HI Hostels Blog

First Bookable HI Hostel in Montenegro

We are proud to announce our first bookable hostel in the beautiful country of Montenegro! Hostel Anton is located in Tivat and is just 500 metres from the beautiful coast of Montenegro. Find out all about this picturesque hostel here.We

Happy Independence Day 4th July!

Find out why the 4th July is so important to Americans. It was in 1776 when America gained its independence from the British Empire and ever since then today has been known as Independence Day. Happy Birthday America and everyone

Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada Day, the official birthday of the country of Canada, public holiday and day of celebration for all Canadians around the world. But, you don’t have to go to Canada to celebrate as there will be plenty of

Sydney Central YHA Just Keeps Winning Awards

Sydney Central YHA has just walked away with the coveted Accommodation Association of Australia (AAA) Gold Award for Best Backpacker accommodation in Australia. This is yet another great award to add to the hostel’s many already won. A fantastic achievement!Sydney

Jumbo Stay Hostel: Boarding Pass Please!

The Jumbo Stay Hostel in Stockholm, Sweden offers a truly unique experience. The refurbished Jumbo 747 now offers comfortable bedrooms, shared bathrooms, cafe lounge, souvenir shop and a very special room behind door 747! Please have your boarding passes ready

Free Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the hottest destinations globally today and nothing beats finding free things to do on holiday. if you’re looking to travel to Cape Town this year, take a look at some wonderful free things to do

Lochranza Hostel Wins Top Green Tourism Award

Lochranza Hostel receives the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award for 2011. This is fantastic news for the hostel and now means that Lochranza hostel is among the top ten greenest businesses in the UK.Lochranza Hostel receives the prestigious Green

HI Membership Survey Winners

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Membership Survey we recently ran on our website. The winners have kindly sent us their favourite hostel destinations to share with our hostelling community.Many thanks to everyone who took part in

Discover China

China is a wonderful and fascinating country and this article scratches the surface on some great cities – Beijing and Shanghai and incredible places to visit – The great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army.
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Free things to do in Amsterdam

This is a great guide if you’re looking for things to do for free in Amsterdam from the people who know best – Stayokay Amsterdam Volderpark.This is a great guide if you’re looking for things to do for free in

HI Win Best PR Award at the Korea World Travel Fair

KOFTA is the Korea World Travel Fair held in Seoul each year and is one of the largest trade events in travel and tourism held in Korea. Hostelling International were there represented by Korea YHA and our booth received the

World Environmental Day

This Sunday, 5th June is World Environmental Day (DAY) and every year since 1973 this day has been to help stimulate awareness of the environment within countries all over the world. This Sunday, 5th June is World Environmental Day (DAY)

Gurten Music Festival (The Gurtenfestival)

The Gurtenfestival is a 4-day music festival hosted in Bern, Switzerland and this year’s lineup include the Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, the Kaiser Chiefs and many more! We will also be there with the HI Sleep Zone where you can chill

Fancy a Stay in a Highland Castle?

Carbisdale Castle Hostel can be found in the highlands of Scotland and offers the fantastic opportunity to stay in a real castle! Find out why this castle earns its well-deserved place in our Inspire Me section and learn about some