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Free bananas, ocean views and rooftop bars: check out this year’s award-winning hostels!

Free bananas, ocean views and rooftop bars: check out this year’s award-winning hostels!

We just crowned the very best hostels in the world at the annual Hoscar awards – read on to find out where you should be laying your head this year and check out our full list of winners! Top 3 hostels in Europe Home Lisbon Hostel in Portugal Yes! Lisbon Hostel in Portugal (pictured below) Mosquito…

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….

The 30 best hostels in the world

The 30 best hostels in the world

The winners of Hostelworld’s prestigious HOSCARs have been decided. Based on your reviews in 2013 we’ve chosen the 30 most popular hostels in the most-visited cities around the world, and here are the winners… Scroll the list to find the 30 best hostels in the best cities in each continent, from Europe to Oceania The…

6 Things You Learn About Yourself from Staying in Hostels

6 Things You Learn About Yourself from Staying in Hostels

Nicole Brewer knows a thing or two about staying in hostels. She has trotted the globe as an expat for the past four years living and teaching in South Korea and Oman, and is currently a graduate student in Germany studying International Humanitarian Action. Check out her site I Luv 2 Globetrot to learn more…

Five great ways to meet other travellers in hostels

Recently on a trip to Bangkok I asked many like-minded travellers what was their favourite thing about staying in hostels. Time and time again the answer was ‘meeting new people’. So while many people know hostels are a great way to strike up new acquaintances, there are certain ways that will get you connected from…

It’s official – we’re the most trusted hostel website

Earlier this June, we ran a travel survey in association with Lonely Planet. We asked people from all over the world things like ‘How many days do you take for your main holiday?’, ‘What’s your favourite type of accommodation?’ and ‘Do you intend to travel in the next months?’ We also wanted to know: ‘What’s…

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