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  1. Enjoying luxury on a budget - A Hostelworld Hangout with Sarah and Terry Lee of LiveShareTravel

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    May292013

    In the fifth of a series of live video chats on Google Plus called 'Hostelworld Hangouts', I spoke with Sarah and Terry Lee of LiveShareTravel.com, one of the web's top luxury travel blogs. I know what you might be thinking - what's the connection with luxury travel and and budget travel? Watch the hangout and you'll find there is lots...

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  2. Solo travel in a group…that works!

    posted by Guest blogger - Janice Waugh | 0 Comments

    Solo travel in a group…that works!

    May272013

    Are you really travelling solo when you take a group tour? Some people say no but I say yes. At least, now I do. Until last month, I was an independent solo traveller. And yes, I was a bit of a snob about it. I thought independent travel was much, much better than going in a group.

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  3. Getting off the beaten track in Southeast Asia

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 1 Comments

    Getting off the beaten track in Southeast Asia

    May242013

    In Southeast Asia, you’ll find a heavily trodden tourist trail with many things to do, places to see and parties to attend. Since the hippies first made their way through here in the 1970s, Southeast Asia has been a mecca for budget travellers and backpackers alike. With its warm weather, good food, gorgeous beaches, and relative cheapness, there’s a reason why the place has remained a travel mainstay for over 40 years.

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  4. The Hostelworld.com VIP Experience – your reviews count

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    The Hostelworld.com VIP Experience – your reviews count

    May212013

    Your reviews are a huge part of what makes Hostelworld.com so great. From pointing out problems to highlighting perks, your honest, real-time reviews ensure that your fellow travellers can find the right place to stay. They help travellers know which hostels they can trust to give them the best experiences. To let you guys know a little of just how much we appreciate this wealth of information, every month we give a complimentary VIP Experience to our top reviewer - the person who gave us the most reviews over the previous six months.

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  5. Enjoy a VIP Experience in Edinburgh

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Enjoy a VIP Experience in Edinburgh

    May162013

    Would you like to feel like a VIP in Edinburgh? Of course you would! And if you’re our top reviewer this month, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing soon. This month’s recipient of the VIP Experience will enjoy three nights' stay in an ensuite room at St Christopher's Edinburgh, with a Hostelworld Goodie Bag waiting for them upon arrival.

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  6. Career break travel - A Hostelworld Hangout with Jeff Jung of Career Break Secrets

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Career break travel - A Hostelworld Hangout with Jeff Jung of Career Break Secrets

    May132013

    In the fourth of a series of regular live video chats on Google Plus called 'Hostelworld Hangouts', I spoke with Jeff Jung of travel blog CareerBreakSecrets.com, one of the web's top travel blogs that helps you plan your break away from the job or college for some well deserved travelling.

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  7. Istanbul - as seen by Instagram

    posted by Guest blogger - Dalene Heck of HeckticTravels.com | 0 Comments

    Istanbul - as seen by Instagram

    May102013

    I have ventured into Istanbul three times - wandered numerous back alleys of the historic old district of Sultanahmet, broached the enigmatic Bosphorus Strait to cross continental divides from Europe to Asia and back again, visited famous landmarks more than once - and have never tired of any view.

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  8. Dublin City: Gathering excitement and Festival Fever

    posted by Guest expert - Sofia Hansson | 0 Comments

    May082013

    In case you hadn’t heard, 2013 is the year of The Gathering Ireland The Gathering Ireland .

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  9. Win a European Experience for you and a friend!

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Win a European Experience for you and a friend!

    May012013

    Fancy a free trip for you and a friend to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam? Fancy €1,000 on top of that? Well, you’re in luck! Each week for the next four weeks we’re giving away five nights’ stay for two people at a ‘Hostelworld Recommends' hostel in one of these top cities, €1,000 spending money and two limited-edition Hostelworld.com goodie packs.

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