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LGTBQIA+ friendly destinations for your bucketlist!

It’s pride month! To celebrate we are bringing you some of our favourite LGTBQIA+ destinations. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate pride party or just somewhere chill to relax and unwind we’ve got you covered. USA Attending a pride parade

Upgrade your journey with NoFilter App

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget to take a moment for ourselves, to explore, reflect, and rejuvenate. That’s where the magic of solo travel comes in – an adventure that allows you to embark on

Destinations that make it Easy to Embrace the Joy of Solo Travel

Whether you’re on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, hoping to gain new perspectives and learn about other cultures, or you’re just looking for some independence, freedom and flexibility, a solo trip can be an exhilarating experience with a

Top tips for first time solo travellers from the experts!

Taking your first solo trip is an exhilarating, albeit sometimes daunting, experience. Whether you’re looking to push beyond your comfort zone, reconnect with yourself or just travel to the beat of your own drum, travelling solo can be a magical

Simplify Relocating with Eurosender

Tired of your mundane life and looking for a fresh new opportunity? Ever thought of packing it all up and moving to an entirely new country? If so we have partnered up with Eurosender and are here to help! How

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

With World Wildlife Day just passed we thought we’d take the opportunity to show our appreciation for the wonderful world of wildlife we share this planet with. Few things are more exciting or awe-inspiring than watching wildlife in its natural

Your Favourite Hostels of 2022

From bucket-list cities to modern, and conveniently located spaces, these are our 5 most popular hostels in 2022! 1. Auberge de Jeunesse HI Paris Yves Robert Making your trip to Paris a little more affordable, HI Paris Yves Robert is

9 of the best Christmas Markets in Europe

‘Tis the season, and there’s nothing quite like a traditional Christmas Market to fill you with that warm, jolly feeling. Although our philosophy is that any Christmas Market is a good Christmas Market, we’ve rounded up a list of 9 of Europe’s

Festive Getaways

As 2022 draws to a close and we embark on the start of the Festive season, join us in exploring some of our favourite destinations for that perfect end-of-year getaway! Thanksgiving in Chicago America’s third-largest city is a cultural treat

Top places to visit this Autumn

Crunchy, golden, rust-coloured leaves on the ground, combined with chillier, shorter evenings can only mean one thing. Autumn has reached the northern hemisphere. Whether you are hoping to celebrate the harvest season through festival celebrations, looking for spooky Halloween vibes,

Say HI for Peace

Did you notice anything different? Our annual campaign celebrating the UN day of International Peace has a new name, Say HI for Peace! Through Say HI for Peace 2022, we aim to highlight the role of travel and hostels in

Eco-friendly hostels

Sustainability is one of our key values at HI, we know that without protecting our social and environmental resources, future generations may not have the same privileges that we are afforded today. We proudly work towards sustainable hostelling and encourage

Destinations to eat your way around

Food provides an intangible sense of cultural heritage. It not only brings people together but can weave a story of traditions, beliefs and skills. Wandering through local markets, and getting to know the local food scene can be a tasty

Going Coastal

Is there anything better than being by the coast? No matter the time of year, whether you are being slapped in the face by small sand particles and sea spray or laid out catching some rays, spending some time on

Travel better, Travel sustainably

At HI we know that without our love and care today, there will be no world for us to enjoy and discover tomorrow, which is why we believe in Sustainable Hostelling for a better World. While some of the topics