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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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77 Bombay Street YHA England & Wales tour this February

Swiss indie rock band, 77 Bombay Street, are soon to begin their UK tour in YHA youth hostels up and down the country. The Swiss 4-some, brothers Matt, Joe, Simri-Ramon and Esra Buchli, will begin their tour at YHA London

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Join the International Office team!

HI is looking for enthusiastic professionals to take on new challenges and join the team at the international office in the UK. The roles we are looking to recruit are the following: To join the Programmes, Standards & Sustainability team: –  Senior

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Announcing the winners

And the winner of the 2015 HI Sustainability Fund Competition is…

The 2015 HI Sustainability Fund Competition has been an exciting race, with serious candidates showing the depth of their commitment to sustainability. The general public, our sustainability coordinators and a panel of international jury, have now spoken. We are proud

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HI5ive to the world’s best hostels, 2015

You – the jury – have spoken, the votes have been counted and the world’s best hostels have been selected

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Which planet saving superhero are you?

A superhero quiz for the planet? Sounds about right! We are all on a constant mission to reduce our environmental footprint, and with the HI Sustainability Fund Competition running until December 5th 2015, choosing where to start can be an overwhelming

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Hostel of the week: Melbourne – Metro YHA

It’s pretty obvious to a traveller that Melbourne is not like the rest of Australia… The city’s vibe is arty, cosmopolitan and arty. And not forgetting local love for ‘footy’ and pies. You’d be mad to pass up a visit

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The best of both worlds: wild parties in the wilderness

Struggling to choose between a wild round-the-clock party weekend and a rural retreat? No need.

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World Tourism Day: how you make a positive difference through travel

The many ways you help billions of people around the world simply by being a traveller.

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