Cheap Travel Tips

The words ‘cheap travel’ can conjure up nightmare images of unreliable tour packages and cowboy hoteliers. And, for the unwary, this could indeed become reality, but it really needn’t be the case for travellers on a budget! With a little forward planning,...

The Coolest Hi-Tech Accommodation

I like to travel with my iPhone, Canon DSLR, Apple Mac laptop, Kindle, point and shoot digital camera and of course, all the chargers to go with them. If you’re like me I know you’ll want your accommodation to suit your travel...

20 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Money

Evelyn Hannon from Journeywoman.com asked readers from 100 countries for their top tips for saving money on the road. In this blog post for HostelBookers she shared her top 20… 1. Use Craig’s List On a recent three week visit...

15 Genius Ways to Save Space in Your Suitcase

You might all have a little giggle as we declare war on the unruly suitcase. Haven’t we all sat on our suitcases in desperation to just shut the bloomin’ thing? Or ‘panic packed’ two minutes before we leave for the airport –...

10 Things You Need to Know About Rio Carnival 2014

It’s Rio Carnival time again (Friday February 28th to Tuesday March 4th – Fat Tuesday) and nothing should put you off visiting one of the world’s most colourful and exhilarating events. Flowing alcohol and excitable crowds mean you’re in for a rowdy...

How to Make Friends in Hostels

– Written by Victoria Philpott The best thing about staying in hostels – apart from the price, location and ease – is meeting other travellers. If you’ve just arrived in your hostel, talk to people who’ve been there a while and...

Write for Us and Guest Blog

We’re looking for guest bloggers! Are you a travel blogger looking for a new place to post? We’d love for you to write for our blog. We want to inspire travel and let other travellers in on the tips and secrets we’ve picked up...

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...