HiHostels Blog

9 of the best Christmas Markets in Europe

‘Tis the season, and there’s nothing quite like a traditional Christmas Market to fill you with that warm, jolly feeling. Although our philosophy is that any Christmas Market is a good Christmas Market, we’ve rounded up a list of 9 of Europe’s

Festive Getaways

As 2022 draws to a close and we embark on the start of the Festive season, join us in exploring some of our favourite destinations for that perfect end-of-year getaway! Thanksgiving in Chicago America’s third-largest city is a cultural treat

Top places to visit this Autumn

Crunchy, golden, rust-coloured leaves on the ground, combined with chillier, shorter evenings can only mean one thing. Autumn has reached the northern hemisphere. Whether you are hoping to celebrate the harvest season through festival celebrations, looking for spooky Halloween vibes,

Say HI for Peace

Did you notice anything different? Our annual campaign celebrating the UN day of International Peace has a new name, Say HI for Peace! Through Say HI for Peace 2022, we aim to highlight the role of travel and hostels in

Eco-friendly hostels

Sustainability is one of our key values at HI, we know that without protecting our social and environmental resources, future generations may not have the same privileges that we are afforded today. We proudly work towards sustainable hostelling and encourage

Destinations to eat your way around

Food provides an intangible sense of cultural heritage. It not only brings people together but can weave a story of traditions, beliefs and skills. Wandering through local markets, and getting to know the local food scene can be a tasty

Going Coastal

Is there anything better than being by the coast? No matter the time of year, whether you are being slapped in the face by small sand particles and sea spray or laid out catching some rays, spending some time on

Travel better, Travel sustainably

At HI we know that without our love and care today, there will be no world for us to enjoy and discover tomorrow, which is why we believe in Sustainable Hostelling for a better World. While some of the topics

Adventures by rail

If you’re like us you and love to travel but battle with concerns over the high carbon cost of flying, travelling by train might be the perfect solution. Not only do you significantly reduce your carbon footprint by choosing rail

Unforgettable family adventures in Luxembourg

Fancy some unforgettable moments with your family? Then let’s go on an adventure together in Beaufort – a small mystical place in the middle of the only Grand Duchy in the world! A mysterious castle ruin hiding a creepy torture

HI hostels guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family

Looking for that perfect break for you and your family? We know the value of a family holiday at HI. Whether it’s exploring a new city, getting some fresh air in the countryside or adventuring like swashbuckling pirates here are

Why hostels are ideal for starting your Canadian working holiday

You’ve got your Canadian working holiday visa, you’ve renewed your passport, you know where you’re going (or at least you think you do) and you’re ready to finally set off on this long-awaited adventure—but where do you go that first

The best spots for a working holiday in Canada

So you’ve decided it’s time to take the leap into a working holiday in Canada, but now you need to figure out where to go! Canada is a big place, and there are lots of different working holiday experiences you

Dream travel experiences

There are many advantages to staying in a hostel one of which is the ability to spend less on accommodation and more on the experiences offered by the country you are visiting. Meeting new people, trying new foods, taking in

Bucket list hostel stays for 2022

Looking for that wow factor on your next trip? From castles to train carriages these hostels are sure to provide an unforgettable experience. Netherlands, Stayokay Rotterdam Immerse yourself in architecture and art in the Netherlands’ second-largest city with a stay