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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….

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,…

Solo Female Travel In Europe: Your Gateway To A Life More Adventurous

Solo Female Travel In Europe: Your Gateway To A Life More Adventurous

Girls, Let’s travel the world!?✈? Solo female travel is on the rise, and women around the globe are discovering how liberating, empowering and exciting it can be to venture into the unknown alone. But if you (wander)lust over the Instagram feeds of other solo female travellers, and then quickly think of excuses why that can’t be you,…

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?…

Extraordinary Community & Social Impact Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Community & Social Impact Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

If there’s one thing the last year has taught us, it’s that we need community, and giving backpackers temporary communities and a sense of belonging is something hostels do so well. In 2020 priorities switched and hostels empty of travellers shifted their gaze and focused on supporting their local communities. These five hostels were selected…

Extraordinary Inclusive Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Inclusive Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Hostels welcome travellers from all around the world and we believe they are some of the most inclusive environments you could ever wish to be in. However, hostel staff, like us, are always learning, becoming mindful of our own unconscious biases, and growing as a result. The HOSCARs’ judges selected the following five hostels as…

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