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

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Globe Pequot, 2008 - Travel - 442 pages
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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
Candid descriptions
Local Must-sees
What's nearby This guide also tells you which hostels provide "extras" like Internet access, kitchen and laundry facilities, bike rentals--and more! Easy-to-read icons are included for: Attractive natural setting
Ecologically aware hostel
Superior kitchen facilities or great cafe/restaurant
Offbeat or eccentric place
Superior bathroom facilities
Romantic private rooms
Comfortable beds
A particularly good value
Wheelchair accessible
Good for business travelers
Especially well suited for families
Good for active travelers
Visual arts at hostel or nearby
Music at hostel or nearby
Great hostel for skiers
Bar or pub at hostel or nearby
Editors' choice: among our very favorite hostels
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book
1
A Short History of H o ste l I i n g
10
How to Hostel
13
Traveling in Europe
19
Getting Around
23
Phones
25
Money
26
Safety
27
Dublin
229
Italy
254
Florence
255
Milan
266
Rome
268
Venice
279
Luxembourg
286
Luxembourg City
287

Speaking European
28
THE HOSTELS Austria
34
Vienna
35
Belgium
55
Brussels
58
Czech Republic
70
Denmark
95
Arhus
96
Copenhagen
99
France
111
Lyon
112
Marseille
115
Paris
118
Germany
140
Berlin
141
Munich
178
Greece
201
Athens
202
Hungary
211
Budapest
212
Ireland
228
The Netherlands
290
Amsterdam
292
Norway
331
Portugal
336
Spain
346
Madrid
356
Seville
363
Sweden
366
Switzerland
382
Geneva
384
lerich
390
United Kingdom
396
Cardiff
400
Edinburgh
403
Glasgow
414
London
415
Manchester
434
Pauls Picks
441
About the Author
443
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About the author (2008)

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. He lives in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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