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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…

15 of the best hostels in Europe for your next big adventure

15 of the best hostels in Europe for your next big adventure

Got a Euro-trip on the cards this year? Then it’s time you get to know the best hostels in Europe. We all know that hostels are the most budget-friendly option in pricey Europe, but the benefits of these gems go way further than your wallet. Whether you’re a solo traveller, headed on a friends trip…

How Being Spontaneous Changed My Perspective on Travelling

How Being Spontaneous Changed My Perspective on Travelling

When people start travelling alone, I’m sure most of them start off the same way I did: plan, plan, plan. I researched everything from ferry times to train seats, activities I could take part in each day, nearby supermarkets and cute cafes. In a way, doing this took away some of the magic I felt…

LGBTQIA+ friendly hostels that travellers love lgbtqia+ friendly hostels

LGBTQIA+ friendly hostels that travellers love

Travelling in hostels is more than exploring new places and having somewhere to stay. Hostels bring travellers together from different locations, cultures and backgrounds, to create unforgettable experiences and share a sense of belonging. We believe that hostels are some of the most inclusive environments for travellers and local communities around the world, encouraging people…

17 eco-friendly hostels perfect for the sustainable traveller! eco-friendly hostels - Distant Relatives Ecolodge

17 eco-friendly hostels perfect for the sustainable traveller!

When you travel, how much do you think about your impact on the planet? Is sustainable travel something that’s always at the front of your mind? Being kind to the earth is something we should all consider when we’re on the road, whether that’s by choosing trains over flights, saving energy and water or respecting…

14 Things to Expect at a Party Hostel best hostels for full moon party in thailand

14 Things to Expect at a Party Hostel

Party hostels are becoming more and more popular around the world. Yet, despite being labelled as party hostels, they tend to be more than just drinking and dancing. That may set the tone but these hostels are normally very reputable and reliable – a well-oiled party machine! Still, if you like a beer and want…

Eat, drink, dance repeat: best Hostel bars in Europe

Eat, drink, dance repeat: best Hostel bars in Europe

Everyone remembers that bangin’ hostel bar where epic party nights weren’t just a one off. We’re not talking about a game of beer pong and cheap Jäger shots in the basement. We’re talking hostels with rooftop bars overlooking the Sacré-Cœur, soundproofed nightclubs, delicious breakfast menus and Moroccan chill out zones. You don’t just want a…

Staying in a hostel for the first time: what you need to know

Staying in a hostel for the first time: what you need to know

So you’re staying in a hostel for the first time. Bravo! Perhaps you’re a seasoned traveller used to hotels, it’s your first time outside of the country, or maybe you want a social travelling experience. For whatever reason, you’ve decided to forego the traditional hotel route. And you know what? You’ll have the best time….

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…

10 most haunted hostels to visit this Halloween!

10 most haunted hostels to visit this Halloween!

The scent of pumpkin spice fills the air. Costumes, novelty props and sweets begin to fill supermarket shelves. Cheesy horror flicks are our movies of choice. This can only mean one thing – October is upon us and Halloween is quickly approaching! If you haven’t made plans this October 31st, or need inspiration for next…

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