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Travel on a budget, not backpacking

Budget travel does not necessarily mean living from a backpack and sleeping in crowded hostel dorm rooms. With a little planning, it is possible to travel on a budget while still enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors — even the creature comforts — of any destination. The low-season travel months are just around the corner […]

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Best cheap hostels under $30 a night

Aspirational travel can be more like reality than you think. Sure, that 19-star safari lodge and the private island in the Maldives might be a little out of your price range right now, but the experiences those luxury accommodations facilitate can be had for a much lower price. We consulted with Hostelworld to find everything […]

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Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

The roof terrace at Casa Gracia in Barcelona. Hostelworld sees a future beyond accommodation. Hostelworld Skift Take: CEO Gary Morrison has shaken things up since taking over at Hostelworld last year. His new strategy will take time to play out, but as a niche business, it seems sensible to try and do things differently from […]

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Selina Raises $100 Million for Its Millennial-Focused Lodging

Selina co-founder and CEO Rafael Museri, shown here, is speaking at Skift Forum Europe on 30 April 2019. The startup has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round. Selina Skift Take: Selina is riding a wave of venture capital investment like a dreadlocked surfer with remarkable poise. Come to Skift Forum Europe to […]