Eco Warrior Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

Eco Warrior Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

Hostels are magical places where you can surround yourself with free spirits while exploring the wonders of our beautiful planet. These hostels are leading the charge to protect the environment and promote sustainability, doing their bit to ensure that generations of backpackers can continue exploring for many years to come. The HOSCARs judges selected these…

People Person Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

People Person Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

If there’s one thing we know about travellers, it’s that they LOVE making friends. As we (finally) get back to reality, hostels are on hand to keep us meeting and greeting an endless crew of bubbly backpackers.  The panel of HOSCARs‘ judges have selected the following five hostels as finalists for the People Person award…

Digital Nomads Hostels – HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

Digital Nomads Hostels – HOSCARs Finalists 2022 

One of the biggest revolutions the pandemic gave us was the possibility to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Many companies now offer flexible working contracts. Many workers have switched to freelance. After all, all you really need is a comfortable space that offers good internet, inspiration and the chance to meet fellow digital…

Community Champion Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022

Community Champion Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2022

If there’s one thing the last few years have taught us, it’s that we need community. Giving backpackers temporary communities and a sense of belonging is something hostels do so well. In 2021 hostels began to fill up again. Even while getting back to business as usual, some hostels stayed devoted to their local communities….

Interrail Europe – My 10 Top Interrailing Tips & Advice Top Interrailing Tips and Advice

Interrail Europe – My 10 Top Interrailing Tips & Advice

TLDR: This interrailing tips guide comes from Rob Fehily, a winner of ‘Travel Writer of the Year’ at the National Student Media Awards (Smedias). Rob won the award for articles he wrote while interrailing around Europe last year and has taken the time to share his top interrail tips and tricks for Hostelworld readers. Interrailing…

My first 24 hours as a solo traveller

My first 24 hours as a solo traveller

Solo travellers. Crawling through countless cities, countries, and continents; you’re weather-beaten, street-savvy ramblers of the highest order. You know your Kanpai’s from your Yamas’; you’re not afraid to eat out alone; you’ve got at least 10 different tourist visas plastering the pages of your bruised and battered passport. But, young masters, we all start somewhere….

LAUNCHING A NEW WAY TO TRAVEL: THE SOLO SYSTEM phone screen, Hostelworld app, chat messages

LAUNCHING A NEW WAY TO TRAVEL: THE SOLO SYSTEM

Solo travel never needs to be lonely – FACT! And yet, even the most seasoned solo travellers get pre-trip nerves. What we’re about to share will banish these anxious thoughts and fill every traveller with confidence that their travels will be as social as they want them to be. This is a new way to…

Anime in real life: the top 10 spots that inspired your favourite anime scenery

Anime in real life: the top 10 spots that inspired your favourite anime scenery

Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I was the main character in my favourite anime. The rich visuals, emotive storylines, and intoxicating landscapes have me attempting to dive through my TV screen on a weekly basis. Seriously, don’t try this at home. From Studio Ghibli staples to old-school Seinen series, anime scenery…

Best Islands in Thailand for Any Type of Traveller

Best Islands in Thailand for Any Type of Traveller

Wondering where to go for your next island getaway? We’ve got you covered. Let’s head to Thailand. The country where it’s somewhat okay to wake up on a tropical beach every morning covered in neon paint. Unsurprisingly though, there’s SO much more to this backpacking mecca than getting a bamboo tattoo of an elephant, spilling…

11 best bars in Porto: local’s choice

11 best bars in Porto: local’s choice

Looking to bar-hop your way through the cobbled streets of Porto? You’re in luck. We’ve got a whole load of bars, boozers and beer gardens to see you through your next city break. Lisbon’s less subscribed (but equally colourful) sister is the stuff of legends. Travellers are tempted with cosy cafes, wine bars and age-old…

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