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Hostels have a reputation for attracting budget backpackers on gap year looking to have one last hoorah before heading into “the real world.” While I’d argue each hostel has its own unique personality, I understand what my late 20s-30s friends mean when they say they feel too old for the hostel scene. There are many…

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Hostels are a smart option when traveling. Not only do they help you save money, they allow you take advantage of free and discounted experiences, give you access to useful amenities like game rooms, kitchens and lounge areas, and help you socialize with other travelers. This being said, there are some globetrotters who are unaware…

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Choosing a hostel, especially if you have never stayed in one before, can be an overwhelming task. Many people are not even sure what a hostel is exactly, so how are they supposed to pick one? There are various things travelers should think about before booking a hostel, and with these tips, you will be…

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    Mancora is a sleepy beach town in northern Peru that makes for a perfect stopover in between Lima and Ecuador. Since there’s not too much to do in town, you’re going to want to choose a beachy hostel where you won’t mind spending a lot of time. That hostel is The Point Mancora Beach.

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From Buenos Aires, I knew I wanted to make my way down into the breathtaking area of Patagonia. One place I was told I must stop was Bariloche, Argentina, where there are beautiful landscapes, great hiking opportunities, and a delicious chocolate museum. I was also told Periko’s Youth Hostel is one of the best accommodations in…

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Roma, or Rome, Italy, is literally a city unlike any other you will experience in Europe. The architecture and sculptures are bold and seem to be from another time period (maybe because they are) and every build and piece of art that you pass seems to jump out at you. I would recommend experiencing the…

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