travel advice & savings


The best hostels in Europe...

Im back from my trip around Europe, 2008. I really enjoyed my holiday and here are places I recommend to stay…

BERLIN, Oct 10th, 3nts…The Circus Hostel – nice place to stay, very social and busy.

Best Travel Options for Study Abroad student in Athens

Hey all,
I am about to be studying in Athens, Greece for the next 4 months, and I am wondering what the best forms of travel are between Athens and European countries such as France, Italy, Amsterdam, Poland, Austria, and Germany. Because i would only get to travel on weekends and some weeks, is it best to by a eurorail pass or just go trip by trip? Is flying better in some cases?

Also, how does the ferry system work in terms of international travel?

Thanks so much!
-Katherine W.

Any Advice on hostals, transportation, places must see?

Hello everyone..

I will be traveling to erope this summer (09) and would appreciate any advice…my initial plan without much logic put into it is: LA —- london, france, belgium, netherlands, denmark, sweden, germany, austria, macedonia, greece, cyprus, egypt, italy, switzerland, spain, morocco, czech republic…any thoughts on hostals, how on earth the train system works, (not having luck getting the correct info) and places i must see, (and some not to)….
Thank you!!!

Hostels in Buenos Aires

I would love to post this in the ‘Hostels’ forum, but this is not about a European hostel. So, here it is in the ‘Rest of the World.’

I am thinking of hopping a flight Friday to Buenos Aires. Depends on work. If I do, I will need a place to stay for a few nights. Anyone have a hostel recommendation or two for me?

Thank you.

Happy Trails.

3 Ducks Paris
Hostel in Paris, France
Hostel Ally
District in Munich, Germany

Anyone know if this offer is legit?

Hi! I saw this article in the L.A. Times travel blog:


It says that we (US citizens) can book hostels in Europe and pay the euro price in US dollars at a rate of 1 for 1. A very appealing offer. However I made a booking and they still charged my credit card the full amount! I emailed them and they haven’t got back to me! I read on this site that they are supposed to be the ones with friendly and helpful customer service! I’d hate to see what the bad customer service is like!

No locker at my Rome what?

Justin and I are beginning our budget travel adventure in Rome arriving on Wednesday, October 1st. Back in late March we sent a few emails to The Colors Hotel in Rome and made reservations for 3 nights. We booked two beds in a room with 6 beds total. Yes, this means that up to 4 absolute strangers will be sleeping nearby. Not a big deal…this is part of budget travel.

Work and travel

Hello everyone,

I am thinking of travelling for a few months to Europe in December or January, hope to be able to get some jobs that allow me to get to know, superficially, 4 or 5 countries. (the principal cities of, for example, Spain, France, Italy…)
I’m new in this and have no experience in working abroad, staying in hostels and that kind of stuff, so, I ask you for any help or advice that you could give me.
I’m 22, I’m a student and I’m an Argentinian, but I have also the Spanish nationality. I speak english, french, japanesse (not very usefull, i think), and, obviously, spanish.

Silver Gate Hostel
Hostel in Split, Croatia