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July 21, 2010

Europes Best Hostels

European travelers know that the best hostels are found throughout this amazing continent. Many tourism organizations and magazines will list eighteen hostels as being the best in Europe. The criteria used to judge these hostels include:Bernard Shaw went to school in the building that now houses the Avalon House in Dublin, Ireland. The hostel offers internet access, safety deposit box rentals, a currency exchange desk, cell phone charging stations, and a tour desk for purchasing tickets to area attractions. A security guard is always on site for added protection. Please be aware that this is a green hostel, so recycling is mandatory.Bruges Bauhaus International is located in Belgium. Unlike other hostels, linen is free and beds are already made by the hotel staff. Breakfasts are free. Bauhaus offers bike rentals, an on-site laundromat, safety deposit box rentals, and an on-site bar and restaurant. There is also a cyber-caf for those who need internet access.Located in Mitte, the historic center of Berlin, Germany, the Circus Hostel offers comfortable accommodations in a historic building. The on-site bar and caf provide guests with meals and beverages. A shared luggage room is free for guests to use, and a travel desk within the hostel offers ticket sales to area attractions and bicycle rentals. There is no curfew at the Circus Hostel and all guests receive a discount card accepted at many area restaurants and bars.Riga, Friendly Fun Franks Hostel is tucked into a historic Latvian castle. There are no curfews and the on-site bar is open 24/7. Free coffee and tea is offered throughout the day. Internet access, storage lockers, safe deposit boxes, bed linens, and towels are all free.Home Youth Hostel in Valencia, Spain is one of the only hostels around that does not use bunk beds. Steps from the city market, guests will find many area bars and restaurants within a few feet of the hostel. Towels and bed linens are included in the price. A television room is open to all guests. There is also a small library for those who enjoy reading.Minutes from the shores of Loch Ness, Morags Lodge Hostel is a modern building surrounded by woods for hiking. Live music is played in the on-site bar. Breakfast and dinner is available for an additional price.Saint Christophers Inn in Edinburgh, Scotland or London, England offer locations central to the heart of these popular cities. Breakfasts are free, as are bed linens. The hostels also offer luggage storage, 24/7 reception desks, fax machines (surcharge), no curfews, and internet.Yoho International in Salzburg, Austria does not have curfews. Because it caters more to the young adult crowd, there is an on-site bar and restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered throughout the day (surcharge).

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