Archive for the ‘Hostels’ Category

On-the-Road Recipes: Backpack-Cooking Made Easier (and Cheaper!)

Eating out at restaurants while you travel  is one of the quickest ways to blow through cash. Even if you think you’re eating cheaply, the cost of restaurant entrees almost always trumps the cost of buying groceries and cooking for yourself. So no matter what amenities the hostel kitchen has (or...
November 6th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, Hostels | Read More

A Tropical Island Stay: Hostal Atlanta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels since I started traveling 12 years ago, but never have I felt more at home than at Hostal Atlanta in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Beyond clean rooms and a delicious tex-mex style menu (try the quesadillas, trust me), the staff is especially friendly and helpful with all...
October 27th, 2011 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Spain | Read More

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand
by Mattie Schuler Most people don’t travel to New Zealand to spend time in the city, but if you do hit up Auckland, there are plenty of hostels to stay in. Head downtown to Queen Street and you can find cheap accommodation right off the main drag and close to all the action, food and spirits you want....
October 18th, 2011 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

10 Best Hostels for Women Travelers

10 Best Hostels for Women Travelers
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor Lady travelers, tomorrow on March 8 the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a tradition rooted in the early 1900s where working women worldwide give a nod to the fight for equal political and economical rights with men. That’s huge. Without...
March 7th, 2011 | Group Travel, Hostels, Staying There, Staying There Deals | Read More

4 (More) Ways to Save Money in London

4 (More) Ways to Save Money in London
by Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor London is pricey. But despite the tough reputation of the British pound to the wimpy American dollar, you don’t have to break the bank in killer exchange rates to go. In fact, 2011 exchange rate forecasts suggest the value of the pound will drop between January...
January 6th, 2011 | England, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Staying There Deals | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Amman, Jordan is a bustling Middle Eastern city that rises out of the surrounding desert with a traveler’s feast of ornate mosques, historic sights, museums, and modern accommodations. During my recent trip to Jordan, I was in awe of this ancient city, from...
December 21st, 2010 | City Travel, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Shopping & Style, Staying There, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Parthenon Hostel in Chicago’s Greek Town

Parthenon Hostel in Chicago’s Greek Town
Today we have Lost Girl Krista Johnson reporting on how she saved big bucks and booked a hostel for her group when she organized a trip to Chicago’s entrepreneurship conference. She’s a public relations major at Syracuse University. ***** By Krista Johnson Special to Lost Girls World Just...
November 27th, 2009 | Budget Travel, Chicago, Hostels, In-Room Reviews | Read More

The Gili Islands: Indonesia’s Idyllic Beach Getaway

The Gili Islands: Indonesia’s Idyllic Beach Getaway
by Jodi Ettenberg Special to The Lost Girls A long-term traveler’s “island life” is imbued with a deeply decadent routine, one you could never justifiably adopt on a two-week holiday. The guilt associated with spending a full day reading on a soft ribbon of white sand, or sitting...
October 26th, 2009 | Hostels, Indonesia | Read More

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget
On the same day the Lost Girls and I turned in the first draft of our manuscript, I boarded a plane to China to celebrate. I had two big incentives for visiting a country that’s home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. First, my friend and former co-worker, Jen, lives in the capital...
May 11th, 2009 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Lost Girls, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

Road Trip Alternatives

Road Trip Alternatives
by Molly Fergus I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I travel the country for one year, all-expenses paid, and I get to call it a job. But landing a gig as a hotdogger certainly isn’t the only way to travel the U.S. on a shoestring. Whether you want to hitch a ride in some other crazy car or befriend...
March 31st, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Car, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs | Read More