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Hostel Review: Hostal Antigua

In Central America, Guatemala, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

From the infamous party hostel, Jungle Party Hostal, to the eco-friendly, Home Earth Lodge, backpackers have a huge range of hostels to choose from in the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Hostal Antigua is either of those hostels. During my travels through Guatemala during winter 2016, I stayed at two different hostels. I loved my stay at El Hostal and …

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How to Survive Hostels in 10 Easy Steps

In Hostel Reviews, Travel Tips by Katelyn0 Comments

For many people, the word “hostel” instills fear. Visions of the movie Taken flash across people’s eyes, especially Americans since we don’t have a strong hostel culture in our country. But, hostels are a great place for people of all ages. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, hostels are where you’re going to spend most of your sleeping hours. …

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Hostel Review: Alice Springs YHA – Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Hostel Reviews, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Alice Springs, Australia is the launchpad to Uluru and Kings Canyon. While most people tend to leave Alice Springs just as quickly as they came, Alice Springs is a “bonanza of a town” (Side note: If you’re heading to Alice, I highly recommend reading Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice). Alice Springs, often just shorten to Alice, offers a variety …

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Hostel Review: El Hostal in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn2 Comments

Antigua is a popular tourist destination in Guatemala, so there are plenty of accommodation options ranging from four-star hotels to party hostels. You’ll have no problem finding something in your budget. As a slightly older backpacker, I avoid party hostels at all costs. You won’t find me at Jungle Party Hostal anytime soon! After reading a bunch of reviews and …

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Hostel Review: Suites DF Hostel

In Hostel Reviews, Mexico by Katelyn0 Comments

Mexico City is a massive city so it’s tough to pick a safe neighborhood that is near everything you want to see and do in the city. If you’re looking for any recommendations then check out my recent 5 things you must see in Mexico City guide for some ideas. After staying at the Mexico City Hostel for two nights …

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Hostel Review: Mexico City Hostel

In Hostel Reviews, Mexico by Katelyn0 Comments

I arrived in Mexico City after midnight so I wanted two specific things in my hostel. It needed to be secure and safe and close to the historic city center. I decided to spent my first two nights in Mexico City at the Mexico City Hostel. It met both my requirements and its location was perfect for exploring the historic …

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Hostel Review: Hostel Santini – Prague, Czech Republic

In Czech Republic, Europe, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

Prague is every bit the enchanting fairytale city people make out to be. While the history, culture, and architecture is rich, the city itself is relatively cheap. Skip Paris and London and head to Prague if you’re looking to save some money. Hostels in Prague are cheap. After traveling around Western Europe, hostel prices on par with Central American prices …

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Hostel Review: Hostel Ruthensteiner

In Austria, Europe, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

While Vienna left me saying “meh,” Hostel Ruthensteiner left me saying wow. Since Vienna was a bit of a last-minute decision, I was really lucky to find a hostel close to the train station that had availability. When I arrived at the hostel I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not a complete “shit hole” like my Brussels …