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Travel Blog » July 2013

  1. Five great ways to meet other travellers in hostels

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Five great ways to meet other travellers in hostels

    Jul252013

    Recently on a trip to Bangkok I asked many like-minded travellers what was their favourite thing about staying in hostels. Time and time again the answer was ‘meeting new people’. So while many people know hostels are a great way to strike up new acquaintances, there are certain ways that will get you connected from people all over the world. Here are five...

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  2. Follow us on Google Plus and win a Digital Travel Pack worth €500

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Jul232013

    How would you like to win a Digital Travel Pack worth €500? Follow us on Google Plus and that’s what you could win! We're giving away four travel packs to four lucky winners, each one complete with Google Nexus 7 tablet, Nikon L310 Digital Camera and Crosskase Solar Backpack.

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  3. Enjoy a VIP Experience in Dublin

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Jul182013

    Do you fancy being treated as our VIP in Dublin? Of course you do! If you're our top reviewer this month, that's exactly what you'll be doing soon. This month's VIP will soon be enjoying three nights' stay in an ensuite room at Barnacles Temple Bar House.

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  4. Five important things you'll learn travelling solo

    posted by Guest blogger - Janice Waugh | 0 Comments

    Five important things you'll learn travelling solo

    Jul152013

    Ah yes, travel is an education. And travel helps put your formal education in context. You learn about countries and cultures afar. And, as you do, you learn about your own country as well. Travel solo, and you also learn about yourself. Here are just five personal discoveries awaiting you on a solo trip.

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  5. Win a trip to Oktoberfest, La Tomatina or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for you and a friend!

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Win a trip to Oktoberfest, La Tomatina or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for you and a friend!

    Jul102013

    I love this time of year in Europe for many reasons. One of them is festivals – some of the world’s most famous and enjoyable events take place between August and September. That’s why we’re so glad to be giving you and a friend the chance to win a trip to one of them. In our latest contest you can win a trip to either Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia (Buñol to be precise) or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...with flights and spending money included!

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  6. My favourite Manhattan hangouts

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 0 Comments

    My favourite Manhattan hangouts

    Jul052013

    New York City is a city of 10 million people and 100 million things to do. You can never be bored here. I’ve been living here on and off since 2010 (more, lately, now that I am no longer completely nomadic). Every time I walk down the street, I get drawn into the orbit of some new place to eat or drink. After having explored a lot of the city (but not all of it – nobody can do that), Hostelworld asked me to share some of my favourite spots and I was more than happy to do so.

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  7. Why you should go to Ibiza but skip the clubs

    posted by Guest blogger - Lane Nieset | 0 Comments

    Why you should go to Ibiza but skip the clubs

    Jul032013

    Ibiza may be an island known for its wild parties and clubs, but there is plenty of sightseeing to do if you look in the right places. After a trip to the Balearic island last April, I discovered ways to enjoy Ibiza during off season by turning an island getaway into a mini roadtrip.

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