My first 24 hours as a solo traveller

My first 24 hours as a solo traveller

Solo travellers. Crawling through countless cities, countries, and continents; you’re weather-beaten, street-savvy ramblers of the highest order. You know your Kanpai’s from your Yamas’; you’re not afraid to eat out alone; you’ve got at least 10 different tourist visas plastering the pages of your bruised and battered passport. But, young masters, we all start somewhere….

LAUNCHING A NEW WAY TO TRAVEL: THE SOLO SYSTEM phone screen, Hostelworld app, chat messages

LAUNCHING A NEW WAY TO TRAVEL: THE SOLO SYSTEM

Solo travel never needs to be lonely – FACT! And yet, even the most seasoned solo travellers get pre-trip nerves. What we’re about to share will banish these anxious thoughts and fill every traveller with confidence that their travels will be as social as they want them to be. This is a new way to…

Anime in real life: the top 10 spots that inspired your favourite anime scenery

Anime in real life: the top 10 spots that inspired your favourite anime scenery

Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I was the main character in my favourite anime. The rich visuals, emotive storylines, and intoxicating landscapes have me attempting to dive through my TV screen on a weekly basis. Seriously, don’t try this at home. From Studio Ghibli staples to old-school Seinen series, anime scenery…

Best Islands in Thailand for Any Type of Traveller

Best Islands in Thailand for Any Type of Traveller

Wondering where to go for your next island getaway? We’ve got you covered. Let’s head to Thailand. The country where it’s somewhat okay to wake up on a tropical beach every morning covered in neon paint. Unsurprisingly though, there’s SO much more to this backpacking mecca than getting a bamboo tattoo of an elephant, spilling…

11 best bars in Porto: local’s choice

11 best bars in Porto: local’s choice

Looking to bar-hop your way through the cobbled streets of Porto? You’re in luck. We’ve got a whole load of bars, boozers and beer gardens to see you through your next city break. Lisbon’s less subscribed (but equally colourful) sister is the stuff of legends. Travellers are tempted with cosy cafes, wine bars and age-old…

25 best bars in Berlin that you need to know

25 best bars in Berlin that you need to know

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Berlin nightlife‘? Sweaty 72-hour techno binges in Berghain? Illegal open-air raves in Lichtenberg? Kinky fetish clubs featuring copious amounts of leather? Chances are, you probably didn’t think much about the bars in Berlin. And why should you? There isn’t much of a bar scene here….

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…

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