If you’re looking for excitement and adventure this winter look to the French Alps, which are famous for their beauty and access to numerous outdoor activities including skiing and mountaineering, making them a popular holiday destination.
Paris is on practically every traveller’s to-do list and the city welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Along with being known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris does have a reputation for being a bit on the pricier side. Find out how to explore the City of Lights on a budget.
Halloween has come a long way since the Celts celebrated the date as a transition from summer to winter. This year, don’t limit yourself to dressing up in a tacky costume, carving a wonky smile onto a pumpkin, and answering the door to a plague of irritating trick or treaters – head to some truly spooky dwellings, wild street parties or ghoulish haunts around the world instead. Here’s HI’s guide to the eeriest, and coolest, places to be seen this Halloween.
Question: Would you rather save money on your hen night accommodation so that you can spend more money on shoes and cocktails?
Well if the answer is yes, then Hostelling International has the answer for you.
Because we can combine the very best locations throughout the world with affordable, clean, comfy and cheap hostels which means you have more money, well to spend on you!
Do you fancy making your travel experience a little out of ordinary this year? Are you fed up with your rather quiet and uneventful holiday? Then, perhaps it might be worth trying to plan your trip around one of the most unique festivals around the globe. For your inspiration, we have highlighted these extremely unusual venues which can provoke various feelings ranging from joy, shock, pleasure…
Every year in February, it is a bit the same story: everybody goes on the quest of the perfect present to impress his Valentine and organize an unforgettable evening. With 120 Hostels located throughout France, the FUAJ proposes to break the routine without breaking the bank!
With the definition of a Carnival quite literally meaning ‘a festival of colours’, it is no wonder they are enjoyed around the world, all year round. Exploring costume, food, art, dance and music simultaneously, being a part of a Carnival is an unforgettable experience and it can really open your eyes to new cultures and ways of living. So, with this in mind, HI has come up with a list of our favourite celebrations from around the globe.
If you have over-stretched the budget during the festive season, and are looking for a holiday that all the family can enjoy, without breaking the bank, then HI has some fantastic beach breaks ideal for families, couples and groups on a budget, some of which are brand new for 2013!
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