August 04, 2009
Experience the best of Europe without breaking the bank
With the summer holidays well underway, summer jobs coming to an end and exam results looming many young people will be looking at the best way to spend the few cent. For many students inter-railing across Europe has become a rite of passage. It offers the quintessential "broke" student the opportunity to experience the best that Europe has to offer by train, helping ease the dent in the wallet.
Hostelworld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget accommodation market offers their choice of top hostels for some of the main inter-railing hotspots. From the bright lights of Paris toe the idyllic Greek Island of Kos there is something for everyone thrown in along the way!
First stop - Paris, France
St Christopher's opened the doors to this purpose built hostel in January 2008. Located just 2 metro stops from Montemarte and Gare du Nord St Christopher's offers travellers the most modern hostel in Paris with their infamous Belushi's bar, free WI-FI, free breakfast and the best tours, packages and facilities.
Hostelworld.com recommends: St Christopher's Paris
Rates from €24.95 per night
Second stop - Brussels, Belgium
As the only hostel in the heart of downtown Brussels you can't beat the location of 2GO4 Quality Hostel! Shops, restaurants, architecture and of course nightlife are just a stones throw away.
Hostelworld.com recommends: 2go4 Quality Hostel
Rates from €20.00 per night
Third Stop - Berlin, Germany
Within easy reach of the train stations East Seven Berlin is situated in the heart of Central Berlin, beside cafes, restaurants, theatres, nightlife and shopping! With free WIFI, luggage storage, locker and walking tours and most importantly in these summer months a bbq area in their beautiful gardens East Seven Berlin hostel is not to be missed when visiting this fascinating German city.
Hostelworld.com recommends: East Seven Berlin
Rates from €19.00 per night
Fourth Stop - Amsterdam, Holland
The Bulldog is a newly renovated, self styled, cool and clean hostel right in the heart of the action, just an 8 minute walk from central station. The hostel is well equipped with an outdoor terraced area, wide screen TV in the movie lounge, pool table, games room, and the latest 'must have' a Nintendo wii, you certainly won't be bored in this hostel!
Hostelworld.com recommends: Bulldog Hostel
Rates from €32.00 per night
Fifth Stop - Prague, Czech Republic
The Czech Inn is a cut above the rest! This beautifully restored 19th century building has been converted into a modern style, hip hostel complete with a comfortable bar and caf├ę, key card access, elevator and internet access. Located close to the centre and on one of the best tram routes in the city it is the ideal base in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hostelworld.com recommends: Czech Inn
Rates from €6.00 per night
Sixth Stop - Bratislava, Slovakia
The name does not lie with this hostel! Treat yourself to a free concert every Wednesday at the Hostel Blues, free of charge! Opened in April 2007 Blues hostel is located in the centre of Bratislava where most of the city's cultural sites, shops and the best bars, restaurants and nightclubs can be easily reached on foot. The hostel itself offers comfortable accommodation with double bunk beds on offer! The hub of the hostel however remains in the common room with its huge video projector where people can chill out, meet other travellers or enjoy music and sport!
Hostelworld.com recommends: Hostel Blues
Rates from €17.00 per night
Seventh Stop - Vienna, Austria
One of 2 Wombats hostels in Vienna "The Base" offers backpackers a free set of bed linen, a free welcome drink and a free city map with all the essential information on what┬┤s going on in town. A day in Vienna starts off well in Wombats with their 'all you can eat breakfast' and later on there is no better place to chill out and meet fellow travelers than their famous WomBAR. This centrally located hostel is close to the train station, perfect for those hopping on and off trains around Europe!
Hostelworld.com recommends: Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Base
Rates from €16.00 per night
Eighth Stop - Zagreb, Croatia
Fulir Hostel is a cosy and charming hostel with an unbeatable location in the heart of Zagreb, yet still close to the train station, with everything you need on your doorstep from shopping to sightseeing to nightlife. With newly decorated dorms and bathrooms Fulir is the hostel to stop off at while visiting Zagreb.
Hostelworld.com recommends: Fulir Hostel Zagreb
Rates from €18.00 per night
Ninth Stop - Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Superb location, 2 common rooms, free internet - this newly renovated hostel is the place to stay when visiting Sarajevo. Its proximity to everything you need from coffee bars to shops and nightclubs is unbeatable. The friendly staff will leave you wanting to come back and visit again and again.
Hostelworld.com recommends: Hostel City Centre Sarajevo
Rates from €12.00 per night
Tenth Stop - Athens, Greece
Athens Studios leaves you feeling like you are in a home away from home. As your nearing the end of your inter-railing trip it may be time to soak up a bit of luxury, on a budget! Fitted kitchen, stylish sitting room, high definition TV and comfy beds are on offer and to top it all off happy hour on the rooftop bar where you will get the coldest, cheapest beer in Athens!
Hostelworld.com recommends: Athens Studios
Rates from €23.00 per night
Final Stop - Ios, Greece
After city hopping throughout Europe there comes a time where you need to just sit back and relax on a beach and where better than the Greek Island of Ios. Far Out Beach Club is a backpackers paradise located right on Mylopotas beach. There is never a dull moment at this hostel with pool competitions, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, basketball, 5x5 football, outdoor cinema and cybercaf├ę.
Hostelworld.com recommends: Far Out Beach Club
Rates from €10.00 per night
Hostelworld.com is the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 20,000 hostels and budget hotels in 170 countries worldwide. The site also offers budget travelers over 2 million user reviews, free podcasts, customized city guides, a travel social network and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd (WRI).