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Community Champion – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

Community Champion – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

Looking back on the last few years, we’ve learned that community is everything. And when it comes to creating temporary communities and a sense of belonging for backpackers, hostels are the real MVPs. Some hostels make a point of championing their local communities as well as those in their bunks. These 5 hostels have been…

People Person – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

People Person – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

You know what every solo traveller loves? Making new friends on the road. Hostels are the ultimate spots to connect with a bunch of like-minded, adventure-hungry backpackers. You’ve voted for your top five hostels up for the People Person award. And here’s the kicker: you also get to decide who takes home the prize! So,…

New Kid on the Block – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

New Kid on the Block – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

Hostels that opened their doors last year have been BUSY. With determination and grit, they’ve spent 2022 working tirelessly to impress the entire traveller community. As a result, five exceptional hostels have been shortlisted to win a New Kid on the Block award for HOSCARs 2023. These hostels are brand new, with state-of-the-art facilities, and…

Eco Warrior – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

Eco Warrior – HOSCARs Finalists 2023

Hostels are magical places where you can soak up the vibes of fellow free spirits while embarking on adventures across our amazing planet. And now, some of these hostels are blazing the trail to protect our environment and champion sustainability, paving the way for generations of backpackers to explore for years to come. The 2023…

How I discovered I was neurodivergent whilst solo travelling

How I discovered I was neurodivergent whilst solo travelling

Being an undiagnosed neurodivergent solo traveller made me feel like I was exploring a different planet from my peers. We might follow the same map and end up at the same landmarks, but every traveller has a very different journey. Mine began at 27 when I booked a one-way flight to Tokyo. Like many others…

Everything you need to know: solo travelling in The Galapagos

Everything you need to know: solo travelling in The Galapagos

The Galapagos is a bucket list destination for most of us. Where better to be immersed in nature than the archipelago made famous by Darwin?! Understandably, it’s a pricey place and due to requiring a return flight, visitors have a finite amount of time there. As a result, I did a heck of a lot…

Bucket list horseback rides for every equestrian traveller

Bucket list horseback rides for every equestrian traveller

Calling all cowpoke, wranglers, horse girls, and equestrians! Whatever you want to call yourself, let’s be honest – there are a lot of us around the world. Horses are one of the things that can connect cultures – whether it’s classic cowboy culture in the western USA to a saddled-up safari in Africa, horses unite…

Where in the world is your personality type, and why you should go there

Where in the world is your personality type, and why you should go there

If you haven’t done a test to figure out your Myers Briggs personality type, what gigantic rock have you been hiding under?! Everywhere I look these days, these four small letters keep popping up to remind me why I am the way I am (a deep-seated introvert who watches far too much anime, apparently). There’s…

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…

The warmest places to visit in Europe in winter

The warmest places to visit in Europe in winter

If a white Christmas is the last thing on your wish list this winter, look no further than the archipelagos and seaside cities of the Mediterranean. While Europe is beautiful still in cold weather, travellers will be glad to shed the layers and soak in the sun further south. Here are 11 cities that promise…

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