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Only Girl's Allowed! - a look at female dorms in hostels

Most hostels offer both mixed and same-sex dormitories, and while male-only dorms are not nearly as common, the female-only dorm is, for the most part anyway, a hostel standard around the world.

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9+ Alternative Christmas Markets in Europe

We’ve just gotten over Halloween and suddenly there’s Christmas lights & jolly jingles in our lives. Early November sees the onset of Winter wonderlands and heralds the start of the run up to the festive season; whether you like it or not, Christmas is a comin’!

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Halloween around the world

It’s Halloween, Stranger Things Season 2 just dropped, and there’s an appetite for creepy in the air; so we thought we’d keep on theme and bring you a little article on how Halloween is celebrated around the world. And if you fancy a trip somewhere with odd Halloween rituals & traditions, or somewhere which celebrates Halloween with fun & parties, there’s still time - we’ve got great hostels to book in all these spots, and cheaper than on other websites!

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Hilarious promo videos proving hostels are all about fun!

The hostel video is a very important element of a hostel property’s online profile, for self-promotion and as an aid to your booking research. Indeed, a recent study by Phocuswright put the importance of video in influencing young traveller’s decision making process equal to that of peer reviews, at around 30%.

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How to pay less for your hostel bed

If you like your money in your pocket, it's good to know the same hostel bed is cheaper to book on Hostelculture.com than on other websites, and here's why...

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Story, myth, & legend - 7 tales from Europe to inspire travel

Europe is a continent with an extraordinary legacy for stories, folklore, mythology & legend. Every nation and culture throughout, holds dear a phenomenal wealth of stories and fairy tales, both ancient & (relatively) modern. There’s plenty of great reasons to travel in Europe, but we believe there’s nothing like a good fable, be it founded in fact or in fiction, to inspire a journey; here’s just seven of our favourites to take you around Europe, as well as the great hostels you can book on hostelculture.com, the cheapest hostel booking site out there – and that’s no myth, thanks to our 5% discount off all hostel rates as standard!

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How to use travel in job interviews

You’ve travelled, stayed in hostels, and experienced a lot; now, how can you use that to further your career prospects? Here’s how to use your travel experience to show interviewers & potential employers you’ve got what they’re looking for!

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Festival season aint over yet

Summer is just about on the home stretch outta here, but it’s not over yet. If you fancy a festival fix before Summer’s end, or feel you didn’t quite get your fill of festival season 2017, fear not, for there are still plenty to get to around Europe. Here’s our pick of just seven , have a look, book your hostel, and get your festival-lovin’ ass in a plane, train, or automobile!

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6 perfect Autumn Winter travel destinations

August is upon us already and Summer is soon to be a recent fond memory that keeps our hopes alive through the impending Autumn and Winter; time to get a jump start on post-Summer travel plans!

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Getting some shut-eye in the hostel dorm

Sharing is the essence of hostel culture, and sharing sleeping quarters is the foundation on which the original hostel concept was built. More beds, in larger rooms, means cheaper accommodation than in hotels & other accommodation types, as well as more fun, but an affordable bed shouldn’t be at the expense of a good night’s sleep.

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