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September 14, 2010
To celebrate the release of the new Julia Roberts film 'Eat Love Pray', Hostelworld.com has come up with some fantastic accommodation ideas to help guests follow in the star's footsteps and rediscover their own thirst for life.
'Eat' in Italy, 'Love' in New York, 'Pray' in India or yet still have money left over for all of the fun things outside of the hostel. So whether its gastronomic delights travelers are looking for, the power of prayer, or the balance of true love, expect the unexpected and experience something new. And do it all from the elegant, yet affordable accommodation on offer by Hostelworld.com.
Broadway Hotel n Hostel, New York City
The aptly named Broadway Hotel and Hostel is conveniently located on the trendy upper west side in one of New York's most famous addresses - Broadway. The hostel is also positioned within walking distance from Central Park, Columbia University and Times Square. A perfect place to meet new people and even better, find love! Experience the metropolitan Mecca the way it should be in New York City with the hostel's very own trendy 'Bar Crawls' and 'Club Tours' where you can experience nightlife they way it should be in New York. With discounted drinks and no waiting in line let Broadway Hotel n Hostel act the matchmaker and play cupid with your love life.
Prices range from €29.45 per person per night
Hostelling International, New York
Located in the heart of Manhattan's artistic upper west side, this hostel is perfect for mingling with the affluent 'city slickers' of New York City. With a 24-hour reception there is always time to meet new people in the city that never sleeps. Hostelling International has fantastic bars in the surrounding area, is only two blocks from Central Park and excellent transport links to the heart of the action in Times Square. Whether you want to cheer on the Yankees or sing along with the stars of the stage, the hostel can always help. The hospitality desk organizes group outing to concerts and sporting events and discounts from Broadway shows, comedy clubs and more. You can also spend your evenings enjoying a barbeque with friends in the sunken patio and garden of the hostel itself, or people watch with a glass of bubbly from the second floor balcony. With an abundance of in-house social events planned daily, you will never have a free date in your diary!
Prices start from €24.54 per person per night
The Island Bali Inn, Bali
Discover your inner Zen in Bali. Set in a quiet lane-way backing on to the beautiful Legian Beach, The Island Bali Inn is a perfect base to relax, chill out and let your stresses float away with the waves. Mediate, exercise and catch up on reading whilst soaking up the sun and marveling at the natural beauty in this part of the world. Voted #1 Hostel in Indonesia by Hostelworld.com customers, the affordable prices mean it really is a dream come true. Relax your mind and make peace with yourself at the Island yoga studio, let your troubles go with the in-house massage service, sip a cocktail on the rooftop garden and bar or drift around the infinity pool watching the sun go down.
Prices start from €22.50 per person per night
Swastika Bungalows, Bali
Exist in harmony at the Swastika Bungalows, Bali. The swastika symbol, a sacred wheel of positive force and strength of life will empower you to be at one with yourself whilst on holiday here. Renowned for its friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, rejuvenate your body in this Balinese home away from home. Make the most of the eastern coastline with the money saved from this fabulously reasonable accommodation by swimming in the coral reef lagoon; basking in the heat on the golden-sand beach and mixing with the locals in the many surrounding cafes and restaurants. Choose from two swimming pools with a separate children's pool to curb the noise and relax on your very own personal veranda. Amidst the simple furnishings, rich tropical gardens and family traditions, experience the harmonious culture of magical Sanur during your stay at Swastika Bungalows.
Prices start from €13.64 per person per night
Hostel La Controra Flashpackers, Naples, Italy
Housed in an old monastery and huddled around a palm-strewed courtyard perfect for barbeques, the fascinatingly original Hostel La Controra Flashpackers is perfect for enjoying the mouthwatering Italian food in a social setting. This hostel lays on cooking lessons for its guests who want to learn how to make their favourite Italian dishes by local chefs. If cooking isn't your thing, why not taste your way through the many nearby restaurants in one of the oldest cities in the world. Whether it is an oven baked pizza you are looking for or the colorful gelato ice-cream boasting an array of fruity flavors, Neapolitan cuisine is renowned for its rich taste yet affordable cost, perfect for any traveler on a budget. Kick start you're evening by quenching your thirst with the local wine at the hostel bar or alternatively should your taste buds take you further afield, the bus termini for day trips to Capri, Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast is just a short walk away. Hostel La Controra Flashpackers is the perfect place to experience the edible delights in Naples, Italy.
Prices start from €14.00 per person per night
Hostel of the Sun, Naples, Italy
Voted #2 Hostel Worldwide and Top Staff worldwide by Hostel world travelers, the staff at the 'Hostel of the Sun' really will make sure you experience everything 'under the sun' in Naples. Relax and allow owners Carla and Luca to plan your stay, ensuring that you visit the hottest hotspots and enjoy the very best food on offer. No guest will leave on an empty stomach or without a feeling of fulfillment. Alternatively try yourself as an Italian chef and cook your own spaghetti carbonara, lasagna or gnocchi in the hostel kitchen. Dine with guests from all over the world whilst washing it all down with a chilled glass of Italian wine. With the sights of Naples on the hostels doorstep, the surrounding unique shops, the mouthwateringly tempting food and warmly hospitable locals' one must be warned, you may never want to leave!
Prices start from €18.00 per person per night
Wood Castle, New Dehli, India
Wood Castle hostel is situated in Karol Bagh in New Delhi near the Birla Mandir Temple and the Presidential Palace. Guests looking for a truly cultural experience in India need look no further since this area is primarily residential with a large Muslim population and hosts one of the oldest spiritual festivals in the country called 'Festival of Durga' or Durga Puja. This particular festival celebrates the goddess Durga throughout September and October through Hindu worship. The owners of the hostel are very helpful and will arrange tours of Agra and Jaipur on request at a much cheaper rate than the local tour organizers in the area.
Prices start from €21.12 per person per night
Nirvana Hostel, New Dehli, India
Experience the central concept of Indian religion with the power of Nirvana in New Dehli during your stay at this fantastic hostel, which is nicely hidden away from the bustling streets of the city enabling guests to have an inner sense of calm The hostel provides a decent unlimited breakfast which guests can enjoy on their extensive outdoor lawn after a spot of morning yoga laid on by the hostel. Qtab Minar, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is only a couple of minutes from the hostel, as well the Garden of Five Senses, and Tughlaqabad Fort, while Lotus Temple is just 15 minutes by rickshaw. The hostel even offers a free night stay for artistic or spiritual travelers who want to put on a performance at the hostel.
Prices start from €9.49 per person per night
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