Using hostels as accommodation while backpacking is one of the best (and cheapest!!) ways to stay on the road and meet so many wonderful fellow travelers. I love hostels and will continue to use them for the unseeable future. Hostels aren’t just a bunch of bunk beds crammed into a room!! They’re full of activities, lounges, bars, cafes, bar crawls, walking tours, and private rooms. Think of them as budget hotels where you actually get to meet people!

Here are the hostels I’ve stayed at during my travels. Click on the link to see what I’ve had to say about them!


London, EnglandClink78

Belfast, Ireland – Global Village

Dublin, Ireland – Abbey Court Hostel

Inverness, ScotlandInverness Student Hostel

Edinburgh, ScotlandKick Ass Hostels

Pairs, FranceSt. Christopher’s Gare du Nord, Le Village Montmartre, AIJ Paris

Marseille, France – Vertigo Vieux Port

Lyon, France  – Le Flâneur Guesthouse

Madrid, Spain – Cats Party Hostel

Budapest, Hungary – Carpe Noctem Vitae

Porto, Portugal – PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Lisbon, Portugal – Lisboa Central Hostel

Snowdonia National Park, Wales – Pen-Y-Pass

North America

New Orleans, LAIndia House


Have any hostel recommendations for any city? I’m always looking for new places to stay. Share your hostel experiences and let me know in the comments!