Top 5 Party Hostels 2012 for guys looking for a good time

This a guest post from one of my best friends whom I met whilst partying in Israel. He is a true traveler in every sense of the word and has seduced, tasted, and experienced a girl from nearly every country on earth. Having seen him seduce random girls on the street in a matter of minutes, he is perhaps the closest thing Europe has to its own Tucker Max. Below he reviews the top 5 wildest party hostels. 

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Top 5 Free and Unique Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide

There is something truly beautiful that all of us can bring to this world – whether it be the simply human, warm feeling of a hug you give to the little girl in the Bulgarian orphanage that never knew her parents, the smile of deep heartfelt gratitude on a mother’s face in Africa, who now can feel safe knowing that her child has something as basic as clean drinking water, or the little boy in the Tibetan community of India, whose heart and eyes light up with hope of the opportunity for a better life from the English lessons you are giving him. Even something that seems like such a small amount of help to you, can be such a huge sigh of relief for those who aren’t used to having anyone care about their plight.

We are so lucky in many parts of the world to have most of our basics covered, we can sometimes forget the suffering in other places. When we connect our will to our hearts and understanding of what is right, we can really find the inner strength and willpower to make our world a place with less suffering and more opportunities for everyone. I am a firm believer of this.

Today there are many, many genuinely free volunteer opportunities and organisations that let you do good for the world without lining the pockets of Wall Street executives.
I have separated them into four areas – Africa, Asia, Latin America, and worldwide. Read on to find the opportunity that is right for you.

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The Genuine Secret To Free Health Insurance When Traveling Abroad that the Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

 

It surprises me actually that it’s not so well known that for many people around the world, it’s possible to have free health insurance whilst traveling. But I guess, who is going to tell us? Definitely not the travel agents since they make a whopping huge commission (sometimes 60% of the cost)  from selling you private health insurance/ travel insurance.

Yes there are a lot more things travel insurance can cover you for than just health care, but usually health care is the biggest expense.

So it might surprise or even shock you to know that high quality, free health insurance is available for travelers in certain countries. There are three options I will tell you about, the first is a very unknown reciprocal agreement between a certain group of countries worldwide, and the second is a more well known one available to all European Union citizens who travel to other E.U. countries. The third option is for everyone else.

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UPDATED Top 5 Awesome Tips for a Seriously Cheap Trip to Sofia

Are you sick of getting ripped off whilst traveling? Stop falling into the tourist traps and paying tourist prices! Follow the tips below for some awesome and specific ways of saving money on a trip to Sofia.

On a side note, before I get into the Top 5 – I’d also like to give a special mention to a great local website which can give you some great, comprehensive tips on how to truly experience the Bulgarian culture  – ranging from  music concerts, to the best restaurants and cafes to taste the local cuisine – visit Sofia In Your Pocket.          



Beautiful Sofia                                                                            Flickr Panoramas
 
5. Don’t Say Thank You


Yes you read right and I’m not just encouraging you to be rude. The same applies here as it does in Budapest – if you pay for a meal or a drink and say “Thank you”  before they give you your change,  you are telling them to keep all the change.  This can be a very expensive mistake I learned the hard way!!
 
 
        Sofia                                                                                          Flickr archer10 (Dennis)
 
4A. Public Transport is Seriously Cheap, So Use It.When you arrive at Sofia airport and walk out of the departures exit, you will find yourself harassed by many taxi drivers. Walk past them a little bit and you will see a public bus that takes you to the center. The great thing about this bus is that it’s as cheap as a normal public bus (unlike most cities around the world which charge you a ridiculous amount to use the public bus from the airport), which means it costs just 1 leva to buy a ticket (.50euro cents).

Top 5 Unique Tricks for Flying Cheap for the Hardcore Budget Traveler

How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can fly cheap and travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place!

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Top 30 Unique Ways to Save Enough Money for your Dream Trip Today

Most people believe that their dream trip is unaffordable. The thing is, travel agencies don’t want you to know about the awesomely cheap places because they want to make top dollar off of you. It’s a lie, it’s unfair and it’s a ridiculous situation that stops many people from traveling. Read on to see step by step how you can make your dream trip a reality.

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Updated Top 5 Awesome Travel Jobs to Help You Travel Forever

5 Selling Your Travel Photos Online

Ever thought about how awesome your travel photos are? Why not sell some of them online to help fund your travels? There are many companies

like Dreamstime which accept amateur photographs (minimum of 3 megapixels) and sell them to companies that design magazines and websites

and then share the profits with you. The better they are and the sooner you submit them, the more cash you will make! Easy and fun!

Sick of Getting Ripped Off Whilst Traveling? Top 5 AwesomeTips for a Seriously Cheap Trip to Sofia


Beautiful Sofia                                                                            Flickr Panoramas
5. Don’t Say Thank You

Yes you read right and I’m not just encouraging you to be rude. The same applies here as it does in Budapest – if you pay for a meal or a drink and say “Thank you” before they give you your change,  you are telling them to keep all the change.  This can be a very expensive mistake I learned the hard way!!

Sick of Getting Ripped Off Whilst Traveling? This One Tip Will Save You A Bundle of Cash

This tip is not just about saving money whilst traveling – because often we budget travelers can make the mistake of saving as much money as possible whilst going to a city, but not really fully allowing ourselves to experience the place. This tip is unique in that it allows you to do both – save money AND get a thorough experience of the city. And the great news is that you can do it in most major cities in Europe. Scroll down to see the cities (the pictures) where you can use this tip and also to find out exactly what this awesome bit of information actually is!


Berlin                                                                                         Flickr Kansas Poetry (Patrick)

So what is this tip? 

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Top 5 Tips for a cheap holiday in Budapest

I just came back from Budapest last night and want to write all these tips down before I forget them so here they are.

Here are the top 5 tips for a cheap, enjoyable visit to Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest Flickr: og2t // ou gee tew tee

Budapest Flickr:Ted Drake

5) Don’t say Thank You.

Yes, you read correct. I’m not just being rude. When you order food or a drink and you give the waiter more than the amount owed, followed by a “Thank you”, you are telling them to keep it. For example if something costs you 1100 Ft and you give 2000 Ft note, and say “Thank you”, you are telling them to keep it all. So don’t say thanks until you get your change and you decide what you want to leave as a tip.

It’s also a good idea to ask what the service charge is before you sit down because the food can be very cheap but the service charge can be anything they want.

4) See the best parts for seriously CHEAP.

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Budapest                                                                                                 Flickr: og2t // ou gee tew tee

 

I just came back from Budapest last night and want to write all these tips down before I forget them so here they are:

 

Here are my top 5 tips for a cheap, enjoyable visit to Budapest.

 

 

Budapest                                                                                                         Flickr:Ted Drake

 

5) Don’t say Thank You.

 

Yes, you read correct. I’m not just being rude. When you order food or a drink and you give the waiter more than the amount owed, followed by a “Thank you”, you are telling them to keep it. For example if something costs you 1100 Ft and you give 2000 Ft note, and say “Thank you”, you are telling them to keep it all. So don’t say thanks until you get your change and you decide what you want to leave as a tip.

 

It’s also a good idea to ask what the service charge is before you sit down because the food can be very cheap but the service charge can be anything they want.

 

 

 

 Budapest                                                                                                            Flickr: lostajy

 

 

4) See the best parts for seriously CHEAP.

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Top 5 Awesome Travel Jobs To Help You Travel Forever

The beautiful Costa-Rica                                                                                                                     Flickr Quiltsalad

5 Selling Your Travel Photos Online

Ever thought about how awesome your travel photos are? Why not sell some of them online to help fund your travels? There are many companies

 like Dreamstime which accept amateur photographs (minimum of 3 megapixels) and sell them to companies that design magazines and websites

 and then share the profits with you. The better they are and the sooner you submit them, the more cash you will make! Easy and fun!

Welcome to San Francisco’s Warm Sunset

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Top 5 Unique Tricks for Flying Cheap for the Hardcore Budget Traveler

How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place.

1) Open your mind and stop doing what everyone else is doing. You will need an open mind to try out the following tips.

The Island of Crete, Greece. Notice the pink sand right at the water’s edge. The pink sand of Elafonissi is as beautiful as it is unique. It is forbidden to remove it from the beach, but sadly there are people who do it anyway…(seriously, what are people thinking?)

Flickr: MarcelGermain

2) Clothes  We all know how cheap it is to fly with airlines like Ryan air etc, but they charge insane amounts for checking in some luggage. If you really want to save some money on this, think about wearing as many layers of clothing as possible to the airport. Once you are on the plane, you can take them off – and if you are smart – you can bring a flexible material made bag that is only as big as what you put in it – small enough to pass the budget airline’s strict carry on luggage policy and then flexible enough to grow when you need to put your clothes in it after getting on the plane. Another option is to wear a jacket with many pockets where you can store your items.

Island of Crete, Greece.

 Flickr: Theophilos

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My Adventures Teaching English Abroad and How You Can Teach English Abroad

I first got interested in teaching English overseas when I got sick of my 9-5 job in Australia, and wanted something more from life. I didn’t want to waste away behind a desk doing stuff which didn’t feel meaningful at all. I did some research and found a good, cheap online TEFL school.

(If you want to skip my adventures and get straight to the info about how to teach English abroad, scroll straight to the bottom of the article)

After that I set off into the Middle East, with my first stop being Egypt. Although Egypt had some amazing ancient artifacts, Cairo was the ugliest, most stressful city I had (and still now 3 years later) ever been to. The only nice part of the city were the pyramids. Overall it is worth going to Egypt and you can check out the cheap but good quality accommodation options for Egypt here (check out the ratings on the left)

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After Egypt I crossed the port to Jordan – which was slightly nicer looking but had truly amazing people – in fact the people I met there and Syria I have considered the most warmest unbelievably selfless people I have ever met. If you are in the region I truly recommend visiting Petra – it’s one of the most amazing, most preserved Ancient Cities that exist – it’s not just the

photo below – it’s much more – it really is an entire city still preserved (by the way, I recommend keeping away from a Hostel called Valentine’s Inn – the owners are slightly/completely insane).

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It is also in Jordan (in the capital Amman) where I stayed for a month and taught English to Palestinian and Iraqi refugee children (who had to leave their homes and families in Iraq due to the American military’s invasion and later occupation for oil). It was amazing how well behaved and eager to learn these kids were – despite having lost so much.

After that I traveled through Syria, Israel, and beautiful Turkey – Istanbul – which is still my favourite city (along with Belgrade). It’s quiet easy to get a job in Istanbul as a native English speaker – there are many language schools. Make sure you have your copy of your TEFL certificate and don’t go for the first offer, see which one pays best – know that the schools charge the students a small fortune to have lessons with you (a native English speaker “wow”) – so make sure you are getting your fair share of it. The schools will also help you get your visa for working.

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Top 10 Most Spectacular Holiday Islands in the world

These islands are known for having the most amazing vibes and atmosphere on Earth.

 

10. Zakynthos, Greece

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9.Ikaria, Greece

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8.  Satorini, Greece

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7.  Crete, Greece

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6. Lesbos, Greece

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5. Phuket, Thailand

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4.  Hawaii, USA

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3.  Ios, Greece

 

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2.  Hios / Chios, Greece

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1.  Anguilla, Caribbean Islands

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Top 10 WOW Travel Destinations on Earth

1. Phuket, Thailand

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2.Mykonos, Greece

Flickr: MarcelGermain

3.Santorini, Greece

Flickr: MarcelGermain

4.Zakynthos, Greece

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5.Rome, Italy

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6.Shanghai, China

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7.Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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8.Istanbul, Turkey

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9.New York, USA

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10.Belgrade, Serbia

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The perfect break from visiting Party Hostels

Usually I’m a big fan of party hostels, but the guys at wildestpartyhostels.com recommended I check out Veliko Turnovo for a nice break from the constant partying, Golden Sands etc. This place was amazing. Relaxation central. Definitely one of the most beautiful towns in Bulgaria. Apparently it was in the running to be the Capital of the country for a while but lost out to its ugly cousin Sofia. Also very affordable like most of Bulgaria.

If you visit, be sure to check out:

- The Asen Monument –  Commemorating the Second Bulgarian Empire in the eleventh century (see below).

- Tsaravets Castle (sound and light show at night)

- A day class at Yoga Dharma – perfect for recharging your batteries.

- Forty Martyrs Church

I recommend Hostel Mostel for accommodation. For a good price you get breakfast, dinner and a great atmosphere.

 

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Top 5 Party Hostels in Asia

As winter approaches in Europe, it’s time to move our focus to where the party hostels with the most juice are now at – Asia. We’ve tasted the sweet, the nasty and everything in between in terms of party hostels and now we’re going to share it all with you.

 #5 Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand – Cheap Charlie’s Rooftop Beach Bar and Backpacker Lodge

“Oii! The party’s in here”
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Possibly the island that “The Beach” film made famous ( no one knows for sure), this island and this party hostel have become party central. The party starts early with the flirty girls behind the bar and the open atmosphere that makes even the most frigid loosen up and have a good time.

 

#4 Bangkok, Thailand – NapPark Hostel

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This city deserves to be in the top 5 purely for its name alone. The fact that is has amazing party hostels throughout the city help, but none of the party hostels can outdo this one – the atmosphere in Nappark is electric. People are here to have fun and it is only 2 minutes from the infamous Khao San party district (see above).

 

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Party Hostels are getting more and more kinky

Party Hostels are getting more and more kinky, with the new Generator Hostel in Dublin adding a 
a jacuzzi room >



A UNIQUE VIP JACUZZI ROOM ONLY AVAILABLE AT OUR DUBLIN HOSTEL
An ideal Room espeically for Birthday Parties or Hen nights

This fantastic VIP party Package is offered at €60* per person which includes:
* Two night Accommodation in our VIP Suite with Jacuzzi
*Breakfast
*A party Starter Kit
*Cocktail making lesson at our bar and free cocktail that you made!
*All Night Fun & Dancing in our Bar
*Live DJ till 3am on Saturday nights

*An in-house party organized by our events team in our party bar

Wildest Party Hostels Video So Far!

Check out the Wildest Party Hostels Video Ever – and then read more below

This place should be renamed XXX Hostel. Located right near Golden Sands on the Black Sea Coast, this budget hostel was easily one of the most fun and welcoming places I've been to.

Owned by a young Italian guy, the atmosphere here can be defined simply as insane fun. If you don't find yourself at one of the steaming hot foam parties, it is probably because you are too busy having a wild night on the nearby beach.

My initial plan to stay a few days ended up being 3 weeks at this place – and I then ended up staying on to work at the place for another 2 months!!

Located in Bulgaria, its also a cheap, ideal option for backpackers on a serious budget, with 1 euro = 2 levas.

Check out X Hostel here


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Wombats Hostel Berlin Germany’s Ultimate Party Hostel

Wombats hostel is our choice for Germany’s ultimate party hostels and being located in the most liberal city on earth, it’s not hard to see why. This is a place where anything and everything goes – including some  of the most hardcore partying you’ll ever experience.Wombats Hostel Berlin  Germany's Ultimate Party Hostel .   

 Nightlife

After you’ve spent the first few nights hooking up and drinking yourself into a stupor at the party hostel bar, wonder over to the nearby clubs for some even more intense partying. Nice and close so you can crawl back without too much effort if need be.

Atmosphere

From the welcome drink you get the moment you check in to Wombats hostel to the all night partying at the hostel and at the nearby clubs, you’ll leave this ultimate party hostel having partied your arse off.

Easy beer

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Amsterdam’s Most Famous Party Hostel

Amsterdam has few

party hostels more famous than the flying pig (there are 3 by the way):

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This Flying Pig hostel is located in the centre of Amsterdam in the midst of the city's crazy and rather funky nightlife. The Uptown hostel has a unique position because it can offer you the best of both worlds! You guys are close to all of Amsterdam's pleasures and you also have the green and lively Vondelpark as your backyard!
The Uptown is more snug than the other hostels in Amsterdam, which explains the people orientated character and the friendliest atmosphere in town. The hostel presents you with a perfect blend of laidback vibes and crazy Amsterdam – party good times. It doesn't take long to discover why this hostel has been chosen as one of Europe's Famous Hostels.
Kick off your night in our famous basement-bar – the best place to meet other travellers. There are regular theme parties and events, and we sell the cheapest beer in town! Later on why not move to the Leidseplein (square) where you can refuel at one of the many pubs or coffee shops. Move next door to bring your evening to a climax in pop temple – Paradiso or in the famous milk factory nightclub, Melkweg!
During the day you can stroll around the many markets, like the Albert Cuijp in the Pijp area. If you are looking for a little culture then the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Rembrandt Museum are all just around the corner.
In short the Flying Pig Uptown youth hostel is a great jump off point for you to explore all of Amsterdam's naughty secrets and its many beauties! Here's an Important Note: The Flying Pig has an age restriction. The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!
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