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  1. Bricks - this week's #FriFotos theme

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Bricks - this week's #FriFotos theme

    Sep282012

    Every Tuesday Jonathan Epstein, aka @EpsteinTravels, announces the theme for #FriFotos - a weekly forum on Twitter where people share photos that match the theme. This week the theme is bricks, so over the last week I've been trawling through our photos to pick my favourite images where bricks are evident. Here are the best of the bunch...

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  2. Congratulations to the winner of the Hostelworld & Eurolines Coach Party Competition

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Congratulations to the winner of the Hostelworld & Eurolines Coach Party Competition

    Sep272012

    Mary Bulgin is a very lucky person. Why? Well, thanks to a competition run by Eurolines that we were involved in, she travelled to Paris with nine of her best mates.

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  3. Top 10 budget restaurants in Sydney

    posted by Guest blogger - TripAdvisor | 0 Comments

    Top 10 budget restaurants in Sydney

    Sep202012

    Visiting Sydney and hoping to sample some of the restaurants there while sticking somewhat to your budget? It can be done, as one of our favourite things about Sydney is that there are restaurants to suit all budgets. To help you in your search we've teamed up with our friends at TripAdvisor to see what are the top 10 most popular budget restaurants in Australia's biggest city according to their reviews.

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  4. The witching hour is almost upon us...where will you be?

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    The witching hour is almost upon us...where will you be?

    Sep192012

    The celebration of Halloween is commonly thought to have its roots in the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain. During the two days of 31st October and 1st November, the world of the supernatural was thought to be closer to ours and people would light bonfires to invoke the gods and ward off evil spirits.

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  5. Top ten hostels worldwide in August 2012 - according to you

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Top ten hostels worldwide in August 2012 - according to you

    Sep182012

    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 August...

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  6. Q & A with Luca Coda of Hostel of the Sun, Naples

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Q & A with Luca Coda  of Hostel of the Sun, Naples

    Sep182012

    Meet Luca Coda, owner of the award-winning Hostel of the Sun in Naples. I was lucky enough to have stayed in Hostel of the Sun six years ago on a trip to Naples. While I meet Luca every year at the 'Hoscars', the biggest hostel awards of the year, reading this makes me think I need to get back to Naples and his hostel sooner rather than later.

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  7. 10 places that offer free WiFi in Budapest

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    10 places that offer free WiFi in Budapest

    Sep172012

    There are many great things about hostels. One of them is that most of them offer free WiFi. The only thing is that taking advantage of it does mean staying in the hostel. If you're planning a trip to Hungary and are wondering where you can get free WiFi in Budapest, here are 10 places where you can surf the net for free.

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  8. 'Windows' - this week's #FriFotos theme

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Sep142012

    Last week we posted our very first '#FriFotos' post as part of a weekly forum called (you guessed it) #FriFotos where people upload images to Twitter, using the #FriFotos hashtag. Instead of uploading individual shots, we picked multiple images surrounding the theme and made a post. This week we've done the same, and the theme today is 'Windows'.

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  9. We're rewarding our top reviewer with a VIP Experience in Barcelona!

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    We're rewarding our top reviewer with a VIP Experience in Barcelona!

    Sep142012

    We have a huge range of accommodation to suit every budget and taste, including highly-rated and recommended hostels, B&Bs and hotels. By reviewing your stay, you are helping fellow travellers choose the accommodation that's right for their trip. So if you haven’t already submitted a review for a property you've stayed in, there’s a new incentive – we’ve decided to reward our top reviewer with a VIP Experience in St. Christopher’s, Barcelona!

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  10. Staying Safe on the Banana Pancake Trail

    posted by Guest expert- World Nomads | 4 Comments

    Staying Safe on the Banana Pancake Trail

    Sep122012

    Thinking of taking that mega trip to South East Asia for a rip roaring adventure filled with sunshine, parties, thrilling activities and cheap booze? You're not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people every year take the pilgrimage on what has come to be known as 'The Banana Pancake Trail'...

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