The best places to visit in the Netherlands that aren’t Amsterdam

We’ve all done it, visit a country without really visiting it; a trip to France with only a stop in Paris, never leaving Tokyo on a holiday to Japan, or saying we’ve been to Hawai’i when we never left Honolulu. But

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Guide to Amsterdam

Our definitive guide to Amsterdam

Whether you’ve come for the architecture, the Heineken, the history and art, or the, um, nightlife, Amsterdam is a fantastic city with something to offer every kind of traveller. From how to get around and what to eat to the

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Blog Picture - Earth Hour 2018 (1)

Are you ready for Earth Hour?

Earth Hour 2018 is almost here! It will take place on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm, wherever you may be in the world. Show your support and help protect the planet. Started in 2007, Earth Hour’s primary purpose is to spread

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Eurotrip on a budget

Do you remember the Christmas Market Competition organised by Hostelling International in collaboration with Interrail and Eurail Passes? We offered you an opportunity to travel around Europe! Our two lucky winners just came back and want to share their experience with

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Ross Castle in Killarney is a 15th century tower house that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time.

8 pictures that will have you booking the next flight to Ireland

A trip to Ireland is like stepping into a fantasy world. So what is it that makes the Emerald Isle so special? Dramatic seaside cliffs, rolling green hills dotted with sheep as far as the eye can see, and 15th

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Barangaroo Reserve

The 10 Sydney experiences you can’t miss

DON’T LEAVE THE HARBOUR CITY WITHOUT TICKING THESE OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST . . . CLIMB THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE Scale the iconic ‘coat hanger’ to enjoy jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the Harbour City. Book now with YHA! CHECK OUT THE

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Sunrise over the Sydney Opera House

How to spend 48 hours in Sydney

From the top of the Bridge to the bottom of the Harbour, YHA’s Tom Smith takes you on a two-day tour of Australia’s biggest city. Day One Let’s start our two-day itinerary at the top – literally – with a

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Chasing Iceland’s Best Waterfalls

Iceland is growing more and more in popularity among tourists every year, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s an island of otherworldly beauty covered in glaciers that glitter blue in the light, 130 inactive and bubbling, smoldering

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Tokyo for Food Lovers

There are two types of travellers: those who travel to eat, and everybody else. Ask any dedicated globe-trotting foodie to list his or her favourite cities to eat in, and 9 times out of 10 (we just made that statistic up),

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Meet the winners!

Meet the 2017 HISF Competition winners!

It is with great pleasure, excitement and lots and lots of butterflies in our stomach that we present to you the winners of the 2017 HISF Competition! **Insert fireworks here** But first… THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! Thank you for

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