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Celebrate King’s Day like a Local

Posted at:20 April, 2018 in Special Events

How to paint the town orange like a local! See the whole Netherlands party for the annual celebration of the King´s Birthday in Holland. Taking place on 27th April each year (previously Queen´s Day on 30th April), the Dutch celebrate with exuberance with an all-out orange celebration in the streets, canals, parks and various festivals […]

The 10 European cities most famous for their sweets

Posted at:18 April, 2018 in Travel Tips

Almost all cultures have cakes and sweets, although some stand out more than others. Thus, while both Indians and Mexicans have excellent cuisines that do not stand out because of their desserts, the Arabs, the Turks, and the Japanese have wonderful pastries. Where is Europe in all this? Very well located. In Europe, many very […]

Common Misconceptions About Hostels

Posted at:28 March, 2018 in Travel Tips

Did you ever stay in a hostel? Then you probably know what we’re talking about when we say that way too many travellers still think hostels are just places for a broke backpackers to stay. Well, to beat this idea of once and for all, we will share the common misconceptions about hostels: YOU SHARE […]

12 Best free Travel Apps for Backpackers

Posted at:21 March, 2018 in Travel Tips

Get the most out of your trip with our favourite free travel apps for backpackers! Here are the top 12 according to our hostel staff at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel: PackPoint The best checklist travel app out there, PackPoint well help you get your luggage to a travel-friendly size while making sure you don’t forget the […]

The biggest beer festivals in Europe

Posted at:5 March, 2018 in Special Events,Travel Tips

There is no doubt that Europe has one of the oldest brewing traditions in the world. This golden brew is also the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, even in the old country, cradle of the oldest fermented beverage in the history of mankind. And as such, Europe has the biggest beer festivals on […]

A Beginners Guide to Interrailing: Things to Know Before You Go

Posted at:27 February, 2018 in Travel Tips

Interrailing is one of those things you have to do at least once in your life. It’s a unique experience where you get explore Europe in the best way possible: by train. With just one train ticket you can enjoy unlimited train rides to explore the most amazing little towns, modern cities, beaches and into […]

Ultimate Guide: Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day

Posted at:12 February, 2018 in Special Events,Travel Tips

Fed up with romantic songs, candle light dinners and roses? Stray from the ordinary with Famous Hostels and our Ultimate Guide: Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day. The main idea is to provide you a memorable Valentine’s Day regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not.   Anti-Valentine’s Party in Madrid If Valentine’s Day is definitely not […]

Backpacking around Europe, 10 money saving tips

Posted at:11 February, 2018 in Travel Tips

It’s time for new experiences, new feelings, new emotions and new stories! Your backpacking trip around Europe starts today. You are going to tour around the old continent on a shoestring as you want to spend as much time possible travelling, and see as many new places as you can. With this in mind, we […]

How to survive Europe on a budget

Posted at:30 January, 2018 in Travel Tips

We’re pretty sure we don’t have to tell you how amazing it is to travel through Europe, how you get from one country to the next in no time and how the continent has the perfect combination of nightlife, culture, history, cities, beaches and mountains. You probably know all of that already. However, what you […]

Cool and Unusual Things To Do in Madrid

Posted at:26 January, 2018 in Travel Tips

No matter what city you go to, whether you investigate before travelling or just let things flow spontaneously, you will always find places and activities that are promoted as “emblematic”, “obligatory”, “must-see”, etc. That’s cool, as those things are usually famous for a reason. But what happens if you have already been in the place […]