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The HI USA Great Hostel Give Back

January and February are the months of HI-USA’s Great Hostel Give Back – a scheme encouraging groups of 10 or more travellers to get involved in the local community by offering a minimum of 2 hours of their time each day of their stay to a volunteer project. In return, volunteers get to stay at the hostel free of charge!

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Groups

Rally a group of friends for Valentine’s Day!

Oh no. The time is almost upon us when smug marrieds or those who are ‘in a relationship’ break out the big romance guns and celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Sarah had the longitude and latitude of her home town tattoed on her shoulder

Getting a tattoo to mark your travels

Hostellers Sarah and Alex tell us about their tattoos they have had to mark their travels around the world.

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Make Christmas shopping fun - do it with your friends

Christmas shopping: the perfect excuse for a group-get-together

Love it or hate it, everyone has to do it. Yes, that’s right – finding the perfect gift for your families, friends and loved ones.

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Two nominations for Hostelling International in prestigious awards

Go us! Hostelling International is up for awards in TWO categories in the prestigious Hertfordshire Business Awards.

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Don’t leave the dog at home! Holiday in a hostel!

The days are long gone when families were forced to leave their pet pooches at home when they organised their annual holiday.

According to a recent report by MedicAnimal.com, nine out of 10 Brits took their hounds on holiday with them in the UK and one in eight were actually packing the pet passport and travelling abroad with their four-legged friend to the continent.

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Where will you be watching Eurovision 2013?

Eurovision 2013 – The perfect excuse for a groups getaway

It’s one of the most-watched television events in the world. And this year an estimated 125 million people from throughout Europe will be tuning in on May 18 to support the singing sensation from their country.

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The Portimau Youth Hostel has a pool - perfect for keeping all those kids happy

16 kids and counting? It’s no problem in a groups hostel!

‘16 Kids and Counting’ is one of the surprise TV hits of the spring. Following in the footsteps of families which buck the norm by having supersized broods, the Channel 4 programme has shown that an annual holiday can be difficult to organise and expensive.

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HI Groups

Don’t leave it until the last minute!

GROUP travel organisers throughout the world are being urged to book up early as demand for accommodation for large parties increases.

Members of the IGS (International Group Scheme for Hostelling International) which represents more than 200 hostels in 30 countries – all of which are suitable for large parties – say that it is unlikely organisers will be able to secure a booking if they leave requests to the last minute.

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Visit the Botel in Budapest for a bargain break

Stretch your money further in these best-value groups destinations

A recent survey conducted by the Post Office has shown that travellers can stretch their holiday money even further by opting to visit a best-value destination. It also reports that 94% of those surveyed said that accommodation costs was the most important factor when choosing a city.

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