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  1. 'Slice on the stone' – A Portuguese speciality

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    'Slice on the stone' – A Portuguese speciality

    Apr152011

    The first time I visited Lisbon was just under four years ago when I stayed in one of its top hostels, Oasis Mansion. After checking in, I asked Damian the manager there about good places to eat out, among other things. “Do you like meat?” he asked. “Absolutely,” I replied enthusiastically. “Then you need to check out ‘Cabacas’ for a ‘slice on the stone’ – it’s a Portuguese speciality”.

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  2. Hostelworld.com 'How to save money in...' videos named as an Official Honouree at the Webby Awards

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Hostelworld.com 'How to save money in...' videos named as an Official Honouree at the Webby Awards

    Apr142011

    In August 2008 we introduced our very first type of city guide video here at Hostelworld.com – the '10 things you need to know about…' videos. We knew we needed to follow these up with another type of video. Thus, the ‘How to save money in…’ videos were born in July 2009. We like to think they’re good videos, full of good ways to save money. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones as they’ve been named as an ‘Official Honouree’ at this year’s Webby Awards.

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  3. New properties in top destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap among latest signups

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    New properties in top destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap among latest signups

    Apr132011

    Two of the latest destinations to be featured on Hostelworld.com are Mirissa in Sri Lanka and Naguabo in Puerto Rico. We’ve also got lots of great new hostels in top destinations like Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Iquitos in Peru, Kenting in Taiwan and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

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  4. FCO in the UK deem Tokyo safe to travel to

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 3 Comments

    FCO in the UK deem Tokyo safe to travel to

    Apr082011

    We were all horrified by the images we saw on television on March 11th from Japan as an earthquake and ensuing tsunami caused utter devastation to the north east of Japan and other areas too. Even Tokyo, some 365 kilometres from Sendai (one of the worst affected cities) felt the force of the quake. But thankfully, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK no longer advise against travel to the Japanese capital.

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  5. Properties in South Korea, Italy and China among latest Hostelworld.com signups

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Properties in South Korea, Italy and China among latest Hostelworld.com signups

    Apr062011

    Our latest signups include new properties in Jeju Island, South Korea and Moganshan, China. We also welcome our first property from the Italian town of Orroli, a new destination featured here on Hostelworld.com.

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  6. Why touristy is good

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 7 Comments

    Why touristy is good

    Apr012011

    Last year while in South America I met a girl who was at the beginning of a ‘round-the-world’ trip. As she told me her route, I noticed it jumped right from New Zealand to South East Asia, skipping the land Down Under. “Are you not going to Australia?” I asked. “No,” she replied, stating that she felt that everybody else had done it, so she was deciding not to.

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  7. Safe areas to travel in Japan

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 27 Comments

    Safe areas to travel in Japan

    Mar312011

    Following the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11th, our Shanghai office has been in constant contact with our Japanese properties so we can bring you the most up-to-date information about safe areas to travel in Japan.

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  8. New signups on Hostelworld.com include properties in Colombia, Venezuela and Ireland

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    New signups on Hostelworld.com include properties in Colombia, Venezuela and Ireland

    Mar312011

    Three of the newest destinations to be featured on Hostelworld.com include Guatape in Colombia, Merida in Venezuela and Castlerea in Ireland.

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  9. Numerous Asian properties feature among latest Hostelworld.com signups

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    Numerous Asian properties feature among latest Hostelworld.com signups

    Mar232011

    We’ve got some great new properties for you to check out in some of our top destinations in Asia. Hostelworld.com customers can now book new hostels in Hualien, hostels in Shanghai, hostels in Sanya, hostels in Hokkaido Niseko and hostels in Nara.

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  10. Earth hour - how you can help

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Earth hour - how you can help

    Mar162011

    This year on Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm lights will switch off across the world for one hour to help save the planet – Earth Hour. Hostelworld.com is supporting Earth Hour and we urge you too to get involved. When the lights come back on after Earth Hour, we are asked to think about what we can change in our daily lives to help the planet. Below are a list of ways you can help save the planet and also make a real difference while backpacking.

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