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I converted a double-decker bus into a mobile hostel with my twin and best friend. Four years later, our business is thriving.

Three friends converted a double-decker bus into a tiny house on wheels. Four years later they trav…

Saskia van Leeuwen   


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Travelers are sharing the 'unwritten rules' of staying in hostels' shared rooms

Redditors are sharing their advice for being minimally obnoxious while staying in a hostel.

Jordan Parker Erb   


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A woman backpacking across Europe got to Vienna and discovered her hostel was inside an Ikea. She said it was a 'weird' experience, but not in a bad way.

Jess Braun unexpectedly found herself staying in a Vienna hostel located inside Ikea. She said it w…

Geoff Weiss   


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I stayed in one of the best-rated hostels for backpackers in the Philippines, and it turned out to be a complete letdown

Most recently, I visited the Philippines in late June. It's a destination that's famed among Americ…

Marielle Descalsota   


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I've stayed alone in over 45 hostels across 24 countries. Here are 10 big mistakes I see other travelers make.

There's no right or wrong way to travel, but there are a few helpful things to know and avoid when …

Dominique Mills   


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I've saved hundreds on accommodation while vacationing in Europe and I refuse to stay in a hostel. Here are 3 booking tips I swear by.

Insider's reporter has stayed in hotels for as little as $30/night on her travels around Europe. He…

Sama Ansari Pour   


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I work in party hostels all over the world. Here are the 7 things I wish travelers would stop doing.

Taylor Futch says that while she's on housekeeping duty she's regularly left to clean up used condo…

Jenny Powers   


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5 things I'm glad I brought with me the first time I stayed in a hostel, and 2 things I'll be sure to bring next time

I stayed in a hostel for the first time in Singapore's backpacking district. I'm glad I brought a d…

Marielle Descalsota   


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The founder of a Houston hostel is closing in on a key hire thanks to a talent mentor unlike any she's had before

"As a small-business owner, your personal values and your business values are an overlapping Venn d…

Alexandra York   


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Over 18 students of Andhra Pradesh's JNTU college suspended for ragging juniors

The incident took place on Friday night but came to light a day later. The college authorities…

Marielle Descalsota   


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COVID-19: Students should leave hostels in Bengaluru if their institutions declare a holiday, says BBMP

According to the municipal body’s advisory, overcrowding in rooms is “strictly prohibited”. It a…

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I spent more than 2 weeks sleeping in hostels across Southeast Asia this year, and I'm convinced the low price tag isn't worth the hassle

Budget hotels — which typically fall in the one- to two-star category — are often not much more exp…

Marielle Descalsota   


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I went on a sailboat in the Great Barrier Reef that calls itself a floating hostel. I slept terribly but it was the best $300 I spent in Australia.

The author spent one night on the Rum Runner sailboat that ports in Cairns, Australia.Monica Humphr…

Monica Humphries   


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Jenny Powers   


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I live in Seattle and often host visiting friends and family. Here are the top 9 hotels I recommend, from no-fuss hostels to luxury waterfront suites.

There are plenty of options throughout Seattle, from budget-friendly hostels to luxury waterfront h…

 Aleenah Ansari   


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