You’d wander around the town wearing yourself down with the trials — like those listed above — and then walk through the big green doors for the Kashgar Old Town Youth Hostel and immediately feel at ease.
Would you like to sink into your bed in a dorm like this? You can, in St. Petersburg, at my new favorite hostel: Soul Kitchen Jr. Check out the photo essay post for more insight into this brand new, luxury hostel.
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Topped with a dollop of smetana and a smathering of dill, this traditional borscht soup recipe was brought to you by the 3 Russian ladies at the 8th Floor Hostel in Tomsk — all 3 of which slaved away for hours in the kitchen to give us foreigners a taste of the real deal.
If you're a lucky traveler heading over to Central Asia -- Kyrgyzstan in particular -- you might want to read this review of a hostel in Bishkek. Rodem House has several options for travelers in a clean environment and good location.
When wanting to get closer to Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Hostelworld put us in touch with Cheers Hostel. After evaluating the hostel, we have to admit that Cheers is a friendly and memorable hostel that we'd love to stay at again and again.
We told Hostelworld that we wanted to head south of Istanbul to Canakkale so we could explore both Troy and Gallipoli. Hostelworld matched up our plans and set us up with a stay at the Anzac Hotel, right in the downtown of Canakkale.
I typically enjoy a good hostel stay, especially as a solo traveler. However, after meeting up with Beth and Randy of Beersandbeans.com, I was happy to get the chance to spend the night in a Roomorama apartment in Istanbul. Read on to find out why it was so special!
Can you find love in a hostel? Two and a half years ago I ended up in Riga, Latvia as I was killing time before heading to Ukraine to teach English. I chatted briefly in passing with a couple of Australian guys in the hostel bedroom, but I think they were too preoccupied… Read more