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How to spend 3 days in Paris

How to spend 3 days in Paris

Have two or three days and a small budget to explore the French way of life by visiting its most famous cities? Easy - if you’re organised! To begin with, head for Paris, the city of light.

Vote for your favourite hostel for the chance to win £200

Vote for your favourite hostel for the chance to win £200

Have you stayed in one of our hostels and had an experience that went above and beyond expectations?

We want your help to select three outstanding hostels that you feel are worthy of a HI Fan Favourite award.

Once the results have been collated, Hostelling International will also select five lucky entrants who voted for one of the three winning hostels to receive £200 each.

The voting period will be from 1st July 2016 to 31st July 2016, so get voting!

France’s five best cycling routes

France’s five best cycling routes

Our friends at Hostelling International have put together this awesome guide to cycling routes in France. Why not treat yourself to a holiday pedalling across the border?

Valentine's Day in France

Valentine's Day in France

For romantic travellers, Valentine's Day is an opportunity for tender or passionate adventure. Sound sentimental? It doesn't have to be. Come with us on a whirlwind tour of the six best destinations for couples, from the famous to the less well known to the unusual.

Vote for us to win £7,000 for a landmark environmental project

Vote for us to win £7,000 for a landmark environmental project

To all who voted for YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass in 2013 and YHA Boggle Hole in 2014, we can’t thank you enough! Because of you YHA won the top prize of £25,000 from the Hostelling International Sustainability Fund.

This year we’re going for gold for a third time to secure funding for YHA Hadrian’s Wall at The Sill and we need all the votes we can get!

Swiss Youth Hostels Autumn Special - Up to 33% off

Swiss Youth Hostels Autumn Special - Up to 33% off

Why not spontaneously book a last-minute weekend or a week’s holiday? Nothing is easier than that: 43 Swiss Youth Hostels are looking forward to welcoming you this autumn and await you with attractive rates. From castles and villas through to stylish architectural jewels situated in prime locations – it’s your choice. Enjoy the sunny days in autumn and take advantage of their attractive rates.

Special offer: 3 or 6 nights in a dormitory, breakfast buffet included.

Sleep For Peace 2015

Sleep For Peace 2015

Staying at a HI hostel across the globe this month? Look out for staff and guests celebrating #sleepforpeace!

The Sleep for Peace project, initiated by HI-USA in 2013 and supported by Hostelling International reinforces the message that hostelling contributes to building peace through promoting intercultural understanding amongst young people at home and abroad. This initiative reinforces the purpose of HI by celebrating the peace-building benefits of travel, and staying at HI hostels in particular.

Enter the HI #GroupTripMemories photo competition!

Enter the HI #GroupTripMemories photo competition!

The only thing better than discovering a new place and learning new things is experiencing it all with others. Group trips see the creation of memories treasured by everybody involved for a lifetime – from school trips and weekends away with friends to getaways with family. This week Hostelling International Groups are inviting you to share your favourite memory from group trips gone by to be in with a chance of winning a £250 cash prize! Introducing their brand new #GroupTripMemories photography competition.

Big Blog Exchange draws to a close but the journey continues

5th December 2014

Brazil's most beautiful hostel yet opens

Brazil's most beautiful hostel yet opens

Located in an amazing location right on the Brazilian coast, the Superagui Hostel offers an unique experience for those who visit the little Island of Superagui. Situated in a small fisherman's village and, just 50 meters from the beach, the tranquility and contact with nature are guaranteed. This island is situated in the middle of the Superagui National Park, a preserved natural Paradise, perfect for those who want to escape the routine of their day-to-day lives.

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