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My Iberian Adventure – Fourth Stop: Madrid

Posted at:23 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

This awesome hostel made me realize, that Madrid is the New York of Spain because it never sleeps! Madrid really took me by surprise. When I visited a year and a half ago, I felt that it was so vast I might never see it all! Mind you, the fact that I stayed in an […]

My Iberian Adventure – Third Stop: Bilbao

Posted at:22 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

Thirteen hours after I left Lisbon, I reluctantly left my comfy sleeper cabin and arrived in Miranda. I had a three hour layover until I got on the next train from Miranda to Bilbao and figured the smartest thing to do to kill time was to finally get the pedicure I was looking for in […]

My Iberian Adventure – Second stop: Lisbon

Posted at:14 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

When I found out that Lisbon was a stop on my Iberian Adventure, I was super excited because it is a place that I visited back in 2015!  Not only was I visiting Lisbon again but I would be staying at the Oasis Backpackers Hostel Lisbon too! It felt like a full circle moment! Day […]

My Iberian Adventure – First stop: Porto

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

Hello Everybody, it is Roxana from @mytravellingbackpack and the first stop on my Iberian Adventure was Porto! I stayed at the Tattva Design Hostel, which was central and near the São Bento Rail Station and the Ponte de D. Luis I bridge! Porto is an absolutely charming city that needs to be explored! Day 1 […]

Best travel backpack: 5 Backpack bags reviewed

Posted at:8 May, 2018 in Travel Tips

One of the most essential things to bring on your travels is a backpack that perfectly suits you. The best travel backpack is one you can bring anywhere, not on just on one trip but on your all your adventures in the upcoming years, a backpack you can rely on, that feels comfortable and has […]

Iberian Adventure with Roxana Rangel

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

During May, the blogger Roxana Rangel (from My Travelling Backpack) will travel around the Iberian Peninsula with Eurail/Interrail and will stay in 7 Famous Hostels. Our 43 hostels are in Europe’s favourite destinations, each located in the city centre. Stray from the ordinary and explore the best destinations of the Iberian Peninsula. Unique, authentic and local. Curious where […]

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 […]