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  1. Dublin City: Gathering excitement and festival fever

    posted by Guest Blogger - Tourism Ireland | 0 Comments

    Sep172013

    In case you hadn’t heard, 2013 is the year of The Gathering Ireland. Think of it as an island-wide, year-long party that’s choc-a-bloc with local festivals ranging from whacky beard gatherings to film fests and toe-tapping traditional music sessions. And wouldn’t you know it, Dublin City has gone and caught festival fever.

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  2. Budapest ruin bars

    posted by Guest Blogger - Orsolya Kiss-Toth | 0 Comments

    Sep162013

    Ruin bars are a trend that started to emerge in Budapest about 15 years ago and have become increasingly popular amongst locals and tourists. More and more frequently in every big city instead of renovating old buildings they are being abandoned and torn down to build modern high rise apartment blocks, office buildings and shopping centres in their place. The emergence of ruin bars have saved many of these old buildings in Budapest, preserving its beautiful architecture and turning them into trendy places where night owls can enjoy a few drinks and chill out in a retro ambiance.

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  3. Want to be our VIP in Galway?

    posted by Nigel Taylor | 0 Comments

    Want to be our VIP in Galway?

    Sep122013

    Are you planning a trip to Galway soon? Fancy the VIP treatment when you get there? If you're our top reviewer this month that's exactly what you can enjoy.

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  4. Ten reasons I love Ireland

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 4 Comments

    Ten reasons I love Ireland

    Sep042013

    When I meet people from all over the world, in hostels all over the world, I love telling people I'm from Ireland. Those who have travelled to Ireland speak fondly of their memories here, while those who haven't regularly tell me it's top of their bucket list. I'm lucky enough to have seen most of the country and regularly leave my home on the east coast for other parts. This is why I know I am going to thoroughly enjoy writing the ten reasons I love Ireland because, in a nutshell, I'm proud to be Irish.

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  5. Want to be our VIP in Paris?

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Want to be our VIP in Paris?

    Aug132013

    Are you thinking of visiting Paris soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to be treated like a VIP while you’re there? Well, if you're our top reviewer this month, that's exactly what you'll be doing. Each month we offer our very special VIP Experience to the person who submitted the most reviews on our site over the previous six months.

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  6. 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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  7. Top 10 hostels worldwide in May 2013 - according to you

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 5 Comments

    Top 10 hostels worldwide in May 2013 - according to you

    Jun132013

    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 May...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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