‘Backpackers’ and ‘budget’ might not be the first words that come to mind for people familiar with the beautiful Somerset-city of Bath. A place with an architectural style and an atmosphere that makes you feel much further south in Europe. Bath is simply unique and certainly a classy city – but it’s still possible to experience this place while travelling on a budget, which I recently discovered while spending a night at the Bath YMCA.
Independent Hostel’s blogger Brian Schafer Dreyer stayed at the historic Greenman Backpackers which provides hostel accommodation in Chepstow on the England- Wales border. He discovered the river Wye, Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey just a short bus drive away.
On my pilgrimage to find London street art I checked in to Clink78, which is a former courthouse elegantly converted into on of the most colourful and entertaining of London hostels.
Brian Schæfer Dreyer spends a couple of days to explore Caernarfon & Snowdonia.
Having visited Bristol several times but only on day trips, I was excited to finally get to stay around for a few days to explore Bristol , as I checked in to the Rock ‘n’ Bowl hostel in downtown.
I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at Birmingham bus station. I had previously been travelling through the city, but never had the time to explore it – before now. Being from Scandinavia, Birmingham is one of those cities that everyone know’s the name of, but few choose to spend their holiday in. I was eager to find out what we are missing out on.
My footsteps take me past classics like Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and London Eye, and I see it all without spending a penny. It is possible to do London on a budget, and staying at the Travel Joy Hostels might give you more days to explore.
We were both inexperienced walkers when we arrived in Pembrokeshire, but we quickly became addicted to walking the coast path. Our boots will be eager to return and we’ll never forget the memories we made here.