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5 Stunningly Designed Boutique Luxury Hostels
August 23, 2011
5 Stunningly Designed Boutique Luxury Hostels

The best hostels combine all the necessary travelling basics – bed, lounge, lockers, kitchen – with stunning design and luxury touches. A beautifully designed hostel after a hard day’s travelling or site-seeing relaxes guests and ensures they’ll spread the word and come back again. You can find incredible hostels all over the world, but 5 [...]

The Best Hostels in the World – Based on Customer Ranking
March 2, 2011
The Best Hostels in the World – Based on Customer Ranking

Today, HostelBookers revealed the winning properties in its “Awards for Excellence” 2011, which is now in its second year. To be eligible for an award, properties needed to receive the highest customer rating for a category. The only exception was the “Most Popular” category, which was based on the total number of bookings made in [...]

Cheap Places to Stay in Chicago
February 23, 2011
Cheap Places to Stay in Chicago

The cities of North America are not likely destinations for budget travelers; rumors of surviving on a few dollars a day and reveling in cheap bottles of beer come straight out of South-East Asia and Eastern Europe. So to save your hard-earned travel money for more interesting things than a simple bed for the night, [...]

Hostelworld Announces World's Best Hostels
January 27, 2010
Hostelworld Announces World's Best Hostels

Hostelworld announced the winners of its coveted Hoscars (HOStelworld Customers Annual Ratings) recently in Dublin, Ireland. The 8th annual Hoscar awards ceremony took place to recognize the best hostels in the world, voted for by 1 million Hostelworld customers in 2009. For the second year, running Lisbon’s Travellers House Hostel received the top honor as [...]

Great Flashpacking Hostels in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji
July 3, 2009
Great Flashpacking Hostels in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji

Flashpacking is as popular as ever this summer and for good reason. Traveling with gadgets has become a part of life. Why wouldn’t you stay in one of the nice, higher end hostels around the world that allow you to enjoy not only the atmosphere of a hostel, but also some of the comforts more [...]

The World's Best Boutique Hostels
May 15, 2009
The World's Best Boutique Hostels

This week, the Guardian Travel site launched a very cool interactive guide to the world’s best boutique hostels. We’re always looking for places to stay that are cool and cheap and this list is a great place to find them. The best part is that it’s interactive so the list will continue to grow as [...]

Goa – The Queen of Beaches
April 14, 2009
Goa – The Queen of Beaches

Famous for the sandy beaches that line its coast, Goa is a fascinating and distinctive region in India’s southwest. Brimming with Portuguese influences and bursting with fresh food, visitors from around the world travel to Goa for its natural beauty sprawled over a rustic landscape, silver sand beaches and serene fishing villages that give way to colorful markets filled with smiling people.

10 Great Flashpacking Hostels in Europe
April 5, 2009
10 Great Flashpacking Hostels in Europe

The term “flashpacking” is used to describe the type of backpacker that is commonly found in higher end hostels around the world. Flashpackers tend to enjoy the atmosphere of a hostel, but enjoy some of the comforts more commonly found in hotels.  Flashpackers are often interested in WiFi access, security and a warm shower.  You’ll [...]

Wellington – The Capital of Arts and Culture in New Zealand
March 25, 2009
Wellington – The Capital of Arts and Culture in New Zealand

Wellington is currently a very popular travel spot that offers an abundance of dining, entertainment and cultural attractions to suit any taste or budget. A couple of years ago, I spent a few weeks traveling around New Zealand. After spending a day getting acclimated in Auckland, my traveling partner and I boarded a train south [...]