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11 Travel Words and Backpacking Terms You Need To Know

Throughout history, colonization, trade, immigration, and overall globalization have had long-lasting impacts on local culture and language. Consequently, today you may not even be aware that some of your native language words are actually “loanwords,” or words that have been borrowed and adapted from another language throughout this process. Not only is it interesting to discover read more »

12 Social Games at Hostels – Fun 4 Backpacker and Travelers

Whether you’re pre-gaming before a night out on the town or have some time to simmer down and recuperate between travel escapades, social games at hostels are a fun way to pass the time, but more importantly, to break the ice between backpackers!  You don’t need to have top-notch social skills to be able to read more »

Ultimate Drinking and Party Hostels

It is no secret that hostels, especially party hostels attract a younger crowd. This also means a crowd that tends to be more interested in alcohol, parties, and parties in general. Whether you’re looking to let out your wild-child with tequila shots, simmer down with a glass of wine, or grab another beer from the read more »

Sex in Hostels: What You Need to Know

The issue of sex in hostels is inevitable when it comes to partying, celebrating, and fiestas. Surrounded by that many young and like-minded people in such an intimate setting, there’s bound to be some backpackers that hit-it-off… or at least want to get-it-on. In the world of travels, exploring the world and cultures, people are read more »

6 Best Surfing Hostels for Surfer Fans and Party People

Looking for some beaching and surfing hostels to pick up a surfboard and hit some gnarly waves around the world? You can join some classes to learn surfing, meet other surfing boys and girls, and enjoy the easy-going surfer-atmosphere. Here we from Gomio.com collected some of the best surfer’s havens where you can have some read more »

Top Design Hostel in Reykjavik – KEX Hostel

Iceland, in itself, has quite a bizarre air about it. The land of fire and ice whose lineage traces back to the Vikings, whose summers shine with 24 hours of daylight, whose winters wane into almost complete darkness, and whose reputation remains as one of the most spectacular sites to gaze at the ethereal sweeps read more »

Hostels 101 – What is a Hostel?

Before starting exploring the world, a lot of future traveler ask them themselves “What is a Hostel?” First and foremost, for those of you that do not already know, we should define what a hostel is and distinguish the major differences between hostels versus hotels. In a nutshell, a hostel is a social, and a read more »

4 Top Summer Hostels

It’s summer time, and you know what that means: SUMMER HOSTELS AND SUNSHINE! This is the season to swap your business suit for a bathing suit and crawl from your home to expose that ghostly skin to some sun on the road. Here are some summer hostels we love to sail away and stay at read more »

Budget like a Backpacker: Tips to Travel Cheap

You can’t put a price on an invaluable experience like traveling, but you can do your best to keep the price down. A big part of the backpacking lifestyle is the backpacker ‘s budget, that is, trying to make your buck last all the way across the continent and back. You may be filled with read more »

Travel Gadgets: Tablets vs. Laptops

With so many options on the market, or already at home, it can be difficult to decide what technology will best fit your travel needs. In Travel Gadgets Part I (Smartphones vs. iPods) we started highlighting some of the top travel gizmo’s Flashpackers are using to gear up for their next outing abroad. Here are read more »


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