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Top 5 music venues for your gig bucketlist

Do you like travelling? Do you like live music? Then why not combine the two! In today’s world it is easier than ever to buy tickets online for your favourite artist or band at various venues around the world. This way you can turn a memorable night into a whole trip! What are you waiting for? Bag yourself a cheap flight and a bargain stay at one of our comfy and convenient hostels:

1. The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland

The remarkable SSE Hydro opened at the end of 2013, seats 12,000 and plays host to national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.

SSE Hydro

Glasgow SYHA is situated in the historic west end of Scotland’s largest city. Our four-star hostel offers great value accommodation only a stone’s throw away from many of Glasgow’s main attractions including The SSE Hydro.

2. Paradiso, Amsterdam

The iconic Paradiso is a spectacular 19th century church in Amsterdam that’s been converted into a huge music venue and nightclub.

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Choose from Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark, situated right in the heart of the beautiful Vondelpark, or stay in a traditional Amsterdam neighbourhood at Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg or if you prefer to be in the middle of the city action then Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is the hostel for you. All hostels are ideally placed for exploring Amsterdam and its many canals, world-famous museums and historical sights.

3. Madison Square Garden, New York

You can’t go to New York and not visit the legendary Madison Square Garden. This venue hosts around 320 events a year and seats almost 6,000 for concerts and 19,000 for basketball. With an impressive past of legendary performers ranging from Elvis Presley to Led Zeppelin, you can immerse yourself in music history in these hallowed grounds.

Madison Square Garden

Stay at HI – New York City, Manhattan’s premier hostel situated in a striking Victorian-style building on the Upper West Side. A great starting point for exploring all that The Big Apple has to offer.

4. AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong

AsiaWorld Arena is a purpose-built entertainment venue and Hong Kong’s largest indoor seated area. Boasting a capacity of 14,000,  this world-class arena has hosted a range of concerts, entertainment extravaganzas and sporting events.

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Choose from four fantastic HI hostels in Hong Kong, all offering something different – from hiking in dramatic landscapes at YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel to shopping in the thick of the city at Hostel YHA Mei Ho House.

5. Allphones Arena, Sydney

Set in Sydney’s Olympic Park, seating up to 21,000 and consistently ranked as one of the top 10 arenas in the world, the Allphones Arena is definitely worth a visit!

Allphones Arena

Choose from a variety of hostels on offer in Sydney, all ideal for resting your tired feet after a night rocking out to your favourite band. Plus, with plenty going on in this fresh and exciting city, your trip is guaranteed to be jam-packed.

How far have you travelled to see your favourite artist? We want to hear all about it, tell us more in the comments box below or email us at socialmedia@hihostels.com.


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