Backpacking Asia Network is now also operating beyond Asia. Here at Backpacking Beyond Asia we are going to feature hostels and tour operators operating beyond Asia.
Czech Republic | The MadHouse & The Roadhouse | Prague
Independently owned and operated, The MadHouse Prague and The RoadHouse Prague, are multi-award winning hostels including being named Best Small Hostel Worldwide and Best Hostel in Europe by Hostelworld in 2019. Both hostels can be found in Prague’s historic city centre, just a short walk from the Vltava River and Charles Bridge.
The MadHouse was established in 2012 and attracts backpackers who enjoy a good party and are looking for that fun, social atmosphere. Meanwhile, the newer of the two hostels, The RoadHouse (est. 2017) is a little more laid-back, and features all of the comforts of a modern hostel with the added benefit of having a cozy, homey vibe. Needless to say, no matter what type of backpacker you are, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option for a hostel in Prague.
Denmark | Cph Downtown Hostel | Copenhagen
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is located right in the heart of the historic city center. Just a few steps away from the hostel you can reach Strøget one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in the world. The hostel is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Within a short walking distance you reach the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen’s Central Station. Downtown Hostel is the most central located hostel in Copenhagen with a fantastic bar atmosphere and monthly live music events. To learn more about Cph Downtown Hostel check out their website www.copenhagendowntown.com.
Denmark | Steel House | Copenhagen
Steel House Copenhagen is a luxuries and modern hostel in the city center of Copenhagen. The concept of the hostel is one of its kind. At Steel House you can expect facilities like, swimming pool, cinema and a gym. The hostel is located in the hip district of Vesterbro. At Steel House guests can prepare their own meals in a well equipped self-service kitchen and their lounge area is a great place to meet travelers from all over the world. The hostel is full of travelers, a hostel for grownups; because its new, comfortable and perfect for individuals, groups and families. The bar is always open and the week is full of activities and events. Copenhagen is considered the world most bicycle-friendly city in the world. Rent a bicycle and discover Nyhavn or Freetown Christania for an exceptional experience in Denmark. For more information you can visit Steel House Copenhagen’s website www.steelhousecopenhagen.com.
Croatia | GoAdventure | Krka National Park
GoAdventure offers a great day tour to the famous Krka National Park. From Split, it takes a one-hour scenic ride to the town of Skradin. The park lies within the Šibenik-Knin County and covers a total area of 109 km². From Skradin, you will get on a 30 minutes boat ride to enter the park. Once you enter the park, a vast and unaltered area of paths and bridges will make you feel like in a fairytale. While you walk around, you will pass historical and ethnographic presentations. Relax and take some amazing photos of one of the most visited National Parks in Croatia. The swim in the gorgeous waterfall pools will remain an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for more tours departing from Split you can visit GoAdventure’s website www.goadventure.hr.
Croatia | Riva Travel | Split
Riva Travel offers an excursion off the coast of Split where you can visit the “Blue Cave“ and 5 other islands. The excursion departs early in the morning by speedboat. Stiniva Bay will be one of your destinations which was voted best beach in Europe in 2015 by European Best Destinations. Pakleni islands with many hidden beaches and the island of Hvar, where you can climb the fortress will definitely remain an unforgettable experience in Croatia. For more great excursions visit Riva Travel’s website www.rivatravel.hr.
Croatia | 101 Dalmatian Design Hostel | Split
The hostel consists of 101 beds, each of which represents an island in Croatia. The layout is modern and clean, with a restaurant and a relaxing lounge where you can enjoy Netflix shows and play PS4. Located outside of the city center, it is easily accessible by bus. If you are looking for a clean, relaxed and affordable place in Split–a historical city with more than 2700 sunny hours per year–check out their website www.101dalmatian.com, or for the best deals, contact them directly.
Croatia | Mali Mrak | Zagreb
Located within a short tram ride of Zagreb city center you will find Mali Mrak, a unique, organic and noncommercial hostel. The place is clean, cozy and has a great atmosphere, suitable for travelers who like to connect with like minded people and get to know locals that can show you secret places of the city. Zagreb is worth a visit, with great attractions and a lake close to the city center. www.hostel-zagreb.com
South Africa | Ashanti Lodge Gardens | Cape Town
Ashanti was one of the first backpackers in Cape Town more than 24 years ago and has now expanded to include a Guest House around the corner in the Gardens area. Backpackers traveling to Cape Town will definitely enjoy their stay at this place, not just because of the pool and specious hangout area Ashanti offers. Travelers can choose from a variety of accommodations for any budget www.ashanti.co.za.
Malta | Il-Forn Art Hostel
If you ever intend to visit Mata, you can stay at Il-Forn Art Hostel located in Birgu. This place offers a great artistic and authentic atmosphere. Clements the host and his wife Noni will make you feel home as soon you enter their hostel.
Mauritius | El Vacancier Maurice
El Vacancier Maurice is a tour operator offering tours and activities in Mauritius to explore the beauty of the island. They have a fantastic tour where you can watch and swim with dolphins. They also take you to visit the GIANT Aldabra tortoises in the La Vanille Natural Park. Although, Mauritius is not a backpacking destination, it offers a range of affordable accommodations as long you travel with someone, so you can share a room or a studio.
Morocco | Trip To The Desert
Visiting Morocco is an affordable way to experience the Sahara. You can book a tour from Marrakesh to the desert of Merzouga with a stop-over in the Atlas mountains for a night. Enjoying the sunset while riding a camel into the desert and watching the Milky Way during the night will remain an unforgettable experience for every traveler.
Portugal | 1878 Hostel | Faro
Faro has developed over the past few years. Travelers start their adventure from here visiting the Algarve region, including Lagoa, Portimao and Lagos. There is a lot of activities and tours available to explore the Ria Formosa Nature Park. One of the experienced tour operators is Formosamar, they take their guest out on a traditional boat where you can learn everything about the Nature Park.
A great way to explore the city and the surroundings of Faro is on Segways. Algarvebysegway will take you around on their quiet and intuitive vehicles.
1878 Hostel is a unique and specious place with a great atmosphere where you can meet self minded people and easy plan your Portugal trip. If you never slept in a triple bank-bed, here you get a chance to do it.
Portugal | HUB | Lisbon
Lisbon has surprised many backpackers during their Portugal trip. This city is worth a visit and has everything you can expect from an European capital city. HUB Newlistbon is a central located hostel in the heart of Lisbon. There is a great vibe in this hostel. Who would have expected a Ball Pit in a hostel … Lisbonwalker will take you around the city, you can join one of their 3 hours walking tours that offers an all-in-one overview of the main sites of Lisbon.
Portugal | The Wanderers Tours | Lisbon
The tour to SINTRA operated by Thewandererstours.com is a fantastic trip to get around the city, up and down the cost and to the magical village of Sintra. This tour is exiting, educational and entertaining. Don’t miss out this great tour if you ever make it to Lisbon.
Portugal | Nice Way Hostel | Porto
Porto has been elected Best European Destination 2017 by europeanbestdestinations.com. The city has a great charm and lots of interesting sites to visit. Portowalkers.pt will show you around on their ‘Walking and Port Wine Testing Tours’. Nice Way Hostel is close to the São Bento railway station and is a great place to stay. The management and staff are amazing people with a great dedication to make you feel home in this beautiful city.
Italy | Anda Venice Hostel | Mestre
Anda Venice is located in Mestre 5 minutes away from the train station. You can take a bus or train 24/7 from Mestre to Venice. The train cost 1,30 EURO and gets you in 10 minutes to Santa Lucia railway station. From there you can discover the city of Venice on foot or boat. Venice can be a busy place, but worth a visit if you like to discover a city virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago. The Anda Venice Hostel is a great choice for travelers traveling on a budget. Visit the hostels website and find out more about this unique and trendy hostel www.andavenice.com.