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Hostelworld Europe Podcasts

Presented by Hostelworld.com Editor Colm Hanratty and other members of the Hostelworld team, our award-winning podcasts are recorded in cities all over the world with people who tell us about things unique to their city. And in our London and New York City city guide podcasts Colm tells you what not to miss there and more.

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Berlin - On Museumsinsel

Location: Berlin, Germany (Europe)
Located at the top of Unter den Linden in Berlin, Museumsinsel is where you will find the German capital's main museums. These include the Altes Museum and Pergamonmuseum. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Mechtild Kronenburg from the National Museums of Berlin to find out about these museums and more.


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Berlin - On Museumsinsel

Inside London's British Museum

Location: London, England (Europe)
Housing a vast collection of world art and artefacts, the British Museum in the heart of central London is the city's most famous museum. Here there are over seven million objects kept, in collections focusing on Ancient Egypt, Japanese art and much more. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to JD Hill to find out what is his favourite collection and much more.


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Inside London's British Museum

Bath - Ask the locals

Location: Bath, England (Europe)
In ‘Bath - Ask the locals’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan takes to the streets of Bath to ask some people who live in the city about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out about two great Thai restaurants in town, what bars have popular outdoor terraces and more.


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Bath - Ask the locals

Hamburg - What not to miss

Location: Hamburg, Germany (Europe)
In our ‘Hamburg – What not to miss’ podcast Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan talks to Bea Röttgers, Press Relations Officer at the Hamburg Tourist Board about Hamburg’s top attractions. Listen to find out more about the Alster Lake, the Rathaus, Planten un Blomen, the Fischmarkt and even Hamburg’s infamous Reeperbahn.


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Hamburg - What not to miss

Liverpool - Ask the locals

Location: Liverpool, England (Europe)
In ‘Liverpool - Ask the locals’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan takes to the streets of Liverpool to ask the people who live there about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out what makes Lark Lane such a popular area, why you should drink at the Shipping Forecast and where you can find reasonably priced food.


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Liverpool - Ask the locals

Split - What not to miss

Location: Split, Croatia (Europe)
Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan talks to Vedran Matosic, the Managing Director of the Tourist Board of Split about the city’s top attractions in our ‘Split - What not to miss’ podcast. Listen to find out all about Diocletian's Palace, Bačvice Beach, Marjan Hill, the multitude of annual festivals to be enjoyed in the city, and lots more.


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Split - What not to miss

Only in Liverpool...

Location: Liverpool, England (Europe)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the attractions which can only be enjoyed in Liverpool. It's only in this city that you can take a trip across the River Mersey with Mersey Ferries, go on the stadium tour at Anfield which is the home of Liverpool FC, and check out the art on display at the Tate Liverpool.


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Only in Liverpool...

Dublin - Ask the locals

Location: Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Dublin to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, where they like to eat and what are their favourite parts of the city. Listen to find out the best traditional pubs in the city, the nicest suburbs close to the centre and more.


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Dublin - Ask the locals

Only in Bath...

Location: Bath, England (Europe)
Bath, a beautiful city located in Somerset in England, is home to a number of unique attractions. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the attractions you’ll only find in Bath. These are the Roman Baths, Sally Lunn’s and the Jane Austen Centre.


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Only in Bath...

Liverpool - At 'The Beatles Story'

Location: Liverpool, England (Europe)
The Beatles, one of the best bands of all time, came from Liverpool and it’s in this city in the north of England where you’ll find The Beatles Story, an attraction dedicated to the band. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Mary Chadwick, General Manager Commercial at the Beatles Story. Listen to find out what you’ll see here, why it’s such a popular spot and more.


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Liverpool - At 'The Beatles Story'

Amsterdam - Ask the locals

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe)
In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Amsterdam to ask the locals where are their favourite places to eat, drink and more. He finds out where is good for couscous and what is the year's best festival among other things.


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Amsterdam - Ask the locals

Galway - Discovering the Aran Islands

Location: Galway, Ireland (Europe)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Caroline Gorham, Sales and Marketing Manager at Island Ferries, a company that runs ferry services out to the Aran Islands. Listen to find out what you can see and do on Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr.


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Galway - Discovering the Aran Islands

Barcelona - Highlights of the city

Location: Barcelona, Spain (Europe)
Located on Spain's east coasts, Barcelona is one of the country's most popular cities. Here you will encounter many, many attractions. To find out about what are the ones you shouldn't miss, Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Maria Lluisa Albacar of Barcelona Turisme. In the podcast he discovers where is good for nightlife, what museums you shouldn't miss and more.


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Barcelona - Highlights of the city

Galway - Home of Traditional Irish Music

Location: Galway, Ireland (Europe)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Cóilí O’Flaherty, proprietor of Tig Cóilí, a Galway pub that hosts some of the city’s most popular traditional Irish music sessions. Listen to learn why Galway is such a great city for traditional Irish music, what to expect from a session and much more.


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Galway - Home of Traditional Irish Music

Bruges - Churches, basilicas, canals and more

Location: Bruges, Belgium (Europe)
Bruges, Belgium's most visited city, is a city with many attractions. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Anne De Meerleer from Bruges' tourist office to and discover these range from a basilica with the blood of Christ and a host of canals.


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Bruges - Churches, basilicas, canals and more

Galway - A Medieval City

Location: Galway, Ireland (Europe)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Ray Martin from Galway Tours, who run a medieval walking tour of Galway. Listen to find out about some of Galway’s top medieval attractions including St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church and more. You’ll also find out about other unique attractions to Galway like the Salmon Weir Bridge.


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Galway - A Medieval City

Brussels - At the Comic Strip Center

Location: Brussels, Belgium (Europe)
In this podcast recorded in the Belgian capital Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Willem Degraeves from the city's Comic Strip Center, one of Europe's most unique and fascinating museums. During the interview Willem tells Colm why Brussels is so synonymous with comic strip art, what are his favourite characters and more.


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Brussels - At the Comic Strip Center

At the Tower of London

Location: London, England (Europe)
Located on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower of London is one of the British capital's most popular tourist attraction. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Yeoman Sergant (aka beefeater) Bob Loughlin from the Tower to find out who's lived there over the years, what people can expect when they visit it and much more.


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At the Tower of London

San Sebastian - Pintxos: A local specialty

Location: San Sebastian, Spain (Europe)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks about pintxos with Gabriella Ranelli from Gabriella’s Kitchen, a cooking school in San Sebastian. Listen to learn more about this local specialty, from the best places to try them out to the top tipples to sip while you eat.


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San Sebastian - Pintxos: A local specialty

On the London Eye

Location: London, England (Europe)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Sophie Lilley from the Merlin Entertainment's London Eye to find out who came up with the idea for the famous landmark, how people visit it every year and more.


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On the London Eye

London - In the West End

Location: London, England (Europe)
In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Julia Hallawell of the Society of London Theatre about the British capital's famous theatre district. She tells him what's the longest running play there, how to save money when buying tickets and more.


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London - In the West End

Glasgow - Ask the locals

Location: Glasgow, Scotland (Europe)
Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan takes to the streets of Glasgow to ask the people who live there about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out why the West End is so well-loved, where to get the best tapas and what makes haunts like 'The Wee Bar' so popular.


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Glasgow - Ask the locals

Only in Oslo...

Location: Oslo, Norway (Europe)
There are certain things you can only find in the Norwegian capital, such as the Nobel Peace Center, the Oslo Opera House and the Viking Ship Museum. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to different people about these unique attractions.


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Only in Oslo...

Only in Edinburgh...

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (Europe)
There are some certain things that you can only find in the Scottish capital, such as Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and more. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to different people who live in Edinburgh about those things.


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Only in Edinburgh...

Cork - Inside the English Market

Location: Cork, Ireland (Europe)
In operation since 1788, the Cork English Market is one of the city's most important attractions. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan speaks with Kay Harte from the Farmgate Cafe to find out what makes this food market so special.


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Cork - Inside the English Market

Getting to know Montmartre

Location: Paris, France (Europe)
In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty travels to Montmartre, one of Paris' best-known neighbourhoods, to speak to Frederique Maitrehenry of Musée de Montmartre to find out what makes it so unique.


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Getting to know Montmartre

Hidden Rome

Location: Rome, Italy (Europe)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Francesco Galluzzi, a tour guide in Rome, about some of the city's less known attractions.


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Hidden Rome

Only in Stockholm...

Location: Stockholm, Sweden (Europe)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to people in Stockholm about the world's first outdoor museum, a hostel on a jumbo jet and more.


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Only in Stockholm...

Only in Prague...

Location: Prague, Czech Republic (Europe)
Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty travels to Prague for this podcast to speak to different people about certain things unique to the Czech Republic’s capital.


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Only in Prague...

Only in Dublin...

Location: Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
There are some certain things that you can only find in the Irish capital, such as the home of Guinness, Europe's largest urban park and the Book of Kells. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to different people who live in Dublin about those certain things.


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Only in Dublin...

Seville - Home of Flamenco

Location: Seville, Spain (Europe)
Hostelworld’s Colm Hanratty speaks to Fernando Rodriguez of 'El Arenal', one of Seville's top Flamenco clubs about the origins of the music and its different styles.


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Seville - Home of Flamenco

Only in Frankfurt...

Location: Frankfurt, Germany (Europe)
Some of the things you can only do in Frankfurt are see Europe's most spectacular skyline and try an authentic frankfurter sausage with some 'apfelwein' (apple wine). In this podcast Colm speaks to different people in Frankfurt about the things you can only do there.


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Only in Frankfurt...

Live from Queen's Day

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe)
Celebrating the birthday of Queen Beatrix, Queen's Day is the biggest event on the Dutch calendar and the best place to celebrate it is in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. In this podcast Colm reports from the streets of Amsterdam to find out what you can expect to encounter at the Netherlands' biggest party.


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Live from Queen's Day

Only in Lisbon...

Location: Lisbon, Portugal (Europe)
There are certain things you can only do in the Portuguese capital. These include visiting one of Europe's biggest aquariums at 'Oceanario de Lisboa' and enjoying a cake in 'Pasteis de Belem'. In this podcast Colm talks to different people in Lisbon about those certain things.


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Only in Lisbon...

Live from the Hoscars

Location: Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Colm presents this podcast live from the 6th Annual Hostelworld.com Hoscar Awards Ceremony. The ‘Hoscars’ were selected from over 600,000 Hostelworld.com reviews that were left by customers in 2007.


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Live from the Hoscars

Tips for the Slopes

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland (Europe)
Colm speaks to Jon Fauver of Outdoor Interlaken, Interlaken's leading ski school, to find out which is harder to pick up - skiing or snowboarding? In this podcast Colm also learns when the ski season starts and ends and more


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Tips for the Slopes

Live from Oktoberfest

Location: Munich, Germany (Europe)
Join Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty and his friend Richie Talbot as they get the lowdown on the famous festival and go on an 'Oktoberfest Tent Test', visiting seven of the fourteen main tents.


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Live from Oktoberfest

Gyros or souvlaki?

Location: Athens, Greece (Europe)
Eating a gyros or a souvlaki is a much a part of a trip to Athens as visiting the Acropolis. The only problem is that you may not know the difference between the two. Colm speaks to Dimitris Bairaktaris and Vicky Moutsiounas from Athens’ famous ‘Bairaktaris’ restaurant to find out the difference between the two.


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Gyros or souvlaki?

Live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (Europe)
Colm travels to Edinburgh to present this podcast live from 2007's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At the festival he speaks to Jody Kamali, star of the one-man show 'Backpacker', Maeve Higgins, one of Ireland's top stand-up comics, press officer Duncan Fraser to find out how big the festival is, along with other performers at the largest arts festival in the world.


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Live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Best Pint of Guinness in Dublin

Location: Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Colm goes in search of the best pint of Guinness in the Irish capital with his friend and self-proclaimed Guinness connoisseur, Richie Talbot. During their quest they visit 10 of Dublin’s city centre pubs, ranging from traditional bars to modern ‘superpubs’. They even visit the place where Guinness is made!


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The Best Pint of Guinness in Dublin

Only in Amsterdam...

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe)
The Dutch capital is famous for many reasons and there are certain things that you can only find there. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to different people who live in Amsterdam about the Red Light District, the Anne Frank House and more.


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Only in Amsterdam...

Naples by Neapolitans

Location: Naples, Italy (Europe)
Colm speaks to Luca, Carla and Gemma from Hostel of the Sun in Naples to ask them if their city is as dangerous as people say it is, where you will find the city’s best pizza, and what you shouldn’t miss there if you are planning a trip to the southern Italian city.


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Naples by Neapolitans

Inside Amsterdam's Coffeeshops

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe)
Famous for canals, Heineken Beer and the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam is also renowned for its liberal attitude to soft drugs. Listen to Spike from the Jolly Joker Coffeeshop in the Amsterdam’s Nieumarkt district give us an insight into the city’s coffeeshop culture along with some warnings also!


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Inside Amsterdam's Coffeeshops

London - 'The Knowledge'

Location: London, England (Europe)
You may or may not be aware of this, but before London cab drivers are allowed drive people around the British capital they have to learn what is called ‘The Knowledge’ – a detailed knowledge of routes within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross Station. Here Colm speaks to Neil Chadwick, a cab driver from the East End of London, to extract his own version of ‘The Knowledge’.


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London - 'The Knowledge'

London City Guide

Location: London, England (Europe)
Find out what not to miss in the British capital, discover what the best time to get on the London Eye is, listen to some locals tell Colm what their favourite bars and restaurants are, discover some ways to save money and much more.


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London City Guide
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