Category Archive for "General"


Tokyo for Food Lovers

There are two types of travellers: those who travel to eat, and everybody else. Ask any dedicated globe-trotting foodie to list his or her favourite cities to eat in, and 9 times out of 10 (we just made that statistic up),

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Meet the winners!

Meet the 2017 HISF Competition winners!

It is with great pleasure, excitement and lots and lots of butterflies in our stomach that we present to you the winners of the 2017 HISF Competition! **Insert fireworks here** But first… THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! Thank you for

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Why Japan Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List

Click here to listen to the HI! Japan podcast Ask any traveller what it is that inspires and motivates them to travel, and at some point, you’re sure to hear some version of a desire to push themselves out of

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Frederiksborg Castle

Hillerød – Copenhagen’s Green Neighbour

Just 30 minutes from the increasingly popular and cute as hell city of Copenhagen, you’ll find Hillerød, a small Danish city surrounded by lush forests and boasting a 17th-century castle. Hillerød offers the perfect taste of Denmark outside the country’s

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HI5 Awards! The best hostels of 2017, according to you

2017 is coming to a close, and what a year it’s been! (Can you believe Salt Bae came into our lives in the first week of January?) While we’re busy attending holiday parties and shopping for presents, we look forward to

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How we celebrated the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism… through hostelling

Wow! Hasn’t this year just flown by? We hope you’ve been inspired just as much as we have been throughout our Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling campaign over the past 10 months.  Do you want to test how much you’ve learned

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Building Resilience in Our Organisation

Being one of the earliest examples of sustainable tourism (born in 1932), our mission continues to incorporate striving for responsible practices among our members; encouraging a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside; and an appreciation of the social and cultural values in

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Enter if You Dare...Muahahaha!

Do You Dare? HI’s Haunted Hostels

Summer has ended, colour-changing leaves are crunching satisfyingly under our feet, and the days are getting shorter; this can only mean one thing: Halloween is upon us! Celebrated with different traditions throughout the world, Halloween as we know it today is

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Christmas Market Trip

Win a free Christmas Market Trip with HI and Interrail or Eurail Pass!

What do you get when Eurail and Interrail, who offer rail passes that allow you to travel throughout Europe, join forces with Hostelling International, one of the world’s largest youth accommodation providers? The opportunity to travel up to 30 countries at an affordable

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Make a difference: vote wisely! – The 2017 HI Sustainability Fund Competition

**The results are announced here!!** You can still test your knowledge in sustainability with this quiz: Would you like to show your support for innovative sustainable initiatives in our hostels? Look no further than this year’s HI Sustainability Fund! Scroll

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