The golden rules of Interrailing

by Luc O Cinnseala Interrailing is a rite of passage for many Europeans and each year 300,000 of us leave our normal lives behind to discover our wonderful continent by train. With Global Passes allowing travel in 30 different countries, this is...

Avoid the football: Head to the Balkans this summer

by Ellen Curham For some people, the summer of 2016 only means one thing and that’s football. Starting in June, the 2016 UEFA European Championship will hit our screens and there are few places where you won’t hear any mention of this....

Rail Travel Tips

The Basics Rail travel is one of the best (and most eco-friendly) ways to get around the world… Pretty much any large city in the world is serviced by at least one railway line, along with countless local and commuter services. Many...

The Best of Eastern Europe: Top 10 Cities to Visit

Backpacking in Europe is a rite of passage for most students and travellers. But it’s such a vast place that many end up hopping between the most famous cities (London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome – sound familiar?) and never delve beneath...

Save Money on Your Eurotrip With These Simple Tricks

By Adam Ewart If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you’ll no doubt be dreaming about beautiful landscapes, breath-taking architecture and an extravagant display of culture that you hope to experience during your stay. While many sightseeing opportunities are free...

Travel by Train: South Eastern Europe

Istanbul shot to fame after being named Capital of Culture 2010 and a number of festivals around Belgrade are opening people’s eyes to this city, virtually empty of tourist traps and buzzing with energetic nightlife. We...

The HostelBookers Travel Bucket List

– – – Written by Victoria Philpott There are only two certainties in life, we’re born and we die, but it’s what’s in between that makes us. There’s so much to do in this world it can be quite overwhelming. So...

WIN a Pair of 10-day European Rail Passes!

Summer is for cruising your way around the beautiful landscapes of Europe, taking in the sunlit scenery from the comfort of your train seat and deciding where to go next with your best mate in tow and a free train pass in...
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