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Christmas shopping: the perfect excuse for a group-get-together

Love it or hate it, everyone has to do it. Yes, that’s right – finding the perfect gift for your families, friends and loved ones.

And when the hype has become fever-pitch – after the airing of the first Christmas advert – every supermarket known to man is advertising their festive fayre and there is a massive sale on all items every day – you know that you just have to do it.

So why not make an occasion of it? If you can’t face trailing round the stores on your own, why not make it an event? Gather a group of your friends – boys this is applicable to you too – and book a stay in one of our hostels to make the most of the shopping and the nightlife which is on offer.

Friends shopping

The biggest decision you’ll have to make is where to choose your destination, because HI Groups have more than 300 hostels around the world which cater for groups, meaning you really will be spoilt for choice!

Why not have a look at some of our suggestions here which might make filling up the stockings less of a chore and more of an adventure.

London, England

Why not book a stay at our London Thameside hostel? With the Westfield Shopping Centre as well as all the attractions in the capital being easily accessible by tube, there really is no excuse not to book a weekend away here.

Hamburg, Germany

This is one for the lads. Our hostel here is centrally located so that the mix of boutique shops and department stores are within easy reach. And of course there is the sports stadium close-by too, so as a reward you can enjoy catching a ‘beautiful game’. Details here>>>

New York, USA

This is the ultimate destination for serious shoppers. Don’t waste your money on your accommodation in the Big Apple when you can book a stay at our group hostel. It means that you will have more cash to splash on 5th Avenue. Details about our NY group hostel here>>>

Edinburgh, Scotland

With the Royal Mike a short stroll from the front door of our modern hostel in Edinburgh, as well as no end of pubs and restaurants on the doorstep, Edinburgh is a great group destination for Christmas shopping. Details here>>>

Nantes, France

You don’t need to be in a capital city to get some great Christmas gifts. What about Nantes? Muscadet is produced here as are Gallettes. What better present than bringing back the goodies from where they were made? Stay at our hostel and save your cash for cadeaux. Details here>>>

Young female with shopping bags and christmas tree

HI Groups has hostels all over the world which are particularly suitable for large groups. All meet quality assurance standards and there are staff on hand who know how to deal with group requests.

For more details on all the groups hostels we have around the world, click here>>>>

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