Canada Hostels

The Best Poshtels To Book For 2016

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Gone are the days of uncomfortable metal cots and tattered rented towels. No more slipping gingerly into sketchy sheets - hostels are stepping up their game, appealing to the more sophisticated jet-setter. The posh hostel (or '¬poshtel') is here to stay. With the rise in demand for fancier digs, many hostels now provide high-end toiletries, afternoon wine tastings and sheets with an actual thread-count. Think non-conventional, boutique amenities at hostel prices.

13 Must-Dos Before Staying At A Hostel

The Huffington Post Canada | Manori Ravindran | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Travel

So you’re off the plane and the adventure has officially begun. You gather your expertly packed backpack and set off for the hostel. It’s your fir...

LOOK: Boutique Hostels That Could Pass As Hotels

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Medeiros | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Travel

Introducing a new breed of young, elite, travellers: the flashpackers. At first glance, they may resemble budget backpackers, complete with rucksa...

What WiFi Is Doing to Backpacker Culture

Valentina Jovanovski | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Valentina Jovanovski

Sitting in the lounge of a hostel in Munich, I looked around and noticed most people were consumed, not by interesting conversations with other worldly people, but by their electronic devices. With wifi now a staple in most accommodations, backpackers no longer need to rely on other travellers for advice and directions -- Googlemaps and TripAdvisor can take care of that.