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The Best Hostel in Lisbon Portugal for Solo Travellers – Good Morning Hostel

The Best Hostel in Lisbon Portugal for Solo Travellers – Good Morning Hostel

Hostels in Portugal are of an incredibly high standard.  There are some amazing hostels in Lisbon, to suit every taste, from luxury hostels to all-night parties.  After spending some lovely relaxed days in Evora I wanted a bit of excitement during my stay, and when Tatiana from Good Morning Hostel got in touch, I knew that I was going to have a great time in Lisbon.  Good Morning Hostel in Lisbon has a great reputation for being sociable and was…

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Where to Stay in Evora Portugal: Heaven Inn Hostel Evora

Where to Stay in Evora Portugal: Heaven Inn Hostel Evora

A lot of people come to Evora just for a day trip from Lisbon. That is such a shame, and they are missing out on so much in Evora and the Alentejo region. There are a lot of things to do in Evora city itself, much more than you can do in a day, and then there are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit in the region too. If you are wondering where to stay in Evora Portugal,…

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Where to Stay While Backpacking in Dublin: Gardiner House Hostel Review

Where to Stay While Backpacking in Dublin: Gardiner House Hostel Review

Dublin is a wonderful city, and unsurprisingly very popular with visitors from all over the world.  However, Dublin can also be very expensive, especially during the summer holidays and at weekends.  Finding a cheap hostel in Dublin isn’t easy, and finding a good cheap hostel if you’re backpacking in Dublin is even harder!  I was searching for where to stay in Dublin on a budget, somewhere clean, central and good value, and I found the Gardiner House hostel – read…

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The Best Hostels in Semuc Champey Guatemala

The Best Hostels in Semuc Champey Guatemala

Semuc Champey in Guatemala is a special place.  Limestone rock pools cascade through a canyon in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle, surrounded by lush green.  Semuc is in the middle of nowhere, at least an 8-hour journey from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, or Flores, so it isn’t possible to visit Semuc Champey on a day trip.  You need to stay at least two nights here, to allow for a day’s travel, sleep overnight at Semuc Champey or nearby Lanquín,…

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The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay in hostels, B&Bs are by far the most common type of accommodation in Whitby.  Small, family run hotels which offer bed and breakfast are typical…

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How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

Finding budget accommodation for any kind of trip, from a weekend away to a year-long backpacking trip, is an essential part of travel for almost everyone, especially backpackers.  I have travelled for the last three years around Latin America and Europe, usually on a very tight budget, so I’ll share all my tips for finding the best backpacker accommodation around the world, including how to find the best hostels, budget hotels, and other ways of finding a place to sleep…

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Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While sometimes I need the privacy and luxury of a private room, most of the time I still like to meet other travellers, and luckily there…

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Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel Prague it sounded like a great choice!  Read on for my full Post Hostel Prague review, probably the best Prague Backpackers’ Hostel. Where to Stay…

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Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

I was excited about my first visit to the Czech Republic, my 33rd country, and one that had been on my list for a long time.  After being at home for a month, I needed some space of my own, so instead of staying in a hostel as usual, I was looking for an apartment.  And I found Internesto.  A shared apartment, with a private room, a shared kitchen, bathroom and social area.  It sounded perfect!  Here’s my full review of…

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The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

I love Barcelona.  The city was my adopted home for three years before I disappeared to travel the world.  Now, it is always a pleasure to come back, visit old friends, eat all the amazing food, and discover new hidden gems that I didn’t know existed.  In between staying with friends in Sitges and Barcelona, I had four nights ‘spare’ when I wanted to stay in a hostel in Barcelona.  I searched online, found Fabrizzio’s Petit hostel and was thrilled…

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