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Group watching Penguin Parade ©Phillip Island Nature Park

5 hostels perfect for wildlife spotting

Monday 3 March is World Wildlife Day and a great opportunity to celebrate the stunning and varied species of the world’s wild fauna. Here at HI, we’ve come up with a list of five unique face-to-face animal encounters for true nature lovers.

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A warm welcome awaits at these LGBT-friendly cities!

After the recent controversy at the Sochi Olympics, we’ve picked out 5 cities where it’s always OK to fly that rainbow flag high!

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Great Hall

How to experience movie magic while hostelling

With the Oscars coming up, we’ve picked out 5 hostels around the world where you can experience a bit of movie magic for yourself.

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Hostelympics

Want to be more than a spectator of the Winter Olympics? Make your own global sporting Olympics with HI and try your hand at some Olympic sports in the world’s best snowy spots!

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Pho Ga (Chicken noodle)

5 best cities for Asian street food

Guest blogger, Meagan Collins, counts down her favourite Asian street food destinations from her time travelling across the continent. Warning: will make stomachs rumble!

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Lake Bled

Top 5 reasons you should visit Bled

Bled is an enchanting Alpine town, bursting with immense natural beauty, and renowned for its mild climate and thermal lake waters. Read on for HI’s top 5 reasons for visiting this charming town in Slovenia.

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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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Top tips to embrace Valentine’s Day

If you’re one of the lucky ones to have found love, then say HI to romance! Take Valentine’s Day in your arms, let it into your heart and give yourself completely to this special occasion. Plan ahead and the cost of Valentines won’t break your heart. With HI hostels offering private rooms, you and your sweetheart can still experience a perfect, romantic getaway on a budget…

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Top tips to boycott Valentine’s Day

Yes we’re talking about Valentine’s Day already; when you’re single, it pays to be prepared. Don’t let this enforced romantic ritual get you down; here are our suggestions for the best ways to avoid the reek of romance…

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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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