13 Advantages of organised group travel Friends watching the sunset on sand dunes

13 Advantages of organised group travel

Have you been dreaming of going travelling, but haven’t got around to planning a trip? Behind every amazing adventure is someone organising it. Unless you’re an obsessive planner, travel logistics can take the fizz out of your Mojito. All that hostel booking, itinerary planning, and general no-good worrying can take the joy out of packing…

Backpackers choice: 10 trending destinations to visit in 2022 Traveling female walking on European city street, tourism in Europe, travel background

Backpackers choice: 10 trending destinations to visit in 2022

Wow, the time has flown. 2021 is drawing to a close, and what a year we’ve had. The main highlight? Travel came back, baby! Many of our favourite destinations opened their arms and borders, ready for backpackers to get their much-needed travel fix. We’ve noticed a lot of you have been booking ahead for 2022….

19 Best Hostels with Co-Working Spaces for Digital Nomads

19 Best Hostels with Co-Working Spaces for Digital Nomads

In this technological age, digital nomads are on the increase, and so is the demand for great on-the-move workspaces. So, to support fellow working travellers, we’ve collected the coolest hostels with co-working spaces from around the world!   Feel free to skip to your desired destination: Europe Asia North America Central America South America Africa…

What Is A Hostel? The Answer Will Change Your Travels Forever

What Is A Hostel? The Answer Will Change Your Travels Forever

What is a hostel? Even if you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, you probably know that hostels are a type of shared accommodation that helps your travel budget go further. But what you may not know is that the uniquely social nature of hostels will transform your trip. We think this quote from travel…

Solo travel vs group tours: which is right for you?

Solo travel vs group tours: which is right for you?

Everyone likes to travel in different ways, and for different reasons. Be it for relaxation and comfort, for adventure and exhilaration, or for culture and new experiences. There are no right or wrong ways to do it, and nowadays there are ways to travel to suit everyone’s needs. A discussion that I have had many…

Planning A Solo Trip? We Need To Talk About Loneliness

Planning A Solo Trip? We Need To Talk About Loneliness

You expected a lot from your first solo trip.  A suntan. Obviously. Getting to know the world a little better. Making new friends. An epic Instagram account. Even a few of those ‘did I just bungee jump naked’ moments that you’ve pledged never to talk about. Ever. But loneliness? You probably never expected that. Yet,…

Extraordinary Innovation Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Innovation Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Our esteemed panel of judges handpicked these innovative hostel finalists and now it’s your turn… Who will be crowned with the EXTRAORDINARY Innovation Hostel award? Remember you’re not only doing an amazing thing by recognising these hostels as industry-leading innovators but by voting you’re also entering a competition to win the most incredible selection of…

Extraordinary Hostel Heroes: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Hostel Heroes: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

This award is extra special! Hostels couldn’t nominate themselves, instead, the HOSCARs judges picked the top five hostel submissions across all entries and only one hostel will walk away victorious (although, we’re sure you’ll agree they’re all deserving!). Have a read through, remind yourself why you love hostels and hostelling so much, and then vote…

Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

You may be wondering how hostels kept their sociable magic in these weird times, well don’t worry, these hostels exemplify the sociable experiences that hostels are famous for. The panel of HOSCARs judges have selected the following five hostels as finalists for the EXTRAORDINARY Sociable Experience award and now we are asking YOU to vote…

Extraordinary New Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary New Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

In normal times (remember those?) starting a new business was challenging enough, but in 2020 *gasp*, it’s next level. We are in awe! Our panel of HOSCARs’ judges chose these five as the top-notch contenders to bag themselves their first award. A shiny new award, for a shiny extraordinary new hostel… who gets your vote?…

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