I traveled to Nice, France a couple weekends ago and happened to book a hostel called “Villa Saint Exubery Beach”. I chose it because it was wonderfully student/ backpacker friendly: sports bar on site, hostel-led excursions, cheap: the works. When I got there I realized that it was part of an aggregate site, called “Famous Hostels”. These are the cream-of-the-crop hostels in every major city in Europe. While browsing the site I recognized by name some other famous (no pun intended) hostels that fellow travelers had mentioned.
[By the way Nice and Monoco were amazing, but that’ll be for a different post]
I used my knowledge of Famous Hostels to great advantage while traveling this last weekend in Dublin. Though my own fault I found myself without a place to stay in Dublin, but I remembered the name of the Famous Hostel “Avalon House”. My stay there was equally nice, although it did not have an on-site bar; rather it had a cafe. Still great location, good price, and nice staff.
Really if you’re interested in traveling, throw FamousHostels into the mix of websites to check out before you book.