Backpacking is a rewarding budget-travel sector which grows year after year - and some hostels these days are surprisingly interesting and even fancy. So grab your pack and go!


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Holy hostel! A unique hybrid headlines ´7 Great Amsterdam Lodgings in Various Price Ranges´

  Bunk Hotel Located in vibrant Amsterdam Noord, a short ferry ride from Centraal Station and the various sites and attractions of the historic city centre, this 101-year-old former Roman Catholic church is now a hybrid hotel/hostel of 106 private rooms (from 54 euros) and 50 stacked private "pods" (from 24€). It's good for traveling with kids, on business, or alone, as well as for students and young people looking for inexpensive lodging. Amenities and services include: free high-speed WiFi;…

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How to pick a hostel that's right for you

This video provides some good do's and don't's about picking a good hostel from a vlogger who's stayed at 74 of them in 16 countries. There are several no-brainers here but also some observations that might not've occurred to you. So if hostels/backpacking are your preferred means of travel, it's worth a watch!

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The best places to go backpacking in Costa Rica

With its sparkling beaches, stunning waterfalls, and beautiful rainforests, Costa Rica is a paradise for backpackers. Here, you can make your way through forest canopy walks or fall in love with the relaxed pura vida (a favorite local phrase, meaning "pure life") of this lovely Central American country. There’s so much to do here that if you plan well you can truly have the trip of a lifetime. And here are some of what I think are the best places to go backpacking here: read post

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DAILY DEPARTURES..BOOK YOUR DESTINATION NOW... 4 Days Wildebeest Migration Adventures Day 1: Nairobi-Maasai Mara Pick up from your hotel in the morning and head west for Maasai Mara adventure destination for lunch at the campsite, followed by afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary.Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with…

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  • Something I recently came across on Matador - how you like THIS for cool??
    Cambodia’s Coolest Hostel Is Also an Epic Waterpark
    Part hostel, part waterpark, Arcadia Backpackers in Kampot, Cambodia, is one of the coolest accommodations in Southeast Asia.
  • Now here´s a topic that might not occur to you: travel insurance tailored to the special needs and timelines of backpackers. The companies you approach depend on where you live, of course. Here´s a selection in the USA: And another for Brits:
    5 Best Backpacking Trip Travel Insurance Companies (2023)
    Explore our top picks for travel insurance for backpacking trips and compare options to find the right coverage for your backpacking adventures.
    • Thanks Jose.
      It's not just of backpackers. After one retires, one begins to keep an eye in the digital wallet so to speak. I was recently chaperoning a person around who had fallen I'll in a foreign country, without any travel insurance. Needless to say, with even a basic travel insurance package, the person would not need a fellow traveler to chaperone them around.
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  • 30 of the world's coolest and most unusual hostels!
    World’s 30 Coolest And Most Unusual Hostels You Definitely Need To Visit - Lifehack
    This list of hostels is sure to blow your mind and amaze you. From castles to tree forts, this list has it all. If you're interested in booking one o…
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  • Last September I had an amazing stay at the Banana Bungalow West Hollywood and I'm going back this year! I recommend this place to every hostel lover going to LA.

  • Holla Backpackers! Glad to be on board this group. Been backpacking for more than a decade now between work. Happy trails and travel to all :)

  • Never run out of money with a -reloadable currency card.  With high-street beating exchange rates it can be used globally and when the time come to add more all you need is an internet connection!

  • Hey everyone,

    I work for a brand new social hostel booking company called ( and just wanted to let everyone know what we do. The site allows you to search hostels/guesthouses/b&b's and see who will be at each one before you book. You can also connect to plan trips and share tips. I'm also a travel writer and backpacker, so if anyone has any questions about the site or just hostels in general I'm happy to help! :)

    Jessica Festa

    Each day with a new story
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