Review: The Generator Hostel, London

By |November 19th, 2015|

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 the Dr ordered.

The Generator Hostel […]

ClinkNOORD – A new kind of social travel experience

By |September 29th, 2015|

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 backpacker.

I obviously understand that people do choose to backpack around Europe and visit […]

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

By |May 6th, 2015|

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 Review: Clink 78 – Kings Cross, London

By |August 28th, 2014|

Staying in a hostel for the night, when I live in the same city?  … yep, guilty.  But 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, you may not think this an issue, […]

Hostel life: Top or bottom bunk?

By |August 7th, 2014|

Are you a Top Bunk W*nker?

Excuse the profanity, I wouldn’t normally use such a crude opening line to a post, but having just returned from the cinema and having seen the new Inbetweeners movie trailer, my backpacking instincts tell me that ‘Top Bunk W*anker’ is a phase you’re going to have to get used to […]

Post Mortem: How I fared with my return to solo travelling

By |February 19th, 2014|

Well that was different, and not entirely what I was expecting, or prepared for.  First off I was expecting snow, of which there was none, and secondly I was expecting a few like minded people, but they were few and far between.  In fact other backpackers and hostel dorm mates were generally in short supply, […]

Dorm Room Dilemma’s

By |October 17th, 2013|

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.


1.  Who and at what point is it safe to turn the light off.

a)  You’re closest […]

Announcing HostelBookers as our partner for Laos and Cambodia

By |April 1st, 2013|

If you dont already know, in just a few days I’m off to explore Laos and Cambodia, two countries I should have visited a long time ago on my gap year, but failed miserably. Well anyway, this Friday once the working day is done I shall be getting on a plane to Bangkok and setting […]

An interview with @Chrystalclear_

By |July 2nd, 2012|

‘Am i cool enough to be interviewed?’ she asked over an email … of course she bloody well is, she a backpacker and has recently been doing her thing and taking some amazing pictures all around the Balkans on an epic roadtrip.  She also hails from a town which might have the best name for […]

An interview with Becki of

By |June 20th, 2012|

Uh oh, here comes trouble. Well you’ve all probably spoken to Becki either on twitter or at a London blogger meet-up, she’s a erm … social butterfly haha.  I jest, all round top chick and a great mate, she’s none to shabby at a quiz either.  Sadly for us Londoners its not long now until Becki’s off […]