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How far in advance do I need to book hostels?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions that people have when they start planning their trip. We here it asked again and again in emails to us and in the various travel forums. It's difficult to give a simple absolute answer, but we'll do our best to share our advice based on our …

Why is Hostelz.com the #1 hostel information website?

Once people discover Hostelz.com, they usually use it exclusively for all of their hostel searches from then on. You've probably also been hearing it mentioned in travel articles, blogs, and guide books. Why is Hostelz.com so often recommended as the best way to find hostels? Simple ... …

How to Find the Cheapest Airfare

There are an overwhelming number of websites and other ways you can book a flight. In this article we'll try to sort it all out and give you the best "insider" tips and tricks for finding the best deals. Figuring it all out may take a little effort, but the pay-off is worth it. You may …

How to Find the Best Hostels

It's a well-known fact not all hostels are created equal. That being said, there are many great hostel properties that exist offering more than just a good night's sleep. Before booking your next hostel, do some research and find out if it has the following: Free Amenities Before booking a …

Packing Guide for Hostel Backpackers

Those of us here at Hostelz.com have done a lot of travelling and we have a lot of opinions about the best stuff to bring on a hostelling trip. There are a lot of books and websites with packing advice that all pretty much tell you the same things (wear comfortable shoes, don't forget your …

Suggestions for Hostel Owners

What Backpackers Look For in a Good Hostel Often it's small things that make the difference between an unpopular hostel that backpackers avoid and a great hostel that they love. In the comments and reviews on Hostelz.com, we see the same issues over and over again. Many of these issues cost …