Traveling for the first time can be daunting - especially as a solo traveler. But there are many companies who seek 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 is also seeking to be a social platform for solo travelers with its new Solo Travel App. The App enables backpackers to meet other travelers booked into the hostel before they even get there.

Another way that Hostelworld.com is more than just booking accommodation is their new Roamies small group adventure travel. They have been working with backpackers (most of whom are solo travelers) for a long time and are uniquely placed to know just what solo backpackers want and how to plan the ideal adventure tour for them.

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What To Know About Hostelworld's Roamies Tours

"‘Roamies’ combines the social hostelling experience with small group adventure travel"

- Hostelworld.com

With Roamies, Hostelworld is seeking to combine the best of the world's of a hostel's social experience with the adventure of small group tours. To do this, Hostelworld has teamed up with G Adventures to provide thrilling tours at affordable prices all over the world.

These tours are focused on bringing adventurous backpackers together from around the world. Hostels are fun places to stay for solo travelers - they offer affordable accommodation as well as foster a sense of community with the famous "hostel vibe."

The tours are meant for a younger age group and are limited to people between the ages of 18 and 35.

The Roamies tours are made up of a collection of 38 trips with over 50 hostels in some 15 countries around the world. Naturally, Hostelworld is selecting the best hostels it has for the tours. Group size is between 16 and 24 travelers for each small group and the duration varies between 5 days and as long as 34 days.

  • Duration: 5-34 Days
  • Group Size: 16-24
  • Age Restriction: For People Between 18 and 35
  • Countries Available: Albania, Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Price: From $180

More independently minded travelers have no need to fret, the tours are made for maximum freedom and flexibility. One will have plenty of free time and there are optional activities that one can book. They have many tour options, here are some examples.

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Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Cloud Forests & Zip-Lines

Travel into the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica's interior and indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience on this tour. See the massive Poás Volcano’s massive crater and explore La Fortuna - the famous outdoor adventure capital. The tour also includes a boat cruise across Lake Arenal and zip-lining above the cloud forests in Monteverde. During the tour, one will stay in vibing hostels and have the option of booking more activities.

The tour is from only around $75 a day and explores some of the best of the jungles of Costa Rica. The tour lasts six days (5 nights) where travelers bond with like-minded travelers - as with other Roamies tours, there is a "Chief Experience Officer" on hand throughout the tour to help travelers in the new country. Breakfasts are included but not other meals.

  • Accommodation: Hostels
  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Lunch
  • Duration: 5 Nights, 6 Days
  • Language: English
  • Age: 18-35
  • When: Tue 23 May 2023
  • Cost: €419 ($450)

Greece Escape: Corfu, Athens & Coastal Cruising

Fell like going to Greece? Hostelworld has tours going there too. This tour is a five-day whirlwind tour from Corfu to Athens. Along the way, one will cruise the Greece coast, see the quaintest of Greek towns, and see ancient Greek ruins.

The tour includes four nights in hostels and four breakfasts. See the monasteries of Meteora, the Shedia Home, the Delphi Ancient Ruins, highlights of Athens, and more.

  • Accommodation: Hostels
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts
  • Duration: 4 Nights, 5 Days
  • Language: English
  • Age: 18-35
  • Cost: €549 ($490)

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The Most Mexico: Central Mexico, Yucatán & Cancún

A third example of one of their tours is their tour of some of the best spots in Mexico. This is a longer 16-day tour and travels from Mexico City to Cancún. On this epic trip, guests taste the best of Mexican food and head off into the country's jungles, discover the ancient Maya ruins, and flop on the white sand beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula.

  • Accommodation: Hostels
  • Meals: 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 trips around the world. With these tours, no one needs to be anxious about traveling solo around the world.