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How to stay fashionable while travelling

Living out of a backpack is not an ideal why to look and feel stylish however guest blogger Lauren O’Connor has given us her top tips on how to stay fashionable while travelling. Living out of a backpack is not

12 tips for safe travel

Traveling can be an extremely rewarding experience full of new adventures but many experienced travellers will tell you that it comes with its own challenges and difficulties. We’ve put together 12 tips on how to stay safe when you travel

A walk through Lisbon’s streets

Guest blogger, Erika Martin tells us about her personal experiences when she visited Lisbon, Portugal. She provides an insight into some of the history and culture she discovered as well as a few photos of what to expect.

15 ways to save money while traveling

Here is a collection of tips for travellers to save money while they travel. From cheaper flights to cutting your food bill we have put together 15 we believe should help.

Photo of the Week by SupperBri

The winner of this weeks’ Photo of the Week goes to SupperBri who sent in the wonderful photo of Brick Lane in London. We asked Bri to tell us a little more about the photo. The picture was taken at Brick

Competition Time on HI Argentina Facebook Page

Today is competition time on HI Argentina Facebook Page! Visit HI Argentina on Facebook and all you have to do is Like their page and say why you deserve to win! The prize will be ten free nights at any

Piknic Electronik: Montreal’s unique weekly event!

Piknic Electronik is a weekly summer celebration in Montreal, Canada that combines the very best of hedonism and discovery. It’s a great discovery of electronic music through the ages in a beautiful outdoor setting.Piknic Electronik is a weekly summer celebration

Sampa Hostel in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sampa Hostel is a great place in the very heart of Sao Paulo, at Vila Madalena, a charming, cosy and cultural district of São Paulo which is full of bars, restaurants, discos, art galeries, and much more.Sampa Hostel is a

HI Newsletter: Great Deals and Travel Tips

The HI Newsletter is one of the easiest ways to keep up to date with everything that is happening within our HI global organisation – from new hostel openings, to the latest sustainability projects and of course all of our

Grampians YHA Eco Hostel

The Grampians YHA Eco Hostel in Victoria is a stylish and comfortable hostel right in the heart of the Grampians National park. The hostel is ideally located for exploring the park which is renowned for its breathtaking rocky views, stunning

Photo of the week by Monica Suma, China

  This week’s photo of the week comes from Monica Suma. We asked her to tell us a little about herself and what she was up to when she took this photo. This is what she said. The picture is

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day and a celebration of people helping people. We can all make a difference and today is a great day to start.

Useful mobile apps for a high tech traveller (first 21)

As smart phones increase in popularity so does travel related apps. Here is a collection of apps we believe you may find useful. As smart phones increase in popularity so does travel related apps. Here is a collection of apps

What is your Hostel Experience?

Tourism Australia’s ’30 Days in Oz’ campaign offers 30 one-minute videos that give a wonderful insight into this incredible country. Yamba YHA and award winning Sydney Central YHA feature in two of these videos from Australians with a great story