HI Hostels Blog

Stay Connected and Save the Planet with Airalo

Hey there, explorers! Get ready to roam the world while staying totally connected! We’ve got some awesome news: Hostelling International is teaming up with Airalo, the coolest eSIM company out there! Airalo  is the world’s first eSIM store who offers affordable

Exploring Belgium: A Tapestry of Diversity and Charm

Nestled in the heart of Western Europe, Belgium offers diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From the vibrant streets of its bustling cities, each with its own unique character and charm, to the serene tranquillity of its countryside. This country beckons

Expanding Horizons: HI’s New Partnership with EYCA

We’re thrilled to announce Hostelling International’s latest endeavour: a global partnership with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA). This collaboration aims to unlock additional benefits and opportunities for young travellers worldwide! EYCA, a non-profit organisation, stands as a beacon of youth mobility

Certified Sustainable Hostels

At HI we know the future of travel depends on sustainable choices made by us and you. Our HI Quality & Sustainability Management system ensures that the HI Hostel you choose is committed to sustainability and working towards a better

Exploring Switzerland’s Splendour With Hostelling International

Welcome to Switzerland, the land of stunning landscapes, charming cities, and unparalleled hospitality. The first thing to greet you will be the crisp Alpine air and the promise of adventure. From Zurich to Lausanne, let us take you on an unforgettable

Empowering Women Through Travel

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women around the world. One area where women have made significant strides is in the realm of travel. From solo adventurers to group explorers, women have been

Through Her Lens: Destination Highlights by Female Travellers

Travelling is not just about reaching a destination; it’s about immersing oneself in new cultures, exploring hidden gems, and experiencing the world through a different lens. In this blog post, we’re thrilled to showcase destination highlights from the perspective of

Unlocking the World through Hostelling: A Guide to Cultural Exchange

At Hostelling International, we believe that travel is more than just a journey from one destination to another—it’s a dynamic cultural exchange. The heart of our mission lies in fostering connections, breaking down barriers, and creating a global community that

A New Year Can Only Mean New Adventures

You still have time to embrace the spirit of “new year, new adventures!” Open up an abundance of exciting travel possibilities with Hostelling International. Here are some ideas to inspire your hostel-hopping adventures: Cultural Exchange Hostels Many hostels actively promote

Hostels as Havens

In the fast-paced world we inhabit, finding moments of tranquility and introspection can be a challenge. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of travel, HI Hostels emerge as more than just places to rest your head. They become sanctuaries –

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Tips for A Sustainable Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and giving. However, it’s also a season that often leads to increased waste, excessive consumption, and a larger carbon footprint. This year, let’s shift our focus to a more sustainable and