Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof

Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof

Interlaken, Switzerland

You are going to be as impressed as we are! The new 5 Star Hostel in Interlaken ticks all the boxes of an outstanding hostel and accommodation. We like to say “it does not rain water in Interlaken, it rains paragliders”. Just keep your heads up, with a camera in ... More about Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof Interlaken, Switzerland

Bread and Jam Hostel - Bali Essence with a true Home Feeling

Bread & Jam Hostel

Kuta, Bali

Bread and Jam Hostel Bali opened its doors back in October 2015. Little by little the team started to learn more about their guests. They kept curious, continuously learning and improving. Only 1 year after opening they are at the top of their game, Bread&Jam Hostel is the only 5 ... More about Bread & Jam Hostel Kuta, Bali

Feeling liberated in Norway!
Preikestolen, Norway

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Feeling liberated in Norway!

My boyfriend and I spent last August in Norway. Our first stop was Trolltunga, 22km of walking through snow, mud, rain, wind and darkness. Two days later we hiked Pulpit Rock, almost half the distance, this second hike seemed like a breeze compared to the first one. We spent the rest of the time relaxing and exploring the beautiful county of Ryfylke – from a 10 Euro/day spa overlooking the lake, gazing at the incredible and numerous waterfalls, to aimlessly driving by the fjords. I have always been scared of heights, and it had been less than a year since

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I found my favorite Café in Barcelona - thanks to a book!
Placa de Sant Pere, Barcelona

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I found my favorite Café in Barcelona – thanks to a book!

I dislike entering book shops. Every time I walk into a book shop, I will end up buying one. I entered an international bookshop in Eixample, Barcelona, while looking for some cool things to do in Barcelona. And as expected, a book named „The dead alleys of Barcelona“ got my attention, a crime novel. Long story shot: I bought it, went home, and started reading. In this book, the author Stefanie Kremser talks about a special part of El Born, downtown Barcelona. She describes this magical square, this narrow street the main character lived in. I didn’t know this exact street, and

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What happens in Venice stays in Venice
Gran Canal, Venice, Italy

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What happens in Venice stays in Venice – my Selfie Stick Fiasco

There I was. In Venice. In Italy. For real. A backpacker visiting a house transformed into a beautiful museum. I had just discovered there was a magnificent terrace perched on the Grand Canal. I completely fell in love with the place. The colors, the sparkling water, the calm of this hidden gem, a real happy place. I wanted to immortalize this singular moment. So I took it out, for the first time, this mystery object that everyone was talking about, this thing that is supposed to be an essential because it takes your pictures to the next level. I had

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We felt in love at Marken Gjestehus in Bergen
Marken Gjestehus in Bergen

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We fell in love at Marken Gjestehus in Bergen

Well, we met at a Hostel in Lisbon. We had a good connection and exchanged Facebook accounts. Not very much, I kind of put her name on Facebook looking for her, sent the friend request and she accepted me (does that make me a stalker?) We kept in touch, talking on Facebook, until I decided to go to Norway for traveling…and to see her. I was not expecting anything, since I’m a Brazilian guy that lives in Lisbon and she is a Norwegian living in Bergen. But then I booked the Marken Gjestehus Hostel (the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen)

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Me against the Rest: The biggest Waterfight in the World
Bangkok, Thailand

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My first Songkran – The biggest Waterfight in the World

One day last year our friends asked us if we would like to meet them in Thailand (we live in Germany) and without hesitation we said “yes!” The timing was perfect and we planned the trip around Songkran a.k.a the Thai New Year. Songkran is an experience that is so difficult to describe. Imagine being part of the worlds largest water fight, streets packed full with people at all hours, pouring buckets of water on each other and everyone armed with water guns! Needless to say, my husband, our friends and I relived our childhoods running around Bangkok shooting people

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SleepClub Hostel in Krabi - Perfect Industrial Design spot for Island-Hopping

SleepClub Hostel

Krabi, Thailand

Even if you’ve seen photos of SleepClub Hostel online before you go, you’ll still be amazed when you actually step through the door. We collected a few reasons why! We are Hostelgeeks, your independent shortcut to the best hostels in the world, the 5 Star Hostels . In Thailand, you can find ... More about SleepClub Hostel Krabi, Thailand

Two Russian Spies in Rotterdam? A Hostel story

Two Russian Spies in Rotterdam? A Hostel story

„It was a summer, when two young Russian guests came to our Ani&Haakien Hostel in Rotterdam to do the check-in. They were two friendly guys, maybe a bit serious, like people can be :) They were carrying two suspicious long thin hard cover bags with them. With big eyes I was fantasizing about two Russian spies with guns coming to our Rotterdam. I asked the guys, what they are doing in Rotterdam and what they brought with them. They said they would go to an event and that they have their boats with them. So I mumbled a bit „Yeah

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Tears from Palestine - My homage to a friends wedding

Tears from Palestine – My homage to a friends wedding

Sometimes when I’ve been on the road for a while I get so used to living in the moment, day in day out, that I don’t even realise what I am doing at the time. It’s just a spontaneous action that creates memories. When I woke up that morning, I knew where all my mates back home were going to be that day: at the wedding of two of our friends. I always enjoyed the big events, but I wasn’t going to be there. Instead, I was taking a tour through Palestine. Months of planning had gone into this four

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