48 Hour City Break in Barcelona

Buzzing Barcelona has beaches, banging clubs and bags of boho cool. This artistic city is fiercely Catalan, with a culture and cuisine all of its own, so there’s plenty of cultural sites and gourmet food to whet your appetite on a Barcelona city break. Whether...

10 Things to Do in Glasgow

Edgier and less polished than Scotland’s capital, Glasgow has left its seedy reputation behind to become a chic cosmopolitan city, with a thriving student population keeping things hip. Glasgow has enough esteemed art galleries, historic architecture and excellent shopping to rival Edinburgh....

HostelBookers Launches First Ever Summer Sale!

Planning a summer getaway but worried about finding the cash to spend on a holiday? Left it to the last-minute to book your summer break and facing premium prices? Never fear – we’ve got some exciting news from HostelBookers. We’re launching our first ever 

48 Hour City Break in Rome

The sun is definitely shining in Italy! This week, we head to Rome with our very own  Ali Woolliams as she takes us on a cheap weekend city break that avoids the crowds and tour groups but still manages to capture the ancient glamor...

A Cheap Weekend in Cornwall

Ellen Schaepsmeier went for a cheap weekend in Cornwall – here’s her guide to a relaxing few days on the beach in England’s top coastal towns. You might not be able to guarantee the weather, but you can be sure of fun...

Hidden Italy – Liguria

Most people say they’ve ‘done Italy’ without having even tried to get under the country’s skin. The backpacker trail usually snakes in a line around major cities Florence, Pisa, Rome, Bologna, Milan, Venice, Naples, maybe with the odd beach break or hilltop...

48 Hour City Break in Genoa

In our next budget weekend away, Lauren Smith takes us on a whirlwind tour of Genoa, an ancient maritime capital with all the splendour of Venice, and none of the high prices! ‘Genoa the proud’ is the Capital of Liguria – home...

10 Things To Do In Athens For $10

With the cultural legacy of Ancient Greece behind it, Athens certainly packs a punch. But today this cosmopolitan capital isn’t all ancient wonders and Greek Gods. The formerly car-clogged city has been cleaned up since the 2004 Olympics, with chic bars, shops and galleries popping...

48 Hour City Break in Lisbon

This week we take a weekend city break with our guest blogger Roseli Andrion to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. With some of the best hostels in the world opening up in this elegant but modern city, Lisbon is ideal for...

48 Hour City Break in Sarajevo

This week, Iain Haywood of Ooh Blog takes us to Sarajevo for a cheap city break in the unspoiled Bosnian capital… Sarajevo is the city that constantly surprises. From the shocking tales of the 1990s conflict and the city’s 3-year...