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5 Hostels That Are Nicer Than Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.

Hostels: Not Just For Kids

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful places in the world.

Sleep for Peace

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

It is the hopes of Hostel International that Sleep for Peace participants will create personal connections to help foster new perspectives on global issues and world cultures.

So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

Cheap Stays: Where Are the World's Most Popular Hostels?

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Hostels are usually found in the most convenient of locations and increasing numbers of travelers -- both young and old -- are recognizing the benefits booking into such affordable accommodation.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who. You've gotta meet new people. Here's what's worked for me.

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For The Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Hostel Behavior

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

As a cultural institution, they have enabled generations of travelers to travel affordably, freely and comfortably all around the world. They're becoming safer, more common and even more affordable.

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to be on the hunt for bugs! So I am here to tell you how to, not only how to prevent them from disturbing your trip, but most importantly, how to prevent them from coming home with you!

The 12 Most Awesome Hostels In The World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel

When you're sick of those run-of-the-mill hostels where the most exciting thing on the brochure is Spaghetti Wednesdays, you know it's time for a shak...

Yemanja: Feeding A Dream In The Carribean

Dark Rye | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Just try a Vampira -- tequila, tomato, and some secrets even Bloody Mary wants to know -- and see if you ever want to go home again.

The Most Unique Places to Stay in Chicago

Lisa Lubin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

Check out these unique ideas when looking for a different kind of place to lay your head.

'Dear Bed 72, I Hate You.'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

What's worse -- someone who snores all night, or someone who writes furious sleep-deprived letters to the snorer in question? There's no right answ...

22 Things You Should Know Before You Stay In A Hostel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Hostels are the best part of studying abroad. ...and the worst part. ...and the most insanely, ridiculously funny part. Heed our advice, young chil...

Work Abroad: 5 Awesome Hostels

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Extended periods of time on the travel trail can wear you and your wallet down. One option to offset travel costs, or to settle down in one spot for longer than a minute, is to work at a hostel. We've narrowed your job-search down to five of the best hostels to call home and work.

Columbia for the Broke and Fancy

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Even the strongest backpacker renegades need to put down the pack, throw back a few cold ones, and stretch those weary legs now and then. Treat yourself to a hint of luxury, without shelling out the big bucks, at these five backpacker resorts in Colombia.

Rooms For Under $100 A Night? Yes Please!

The Guardian | Isabel Choat | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

The very idea of a luxury hostel was once an oxymoron, but what started as an unusual phenomenon in a few forward thinking cities has now spread to th...

The Coolest Hostels Around The World

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel

Whether you're a college student about to embark on your semester abroad in Europe or a traveler just looking to save money -- you need to know which ...

Studies Abroad: The Case for Couchsurfing

Rose Courteau | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Rose Courteau

With over 5 million members scatted across all countries, it is almost certain that if you can locate a hostel, you can find a couchsurfer host nearby, eager to host you for free.

When Did Traveling Become So Exhausting?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Traveling used to be so easy. I remember throwing a change of underwear and a few clean shirts into a backpack and just taking off. Not anymore.

Reconsidering The Hostel

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

In my experience, hostels are generally clean, inviting, hospitable and full of friendly staff members and guests. After staying in a handful of hostels, I actually find that I prefer them to hotels because they are safe and comfortable places to stay without a hefty price tag.

PHOTOS: 8 Great Sleeps In Central London

EuroCheapo | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
EuroCheapo

Fortunately, there are still some cheapo-friendly small hotels, B&Bs and hostels in central London that offer nice rooms and friendly management.

PHOTOS: The World's Smallest Hotel Rooms

Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel

If the cliches were true -- bigger was truly better and the devil resided in the details -- than the world's smallest hotel rooms might also be its le...