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5 Cool, Luxurious (and Inexpensive) Hostels. Mention the word “hostel” and most people recoil in horror, perhaps haunted by memories of dirty dorms, queues for the bathroom and rowdy backpackers.

5 Cool, Luxurious (and Inexpensive) Hostels

But hostels have transformed in recent years into some of the best value accommodation around, offering the same comfortable rooms and range of facilities you’d expect in a hotel. As the credit crunch bites and travelers cut back on their holidays, this couldn’t be a more timely transformation—why pay the high room rates of hotel chains when you can get the same standard in a hostel? Forget the standard youth and backpacker hostel, the term now covers a huge range of lodgings, from guesthouses to beachside apartments (you can even find hostels in tree-houses and old castles these days!). Many hostels now boast private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, widescreen TVs and even a Jacuzzi if you’re lucky! Here is a look to the five most luxurious hostels out there: Naples, Italy La Controra Flashpackers Hostel Lisbon, Portugal Living Lounge Hostel Stay. 15 Least Visited Countries Tourists Should Visit More Often.

Where were you dreaming of travelling to this summer?

15 Least Visited Countries Tourists Should Visit More Often

Spain, Greece or Turkey? Perhaps somewhere more exotic, such as Morocco or Sri Lanka? While millions of people ponder these tried and true holiday spots, it’s worth sparing a thought for the nations for whom the arrival of a tourist is a genuinely newsworthy event. It might be hard to believe in this globalised world but some countries – whether for reasons of isolation, war or just a lack of obvious things to do – have slid completely off the tourism map. So, if you like the idea of boasting that you’ve been to places your friends haven’t even heard of, we’ve hunted down the world’s 15 least visited countries for you. Begin our countdown of places you probably never thought of going to, finishing with the least visited country of all. 15: Mauritania Image Source: Feargus Cooney/LP Tourists per year: 30,000 Why it’s worth visiting: The dunescapes here are among the most remarkable on the planet. 14: Guinea-Bissau 13: Bhutan 12: Chad.

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Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) - StumbleUpon

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Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 2)

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