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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.

Paris is awash with loved-up couples, you can’t move in London for hand-holding lovers and if you want a dinner reservation, forget it.

So what to do about it? Don’t just sit there and let coupledom get you down. Rally your friends, gather your family and make sure that you fill your Valentine’s Day with great company in great places at great prices.

Forget romance - spend Valentine's Day with a group of friends
Forget romance – spend Valentine’s Day with a group of friends

With Hostelling International, there are more than 200 hostels throughout the world which are ready and willing to welcome your group of singles who want to forget that February 14 is a day best-suited to those with a ‘significant other’.

There’s the option to party-on in Prague – book yourself into the Prague Hostel Advantage and enjoy a location second to none in the centre of this buzzing historical city. Prices start from as little as £15 per person per night and include breakfast, all linen and a towel.

If you want to stay close to home but away from the smooching, why not pack up your car or get on the train and find some of the best countryside known to man in the wilds of Scotland? Use our hostel in Inverness as a base to discover scenery and walks which will take your breath away. And when you’ve got back to the hostel in the evening, take off your boots and enjoy some of the local whisky. Find out more about Inverness by clicking here.

But if that truly isn’t far enough away from it all, then consider travelling further afield. What about one of our group hostels in the USA? Our hostel in Chicago is right on the shores of Lake Michigan and staff there can help you plan a tailor-made itinerary which will ensure that your group does not have to endure any romance or flowers this February! Details about our Chicago hostel can be found by clicking here.

And then there is the option for all those who are looking for love and might want to learn a lesson or two. Considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, we have four hostels in Paris which would love to welcome your group. All close to the tourist attractions, the hostels could point you in the right direction of Cupid – if that’s what you want – or distract you all so that you just don’t notice the fluttering hearts surrounding you. Why not check out the hostel in Clichy which has a great bar – perfect for sharing your stories of heartbreak!

Hostelling International has hostels which are suitable for parties of more than 9 people in 27 countries throughout the world. Its unique relationship with these countries has meant that a quality standard for groups has to be adhered to before the hostel can become part of the Hostelling International family.

If you want to find out more about our group hostels then visit the HI Groups website.

So don’t spend Valentine’s Day on your own – celebrate your independence by gathering a group and staying in a hostel.

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