24 hours in Venice

by Luc O Cinnseala Few destinations can summon up as much mystery, awe and wonder as Venice does. The canal-etched city on Italy’s north-east coast is somewhere that will have you asking more questions leaving than you had...

How to survive Paris in peak season

by Luc O Cinnseala Known worldwide for its grand boulevards, fascinating history and endless tourist attractions, Paris is a perfect destination for city lovers. Visiting Paris in its peak months of June to August comes with the usual problems that...

Five perfect hostels for Wimbledon 2016

There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at the Wimbledon Championships in London. Picture this: you’ve spread out a picnic blanket on Henman Hill and are drinking a big glass of Pimm’s, munching on crisps. You’re surrounded by hundreds of other...

Escape to East Germany: A budget-friendly break

by Ellen Curham If you’re on a budget but still want to do some exploring, then you can’t go wrong with East Germany. The region offers an array of exciting cities and can easily be navigated by train. From the...
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Surf Hostels

We’ve already featured a roundup of the world’s best beaches, so we thought it was about time we wrote something for the more energetic beach-goer: a selection of surf hostels. Scattered all over the world, some of these surf hostels offer surfing...

Scenic Hostels

There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning, looking out of your bedroom window, and being hit by an amazing view – absolutely free of charge! Backpacking opens up a window on the world, and the views from this selection of...

Party Hostels

Hostels are rarely the quietest choice of accommodation – they’re just not put together that way. They’re supposed to be lively, bustling hives of energy… the sort of place where you can get together with a bunch of other backpackers from around...