Hostel Focus: Czech Inn, Prague

Located in the trendy Vinohrady neighbourhood of Prague, the Czech Inn is in the perfect spot to discover the real Prague – close enough to the centre to be near the big attractions but just far enough away to have its own identity.  In fact, you may say that Vinohrady has it all, from beautiful…

Prague – a mini guide

Over the past ten to twenty years, Prague has worked itself higher and higher on travel lists – becoming one of those iconic European cities that you really have to see. That does, of course, means tourists – and lots of them. But hey, why miss out on a good thing just because it’s busy?…

Things we learned Interrailing

You could describe Interrailing as a rite of passage. After all, that first Interrailing trip marks a big change. Just a few weeks on the road and here you are –  a seasoned backpacker with a plethora of travel stories, tips and advice. Maybe you’ll go on to see more of Europe, an Interrailing trip…

Hostel Focus: Sir Toby’s, Prague

Following on from last’ week’s look at the chic Sophie’s Hostel in Prague, we are turning our attention to Sophie’s sister (or should we say, brother) hostel, Sir Toby’s, which is also based in Prague (district 7 to be exact). Housed in an Art Nouveau building, Sir Toby’s is located in the hip and artsy…

Hostel Focus: Sophie’s Hostel, Prague

You have probably seen our Facebook posts and retweets about the chic and sleek Sophie’s Hostel in Prague – this week we take a closer look at what Sophie’s, one of our accommodation partners, has to offer the intrepid Interrailer. First, the location. Sophie’s is located on Melounova 2, a quiet street in the New…

Hostel Focus: Flying Pig Uptown

In this week’s Hostel Focus, we put the spotlight on the Flying Pig Uptown hostel in central Amsterdam, situated at Vossiusstraat 46, overlooking the beautiful Vondelpark and next to one of the most popular nightlife spots around, the Leidseplein.   If staying in a converted, old-style Amsterdam mansion smack bang in the middle of the…

Amsterdam – a mini guide

Is there anywhere more “must-see” for Interrailers than Amsterdam? Nah, don’t think so – after all you’re young, fun and out for an adventure, something “The Dam” offers in bucket loads. From history to culture to food to partying like never before, this must see metropolis is must see for a reason. The capital of…

Hostel Focus: Celica Art Hostel

In the latest post in our Hostel Focus series, we put the spotlight on the Celica Art Hostel, which is based in the beautiful Slovenian city of Ljubljana. And if you think you have seen or heard it all when it comes to hostels, then you may well want to take another look at the…

Hostel Focus: Generator Venice

In the latest post in our Hostel Focus series, we took a closer look one of our accommodation partners in Venice – the chic and sleek Generator Venice. Situated just off the main island (don’t worry, the main island is just a short boat ride away so you’re close to all the sights and bustle, without…

Hostel focus: Aventura Boutique Hostel and Apartments, Budapest.

At Interrailing Packages Ltd we understand that choosing the right accommodation for your Interrail trip can be a daunting task – sure, there are plenty of online reviews but how accurate are they? And are you really getting the best location, price and all the added extras you need to make your trip going swimmingly?…

How to survive Interrailing in a group

I remember my first Interrailing trip. My best friend and I couldn’t wait to go, talking endlessly about little else for months before we departed. Unsurprisingly our enthusiasm proved infectious and we soon found others who wanted to tag along. The more the merrier we thought – after all, we were all young and looking for…

Rome – a mini guide

Romantic, majestic and utterly captivating, there is nowhere on earth quite like Rome. If a city were to boast of having it all, that city could easily be Rome. From food to culture, from nightlife to shopping, from architecture to history and, of course, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Vatican City and on…