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Vietnam and the Hanoi Rendezvous Hotel: Welcoming you with open arms

What’s your first impression upon hearing “Vietnam”? A civil war? A destination renowned for infamously good Pho? Vietnam is arguably one of the most utterly exotic and appealing countries in the world. This destination is an embodiment of mystery and

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HI5ives! Hostel Awards 2016 Winners announced

It’s that time of the year again and we are very proud to announce the winners of our hostel awards. Big congratulations to the staff of these amazing hostels, now let’s see who the winners are… Best hostel: Hi Seoul

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Stayokay Utrecht – Centrum has officially opened in the Netherlands!

Stay inexpensively in Utrecht in Stayokay’s new youth hostel! Stayokay Utrecht – Centrum has a modern, new look and places you right in the heart of the action: Utrecht’s city centre. “This is our flagship hostel, a place where everyone

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The HI Sustainability Fund Competition is back! Vote now

**The voting period is now closed. Winning projects announced HERE!** What about you have your say in a competition that will award our hostels with over £18,000? Scroll down, pick your favourite project (you can even vote for two!), and

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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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