8 Stunning Photo Ops in Berlin

As European cities go, Berlin’s beauty isn’t quite as overt as in places like Venice or Paris. But it’s all the more exciting to hunt down the stunning views and unique sights – of which there are many. It’s a huge and spread out city that has endless opportunities for any avid travel photographer. Check out our…

10 Unusual Hostels Around the World

Ever stayed in a jail or a yurt? How about sleeping on the treetop or even in a castle? Hostel owners are getting more and more creative with the design of their hostels. Some are reinventing the whole concept of a hostel stay. The best part: you don’t even need to break your bank to…

9 Solo Safety Tips for Female Travelers

As a female who often travels solo – sometimes to places that people haven’t even heard of (or perhaps to places that people have only heard BAD things about), I get “the question” quite often. The “But is it safe?” question. For some reason, people worry much more about female travelers than male ones when…

Our Top 10 Tips for Visiting Venice

Venice is a city you can absolutely just visit without doing an inch of research and you’ll still have an amazing time. Just wandering the streets and taking it all in will deliver an unforgettable experience. But despite the city’s beauty, there are some challenges that come with visiting the city of canals. With these top…

Can You Really Visit Dublin On A Budget?

I’ll spare you the suspense… The answer is: of course! We are backpackers for goodness sake. If you’re determined to visit Dublin this year, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then perhaps you’ll want to discover Dublin оn a budget. You don’t have to spend a fortune, and уоu can learn lоtѕ about this аmаzing сitу fоr…

Cool Things to Do in Cologne

Although Cologne, Germany may not seem like your classic beautiful European town, once you walk around this open-minded city, you will soon see it is one of the friendliest and nicest cities in Germany. It has a 2,000 year history, which today sports a mix of old and new.With its interesting Roman history, many visitors…

What should you REALLY ask your fellow travellers?

The “are you someone I want to associate with” conversation is something that happens in all walks of life. If you work in a big city the conversation usually starts off with “Where do you work? What industry are you? Where do you live? Oh do you know so-and-so?” These first vital questions can often determine…

3 Free Cultural Things to do in London when it Rains

London is a city that is constantly plagued by the big black cloud. Sometimes the cloud brings a downpour that has you running for cover, other times it’s a constant, yet irritating, drizzle that follows you around for hours, and then of course there is everything in between. I am a firm believer that the reason…

Guest Post on Hostelite!

Looking for opportunities to share your travel stories? We’re all about inspiring memorable travel experiences and being a part of the awesome backpacking community. If you are working on your own travel blog and have a unique story you think is just right for our audience, a guest post on our blog can be a…

Hostels in Lisbon, Portugal

There is certainly an abundance of reasons to visit Lisbon, Portugal. With such amazing culture, value for money and variety of things to do, all ready and waiting for you to explore, it’s all reason why Lisbon is considered one of the most welcoming cities in the world. And it doesn’t hurt that there are some awesome…

Where to Stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and the second largest metropolitan area in South America. It is also the birthplace of Pope Francis, first pontiff from the “New World. Visitors enjoy the European-style architecture, beautiful ocean views, and abundant indoor and outdoor activities. So now you’re thinking, “Where to stay in Buenos Aires?” The…

Staying in Hostels in Austin, Texas

When we hear “Hostel”, many either think of the horror movie or of traipsing through Europe as poor students on a trip of a lifetime. BUT… hostels are springing up all across the States now too. They’re a great option for the budget-minded traveler and if you’re headed to Texas, be sure to check out some…

Things To Do in Cable Beach, Australia

You have probably heard of the famous Cable Beach located in Broome, Western Australia. Here is a list of things to do in Cable Beach, Australia: Beautiful white sand Gorgeous, turquoise, warm water Camel rides on the beach at sunrise and sunset Breathtaking sunsets Lean about pearling history and buy gorgeous pearls Staircase to the…

22 Free Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is the youthful, vibrant cosmopolitan centre of Australia. There is so much to see and do it can seem overwhelming to pack it all in. But one thing that you won’t have to do while you’re there is to blow your budget. I have compiled together a list of free things to do in…