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November 14, 2014

20 Luxury Hostels to check out in 2015

So. 2014 is almost over. Crazy eh? The year just flew by. As the nights get darker and colder, it’s time to retreat to the comfort of our armchairs , grab the 2015 diary and start pencilling in next year’s adventures. For those of you who enjoyed my guide to Luxury Hostels across Europe, I thought […]

September 22, 2014

Backpacking in style across England: a 2 week itinerary

England. So much to see and yet so little time. It’s a question I’ve been asked many times by my readers. When is the best time to visit England? Where should I go in England? How much should I budget? Bus, train or car-what is the best way to explore England? Do you know any […]

June 6, 2014

Meet the hostel with a shrine to the Hoff & serving currywurst pies

With a shrine to the Hoff and serving currywurst pies, Circus Hostel makes you feel at home like no one else in Berlin.   Location, location, location! I love the location of the Circus Hostel. Guests are in the prime location of Rosenthaler Platz where you are within easy reach of everything in Berlin. 15 […]

April 21, 2014

Best family friendly hostels in Europe

When people think of hostels, we tend to associate them as the bastion of twenty something, party mad backpackers. Family friendly hostels though?   Well here’s some news. There’s been a huge shift in the hostelling scene in the last few years. Hostels have been diversifying to cater to a more wider audience. The trend […]

February 12, 2014

Hoax Hostel, Liverpool review

Hoax Liverpool is one of a few brand new, purpose built luxury hostels that are cashing in on the trend of ‘luxury hostels’ ( or ‘poshtels’ ) across Britain.     Location The hostel is just a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street , just around the corner from the Cavern and just off […]

February 5, 2014

Luxury Hostel review: Lisbon Central Hostel

Welcome to Lisbon Central Hostel: your home away from home in Lisbon and home to the  best hostel pancake breakfast in the world.     Location Lisboa Central Hostel is in an excellent location in Marques de Pombal just across from Lisbon’s grandest boulevard, the stunning Avenida da Liberdade. Just around the corner is the […]

January 30, 2014

The Fort Boutique Hostel, York review

  Another luxury hostel to add to your collection. If you haven’t visited the beautiful historic Roman town of York yet….I strongly urge you to make a point soon of visiting this dreamy city that looks like something straight out of a Harry Potter novel. If you do visit, definitely recommend staying at the stunning […]

January 10, 2014

Home Hostel, Lisbon -a home away from home

I’ve visited a fair number of amazing hostels now thanks to my Luxury Hostels of Europe project. What I love about the luxury hostels project is the amazing diversity of cool hostels that exists out there. Each hostel is unique, has it’s own quirk that makes them memorable. There are however a few key, defining […]

August 29, 2013

Where to stay in Interlaken? Check out Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof Hostel

Review by Larissa Olenicoff aka the Blonde Gypsy   A mishmash of modern design and old-school Swiss comfort, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof provides the luxuries of top-notch service and all-inclusive perks in the adventure capital of Europe.   Location   Backpackers Villa is conveniently located directly behind the Höhematte, Interlaken’s famous green space where paragliders land, and […]

August 20, 2013

Where to stay in Reykjavik? Choose the stylish Kex Hostel

  By Kate McCulley, Editor AdventurousKate.com   Looking more like a retro hipster lounge in Brooklyn than an Icelandic abode, Kex Hostel is one of the most stylized hostels in Northern Europe.   Location Reykjavik is a small, colorful, and very walkable city.  Kex Hostel is located right on the water at Skúlagata 28.  Cafes and […]

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