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Avoid International Roaming Fees

Published on November 15, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Will you need to check your e-mail, surf the Web, or share pictures or videos while you’re traveling abroad? If the answer is yes to any of those activities, then you’ll need to add an international data package to your plan, or you could end up with a massive wireless bill. These can be had […]

Lowest Price Refund Guarantee – New from HostelTraveler

Published on July 3, 2010 By Luis R. Hernandez

HostelTraveler (Instant World Booking) is your cheapest option for hostels around the world.  Our new Lowest Price Refund Guarantee is a promise that you won’t find cheaper hostel prices elsewhere.  We’re cheaper than Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Hostelsclub, and the rest. While our friends at other booking services are comparing and trying to out price each other with advertising campaigns, you […]

What’s the Best Way to Make a Phonecall when Traveling?

Published on April 19, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

What’s the best way to make phonecalls when traveling outside your home country?  Here are several strategies. Change SIM cards.  Avoid roaming charges by using an international SIM card in your unlocked GSM tri- or quad-band phone.  By cards from several sources, including cellularabroad.com.  Check that your phone has the correct GSM frequency for your location.  […]

Travel Tricks that Save You Money and Time

Published on October 23, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

1)  Be flexible when planning your destinations.  Search for airfares from your home city.  Look for deals and discounts.  Searching in reverse can lead to great savings. 2)  Automatically upgrade to first class on flights with a Y-Up fare.  There are restrictions, and Y-Up fares are not available on international flights, but you can book […]

Is Hostel Traveler the Cheapest?

Published on September 13, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

We’ve recently seen posts on various blogs and sites comparing the cost to travelers of booking their hostel accommodation on some of the leading websites, including Hostelling Interntional, Hostelworld, Hostels.com, and Hostelbookers.  We’re happy to note that HostelTraveler.com remains the cheapest and the best bargain for the budget traveler. One post objectively states that HI charged 5% […]

Affordable Weekend Getaways in the South, USA

Published on May 13, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

The economy is leading travelers in the USA to take shorter, yet more frequent vacations. There are many places to plan a cheap weekend getaway in the South region of the United Stated. Here are our top ten recommended spots for fun and affordable short vacations in the South. 1) Dallas, Texas 2) Atlanta, Georgia […]

How to Save Money with Hotel and Hostel Surcharge Fees

Published on September 22, 2008 By Luis R. Hernandez

Surcharges are those hidden costs that a youth hostel or hotel can charge you for seemingly simple services, like making phone calls or accessing the internet. In the hostelling and hotel industry, surcharges are a huge moneymaker. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, U.S. hotels earned $1.6 billion from miscellaneous surcharges and fees last year, up from $550 […]