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We hand pick the best hotels and shared-rooming accommodations, always located in safe and convenient areas.

Ibis Styles Athens Athens, Greece
Trip: The Greek Islands: Plus


Curated to the max

Treat yourself to the perks of Plus. Stay in hotel-style accommodations, room with just one other person, and enjoy more included meals. Designed for friends, couples, or anyone that just values their privacy, Plus combines an immersive itinerary with more space to unwind.

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The most bang for your bucket list

Essential is the budget-friendliest way to see the world. Bunk up with your travel BFFs in handpicked, shared accommodations with sweet common areas. Perfect for solo travelers and social butterflies.

PLUS Florence Florence, Italy
Trip: Venice, Florence & Rome

🚨 Backpacker and Standard trip styles will be discontinued October 2023 🚨

Selina Athens, Greece
Trip: European Summer

Backpacker style trips

Stay in authentic, trendy hostels on fast-paced, multi-country tours.

Our backpacker style trips—Ultimate Europe, Grand Tour of Europe, European Summer, and Highlights of Europe—are all 24 days or longer. (Don’t worry, you can bring more than a backpack.) On these trips, you’ll stay at hostels and share a room with five or more fellow travelers. Our curated hostels offer a fun atmosphere with sweet common areas and outdoor spaces. Bathrooms are commonly shared, but gender-specific.

*Backpacker style trips are being discontinued October 2023.

Standard trips

Stay in a mix of classic hotels and comfortable hostels.

The majority of our trips fall into this category. Travelers will stay at both hotels and hostels (think: cool shared spaces, strong communal vibes, and often situated in the heart of the destination)—all with the basic amenities you’re used to at home. You’ll room with 4+ new travel BFFs from your group.

*Standard style trips are being discontinued October 2023.

Anda Venice Hostel Venice, Italy
Trip: Venice, Florence & Rome

Sample standard and backpacker style accommodations around the globe


Generator Paris


Rooftop & Lobby Bar

Free WiFi

Private Bathroom

24 Hour Lounge

24 Hour Laundry

Free Breakfast

Grocery store next door

Metro stops nearby: 3 stops within 5 minutes

Nearby highlights

Famed Montmartre neighborhood

Buttes Chaumont Parc

Picasso Museum

Sacre Coeur Cathedral

Cruising the Canal de St. Martin


Waman Inn Machu Picchu


Free WiFi

English Satellite Television Stations

Rooftop bar & lounge

Room service available

Grocery store within 2 city blocks

Subway stops: 3 within 5 minutes

Nearby highlights

The sprawling Inca ruins of Machu Picchu

Picturesque mountains and the Rio Vilcanota valley


Hotel Abril Seville


Restaurant on site

Free coffee daily

Grocery store next door

Nearby highlights

Sevilla historic site


Plaza de la Alameda for nightlife


Orizontes Hotel


Free WiFi

Dry Cleaning & Laundry

Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi

Restaurant on-site

Nearby highlights

Fira & Pyrgos Village

Great views of Santorini Island, Caldera and Volcano, Fira, Oia, Akrotiri, and Aegean sea

Athinios Port


TOC Hostel, Barcelona


Rooftop Pool & Lounge

Lobby Bar

Free WiFi

Free Breakfast

Shared kitchen access for guests

Laundry service

Nearby highlights

Parc de la Ciutadella

Barcelona Cathedral

Arc de Triomf

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