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Voluntourism

Voluntourism Destinations: Trips for the Socially Responsible Traveller

'Voluntourism' is rapidly spreading beyond and becoming one of the most popular types of 'vacations'. Increasingly, individuals are yearning for an experience that appeases both their desire for adventure as well as their social conscience.

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Fancy a night in? Stay in a cinema hostel

Fancy a night in? Stay in a cinema hostel

Are you a movie-lover like us? Do you fancy watching Road Trip while on a road trip? Revisiting National Lampoon’s Vacation during yours? Well, have we got the hostels for you! If you love chilling out with a movie after a busy day, check out our picks for the top 15 hostels with an in-house movie room. After all, why should you miss your favourite films while you’re On the Road?

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Hostels with swimming pools in the Southern Hemisphere

Hostels with swimming pools in the Southern Hemisphere

How would you like to wake up and have just steps to walk to take a dip in your very own pool? Or be able to grab a cocktail at the bar without ever leaving the water or even your hostel? Sounds like paradise right? Imagine all this, but getting it for a budget price. If you’re visiting the Southern Hemisphere any time soon, why not book into one of these great hostels with swimming pools.

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Honeymoon Hostels

Honeymoon Hostels

For those of you planning to get hitched, we know that your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience. We can help you achieve your dream honeymoon adventure, thanks to our affordable, beautiful hostels around the world.

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New Zealand Skiing - Ski hostels in New Zealand

New Zealand Skiing - Ski hostels in New Zealand

The New Zealand ski season runs from June until October in both the South and North Islands. The numerous ski resorts offer lots of wide open slopes which are ideal for beginners. Here we take a look at some of the coolest spots to ski in New Zealand.

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Top Winter Breaks - Ski Hostels

Top Winter Breaks - Ski Hostels

Winter is definitely here and if you’re suffering from a case of the seasonal blues, what better way to beat them than by booking a ski holiday. At Hostelworld.com, we’ve got a great selection of ski hostels for you to check out.

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Sex and the City style Hostels

Sex and the City style Hostels

Thanks to the imminent release of the Sex and the City movie sequel, fans of Carrie and co. are starting off the summer in style. Here at Hostelworld.com, we’ve come up with some chic accommodation ideas to help you stretch your budget and travel SATC style!

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Top US Hostels

Top US Hostels

Check out our Top Hostels in the US which have come a long way from their humble roots. Owners have revamped and re-styled them into trendy, fun, sociable accommodation for people of all ages...

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Best Hostels of 2009

Best Hostels of 2009 Announced at the Hoscars

Traveller's House, Lisbon in Portugal has won the coveted award for World's Best Hostel for the second year in a row at a glitzy award ceremony in Dublin.

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Queensland Hostels

Queensland Hostels

Planning a trip to Queensland or along the East Coast of Australia? Well look no further as we’ve put together a guide to the hostels in Queensland. We start our Queensland adventure in Cairns travelling south to Brisbane.

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Japan Ryokans

Stay in a Traditional Ryokan in Japan

We have a large range of Ryokan Accommodation where you can experience Japanese culture and enjoy a special Japanese welcome and service.

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Romantic Hostels

Romantic Hostels

It may seem that treating a loved one to a romantic break in the middle of this credit crunch has become one expense too many. But apart from being cheaper than hotels, hostels are just as romantic as them too.

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Best Hostels

Best Hostels of 2008 Announced

Traveller's House in Lisbon has won the much coveted award for 'Best Hostel of 2008' at Hostelworld.com's 7th Annual Hoscars Awards Ceremony in Dublin.

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Hostels in Alaska

Hostels in Alaska

While it might not be the cheapest US state to get to, and it's not the cheapest US state once you're there, we can help you with the accommodation as Alaska is full of hostels.

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2007 Hoscar Winners

2007's Hoscar Winners Announced

Krakow's Flamingo Hostel has won the much coveted award for 'Best Hostel of 2007' at Hostelworld.com's 6th Annual Hoscars Awards Ceremony in Dublin.

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Prison Hostels

Prison Hostels

Once home to murderers, thieves and hardened criminals lurking in captivity behind bars, some prisons are now home to some of the world's most unique hostels. Go on your own prison break in one of the hostels listed on Hostelworld.com...

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2006 Hoscar Winners

2006's Hoscar Winners Announced

Jetpak City Hostel from Berlin has won the much coveted award of 'World's Best Hostel of 2006' at Hostelworld.com's 5th Annual Hoscars Awards ceremony in Dublin.

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Alternative Hostelling in Asia

Alternative Hostelling in Asia

Are you planning a trip to Asia? If you are, you don't have to stay in your average hostel. On the world's largest continent you have the choice of staying in eco-lodges, beach huts, tree houses and more alternative type of hostel.

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Eco-Friendly Hostels

Eco-Friendly Hostels

Hostels are growing increasingly aware of the immediate need for conservation and changes in our gluttonous habits towards the Earth’s limited resources. Check out some of our environmentally friendly hostels...

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Ireland Unique Hostels

Ireland's most unique hostels

If you're planning a trip to Ireland and fancy staying in something a bit different, check out some of the more unique Irish hostels listed on Hostelworld.com.

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Unique and Unusual Hostels

Unique and Unusual Hostels

Looking for something that little bit 'different'? Check out some of our more unique and unusual hostels, ranging from on in a jungle and another on a boat...

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2005 Hoscar Winners

2005's Hoscar Winners Announced

Recognising the best hostels of 2005, Hostelworld.com's 'Hoscars' were presented at a ceremony in Dublin last night.

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Flashpackers

Flashpackers Upscale Hostels

Are you the type of person that wants to save money when travelling by staying in hostels, but still want to treat yourself every now and then? If so, check out some of Hostelworld.com's 'upscale hostels' or flashpackers.

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Weird and Wonderful Hostels

Weird and Wonderful Hostels

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in a tree house or a prison? Or maybe you’ve wanted to work on a farm, even if just for a day. Thanks to some of Hostelworld.com’s more weird and wonderful hostels, this is now a possibility for backpackers all over the world. Have a look at some our more different hostels.

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Haunted Hostels

Haunted Hostels

There is no doubting that hostels are the most unique form of accommodation in the world. Some are in tree houses, others are on the beach, but with Halloween just around the corner, you may be interested in some of Hostelworld.com's haunted hostels.

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Party Hostels

Party Hostels

There are many ingredients which combine to make for the perfect destination on any backpacker's trail. One indispensable one is a hostel where you can let your hair down and party until you can party no more. Check out some of our hostels, perfect for the party animal.

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Capsule Hotel

Stay in a Capsule Hotel in Japan

Japan offers many unique experiences for travellers for example bullet trains & delicious sushi, but staying in a Japanese capsule hotel is one experience not to be missed. So check out our pick of top capsule hotels in Japan.

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Great Ocean Road Hostels

Great Ocean Road Hostels

Stretching 400km between Torquay and Warrnambool, Victoria's Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most spectacular ocean drives, and no trip backpacking around Australia is complete without visiting it.

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Luxury Hostels

Luxury Hostels

Here's something I bet you didn't know - that you can stay in a hostel and still stay in luxury. It's true! We've got hostels with saunas, others with cinemas, while some even have swimming pools. So if you're looking to pamper yourself, you can do so without breaking the bank. Check out these hostels that offer luxury a unique social experience - something you just don't get with a hotel.

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Beach Hostels

Life's a beach - our top beach hostels

Hostels are no longer just the domain of city centres – they’ve moved right out to the best beach spots, surrounded by sweet waves, palm trees and the fresh sea breeze. Here are our top beach hostels from around the world; all of these beach hostels are located within easy reach of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and ensure that, no matter the climate at home, this year’s beach holiday can remain firmly in the plans.

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Family Friendly Hostels

Family Friendly Hostels

In these tough times hostels are great places for families to stay in rather than hotels. Because of this we have developed a list of family-friendly hostels with private family rooms which make the perfect base for a family break in the UK & Ireland.

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Hawaii Hostels

Hawaii Hostels

Hawaii, the fiftieth US state, is the most remote island chain on the planet. We have hostels on 4 of the 6 inhabited islands. Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai. Check out our top Hawaii Hostels and begin your Hawaiian adventure today.

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Hostels with a view

Hostels with a view

When you hit the road, usually seeing the sights is pretty high on the list of priorities. So why should your time in a hostel be any different? There are many hostels on Hostelworld.com with great views, but we’ve picked out some of the best here, ranging from city skylines to stunning mountain vistas and everything in between. Pack your camera and get ready for wanderlust in 3...2...1...

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