Category Archives: Travel Technology

First world’s Hostel with Certificate Biosphere of Responsible Tourism

First world’s Hostel with Certificate Biosphere of Responsible Tourism

Twentytú Hi-tech Hostel, located in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighbourhood received the certificate Biosphere of responsible tourism that grants the Institute of Responsible Tourism (ITR) – entitled linked to the UNESCO and to the World Tourism organization – and it has turned into the first establishment of this type that receives it. The delegate in Catalonia of read more »

Winning Cool Backpacker Gadgets by flying a Rocket

Free Backpacker Prices to win

Are you interested in winning cool prizes and backpacker gadgets? Gomio presents you the cool and simple game from HostelRocket to win great gadgets for travelers. The Space Race Game offers over $60,000 in prizes for game winners that starts on March 18th and runs until their launch date of April 8th, 2014. This 3-week read more »

10 Famous Sights in 20 Seconds – Virtual Travel via Google

Virtual Backpacking

What do you think about virtual travel? We from Gomio.com know how curious you and all the other backpackers are, but we also know that it can be sometimes tough to effort all those travels. Thanks to Google Street-view you can actually travel virtually and go to places you have never been before. Check them read more »

Hostels on Instagram – Inspiration and Discounts for Backpackers

Instagram Hostels Gomio

We love Hostels, Instagram – and naturally we love Hostels on Instagram! Snap, Snap, Snap! And this is why Gomio is on Instagram, we call it “InstaGomio”. Follow us http://instagram.com/hostelsgomio and get hostel discounts, travel inspiration, and everything funny and cool around hostels. If you are into Instagram and Hostels, we also collected 10 awesome Hostels read more »

Travel Gadgets: Tablets vs. Laptops

Laptops vs. Tablets at Hostels

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 »

Travel Types of the 21st century – Traveler vs. Tourist

Backpacker, Traveler, or Tourist?

Make the mistake of calling a “hostel-traveler” a tourist and you may find yourself getting a cold shoulder and stink eye… if not worse. That’s because, in the vocabulary of the vagabond, traveler and tourist are two entirely different words with an even greater contrast in connotations. We already talked about Travel Words and Backpacking read more »

Technology: Awesome Social Travel Apps Part I

The best Social Travel Apps for Backpackers - Image by David Niblack

As a backpacker, we know that you need to pack light. We also know that you’re trying to keep your wallet from becoming too light – if it isn’t already. Lucky for you, there are a lot of awesome, cheap (if not downright free)  social travel applications out there that can be uploaded directly to read more »

Who else will be there? – Free Travel Application

Who else will be in your hostel - Hostel Application

Social travel, as opposed to sole travel, opens new avenues for exploration by allowing backpackers to delve one step deeper into discovering the interconnecting world of places, people, and cultures around them.  You never know who you may meet, or what eccentric experiences will develop from crossing roads with other world-trekkers like yourself. How do read more »

Awesome Social Travel Apps Part 2

During a backpacking tour you don’t want to waste energy on carrying heavy luggage with you, neither do you want to waste your time, or paper, shuffling through dozens of books for information. Instead, take your SmartPhone and download some great mobile Social Travel Apps to be up-to-date and ready to hit the road. Just read more »

Technology: Awesome Social Travel Apps Part III

As a backpacker, we know that you need to pack light. We also know that you’re trying to keep your wallet from becoming too light – if it isn’t already.  Lucky for you, there are a lot of awesome, cheap (if not downright free) social travel applications out there that can be uploaded directly to read more »


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