HI Hostels Blog

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

Getting creative when you travel – Move, Learn, Eat

A collection of four travel videos that have gone viral. If you want a pick me up or inspiration for your journey then these videos could be just right. Here at Hostelling International we love them!

Photo of the week – How it works.

Learn more about our new Photo of the Week game. Find out how to enter and the rules. It’s simple and a great way for you to connect with a global travel community.

Photo of the week by Jamie Furby, Hawaii

This weeks photo of the week comes from Jamie Furby. The picture is of Diamond Head in Hawaii. Thank you to Jamie and all the people who submitted a picture via #hiphotos keep them coming for next week!

Enjoy a Royal Stay at St Briavels Castle Hostel

St. Briavels Castle Hostel is a 13th century medieval castle complete with round towers, moat and Edwardian gatehouse. Enjoy a right royal stay at this incredible castle hostel and experience some medieval history and wonderful attractions in this beautiful part

Exploring Morocco

Are you looking for an experience beyond Europe but don’t want to go too far out? Then Morocco could be the right choice for you. Here we provide some first hand experience of Morocco as well as infomation about great

23 Ways to earn money whilst traveling

Now is a great time of year to travel but for many of us we can’t afford the time off work. This no longer needs to be the case. Here are twenty three ways to earn money and keep traveling.Now

Experience Edinburgh Festival Fringe and more

The world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe has begun and visitors will be delighted to know there are even more magnificent bands, acts, singers, shows, stage and street performances than ever before! Find out all about the fringe and our great new

Hostelling For Green World in Seoul

The 2011 World Youth Rally is currently being held in Seoul, Korea and this year’s theme is ‘Hostelling For Green World’. At the event are some great activities that bring together ideas to help our green world.

Slovenia Travel Guide with Affordable Hostels

Slovenia is a beautiful country and the cities of Ljubljana, Maribor, Radovljica and Island Bled offer a fantastic experience for travellers who want to discover this wonderful idyllic destination. Slovenia travel guide with affordable hostels along the way. Slovenia

New HIsustainable Twitter Profile

We are pleased to announce Hostelling International now has a sustainability profile on Twitter. This is a great platform for people who are keenly interested in sustainable tourism and works perfectly alongside our busy HI-Sustainability Facebook page.We are pleased to

Sustainable Hostel Program in Israel

Our Sustainable Development Coordinator Brianda recently visited Israel to see how our sustainable hostel program is coming along. Here are some great details and photos of the fantastic efforts being made by Israel YHA and our HI hostels there.Our Sustainable