Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

You may be wondering how hostels kept their sociable magic in these weird times, well don’t worry, these hostels exemplify the sociable experiences that hostels are famous for. The panel of HOSCARs judges have selected the following five hostels as finalists for the EXTRAORDINARY Sociable Experience award and now we are asking YOU to vote…

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…

10 Tips For Travelling Alone That Will Transform Your Travels

10 Tips For Travelling Alone That Will Transform Your Travels

Solo travel is a skill, and one I’m constantly honing in order to get the very best out of my experiences abroad. I’ve travelled through 45 countries, more than half of them solo, and it’s taught me so much about myself and the universe. I highly recommend solo travel to anybody and everybody – whether you’re 18…

The best countries to teach English abroad

The best countries to teach English abroad

For many, teaching English abroad is the perfect way to experience new cultures and become one of the locals while also having a steady job to keep your finances in good shape. However, with hundreds of countries to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. With that in mind, here are…

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…

Changing the World with WaterAid – Art Activists Need Your Vote!

Changing the World with WaterAid – Art Activists Need Your Vote!

Can art really change the world? We believe it can! A few months ago, we asked you to be part of #artofchange, an art activism competition run by global charity WaterAid. 12 finalists have been selected by the esteemed panel of judges and now we need you! We’re asking you to vote for the piece…

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