Archive for the ‘Hostels’ Category

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls If you arrive in New Zealand by air, chances are you will fly into Auckland. It is a hub of connectivity to everywhere else in New Zealand. As the largest city in New Zealand, it offers a cosmopolitan feel before you begin adventuring along the many coasts,...
August 7th, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Where to Stay in London: Equity Point Youth Hostel

Everyone has seen it in the movies. From the famous opening Heathrow Airport scene in Love Actually to Mary Poppins “Feed the Birds” on St. Paul Cathedral’s steps, London has a romantic pull for foreigners. Part of London’s magic comes from expansion restrictions on historical buildings, keeping...
July 19th, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews | Read More

Visit Valencia, Spain: Home Youth Hostel Review

Valencia, Spain is perhaps most famous for Las Fallas festival—Spanish artisans spend an entire year building and decorating giant statues, only to set them on fire during a weeklong spring celebration of Valencian culture. But while this city is most internationally known for Las Fallas, it’s also...
July 17th, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews | Read More

Best Hostels In Cairns, Queensland, Australia

by Thea Hutchison Special To Lost Girls Thea is currently on a solo trip around the world and will be sharing her best finds with us as she travels. Make your way up the eastern coast of Australia to the Great Barrier Reef and chances are you will stay in Cairns. It is the one of the closest towns to...
May 8th, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Best Hostels In Queenstown, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Queenstown Known as New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital,” Queenstown could also be listed as the country’s party capital. Situated in the mountains next to Lake Wakatipu, this small yet lively town is the place to go for good food, great drinks and even...
April 3rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

New Zealand: West Coast Roadtrip and Hostels

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Once getting off the ferry in Picton, the next decision will be to head down the west coast or the east coast first. If heading west, you’ll hit the towns of Nelson, Greymouth and continue on to Queenstown.  This drive could feasibly be done in a couple...
February 21st, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Cheap Hostels in Las Vegas: Stay at Las Vegas Hostel in Sin City

It’s Sin City of the Bellagio fountain light show, Thunder from Down Under Australian dancers, Celine Dion, and thousands of bachelorette parties per year. And footing the weekend bill here gets crazy expensive. Name that city? Yep, you guessed it: Viva, Las Vegas! Instead of booking a hotel suite...
February 2nd, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Las Vegas | Read More

Hostels in Portugal: Gallery Hostel, Porto’s Accomodation-Gem

Buried in the heart of Oporto, an art-centric neighborhood in Porto, Portugal, Gallery Hostel is near-brand-new (opened in 2009) and is located in a refurbished 100+ year-old school building. It’s the accommodation-gem for Porto’s young travelers. Located at Rua Miguel Bombarda 222, Gallery Hostel...
January 26th, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Portugal | Read More

Best Hostels In Wellington, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s Windy City As the next biggest city on the North Island, Wellington has a very different feel from Auckland. There are cafes galore, beautiful parks and gardens, and plenty of beaches for hanging out by the water. A handful of hostels are located...
January 24th, 2012 | City Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Best Hostels In Northland New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Almost anyone who has traveled to New Zealand, as well as guide book advice, will say to head south as soon as you can, whether that means to the South Island or just south of Auckland. However, if you want a full-fledged Kiwi trip by hitting all of the various regions, Northland must...
November 15th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More