Travelling Europe with HostelBookers.com
I am absolutely thrilled to announce HostelBookers.com as our accommodation sponsor while we are traveling through Europe this year!
During the next 7 months, through my trip recap posts – along with my usual thoughts on money, savings, and budget traveling – I will be sharing pictures, stories, and reviews of the hostels that I stay in. Much like my Paris trip recap from a few weeks ago. So you shouldn’t see a difference in how I write – just maybe a couple more links and tips on the hostels that I like. With the generosity of HostelBookers.com and the hostels that we will be staying in, we can stretch our budget and visit more places – making our European travel dreams come true. :)
In case you weren’t aware, HostelBookers.com is an average of 8.7% cheaper than Hostel World, has no booking fees (!), and guarantees the lowest price. It’s the website we use the most to book our accommodation when traveling, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to be able to work with such a great organization that I actually use often.
HostelBookers.com just announced their 2012 Awards For Excellence – where they showcase the top 3 hostels on each continent for a bunch of different categories, such as cleanest, best value, best location, most popular, best for newcomers, and much more. And I’m happy to see a couple of hostels I’ve stayed in before have made it on the list. :) It’s probably a really good starting point for those starting their hostel search.
Here are a couple photos of two of the best hostels in the world – pretty nice, eh?! You can also check out the YouTube video for more photos of this year’s winners.
Anyway, I feel like this is just the beginning of a lot of really cool, fun things that are going to happen in 2012. So stick around – our first trip to Munich is happening this month! I also have a new freelance job I am just dying to tell you about too. :)
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.