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Budget Holidays in Europe

Some travellers succomb to the hostel lifestyle.

The Backpacker

Can a hostel ruin your travel experience?

The Backpacker Hostels: they're either the best thing in the world, or the worst.

Europe

How The Backpacker became The Creepy Old Man on a European bus tour

Getting too old for this? Ben Groundwater (circled), the Creepy Old Man on a European bus tour.

The Backpacker There's 37 girls, five guys. The average age is 22, but one guy is 34. That's me.

Italy

Rome on $50 a day

Colosseum, Rome

Once you've found a bed, you can enjoy the Eternal City on a tight budget, writes Steve McKenna.

Ben Groundwater

Why trains are better than planes

Train in Cologne, Germany

The Backpacker Two Dutch girls, a Swedish guy, a Belgian and an Aussie in one cabin. Beats flying.

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Photo galleries

Eastern Europe's finest hostel

Hostel Mostel guest

Comfortable and with great service, Hostel Mostel in Bulgaria must be the finest hostel in Eastern Europe.

World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: In Britain for work or pleasure

Campania, 
Amalfi Coast.

Tripologist My partner and I plan to backpack through Britain and Europe for six months.

Tips

Today, the greenback, tomorrow the world

Travel Australian Dollar illustration

Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.

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Travel News

Orpheus Island resort takes luxury to another level

Guests sit on the beach at Orpheus Island.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has just opened its newly renovated South Suites.

Deals of the week: Cruising goes half price

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Ambling from Scandinavia to sunny Miami, this 47-night cruise package is now almost half price.

Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

I purchased a cash passport card and have widely used it throughout Europe.

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

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