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Banff on a Budget

I know you are wondering if this is even possible, I mean Banff does seem like one of those magical places that only the rich and famous could afford. A little known fact is that people living and working in Banff are

Loch Lubnaig situated in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Scenic Scotland road trip

Sometimes there’s nothing like jumping in the car and hitting the road. That’s exactly what we did on one of the brightest days of the summer, when we set off north from Stirling along the A84 via Callander, the A85

Széchenyi Baths

Guide to Budapest

Budapest is a city perfect for architecture aficionados and leisure lovers, and has been growing in popularity in recent years – and it’s not hard to see why. With a wealth of beautiful buildings to admire, numerous thermal baths to choose

Huangshan Mountains

China’s most beautiful places and where to find them

China is a big, beautiful country. 1. Li River, Yangshuo 2. Jiuzhaigou 3. Fenghuang 4. Longsheng Rice Terraces 5. Huangshan Mountain Range 6. Great Wall of China 7. Three Gorges, Yangtze River 8. Sanqing Mountain 9. Zhangye National Geopark 10. Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Shanghai by night

6 great things to do in Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s biggest city with an area of over 6,000km² and a population of more than 24 million, which means you can safely bet there there are plenty of things to do and sights to see. 1. Take in

A local’s guide to San Francisco

San Francisco, aka “The City by the Bay”, is small — about 49 square miles — but it packs an abundance of goodness into its limited space. Like most popular destinations, there are lots of tourist traps hotspots like Fisherman’s Wharf, the very windy Lombard Street, and

The Royal Palace Madrid

Food and culture in Madrid

Planning a trip to Spain’s capital city? Keep reading for tips on where to go to get your budget-friendly dose of culture and food! Culture If you’re looking for free entry into some of the city’s most popular museums, the secret

The colourful homes of Girona

5 Spanish cities to visit that aren’t Madrid or Barcelona

Madrid and Barcelona are both excellent cities with an abundance of things to see and do, and are must-visits for travellers to Spain. But what other beautiful towns and cities should you visit? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite

A budget-friendly guide to Copenhagen

Why visitors Fall in Love with Wonderful Copenhagen “Don’t think you are better than or know more than others,” advises Aksel Sandemose, founder of the law of Jante. Danes stay true to the concept that everyone has the same rights,

Open Face Sandwiches

10 foods you should try when you visit Denmark

Every country has its special cuisine. Denmark is no different. From appetizers to desserts, you can find a choice of delicious foods and specialties. Most people know about Danish butter cookies (småkager), and liquorice (lakrids), but what about other meals

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Scotland Bucket List

If you’re thinking of hostelling in Scotland, then we have the ultimate bucket list for you to make your trip to Scotland one to remember forever. Here are 5 top places to visit: 1. Experience the Glenfinnan Viaduct The Glenfinnan

Craigievar Castle

Aberdeenshire Castle Trail

You may be very surprised to find out that there are some magnificent castles all less than an hour’s drive from our Aberdeen Youth Hostel. Yes, it’s true! Dunnottar Castle How long will it take: 25 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen Youth Hostel.

Our most unique hostels

Our hostels are a lot like our guests – they’re based in every corner of the world, every one is unique, and each has its own story to share. From bare bones to elaborate setups, from refurbished old castles to modern and purpose-built, our thousands of

Brighton Pier

The best of Brighton

Leisure and pleasure are Brighton’s raisons d’être. Ever since the profligate Prince Regent swaggered down here in 1783 with his motley entourage, Brighton’s reputation as a good-time town has only continued to grow. Throughout its history, from the arrival of