Best solo travel destinations 2024

Best solo travel destinations 2024

Updated by David Mason | @masononsocial | 9th May 2024 TLDR: In this guide we take a look at this year’s hottest solo travel destinations, picked by you for you. Highlights: The Americas – North, Central and South represent a vast well of solo travel destinations. This list of destinations includes a number you’d call…

Bikepacking Holland: the ultimate guide to exploring the Netherlands Bikepacking holland

Bikepacking Holland: the ultimate guide to exploring the Netherlands

You’ve heard of backpacking, travelling with all your worldly possessions on your back through countries of different cultures. And if you know much about culture in the Netherlands, you’ll know cycling is central to daily life. Mix the two and you get bikepacking, swapping jaunts on overnight buses for journeys on two wheels. Eco-friendly, wallet-friendly…

How to find sustainable accommodation when you travel

How to find sustainable accommodation when you travel

Choosing the right accommodation is so much more than finding a place to sleep, especially when it comes to sustainable stays. Making the right choice means looking at the bigger picture, wider than you and your travels. Accommodation can positively or negatively impact communities – from bringing income to local businesses, to harming housing markets….

Sustainability Stories: Championing Accessibility at INOUT Hostel

Sustainability Stories: Championing Accessibility at INOUT Hostel

Accessibility in travel has come a long way, with transport and accommodation providers realising that they need to cater to travellers with extra physical, neurological and mental health needs. But many travel providers are still learning, including hostels. To hear from a hostel that’s getting accessibility right, we’re headed to Barcelona, to meet INOUT hostel….

How to be an ethical digital nomad 

How to be an ethical digital nomad 

I’ve been a backpacker and a digital nomad for over 15 years, and in that time, a lot has changed. On the surface, those changes encompass things like the prevalence of smartphones and mobile data, which allow for constant connectivity, as well as co-working spaces that enable remote workers to stay productive no matter where…

A traveller’s guide to carbon offsetting

A traveller’s guide to carbon offsetting

When it comes to sustainable travel, a topic that comes up time and time again is carbon offsetting. You might have heard your airline or your favourite travel influencer mention it, but what actually is it and how does it work? Well, at Hostelworld we’ve launched this for our travellers and here we’re going to break it down for you, so you can decide whether to offset your next trip.    Travel and our…

Accessible travel tips for travellers with extra needs

Accessible travel tips for travellers with extra needs

Travel and especially long-term backpacking can be challenging at times. But if you have a disability, are neurodivergent or have other extra needs, it can be trickier to navigate. This shouldn’t deter you from seeing the world but means you might need to tailor your trip slightly to ensure you have the best time. Here,…

Sustainability Stories: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity at Modal Hostel

Sustainability Stories: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity at Modal Hostel

Hostels welcome a diverse range of travellers, in fact, 83% of Hostelworld customers think hostels are extremely or very inclusive. But how? And how are they ensuring everyone feels confident to be themselves without discrimination? Well, as part of Hostelworld’s Sustainability Stories, we’re sharing the hostels that are not only welcoming but are going above…

Black-owned hostels to add to your travel wish list

Black-owned hostels to add to your travel wish list

We believe hostels can be some of the most inclusive places when you travel, and that doesn’t stop at the guests but includes staff and owners too. By choosing to support hostels owned by people of colour, you encourage a more diverse and inclusive travel industry and can leave a positive effect on the places…

10 Black travel creators you should follow to inspire your next trip

10 Black travel creators you should follow to inspire your next trip

Travel content creators are a source of inspiration for travel lovers all over the world. In fact, 85% of adults look to travel creators for recommendations before a trip! Representation is so important to show people from all backgrounds that they can travel, but unfortunately, the travel industry still lacks diversity, from the pilots who…

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