Best Places for Backpackers in Usa.

Enjoy backpacking around Usa without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Usa.

Top 50 hostels in Usa.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Usa.

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The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

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The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel is the world’s first LEED Platinum Hostel. We fused a boutique hotel setting, inexpensive hostel budget, and a community atmosphere. We have a full kitchen and living room area designed to foster a communal spirit and encourage our guests to share their adventures...
The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel is a hostel in Chattanooga. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Pineapple Inn & Housing Center

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Pineapple Inn & Housing Center

The Pineapple Inn Housing Center & Hostel, in Williamsburg, Virginia, is clean, comfortable, and convenient, offering daily, weekly and monthly rates and availability. Here at the PIHC all our guests are treated with the same great hospitality. We love being the only hostel in Williamsburg & wo...
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Emerson House

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Emerson House

There are two rooms available at Emerson House. This space is my house. It is not a public property. There is a large room is and a smaller room on the upper level of the house. Both rooms have new mattresses and come with clean bed linens and towels. The larger room has a Queen sized bed that ca...
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Fernweh Inn & Hostel

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Fernweh Inn & Hostel

The Fernweh Inn & Hostel is a unique and beautiful gem in the heart of Fort Collins, CO. Located downtown, this cozy five-room hostel sits inside of a gorgeous historic landmark home that has been celebrated in the Fort Collins community since 1905. The friendly and helpful staff at the Fernweh focu...
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House of Trestles

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House of Trestles

***House Of Trestles opened on 6/15/2017. Breakfast and WI-FI included. Surfboard & Bike rentals available. Daily Yoga 7-8am. Activities throughout the week. Surf classes with local professional surfers $60 for 1.5 hours*** We built the House of Trestles as a home for surfers and backpackers, mak...
House of Trestles is a hostel in San Clemente. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Harlem YMCA

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Harlem YMCA

Get more and pay less, when you stay with us at the YMCA in Harlem! Enjoy the full-service fitness center which includes swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and cardiovascular and strength training studios. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and television in the tourist lounge , business center, daily h...
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Golden Tree Hostel Eastsound

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Golden Tree Hostel Eastsound

Golden Tree Hostel is the perfect place for travelers looking for budget accommodations on Orcas Island. We have cheap, beautiful, private, hotel rooms as well as shared traveler rooms. Golden Tree hostel is located a short walk to the artistic town with shopping, bars ,clubs supplies, the water...
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Hollywood Beach Hostel

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Hollywood Beach Hostel

The Hollywood Beach Hostel is a new boutique hostel located on the beach and boardwalk in the heart of Hollywood Beach, Florida just a block away from the Intercoastal and minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport and the port. (BY CAR). We offer hotel quality services in a fun, friendly and safe atmo...
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Stella Maris Hostel

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Stella Maris Hostel

This is a 'self-serve' hostel. Please contact us prior to arrival to confirm check-in. The staff lives on site and is available for questions and emergencies, however we do not keep regular office hours. At Stella Maris Hostel we offer full kitchen, bikes to borrow, and plenty of places to chill ou...
Stella Maris Hostel is a hostel in Wilmington NC. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Nomads Hotel

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Nomads Hotel

We invite you to enjoy the warm, casual and fun environment of Nomads Hotel! We are Located in San Clemente, California. Come experience the “Island Style” vibe of Nomads Hotel. Kick back on our ocean view deck with one of our 33 ice-cold draft beers while enjoying one of our world famous Poké...
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Ocean Park Hotel

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Ocean Park Hotel

The Ocean Park Hotel is an economical botique hotel. Each guest room features cable television, refrigerator, microwave, vanity sink, free Wifi, free parking, and housekeeping services. The hotel is located next to the public transit bus line. We are located just 2 miles from the beach, with restau...
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Fireside Inn

The Fireside Inn is only two blocks from historic Breckenridge Main Street. Excellent location to enjoy the Colorado Rockies for hiking, biking, ski-ing, snowboarding. Easy walking distance of all of Breckenridge's fine restaurants, bars and shops. Walk or take free bus from the Inn to BreckConnect...
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Base Camp Anchorage

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Base Camp Anchorage

We are a community driven hostel run by outdoor enthusiasts. We focus on creating a welcoming atmosphere for domestic and international travelers. Our staff enjoy exploring Alaska and sharing advice on hikes and things to do. For outdoor travelers needing outdoor gear, we are conveniently located...
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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort

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Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort

If luxury is your weakness then the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort & Conference Center will be your undoing. With a one of a kind travel experience that offers all of the best full service resort amenities for the leisure or business traveler. For the most fantastic vacation you can imagine, look to...
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ITH Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge

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ITH Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge

Welcome to the ITH Big Bear Mountain Lodge! Your ultimate mountain destination for an amazing experience! Nightly guests receive Free cooked meals and can participate in our awesome guided Free daytime adventures including: mountain hikes, nature walks, Village tours, brewery tours, wilderness works...
ITH Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge is a hostel in Big Bear Lake. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Local

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The Local

Located in beautiful downtown Watkins Glen, The Local is one block south of the world famous Watkins Glen State Park Gorge. The southern tip of Seneca Lake is less than ten minutes north on foot! Take a quick walk to the entrance to the Catherine Valley hiking trail. Start your Finger Lakes Wine...
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HI Harpers Ferry

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HI Harpers Ferry

HI Harpers Ferry has something for every outdoor lover and is great for a quick getaway from the city or a longer trip that mixes adventure and relaxation. Situated two miles from Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, HI Harpers Ferry hostel is a cozy lodge that stands high on a bluff, overlooki...
HI Harpers Ferry is a hostel in Knoxville MD. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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American Hostel Los Angeles

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American Hostel Los Angeles

American Hostel Los Angeles is located in an old part of Los Angeles (The true Los Angeles of the 1950's) with 17 rooms and each room having its own private shower and bathroom and lots of Free Parking. Excellent location for tourists. Near the Paseo Miramar Trail, Malibu. Parker Mesa Overlook. Hiki...
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Basic 956

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Basic 956

** MAXIMUM 2 people in a room. NO 3rd party reservation (name on reservation must be the person/guest checking in).** ** No Exceptions ..We reserve the right to REFUSE accommodation if policies are not followed/adhered.Please read POLICY section ** ++ It is IMPORTANT that you advise the host of y...
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Belknap House

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Belknap House

Our beautiful hostel, located in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, has been fully renovated in 2017. We have 6 bedrooms sharing 4 bathrooms. Spacious common areas to hang out and chat with your fellow travelers in a large living room or shared kitchen. Shared space includes a computer...
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Found Hotel Chicago River North

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Found Hotel Chicago River North

Found Chicago is the city’s newest hotel concept, located in the River North entertainment and dining district – Chicago’s most attractive location within walking distance to downtown and the Magnificent Mile. With affordable private and shared rooms, we offer clean and comfortable accommodations f...
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Mellow Mountain Hostel

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Mellow Mountain Hostel

Mellow Mountain Hostel is a spacious 54 bed hostel in the middle of South Lake Tahoe. Our property features two indoor communal areas as well as two outdoor recreation areas. Indoors you will find a computer room with free 24-hour computer access and resources, as well as a large communal room inclu...
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The Jane

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The Jane

Facing the Hudson River in the West Village, the Jane hotel is a brand-new 'upscale hostel' for the discerning traveler. With compact singles going for $99 and a swanky scene, this hotel is a unique choice with history to boot. From 1908 to the 1940s, what is now the Jane served as hotel for sail...
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Bent Prop Inn

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Bent Prop Inn

Welcome to Bent Prop Inn! We have a very convenient location in Mid-town Anchorage! We are just walking distance to stores, and restaurants. The bus stops nearby for easy commuting. Enjoy our many facilities including coin-op laundry and Wi-Fi, and relax in our living room after a long days tra...
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GreenWillMind

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GreenWillMind's Kaumana Caves Inn

Tucked away above Hilo Town, GreenWillMind's Kaumana Caves Inn offers the peace and serenity of lush, green Hawai'i as well as proximity to downtown, shopping, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, lava tube caves, forests & most importantly, the Volcano! It is the perfect way for travelers to get an authent...
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HI Richmond

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HI Richmond

HI Richmond is located in the historic Otis Elevator Building in downtown Richmond with a mix of 4- and 6- bed dorms and private rooms. The completely renovated hostel retains the charming details of the original building while incorporating the modern features and amenities travelers desire like fr...
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Honeycomb Hostel KC

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Honeycomb Hostel KC

Welcome to Honeycomb Hostel, your home away from home. Honeycomb Hostel is located in a historic old home, in the wonderful city of Kansas City, Missouri. We have 5 rooms, of which 4 are dorm rooms. Our hanging out area lends itself to a lot of socializing with other guests. It consists of a long TV...
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The Mountaineer

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The Mountaineer

Guests at The Mountaineer will be able to relax in a clean and comfortable room, while also enjoying the many amenities of home. Start your day of outdoor activities with a free continental breakfast, prepare a meal in our newly renovated and fully equipped kitchen, socialize by the fire after a lon...
The Mountaineer is a hostel in Silverthorne. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Bivvi

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The Bivvi

The Bivvi is a boutique mountain lodge located in Breckenridge, CO. The cozy ten bedroom hostel sits walking distance from downtown Breckenridge and boast spectacular views of the Tenmile Mountain Range from its outdoor fire pit and hot tub. Guests will be served a free hot breakfast with eith...
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Bayside Inn

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Bayside Inn

We have 21 rooms that were recently renovated with cable TV and HBO, direct dial phones. We also have a restaurant nearby, lounge, tanning and nails salon, and beauty salon nearby. For your enjoyment we are only 5 minutes to 17 mile drive and Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, be...
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USA Hostels Ocean Beach

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USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Voted the USA's #1 hostel 2017 by Hostelworld guests, we're just an easy, two-block stroll to the beach. Our completely redesigned hostel provides the most fun, comfortable and convenient beach stay in San Diego. Our free shuttle to major tourist spots in San Diego puts you just minutes from all th...
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Nesva Hotel

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Nesva Hotel

Designed in minimalist modern lines of espresso walnut wood furniture with brushed nickel accents, the rooms feature flat screen HDTV's with remote control and 170 television and music channels including HBO and Showtime, individual air conditioning and heating controls, eco-friendly bath amenities...
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Redlight

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Redlight

Redlight is a lodging, lounge and social. Meet other adventurers to bike, hike, climb, ski, or just hang out with. Redlight offers beds wine and beer. Redlight amenities include shared kitchen, dining, sun decks, library, sauna, and a future movie room. Redlight beer and wine bar offers hummus, pop...
Redlight is a hostel in Truckee. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging

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Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging

Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging is located in a quiet area just a hundred yards up the road from Rocky Point, a stunning beach located in between world-famous Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline. These spots are known for their international surfing championships from October to March, with glassy waves...
Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging is a hostel in Haleiwa. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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HI Tibbetts Point Hostel

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HI Tibbetts Point Hostel

HI-Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Hostel stands at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River. Located just beyond the village of Cape Vincent, this seasonal hostel has a stunning location in the Thousand Islands Region of New York State. From the village of Cape Vincent , travel by f...
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Travelers House

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Travelers House

We are centrally located in the most iconic nightlife, brew scene, and foodie scene of Portland all within a short walk from our doorstep -- Historic Mississippi, Alberta Arts, and Williams Districts. These neighborhoods are what makes Portland so special and different from other cities that only ha...
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Madame Isabelle

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Madame Isabelle's House in New Orleans

Built in 1831, Madame Isabelle’s family moved onto the property at the turn of the century, in 1900. Her family expanded and decorated the house before Madame’s father bequeathed it to her. Madame Isabelle and her husband continued to renovate the house until they left the city in 2002....
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The Cowboy Bunkhouse

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The Cowboy Bunkhouse

The Cowboy Bunkhouse is a Western Hostel where guests can experience the Old West by sleeping in bunk beds, visiting with other travelers, and getting suggestions on where to go from the Trail Boss. You can relax with a book in the Parlor, sing around the old piano in the Sarsaparilla Saloon, and pi...
The Cowboy Bunkhouse is a hostel in Kanab. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Lahaina Beach House

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The Lahaina Beach House

The Lahaina Beach House is a newly renovated, clean, and cool property located right off the famous surf spot 'Break Wall' in the heart of Historic Lahaina Town in Maui, Hawaii. We offer mixed rooms, girls-only rooms & private rooms. Beat the Lahaina heat indoors in our central air-conditioned rooms...
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AAE Hotel Anaheim at Disneyland

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AAE Hotel Anaheim at Disneyland

Excellent location: Our friendly Anaheim hotel is centrally located in the heart of beautiful Anaheim, California, just 1 block from the world-famous Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center and next to Garden Walk Entertainment and Dining Center. If you prefer you can pick up Anaheim Resort...
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En Root House

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En Root House

Blending the likes of affordability, comfortable accommodations, artistic nuances, and community, En Root House is an eclectic micro hostel settled on the east side edge of downtown in Chattanooga TN. A stay with us will provide you with a great place to lay your head, a chance to meet fellow trave...
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FieldHouse Jones

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FieldHouse Jones

The building that is now home to FieldHouse Jones was originally constructed and operated by the Borden Condensed Milk Company as a dairy warehouse a century ago. For the better part of the 20th century, Borden dominated the exciting world of dairy production and distribution. However, by the ‘90s,...
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Park City Hostel

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Park City Hostel

Park City Hostel is your opportunity to experience everything Park City has to offer. Brand new onto the lodging scene, we offer upscale Hostel accommodations to make your stay affordable and comfortable. Perfect for backpackers, seasoned adventurers, traveling athletes, large groups and powder houn...
Park City Hostel is a hostel in Salt Lake City. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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HI Nantucket

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HI Nantucket

Built as a lifesaving station in 1873, HI Nantucket is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hostel is just steps away from Surfside Beach and only 3.5 miles along a bike path from the ferry docks and the historic town of Nantucket. The 2018 season begins May 18 and is availab...
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Blue Ocean GuestHouse

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Blue Ocean GuestHouse

6 minutes from beach, sparkling clean, new and modern, Blue Ocean Guesthouse is in Fort Lauderdale. It features private bedrooms with ultra comfort beds, free blazing fast Wi-Fi, free new bicycles, and free use of nautical gear. Sawgrass and other top shopping destinations are short distance away....
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Highroad Hostel DC

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Highroad Hostel DC

The HighRoad is located where the nightlife is, has welcoming staff, plus has the most spacious, clean rooms and luxury bathrooms. Even more, the HighRoad guest rooms have memory foam mattresses, luxury linens, reading lights, bed dividers, all the hooks you could need, large windows and locke...
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PodShare

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PodShare

PodShare Hollywood is custom built. You won't stay in a place like this anywhere else in the world. Live and work in the same space with other travelers. Watch Netflix or Hulu on any of the flat screen monitors, use the Mac computers, play Xbox, enjoy the surround sound music, cook in the full kitch...
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Tonys Place

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Tonys Place

Welcome to Boise's only premiere hostel! Originally a 1920's home, the building has been fully remodelled to fit our traveller's needs. The owner has backpacked all over the world and has attempted to incorporate the best parts of each hostel she visited into Tony's Place. Created and managed by bac...
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Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House

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Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House

The Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House is the newest and ONLY affordable destination for the adventure traveler in downtown Bend, Oregon. 2.5 blocks from the Bend Ale Trail, the Lucas House (1910) is also Bend’s first and oldest brick building. Book a room (or bunk), grab a free check-in beer, and...
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HI Madison

HI-Madison Wisconsin is located in the heart of one of the Midwest's most friendly, exciting, beautiful, and inexpensive cities. An outdoor paradise, with nearly 200 parks, several glacial lakes, and miles of bicycle trails. Tour the State Capitol, buy organic goodies at our Farmer's Market, be part...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Usa.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Usa.

If you're already planning to visit Usa - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Restaurant Favorites 

Shakespeare’s Pizza: Shakespeare’s is  Columbia, Missouri landmark known for its popular pizza and unconventional decor. Not a personal favorite of mine but ask almost anyone else and they’ll tell you Shakespeare’s is a must! Booches: Founded in 1884, Booches is known for their signature burgers served on simple wax paper. These burgers were rated top 10 best burgers in America by USA Today in 2000, but make sure you get more than just one of these delicious specimens for dinner, you’ll need it! Cafe Berlin: This eclectic joint is perfect if you’re looking for a weekend brunch. With games, a wide menu variety, and often a folk band jamming out in the background, I’d recommend this place for any and all curious Como visitors. But remember to call in first, this place is in high demand! How to Go Out the Entire Weekend on Almost Nothing  Columbia, Missouri knows it’s demographic: broke college student. Here is a cumulative schedule of a perfect boozed-week for shocking prices! Just remember not to kill your liver just because your wallet is happy!

The Poorest Tourist

Jellyfish in Malaysia

They ended up staying another week in Langkawi whilst my mum got better. Through this process my dad was in contact with flight centre (who handled our booking) so that flights could be re-organised etc. etc. Long story short, the flight changes, extra accommodation in Langkawi for my dad and sister, and hospital bills were fully covered. So what would have cost thousands of dollars, only ended up costing my parents the couple of hundred dollars that the travel insurance was in the first place.

Kara Tomes

Work & Travel USA

The best opportunities for you, young people: Work & Travel USA One of the most popular programs!  Every year thousands of students come to the USA to work in amusement parks, hotels, restaurants etc. This program includes in average 3 months of work and the whole month of traveling full of adventures and crazy time!!! (But no more than 4 months). The time division depends on your job offer. Usually, it defines your position, time, when the contract starts and finishes, your salary (the most delicious part of the contract), and conditions about accommodation, which can be also provided by an employer.

Daria Orlova

 Learning

Moving to Darwin once again ignited that fire within me, the one that all natural born travellers have. It is a whole new world in the Northern Territory, with a landscape that is incredibly unique. The people here are quite unique too, which can be a good or bad thing.   I began to feel that adrenaline again, that wonderful feeling when the world appears exciting. With 2 and half years in Darwin under my belt, I have started to get ants in my pants again. Due to visa restrictions, I have to suffer through the itchy jocks as we are obligated to remain here for another year. I did reflect however on the measures that can be implemented to cure my wanderlust in the meantime. This period of intense soul searching (I probably gave it about 10 minutes), taught me that I probably don’t have to move thousands of kilometres every time life gets stale, as I did when I left Sydney. I left Sydney so unexplored to find something fresh. There was nothing wrong my surroundings; it was my mind state. I went with the flow and didn’t stay true to myself. I waited for other people to do things I was interested in. Realising this has certainly revived my outlook on travel. Travel is whatever you want it to be, as long it heralds new experiences and knowledge.

Louise Keogh

Surfen – Eine Leidenschaft

Surfen lernte ich ebenfalls genau hier, in Moliets. Südfrankreich bietet die perfekten Bedingungen um sich das erste Mal auf dem Board zu versuchen. Ich besuchte damals für zwei Wochen ein Surfcamp. Hier wurde man zwei Stunden am Tag von geschulten Surflehrern unterrichtet. Im Anschluss daran, konnte man sich die Boards schnappen und sich selbst im Wasser an die Wellen wagen. Nach diesen zwei Wochen konnte man bereits die Weißwasserwellen surfen und traute sich langsam an die ungebrochenen grünen Wellen heran. Es ist ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl wenn man seine erste „grüne Welle“ geritten ist. Man fühlt sich den ganzen Tag wie der König. Bis heute habe ich diesen Moment nicht vergessen. Es ist einfach etwas ganz besonderes und macht auf eine gewisse Art süchtig. Aber die sportliche Belastung sollte man nicht unterschätzen. Jeden morgen merkte man die Arme und Schultern enorm. Der Muskelkater begrüßte einen zusammen mit der Sonne Tag ein Tag aus jeden Morgen aufs Neue. Aber die Bemühungen lohnen sich. Sobald man die „grünen Wellen“ einwandfrei surfen kann, kann man sich bereits an das schräge Abfahren der Wellen wagen und erste Turns versuchen. Ihr solltet diesen Sport definitiv einmal ausprobieren, falls ihr dies noch nicht getan habt. Es ist ein absolut geiles Gefühl sich von der Kraft der Natur hin zum Strand gleiten zu lassen. Außerdem sind Surfer von Grund auf entspannte Typen und nehmen das Leben sehr locker, was das Leben/ den Urlaub noch ein Stück entspannter macht. Der typische Hang-Loose Lifestyle. Dies ist auf jeden Fall eine Erfahrung wert, glaubt mir.

Daniel Fünger

Brighton & Hove: Living the Exchange Dream

Doing an exchange program had always been a dream of mine and 99% of my friends – I wouldn’t say 100%, because some of my friends have already been a exchange student before. My dream was going to ether Australia or UK, USA, Canada or any another English speaking countries to take a language course and also to see the world.

KT Oliveira

Top Tips for visiting the Phi Phi Islands – Maya Bay:

Alyshia Anderson

a local’s guide to NZ’s capital city

If you are a fan of beer, you’re in the right place. As the country’s craft beer capital, you can snag a map at one of the many beer bars and tour breweries, beer bars, grabbing stamps to complete the beer trail [www.craftbeercaptial]. My favorite spot, just voted the best beer bar in Welly, is a hidden, underground bar tucked in an alley. Hashigo Zake offers 11 taps that are always rotating from the USA, Australia, Europe, and of course New Zealand. Catch live jazz tunes in their lounge every Saturday.

Viktoria

Why Zagreb?

Croatia has come a long way since the 1990s.  It is now one of the top Mediterranean travel destinations, competing with locations like Italy, Spain, and Greece.  With (arguably) the bluest sea in Europe and thousands of islands to explore, it is no surprise that it has become one of Europe’s hottest destinations.  Oh, did you know that Game of Thrones is filmed in Croatia as well?  Thanks to the popular television series, tourism has soared in Croatia, especially in the filming location of Dubrovnik.

Stacey Peros

Work & Travel USA

The best opportunities for you, young people: Work & Travel USA One of the most popular programs!  Every year thousands of students come to the USA to work in amusement parks, hotels, restaurants etc. This program includes in average 3 months of work and the whole month of traveling full of adventures and crazy time!!! (But no more than 4 months). The time division depends on your job offer. Usually, it defines your position, time, when the contract starts and finishes, your salary (the most delicious part of the contract), and conditions about accommodation, which can be also provided by an employer.

Daria Orlova

Thousand miles long

For one that’s never been to Croatia it could be important to know some things in general about the land’s coastline, which holds the most of its tourist destinations. In this article I will try to set some guidelines for people who haven’t explored it yet, and possibly some unknown information for those who are considering to visit it again. I will keep the focus on the mainland and will cover the islands in another article. Thousand miles long Croatia’s coastline is considered one of the most rugged in the world. While it’s only about 330 miles long in air travel, the total distance measures more than a thousand miles between it’s extreme points, with an additional 2500 miles of coast made by more than 1000 of it’s islands. All this adds up to infinite number of hidden beaches You can visit and enjoy the beautiful Adriatic sea as it was only yours. Whether You’re traveling coast north or south, You will never be without an island in your sight. This includes the national parks Kornati, Brijuni and Mljet, as well as the historically rich Kor?ula and Hvar, the inescapable Bra?, and many more. (For those wondering, the letter ? can be read “ch”)

Miro Kržanić

2. Medium level tours

Companies like Contiki, Busabout and Top Deck that cater for a younger audience who want a guide, but don’t need luxury at every step. Usually last a week to a month staying in hotels or hostels. Aimed at travellers who are 18-35. These tours cover most parts of the world depending on the company.

Steve Sculley

The city

beach and if you are tired of sitting in the sand you can always enjoy the beauty of the beach sitting in the open cafes, eating or taking a drag of hookah. The best part of the beach is the sunset. This is when the sky is on fire and the sea reflects all its colours dutifully. While sitting on one of the beaches on the first day, I stared as the ball of fire slowly played hide and seek behind the clouds and thus forming a gorgeous lining on the clouds. Mesmerized by its beauty, I continued to gaze as the sun began to set in between the far-off hills, leaving behind a thousand shades of yellow and red on the sky and the sea. The wind played with my hair while my eyes tried its best to capture an unforgettable picture of the sight and store it in my memory forever. Sunset among the hills, on a windy and partly cloudy beach- what more could I ask for! Alas, I had to part with the beach for the day and return to my uncle’s house. The next day, we drove around the city, to some beautiful sunset point, a small and quiet beach and a nice park. The park is a frequently visited place for my uncle who enjoys photography. We enjoyed some time there, relaxing and roaming around till our stomach told us it was dinnertime.

Madhurima Dutta

Where to go? 1. Brugge

This city is tiny, cosy, romantic. We have a lot of tourists here. You can buy the best chocolates here or unless that’s what they say, because of the tourism prices are rising high. In the summer they have a lot of open air markets and festivals to check it out.  Don’t forget to try out our beer , there are so many thousands of kinds and flavors. Even me like a not alcoholic drinker I found one that I liked a very sweet one with framboise.

Gweejniee

Montana: Take to the Mountains

Montana is a hidden gem in the USA. Sure, it is not filled with the glitz and glam of an exciting city, but its sky seems to stretch endlessly without interruption, a seamless ocean. Like it’s skies, Montana’s national forests extend for millions of acres, including the Custer Gallatin National Forest which is located in central-Southern Montana. Within these boundaries exists my favorite place in the world: the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. This is a vast amount of deep rich forest, wherein two beautiful mountain ranges loom-the Absarokas and the Beartooth mountains. Brimming full with wildflowers and waterfalls in the summer, and weighted down with fluffy snow and cascading ice in the winter, this uncommon destination is a scenic combination of vibrant life and  peaceful calm. It is remote and far-removed from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. This little–but not so little–treasure in Montana allows you to take a step back from the impatience of our fast-tracked lives and live according to the mountains’ pace. So, if you are looking for a breath of fresh air, set down that IPhone (since you probably won’t be within service range), and take to the Wilderness. (194 Words)

Ella Lamm

Jamaica: The secret Third-World Country

I asked her, she shrugged and looked gloomily out of the window at the crumbling roads, non-existent pavements and the shambles of a city where we had committed to spend three months. I had it in my head that the country would be one big beach, with thousands of palm trees to sit under to get away from the relentlessly hot sun; cocktails would be served by be-suited male models and there would be an endless supply of everything that I would ever think of needing.

Abena Malcolm

The Abel Tasman

A stone’s throw away from Nelson City, the region is home to one of New Zealand’s best attractions; The Abel Tasman National Park. World-famous for its golden beaches, lush nature tracks and outstanding views, the coast track is estimated to take around 3 to 5 days and attracts thousands of tourists each year. Cleopatra’s pool, a natural rock pool with a moss-covered waterslide, is a highlight of the track and during the spring/summer season you may also spot fur seals and lots of New Zealand wildlife. If you don’t feel like doing the whole walk, parts of the track are accessible via road and a small walk into the bays; a perfect day-trip.

Kristina Eddy

2. Pastifico

Everyday there are two different pasta options, most of the time one vegetarian and one not. The pasta changes daily and you won’t know what that day’s options are until you’re at the front of the queue. That said, the varieties I see the most are: Carbonara (a Roman specialty so you know…When in Rome) Gnocci with sausage Pasta Arabiata (a red, slightly spicy sauce) and Eggplant Rigatoni (my favourite) Eggplant Rigatoni

Giorgia Beasley

From the biggest parties of Ibiza to one of the smallest villages in Ireland

Irish food is nothing special just steak with chips or in some cases fish and chips as in UK. I am not the biggest fun of Irish food, for my taste is a bit too fat but there are some very nice things that you might try If you are in Ireland. The Irish butter is just brilliant, I think I got addicted to it. There are some sausages that also taste very good, try to find products made in Ireland. My very favorite thing is definitely the Irish coffee and the Whiskey – Gingerade.

bonita-svenska

Trekking trails in Holy Land

My aim is not to describe the difficulties of political and religious animosities there. This should be left for other people and places. I will simply focus on my trekking experiences, which were only positive, regardless of whom and where I met. I have to highlight though, that I got these experiences in 2014, so before the current unrests began. So folks, take care.  Better don’t run there right now, when the heads are hot on all sides. Situation in early spring of 2014 was bit cooler though. Back then I decided to trek a bit both in Israel and Palestine and discover and feel by myself this unique piece of the planet. Overall I did something around 120 km in 5 days, but it’s hard to say exactly. Whereas in Israel, all is marked and counted well, don’t expect many path marks in the Judean Desert of West Bank ? Both options are worth trying though. In Israel, you have a huge range of trek paths; from purely sport ones to those with a touch of region’s religious history.  Loads of them are intersecting or in some places, just going the same way. Nevertheless in 4 days and about 100 km, I met some other trekkers only once – a group of 3 young Israelis walking the Israel National Trail. My plan was way less ambitious than this 1000 km path crossing all Israel from north to south. I chose a mix of so called Jesus Trail and Gospel Trail, amazing treks up in Galilee, where you enjoy beautiful nature and where history is touching you nowadays with all those Biblical remarks around. You are also passing sites of crusades battles, remains of caliphate times’ palaces or marks of most recent local conflicts. Truly history textbook live!

Radek Oravec

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