Category Archive for "General"

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Shine Blue for Peace! – Sleep for Peace 2016

Our hostels will undertake a serious makeover by turning blue to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Not only will we celebrate with you on the 21st of September, but we decided to make it last and stretch the party

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Top 6 things to do while backpacking in the Nordic countries

Planning your next adventure and want to see the magnificent north of Europe? We have the best tips for backpackers who want to explore the beautiful Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland on a budget. 1. Northern Lights

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Vote for your favourite hostel for the chance to win £200

Have you stayed in one of our hostels and had an experience that went above and beyond expectations? We want your help to select 3 outstanding hostels that you feel are worthy of a HI Fan Favourite award. Once the

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A fantastic group review from our Groups competition winners

A girl guiding group from Gloucestershire entered our competition for the chance to win £100 – and they did! Here’s what they had to say… “Dear HI Groups, We had an absolutely fantastic time. We achieved our 2 main aims

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HI to Aple Adria – Visit this unique website and stay free of hassle

So you wanted to take your group across ‪‎Slovenia‬, ‪‎Hungary‬, ‪‎Croatia‬ and ‪Austria‬ and thought, “what a hassle!” Well, not anymore – visit this brand new website for information about hostels in the whole region and start exploring things to

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Family holidays in Belgium or the Netherlands

Amsterdam Zeeburg Hostel – The Netherlands The best thing about the Netherlands is that they love families. A city for living, a city for visiting, and a city full of cultural vibe. It’s also a place with a relaxed attitude

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Live an intercultural exchange in Egypt with HI! IOU Respect 2016

Grab that life-changing opportunity to learn and share with people from all over! Arrive as strangers, leave as friends… This Summer, you could be flying to Cairo and Ismailia, Egypt, to meet with other young people to share, live and create an

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Join in the celebrations for the Earth Hour 2016!

Transform your regular Saturday in an engaged Saturday. The 19th of March! Join the Earth Hour movement on Saturday 19th March at 8.30pm – 9.30 pm your local time – wherever you are in the world, by taking part in

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Pack your old knit jumper!

What if wearing that old knit jumper you received for Christmas in 1998 could save both money and reduce your CO2 emissions? In February, some of our hostels got cosy to show how easy it is to adopt a new

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Chee Ching in Europe

Reviews of our hostels from a blogger!

Remember Chee Ching, from Malaysia, who took part in the Big Blog Exchange? She recently took a whopping great Christmas/New Year backpack trip to visit Europe and we had the pleasure to welcome her in 5 different countries (United Kingdom, Belgium, the

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