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6 Things to Pack When Hosteling (And 3 to Leave at Home!)

Your bags are packed and you're ready to head off on your backpacking adventure! But do you have a sneaking suspicion you forgot something? These are the top musts we think you should have when staying in hostels (plus three things you should absolutely skip).

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Homely Hostels in Budapest

“There's no place like home”, or so the saying goes. But a home away from home may just be the next best thing. Many hostels today have injected the sentiment and feeling of "home" into their establishments, and while travelling is all about getting out of your comfort zone, a homely hostel can be a blessing when you've been trekking for months and living out of a backpack. Especially when you've had your fill of the old school, no-frills, perhaps a little stale, hostel environment. Here's our pick of Budapest hostels which are cheap and cheerful and offer a homely, familial, and cosy vibe. Enjoy.

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Don't Pack These 10 Common Things When Travelling

One of the most annoying things about backpacking is just picking and choosing between what to take along! Bring too much and you’ll want to set your backpack on fire for being too heavy. And getting advice from your friends is no use since they've all been to different continents at different times of the year. How about all the information online from Choosing Your Perfect Backpack to Packing Hacks? Overwhelming!

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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your International Adventure 

So you’re planning (or maybe already on your way?) your dream trip abroad? Congratulations! When it comes to international travel, sometimes just getting there is half the battle.

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10 Cheap, Healthy Meal Ideas to Make in a Hostel

The easiest way to save of money (and stay healthy) while travelling is to cook your own food, but between the fun of making friends and sightseeing, spending hours in a crowded community kitchen sounds like a daunting task. To help you out, we’ve come up with 10 delicious and super-cheap meal ideas you can whip-up in no time! Zero expert-level cooking skills necessary.

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10 Barcelona Hostels with Design at the Heart

We've written previously about beautiful design hostels, those which make a design-conscious effort to inject style and luxury, and often a bit of quirk, into the hostel experience with a bit of a homely vibe, too – be it industrial, art nouveau, old-world rustic, shabby-chic or Scandinavian modern (thanks IKEA), design gives the hostel a particular character and identity and adds a certain colour to your stay.

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Homely Hostels in Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona is a vibrant wonderland of colour, culture, sun, sea & sand and amazing nightlife. It is also a city of many fantastic hostels and the variety of types and styles of hostels to suit the traveller here is rich. Today we've brought you a quick look at just a few of the hostels which offer a homely, familial vibe with an element of tranquility and sense of sanctuary from the excitingly energetic madness of this wonderful city, all while maintaining a fun & social atmosphere. Enjoy.

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10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts for Travellers

Whether you're planning your experience abroad or already on the road, there’s nothing like turning your phone into a daily dose of travel inspiration! The most popular mobile app for viewing stunning professional and amateur photography these days is Instagram. The online photo-sharing platform has become very popular for travellers to show off their adventures and share their travel experiences.

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Stay in Style with Design Hostels in Budapest

Hostels have evolved big time over the past couple of decades. The no-frills, rough-'n'-ready domain of the old-school backpacker is a dying breed and today hostels often rival, indeed, surpass in many instances, 'hotel-standard' quality in terms of facilities and style. With this evolution from the traditional hostel, different types of hostels have emerged – be it Eco/sustainable hostels, party hostels, homely hostels, activity hostels, boutique/design hostels and so on. There are a few important things within a hostel owner's control that define the tone and character of their hostel.

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Meet Fellow Backpackers at These Social Budapest Hostels

Budapest is a happening city, full of activity and home to a vibrant social scene. It's a city waiting to be explored & embraced and there's no better way to do that than with like-minded people. Hostels are, by their very nature, social spaces but some have better managed to nurture a social atmosphere than others. Here's our list of Budapest hostels where meeting fellow backpackers is easily done, and done in style!

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