Seen as the ‘backpacker capital of the universe’, Bangkok’s infamous Khao San Road is a street that doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘sleep’. At 11pm the length of Khao San seethes with bodies. Scooters weave amongst them, and the smell of fried garlic and chilli, petrol and sweat emanates from every corner. It’s hectic, hedonistic and loud, but I loved it. It may not be off the beaten track, but it’s a track that’s hard to beat.

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  5. London Olympics 2012: Transport for the Olympic Games

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    London Olympics 2012: Transport for the Olympic Games

    May152012

    Visiting England for the London Olympics this summer? Once you have your London Olympics tickets for your favourite events in the bag and some top London hostels booked you’re pretty much all set and can sit back and relax... until you arrive at the English capital city.

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  6. How to see Rome's main attractions in three hours

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    How to see Rome's main attractions in three hours

    May142012

    Last month I found myself in Rome with four hours to spare. I arrived at 2pm and was leaving for the aiport at 6pm. I decided that since we've lots of hostels in Rome, I would call into one of them (M&J Hostel to see the manager Mario) before embarking on a whirlwind tour of downtown Rome, taking in as much sights as possible.

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  7. Version 2.0 of our Android app now live

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Version 2.0 of our Android app now live

    May142012

    Last November we released version 2.0 of our iPhone app. On this version you could log in to your account, take advantage of a slick new interface and more. But upon its release users of our Android app asked 'When is the Android app being updated?' Well good news - version 2.0 of our Android app is now live.

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  8. Top ten hostels worldwide in April - according to you

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 5 Comments

    Top ten hostels worldwide in April - according to you

    May092012

    Each month we ask you, our customers, to rate the hostels you stay in. Then from these ratings and reviews we compile a list of the top ten hostels in the world. The results from last month's ratings are in so we can now reveal what are the top ten for April...

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  9. We've teamed up with Nomadic Matt - here's why...

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    We've teamed up with Nomadic Matt - here's why...

    May082012

    I do many things here at Hostelworld. One of them is writing posts for our travel blog after visiting destinations around the world. As a result, I read a lot of other travel blogs. One of these is the blog of Boston-local Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt founder of one of the internet’s best known travel blogs NomadicMatt.com. That’s why I’m happy to announce our partnership with him.

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  10. Celebrate Jubilee Weekend in London this June

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    Celebrate Jubilee Weekend in London this June

    May042012

    The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, or The Central Weekend as it is also known, takes place across the UK from June 2nd to 5th 2012. This weekend is to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign and there will be many events and parties to celebrate Jubilee Weekend, particularly in London. It’s also a four day weekend in the UK as the May Bank Holiday is being moved a week forward for the Jubilee holiday.

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