November 27, 2022

Check out Hostelworld’s new group itineraries for solo travelers

Traveling for the first time can be daunting, especially as a solo traveler. But there are plenty of companies looking to make it as easy as possible for first-time travelers. Hostelworld.com is more than just a listing site for hostels around the world, it also seeks to be a social platform for solo travelers with its new Solo Travel app. The app allows backpackers to meet other travelers booked into the hostel before they even get there.

Another way Hostelworld.com is doing more than just booking accommodation is their new Roamies small group adventure trip. They have a long history of working with backpackers (most of whom are solo travelers) and know exactly what solo backpackers want and how to plan the perfect adventure trip for them.

What you need to know about Hostelworld’s Roamies Tours

“‘Roamies’ combines the experience of a social hostel with a small group adventure trip”

– hostelworld.com

With Roamies, Hostelworld seeks to combine the world’s best social hostel experience with the adventure of small group tours. To do this, Hostelworld has partnered with G Adventures to offer exciting tours at affordable prices around the world.

These tours aim to bring together adventurous backpackers from all over the world. Hostels are fun places to stay for solo travelers – they offer affordable accommodation and foster a sense of community with the famous “hostel vibe”.

Tours are aimed at a younger age group and are limited to people between the ages of 18 and 35.


The Roamie circuits consist of a collection of 38 trips with more than 50 hostels in about fifteen countries around the world. Naturally, Hostelworld selects the best hostels it has available for visits. The group size is between 16 and 24 travelers for each small group and the duration varies between 5 days and up to 34 days.

  • Duration: 5-34 days
  • Group size: 16-24
  • Age restriction: For people between 18 and 35 years old
  • Available countries: Albania, Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Price: From $180

More independent travelers need not worry, the tours are designed for maximum freedom and flexibility. There will be plenty of free time and there are optional activities that can be booked. They have many tour options, here are some examples.

Related: The complete guide to traveling solo for the first time

Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Cloud Forests and Ziplines

Travel to the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica’s interior and treat yourself to a unique experience on this tour. Admire the massive crater of Poás Volcano and explore La Fortuna, the famous capital of outdoor adventure. The tour also includes a boat cruise on Lake Arenal and a zipline over the cloud forests of Monteverde. During the tour, you will stay in lively hostels and have the option to book more activities.

The tour costs around $75 per day and explores some of the best jungles in Costa Rica. The tour lasts six days (5 nights) during which travelers bond with like-minded travelers – as with other Roamies tours, an “Experience Leader” is present throughout the tour to assist travelers in the new country. Breakfasts are included but not the other meals.

  • Lodging: Hostels
  • Meal: 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
  • Language: English
  • Age: 18-35
  • When: Tue 23rd May 2023
  • Cost: €419 ($450)

Getaway to Greece: Corfu, Athens and Coastal Cruise

Want to go to Greece? Hostelworld also offers tours. This tour is a five-day whirlwind tour from Corfu to Athens. Along the way, you will cruise the Greek coast, discover the most picturesque Greek cities and discover ancient Greek ruins.

The tour includes four nights in hostels and four breakfasts. Discover the monasteries of Meteora, the house of Shedia, the ancient ruins of Delphi, the highlights of Athens, and more.

  • Lodging: Hostels
  • Meal: 4 breakfasts
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Age: 18-35
  • Cost: €549 ($490)

Related: How Solo Travel Will Change Your Life For The Better (And Teach You A Few Things)

The most of Mexico: Central Mexico, Yucatán and Cancún

A third example of one of their tours is their visit to some of the best places in Mexico. This is a longer tour of 16 days and travels from Mexico City to Cancun. On this epic journey, guests sample the best of Mexican cuisine and journey into the country’s jungles, discover ancient Mayan ruins, and crash on the white-sand beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula.

  • Lodging: Hostels
  • Meal: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Duration: 15 nights, 16 days
  • Language: English
  • Age: 18-35
  • Cost: €1,649 ($1,770)

These are just three of their many exciting journeys around the world. With these tours, no one has to worry about traveling the world alone.


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