Sarajevo Hostel Recommendations

By | January 12th, 2016|Bosnia, Hostel Life|

So you're thinking of heading to Sarajevo eh?  Or maybe you've booked flights to Bosnia already, and now you're wondering where you should stay.  Well, if you looking for a quick guide on the best Sarajevo hostels, you've come to the right place. That was hostels, with an 'S' between the O and T. Sure [...]

Review: The Generator Hostel, London

By | November 19th, 2015|Hostel Life|

The Generator Hostel, London. It's a tucked away, but once you find it its as though you're transported to another place entirely. Admittedly the weather most likely made a huge difference in my case. Stepping and and out if a grey and damp London, into a warm, bright and very welcoming hostel was just what [...]

10 steps to becoming a better dorm buddy

By | November 12th, 2015|Hostel Life|

So this weekend I'm all set to stay in a dorm room, as I visit the Generator hostel in London for the very first time (review to follow next week). As much as I love dorm rooms, I already know what parts of the dorm experience I might not enjoy, and what type of fellow [...]

ClinkNOORD – A new kind of social travel experience

By | September 29th, 2015|Holland, Hostel Life|

ClinkNOORD, now that's how you open a hostel! What a weekend! Confession --> Before last week I had never visited Amsterdam before. That's terrible I know, but to be honest I'd always foreseen that I would likely end up visiting as part of a stag do.  Never did I really envisage that I'd explore the city as a [...]

Hostel Life: 5 dorm mates I wouldn’t wish on anyone

By | May 6th, 2015|Hostel Life|

I can laugh about these experiences now, and I'm sure that in another place at another time, these people were great people, but as dorm mates at that exact place at that precise time they were a nightmare! No less than 5 individuals who caused a night without any kind of sleep.  They make for [...]

Hostel Life Dilemmas

By | December 23rd, 2014|Hostel Life|

So last year I covered dorm room dilemmas, but now, some 12 months later (sorry about the wait), I think its finally time to cover off some of the other dilemmas you may be faced with when staying in a hostel.  This extends from the booking process all the way through to checking out.  As [...]

Hostel Review: Clink 78 – Kings Cross, London

By | August 28th, 2014|Hostel Life, Reviews|

Staying in a hostel for the night, when I live in the same city?  ... yep, guilty.  But I recently stay at Clink 78 with good reason. So to a couple of weeks ago, where I had a party  to attend out in the northern regions of zone 5.  As I live in zone 6, [...]

Hostel life: Top or bottom bunk?

By | August 7th, 2014|Hostel Life|

Top or bottom bunk? Honestly, I'm not just out to insult those of you that like sleeping on the top bunk.  For those of you who don't know what the Inbetweeners is, its a British comedy TV series about 4 male teenagers who sit uncomfortably somewhere in between the cool kids and the less popular members of [...]

Dorm Room Dilemma’s

By | October 17th, 2013|Hostel Life|

Dorm Room Dilemma's - say what you see.  This post is simply going to investigate those tough and awkward situations that often rear their fugly heads when sharing a hostel dorm room with a bunch of strangers.  Hostel life hey, never a dull moment. Dorm Room Dilemma's Dorm Room Dilemma #1.  Who and at what [...]

Creating the ultimate hostel bunk bed

By | September 29th, 2011|Hostel Life|

Staying in hostels is an excellent way of saving money on the road, the trouble is, sometimes they dont provide the most comfortable nights rest.  There are any number of things that could keep you up at night during your stay in a hostel ... Loud roommates going to bed later than you Roommates who snore Creaky [...]