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For genuine Travelers

Never stayed in a hostel before? Or perhaps you’re a bit of an expert and wish to try a different type of hostel. Actually, it doesn’t matter who you are: these guides are designed for every genuine traveller looking to experience hostel life.

From making friends and saving money, to proper packing and hostel safety - we cover all bases from start to finish to ensure you’re well prepared.

These articles have been written by hostel experts with an aim to help you save money, time and stress. We’ve listened to reviews, researched what travellers want and have included all those “I wish I knew that before” things.

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7 Yummy Hostel Recipe Ideas - show off your cooking skills & socialise! (+ tips)

7 Yummy Hostel Recipe Ideas - show off your cooking skills & socialise! (+ tips)

An integral part of travel is food - everyone needs to eat. So! Here we’ve put together a helpful guide to hostel …

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Volunteer and Travel the World (Worldpackers & Workaway review)

Volunteer and Travel the World (Worldpackers & Workaway review)

Hello fellow travelers and aspiring volunteer-trotters! Today we’re going to talk about the pros and cons of …

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10 Types of Hostels on Hostelz.com, Explained

10 Types of Hostels on Hostelz.com, Explained

So you may have noticed that on Hostelz.com we have a unique way of finding the best hostel type for you. Yes that’s …

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How to Make Friends in Hostels - 9 Simple Tips

How to Make Friends in Hostels - 9 Simple Tips

One of the big advantages of staying at a hostel is the ever-present social character. It is the perfect spot to mingle …

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5 Reasons Why Working in a Hostel is a Great Idea

5 Reasons Why Working in a Hostel is a Great Idea

So, until now you didn’t realise that working in a hostel during your travels was an option. We’re so glad you …

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14 Ideas to Save Money for Long-Term Hostel Travel

14 Ideas to Save Money for Long-Term Hostel Travel

Whenever you think about travelling for a long period (considering six months or more), you get stuck on financial issues, …

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Why Hostel Life is Better than Real Life (8 Solid Reasons)

Why Hostel Life is Better than Real Life (8 Solid Reasons)

Why hostel? Well, as times move on so does the accommodation world. These days, hostels often offer a much better …

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Why choose Hostelz.com for Finding Hostels? 7 Simple Reasons

Why choose Hostelz.com for Finding Hostels? 7 Simple Reasons

When you're on the prowl for awesome hostels around the world, you're no doubt looking for the best prices. Not only that, …

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How to Find the Best Hostels (11 Things that make a Great Hostel)

How to Find the Best Hostels (11 Things that make a Great Hostel)

You might be asking yourself, how exactly do you find the best hostels? What makes a good hostel? Simply, what is it about …

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When to Book Hostels? For Spontaneous Souls & Pre-Planners

When to Book Hostels? For Spontaneous Souls & Pre-Planners

No doubt you're contemplating when to book hostels for your upcoming backpacking trip. This is one of the most commonly …

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Are Hostels Safe? 11 Safety Tips for Hostel Travel

Are Hostels Safe? 11 Safety Tips for Hostel Travel

Many people who have never traveled by hostel have a rather bleak view of them, and worry about the burning question; are …

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Packing Guide for Hostel Backpackers

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 …

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17 Tips for Sleeping and Staying in Hostels

17 Tips for Sleeping and Staying in Hostels

Sleeping and staying in hostels can be challenging. Between having to share with people you don't necessarily know, people …

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21 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

21 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

With today's economy, it is more important than ever to keep that spending under control and save money while travelling. …

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How to Find the Cheapest Airfare

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 …

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Comparison of Hostel Booking Website Prices

Comparison of Hostel Booking Website Prices

Today there are several hostel booking systems to choose from, with the leading sites being HostelBookers, Hostelworld ( …

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