The best Backpacking Accommodation in Europe is a rite of passage for most students and travellers. But it’s such a vast place that many end up hopping between the most famous cities (London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome sound familiar?) and never delve beneath the surface into what this continent, particularly the Eastern fringes, really has to offer.
Europe is one of the premier budget and backpacking destinations in the world. Every year, and especially when temperatures rise in the summer, thousands of people go backpacking accommodation in Europe and as they do they have one thing on their mind. No, not museums. Parties. Europe in the summer is one of the most festive regions of the world and the continent is bursting with parties, nightlife, and festivals from end to end.
Aside from being stereotyped as a city with artists walking around wearing beret’s and eating croissants, Paris has a lot more to offer you. You definitely don’t want to miss the hotspots that include The Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, The Arc de Triomphe, The Sun Palace and of course the Eiffel Tower. But did you know that Paris is also home to their own Disneyland?! Disneyland Paris is a definite must see.
The Inca Trail has been very high up on the list of backpacking Must Sees for many moons. Although it’s frequently criticised for being overly commercialised, Machu Picchu is every bit as mysterious and beautiful as the pamphlets say you just have to share the view with a few other people. But there is so much more to this wonderful South American beautiful destination than the fabled ruins which are still worth seeing, along with plenty of other sites that will also blow your mind.
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole country. From family travelers and cruise ships that dock in the port to the hordes of young travelers that descend upon this city during the summer months, Barcelona has a little bit of everything for everyone.
Though it takes place mostly in September, Oktoberfest is the annual drinking festival in Munich, Germany. There’s not much more to explain. For about two weeks, thousands of people descend on this city to drink, party, wear lederhosen and eat giant pretzels.
My favorite city in Europe, I’ve been to Amsterdam countless times and even lived there briefly in 2006. I won’t lie the first time around, I came for the parties, the fun, and the “coffee shops,” but I stayed because of the canals, beautiful buildings, great scenery, and friendly locals.