5 Cultural Things To Do In Budapest

Today’s guestblogger is Rachel Greenberg. While at the University of California, San Diego, Rachel studied creative writing and spent a semester studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary. She now works as the Assistant Marketing Manager at Nileguide.com Budget-conscious travelers used to the prices...

10 Cheap Things to Do in Split


– Written by Victoria Philpott Croatia’s biggest coastal city of Split is a nucleus of fun, sun, culture and history with medieval towns, Roman ruins and national parks in abundance. It’s also a great place to go when you’re...

Sydney Festival: The best of the free stuff

Sydney Festival 8-30 January 2011 With the revelry of New Year’s Eve in Sydney behind us, it’s on to kick-starting 2011 with a bunch of other celebrations. The Sydney Festival gets going on 8th January and promises a month of art, music,...

HostelBookers is Growing…a Moustache!

November has been a big month for the HostelBookers team. The company has seen massive growth…and…erm…not quite in the way you’d expect. In fact, this particular development may have gone completely unnoticed by our favourite budget travellers and loyal Facebook...

Berlin Festival of Lights 2013

Think the Oxford Street Christmas lights are a tough show to rival? Think again. Held from 9-20 October 2013, The Berlin Festival of Lights will transform Germany’s capital into a dazzling metropolis – a radiant cityscape of gold, blue, red, green and...

Melbourne International Arts Festival 2010

In such a cool kid city like Melbourne, it’s only natural they should have one of the most exciting arts festivals in Australia. From 8-23 October, dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from top performers and artists will descend on...

Paris White Night (Nuit Blanche) 2010

As the sun sets on 2 October 2010, the City of Light will live up to its name. Until 7am the following day, Paris will be transformed into a festival of midnight magic, with elaborate light installations, edgy performances and unique artworks...

Last Minute Oktoberfest 2010 Tips

Running from the 18th September – 4th October, Oktoberfest 2010 is just around the corner! Sadly, we’re stuck at home this year! But we’ve still got beer on the brain, and instead of heading straight to the pub, have been...

Hiroshima Lantern Floating Memorial

On 6 August 2010, Motoyasu River in Hiroshima will become a rainbow of light. Thousands of cube-shaped paper lanterns reflect off liquid surfaces as shades of blue, green, orange and red blend together in a kaleidoscope of colours....

Loveparade 2010: Free Love Reigns in Duisburg

Update: Did you come here looking for info on this year’s Love Parade? Due to the tragedy at the 2010 event in Duisberg, where 19 people lost their lives in a stampede caused by over-crowding, the Love Parade has been...