Alright. You want to play and party like an Olympian, but on the budget of a mere mortal. No problem. Here are a few more hostels that will help you be wild and economical at the same time.
Austria has done very well in some Olympic sports, so it’s a great place to start your adventure. If your interests include mountain biking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, skydiving, canyoning, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or après ski (that’s the one I’m best at), then check out Snowbunny’s Backpackers in Kitzbühel, Austria. You’re just a five-minute walk from a ski lift and close to bars and nightclubs as well.
The Good Bye Lenin hostel in Zakopane, Poland comes with its own forest and is also very close to Nosal Mountain for skiing. With dorm rooms as low as 13 Euros a night, your money will last a while here.
The Cube Savognin hostel in Savognin, Switzerland is also located close to ski lifts and is a great location for mountain biking and swimming in the summer.
Finally, the Hotel Moravsko Village in Bansko, Bulgaria provides free transportation to and from the ski lift in Bansko and they have a petting zoo! What’s not to like about that?
Whatever you want to try on your holiday, there’s a hostel out there that offers it, is next to it, or can help you arrange it. Start by talking to a Travel CUTS student travel expert. They can get you on the right path with the right budget, and then you can put the finishing touches on your trip yourself, or they can help you nail down the details.