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A Guide to Portuguese Language

Posted at:13 July, 2018 in Travel Tips

Coming to Lisbon for a few days and worried that you won’t be understood? No need to worry, Portuguese people speak english fairly well and will make an effort to understand what you’re trying to say (unless you’re rude. If you are they will make you eat pigs ear and drink bad wine. Or maybe […]

10% discount at Europe’s Famous Hostels with Interrail and Eurail Passes 2018

Posted at:10 July, 2018 in Travel Tips

Use your Interrail Pass or Eurail Pass to visit the best hostels in Europe’s Famous Hostels What if we told you that not only can you stay at Europe’s top hostels but also travel in style with Interrail and Eurail to the best destinations? Famous Hostels offers an exclusive 10% discount, on advance bookings, for Interrail/Eurail Pass holders in 37 cities across Europe! What do I have to do […]

Eight European Routes For Your Summer Holidays

Posted at:4 July, 2018 in Travel Tips

When the summer holidays finally start there’s no better way to enjoy your freedom than to jump on a train and explore Europe. But, where in Europe should you go this summer? We selected our most popular routes including the hostels to stay on the way! 1. IBERIAN ADVENTURE Sun & Fun in Portugal & […]

The ten best terrace bars in Europe

Posted at:21 June, 2018 in Ambassador Blog

Whether it be museums, parks, historical buildings, monuments, charming corners…. Europe is full of countries with many secrets and places to discover. But the thing is, when we travel, we do not have enough days to go to all the places that we would like to go. Nevertheless, between walks there is nothing more relaxing […]

Overview of My Iberian Adventure with Famous Hostels and Eurail

Posted at:11 June, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

I stayed at seven Famous Hostels while travelling with a First class Eurail Pass. Eurail proved to be a convenient and flexible way to travel and accompanied with the Eurail Rail Planner App made organizing the trip a breeze. It has been almost two weeks since I have been back in Canada from My Iberian […]

Paradises for foodies in Europe

Posted at:6 June, 2018 in Travel Tips

Europe is a diverse continent and its cuisine is also diverse. And although in all cases we are talking about fish, salmon from the Norwegian fjords has nothing to do with the little fried fish from Andalusia, British fish & chips, or the Basque kokotxas. Gastronomy says a lot about the history of European peoples […]

From Rotterdam to Amsterdam – Hostel Staff Swap

Posted at:5 June, 2018 in Hostel Staff Swap

Hi! I’m Angela and currently working for Hostel ROOM Rotterdam. I was happy to go on the Europe Famous Hostel’s Staff Swap and I chose to go to Amsterdam for two nights. It’s quite close, only a 40 minutes train ride from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, but the cities are very different to each other. While […]

My Iberian Adventure – Last stop: Seville

Posted at:4 June, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

If you read my previous post about Granada, then you’d know that I left with a very heavy heart. Not only did I have an amazing time in Granada, but arriving in Seville meant My Iberian Adventure was coming to an end. I travelled to Seville by bus and train which was my last use […]

My Iberian Adventure – Sixth stop: Granada

Posted at: in My Iberian Adventure 2018

From the Albaicín neighbourhood, to the inhabited caves (some almost 800 years old), to the remarkable and must-see Alhambra; I was faced with Granada’s historical past everywhere I turned. After exploring Granada, I found that its streets were the blueprint of its history. Returning back to this city was refreshing because I had thoroughly enjoyed […]

My Iberian Adventure – Fifth stop: Malaga

Posted at:30 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

I ran as fast as I could to arrive on time and find my seat, using the first few moments of rest to catch my breath. In my personal experience, one of the worst aspects of backpacking around Spain and Portugal was the feeling of being rushed by my methods of transportation. Unfortunately, this was […]