Hostels in Rome

What's on in Rome this June!

 Rome in June - expect to dodge tour guides holding umbrellas at every turn. But there are some amazing things to do, so let's start with concerts;


05/06 - Green Day 

11/06 - The Killers

25/06 - Korn and Bullet For My Valentine

PLUS Tips To Help You With Your Travels

 From the freedom and discovering the "unknown" to the general excitement of just "living life" - travelling the world is one of the greatest feelings you'll ever have.

Although the majority of your trip will be positive, sometimes things will happen outside of your control that can effect your travels (these are a huge pain at the time but often end up becoming great stories). Here at PLUS we wanted to share some small tips with you that could help you during your trip.

Is it best to book a hostel direct or on a hostel booking website?

There are many ways to book a hostel. You can book direct on a hostel's website (such as on the PLUS Hostels website You can use a reputable hostel booking website such as or to make your booking. You can also just turn up at a hostel and book at reception on the day. Although the latter option usually doesn't provide you with a guarantee there will be a bed for you should the hostel be fully booked.

What's on in Rome this Jan - March!

 Rome is one of those cities, where although there is always somehing going on, you have to look pretty hard to find it in the early part of the year.

The 10 Most Popular Destinations of 2012...

(Please note; The following top 10 destinations are all based on data provided by These were the 10 destinations that received the most bookings this year worldwide on their hostel booking website.)


1) London


Top 3 tips for travelling in Italy on a budget!

 Italy is one of those countries where travelling on a budget is really easy! Train travel here is some of the cheapest you will find in Western Europe, and with luxury hostels/camp sites such as PLUS offering prices from €10 a night (in PLUS Camping Roma) – your main travel expenses such as transport and accommodation can be kept extremely low.

We don’t go travelling though just to sit in our accommodation all day! We want to see and experience what a place has to offer in what can often be a short time scale…

PLUS voted as best hostel in Eastern and Western Europe!

 We are proud to announce that we have been voted by the public as the best hostels in Eastern and Western Europe, thus taking home 2 "Golden Backpack" awards. 

The voting which was carried over a 2 month period consisted of a preliminary round involving 20 hostels in each category which was then cut down to a final short list of 5.

Thanks to all of you who voted!

The awards were hosted by top London magazine, TNT.

Getting to know Lazio...

Some travellers to Italy may not necessarily know the region of Lazio before they come to this country, but they will no doubt have heard of the region's capital city - Rome. The city of Rome is an obvious highlight of Italy, and is definitely somewhere you should visit if you ever come to Italy, but one thing I have found in my recent travels to this country is that by exploring regions rather than cities alone you will get a perspective and experience you just would not otherwise.

What's on in Rome this October!

 The annual "hands on" Hobby Show" in Rome gives you the chance to play around with some of the latest materials straight from the manufacturers themselves. Experts in the art and textile world will also be able to put a brush in your hand and teach you the latest techniques and trends. Entrance will set you back about €10. The show is held at the Nuova Fiera di Roma from October 12-14.

Top 5 Cheapest WESTERN European Countries (For Hostel Prices)

We told you recently what the cheapest countries in Europe were for hostel prices. By enlarge the message was head East. Eastern Europe is much cheaper than it's Western counterpart when it comes to just about everything – hostels being no exception. However, Western Europe is popular for a reason. No one is going to come all the way from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or the USA for instance and then not visit places like Paris, Rome, or Berlin. What I wanted to do for you then was tell you where in Western Europe you're likely to find the cheapest hostel prices.