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Consuming Sustainably – For travellers and hostels!

In case you’ve missed the news, we are celebrating the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by running a 10-month campaign showcasing projects and practices in our HI Hostels around the globe. We have kicked off the campaign with this topic:

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25% off your next adventure with HI and SANDEMANs

Hostelling International partners with SANDEMANs NEW Europe to offer you the real hostel experience! Save 25% on city walking tours SANDEMANs NEW Europe is the world’s largest promoter of city walking tours, offering over 80 different tours in 18 cities

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The best of French comfort food

It’s winter in Europe and with winter, comes the time to hit the snowy slopes of the French mountains. Stay in French Hi Youth Hostels at the heart of the Alps, Jura or Massif Central and get high on fresh

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Visit Niagara Falls this winter, and in the spring, and in summer and in autumn too!

Some great events are happening this winter near our great HI Niagara Falls Hostel in Canada. A fabulous region, also offering great opportunities when the weather isn’t that cold. Vineyards, especially the Ice Wine Festival at the end of January:

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HI Norway’s Top Sustainable Hostels!

Tourism is becoming one of the main engines of economy, making a big impact in all societies and countries. Because of that, the United Nations 70th Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Using

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7 awesome Canadian festivals for music, art and culture-lovers

Festivals are some of the most exciting, engaging and all immersive experiences out there for music, arts and culture lovers. Small local festivals and big, world-renowned festivals entice people to hop in a car, train or plane and travel to

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Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling – Celebrate 2017 with us!

We celebrate the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development…because it’s our mission (since 1932)! The UN has declared 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Our reaction when we heard about it: We were not going to miss

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7 Music Festivals in Australia You Don’t Want To Miss

In many ways, the music festival is the ultimate party: sun, friends, music, dancing – all the best things in life. Australians love a good music festival and no trip down under is complete without a weekend road trip to

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Meet the 2016 HI Sustainability Fund Competition winners!

The 2016 HI Sustainability Fund Competition has been very exciting, with serious candidates showing the depth of their commitment to sustainability. The general public, our sustainability coordinators and a panel of international jury, have voted and we are pleased to

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Vietnam and the Hanoi Rendezvous Hotel: Welcoming you with open arms

What’s your first impression upon hearing “Vietnam”? A civil war? A destination renowned for infamously good Pho? Vietnam is arguably one of the most utterly exotic and appealing countries in the world. This destination is an embodiment of mystery and

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