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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…

Extraordinary Sustainable Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Sustainable Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Travellers know that hostels are life-changing places, where you can surround yourself with free spirits while exploring our beautiful planet. These hostels are leading the charge in protecting the environment, doing their bit to ensure that backpackers can continue exploring for many years to come. The HOSCARs judges selected these hostels as the five Extraordinary Sustainable…

Hostels are open and here’s what you need to know….

Hostels are open and here’s what you need to know….

We’re sure you’ve noticed that the world is a little trickier to navigate right now, and like you we’re backpackers with clipped wings, wondering when we’ll be free to roam again. Really free, like we were before. Travel is possible for many of us, we can take a ‘staycation’ or cross a nearby border, but where should we stay? Sure,…

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…

Hostels that give back to the community

Hostels that give back to the community

We love travelling – exploring new places, trying new food, learning the locals’ stories and staying at hostels that give back to the community is everything we live for. We also know that travelling is a privilege and that we should be conscious of it every time we go somewhere new. Respecting people’s cultures and…

12 of the best remote hostels around the world for the ultimate escape

12 of the best remote hostels around the world for the ultimate escape

Ever wanted to get away from it all, as in *really* get away? We all travel for different reasons, but more and more of us are opting to go even further and take a digital detox out in the wilderness. If you’re curious about an off-grid break, we’ve listed some of the best remote hostels…

The best hostels in Valencia for every type of traveller

The best hostels in Valencia for every type of traveller

How to find the best hostels in Valencia for your trip Ahhh Valencia, how we love you so! We’re not sure if it’s the mystical coastline, stunning historical architecture or the to-die-for food, but something keeps drawing us back… That’s why we’ve created our guide to the best hostels in Valencia. Foodies, come and discover…

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