Hostels European Cities: The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide


The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide to Hostels
Here is the unbiased lowdown on more than 200 hostels throughout Europe. From Vienna to Lisbon, Prague to Edinburgh, Berlin to ...

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The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide to Hostels
Here is the unbiased lowdown on more than 200 hostels throughout Europe. From Vienna to Lisbon, Prague to Edinburgh, Berlin to Paris—more than thirty cities are covered. Whether you’re looking to party or just looking for a clean, quiet, affordable place to crash, this guide will get you exactly where you want to go.

Inside you’ll find:
• At-a-glance ratings
• Easy-to-read icons
• Candid descriptions
• Local must-sees
• What’s nearby

Hostels European Cities also tells you which hostels provide such “extras” as Internet access, kitchen and laundry facilities, bike rentals—and more!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"These books are super-useful! What to do, how to get there, and what it's like, all rolled into one. You can't get this information all in one place anywhere else!"
--Hostelling International (praise for the Hostels series)

Two hundred hostels in 30 major European cities are profiled here, with all the details young travelers need along with frank descriptions and helpful tips. On the Munich Neuhausen Hostel, for example: "There's one giant thirty-bed dormitory they call the "stable," with stinking socks and snorers all around; if you end up here you'll want to lock up your stuff fast." Icons provide information on hostel aspects like hospitality, safety, cleanliness and more at a glance, and all the necessary details like addresses, phone numbers, rates, hours and so on are listed as well, along with several paragraphs describing each hostel's accommodations and atmosphere. In addition, the authors offer directions and tips on nearby cheap eats and attractions in the area. Introductory chapters explain hostelling and give tips on traveling around Europe, getting around, money, and more. A great resource for student travelers and public libraries. (Hostels series).. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Globe Pequot, 394p. illus. maps.,
— Paula Rohrlick
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760381
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Hostels Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,404,957
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Karr has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad and has twice been selected writer-in-residence by the National Parks Service. His work has appeared in numerous publications and he is the author of eight other Hostels books by Globe Pequot. 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
How to Use This Book 1
A Short History of Hostelling 10
How to Hostel 13
Traveling in Europe 19
Getting There 19
Getting Around 23
Phones 25
Money 26
Safety 27
Travel Insurance 27
Speaking European 28
Austria 34
Vienna 35
Belgium 53
Brussels 54
Czech Republic 68
Prague 68
Denmark 93
Arhus 94
Copenhagen 98
France 111
Lyon 112
Marseille 116
Paris 119
Germany 140
Berlin 141
Munich 181
Greece 205
Athens 206
Hungary 214
Budapest 215
Ireland 233
Dublin 235
Italy 258
Florence 259
Milan 269
Rome 271
Venice 282
Luxembourg 288
Luxembourg City 289
Netherlands 292
Amsterdam 294
Norway 334
Oslo 334
Portugal 339
Lisbon 339
Spain 348
Barcelona 348
Madrid 358
Seville 365
Sweden 368
Stockholm 368
Switzerland 386
Geneva 388
Zurich 396
U.K. 402
Cardiff 406
Edinburgh 409
Glasgow 420
London 422
Manchester 441
Paul's Picks 447
About the Author 449
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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Excellent Guide for Budget Travelers

    I found this guide to be informative and thorough. Like with any guidebook, it is important to be careful because this is only one opinion and everyone has different tastes and goals, but I found the recommendations to be thorough and helpful in avoiding absolute dives. The maps were also very helpful and the ranking systems were clear.

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