Soaking it in: The top five thermal pools in Europe

by Ellen Curham There’s nothing more relaxing than hitting up some hot springs, especially while on holidays. Whether manmade or natural, thermal waters provide the perfect way to chill out after exploring a new city. In Europe we’re lucky enough...

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...

What lies beneath: 5 of Europe’s secret underground sights

by Christine Orford At Hostelbookers, we pride ourselves on scratching the surface of cities around the world to find the attractions that you’re going to love. With this guide, you can delve even deeper and explore five European cities from below the...

Overview to Eastern Europe: Travel Guide and Tourist Information

  Mention Eastern Europe, and it still conjures up thoughts of Soviet-era grimness for many people. But with its range of sensational countries and significantly cheaper cost of living, the glorious backpacking reality could hardly be further from this preconception.    ...

5 Magical Christmas Markets in Central and Eastern Europe

By Jamie Gibbs, armchair explorer and resident blogger for travel insurance comparison site Confused.com. What better way to get into the festive spirit than to visit a Christmas market? The food, the lights, the music – a winning combination that makes...

The Ultimate InterRail Guide: Tips, Tricks and Where to Go

If you’re planning on backpacking around Europe this summer, chances are you’ll be exploring the continent by rail – it’s the fastest, most eco-friendly and most efficient way of covering ground. The most famous way to do it is by...

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...

Beat the Crowd to These 5 Secret Islands in Europe

Ever wish you could beat the summer crowds and find your own island paradise? A getaway only the locals know about, with not a tourist in sight? If you can’t afford to trek halfway across the world to a deserted desert island,...