Hi There!

Where to start hey?

It’s pretty big! … the world that is.

I can’t say I’ve been everywhere, but travelling is my passion and I’ve been lucky enough to hit up a few cool spots.

Hi, and welcome to www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.  If you’re new here you’ve come to the right page, and even if you’re not new here you may still find this page of use.  So anyway, i’m Neil, hi! I’ve been travelling the globe on and off since 2005.  I now hold a steady job in London but am determined to show the world that having a job doesn’t mean you cannot travel.  I travel by all means too, backpacking, weekend breaks, roadtrips.  As you might have guessed from my site banner, this site started out purely as a backpacking resources, but times are a’ changing and so am I.  Trends in the industry and preferences in the way I travel mean that this blog has evolved into something more.

Outside of work and travel I’m addicted to cheese, football and technology … but that’s not why you’re here is it?  You’re here for some handy travel info.  Tips, tricks, money saving ideas, trip planning, working ideas etc.  Well don’t worry, I have your back!

*Incidental if you did want to know a bit more about me, check my About Me page, or my 30 facts for 30 years post.


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Where do you want to go?

Lets get to it, where do you want to go?

Simply scroll down, take a look at my travel map, zoom in, zoom out, and then click on a country that takes your fancy.  In some cases you may not be able to click through, as although I may have travelled to that country, I don’t actually have any posts written about it. Sorry about that!

Most countries highlighted on the map you will be able to click through on though, and on the next page will be all my stories, tips, budget reports etc from my own travels in that country.

Been here and blogged about it. Go ahead and click!
Been here, but no blog posts, sorry
Not been here, but I know a blogger who has! Click to be redirected to their blog.

Budget Travel

The cost of a 4 night Ring Of Kerry road trip

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: Budget Travel, Ireland|Tags: , , |

A Ring Of Kerry road trip is a trip you simply must undertake at some point in your life! A fortnight ago I gave you 15 stunning reasons to road trip the Ring of Kerry , [...]

The cost of 2 night in Paris

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: Budget Travel, France|Tags: , |

What is the cost of 2 night in Paris?  How much is it to visit one of Europe's most beautiful cities? My list visit to Paris was under slightly unfortunate circumstances.  While Paris is an incredible [...]

The cost of 2 nights in Copenhagen, Denmark

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Budget Travel, Denmark|Tags: , , |

What is the cost of 2 nights in Copenhagen? Is Copenhagen an expensive city to visit? Yes ... and no. It is expensive to an extent, but equally there are a number of free/cheap things [...]

Travel Tech

Luggage Review – The Karrimor Global Equator 40 Wheeled Travel Case

By | August 22nd, 2012|Categories: Reviews, Travel Tech|Tags: , , |

I dont fancy a wheely case much, just give me a backpack and i'm off.  The same cant be said for the mrs though, she loves a wheely case. Whether it be a 2 or [...]

Hostel Life

Hostel Review: Clink 78 – Kings Cross, London

By | August 28th, 2014|Categories: Hostel Life, Reviews|Tags: |

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 [...]

Hostel life: Top or bottom bunk?

By | August 7th, 2014|Categories: Hostel Life|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Dorm Room Dilemma’s

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Hostel Life|Tags: , |

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 [...]


Volunteering – is it worth the money?

By | June 1st, 2011|Categories: India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Travel, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add [...]