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    My friend and I are planning to go interrailing in May.

    Any advice, for example on whether to book hostels before leaving the uk, on trains, or on the day? And how to find the cheapest hostels?

    Any other general advice?

    We're planning to start in Amsterdam and finish in Copenhagen.

    Preferably from someone who's done it themselves, or something similar
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    Hello, My friend and I completed interailing this summer for 2 weeks visiting Amsterdam, Munich, North Italy, Southern France and Spain. Book hostels early as it will be cheaper. Websites for hostels/B and B:

    http://www.hostelscentral.com/ (Very cheap but Beware some of the quality of the hostel are actually very poor, ie, doors with no locks)(usually 6-18 people a room)

    Hotels.com

    Booking.com

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1266292 (detailed guide about interailing)

    http://www.interrail.eu/plan-your-tr...il-railway-map (helps you plan your trip with duration of journey between places)

    Amsterdam, at least 2 days if you want to visit some of the museums (beware many museums in Europe closes on Monday)

    Don't forget many of the busier train route or high speed route require either a supplement (extra fee)+ seat reservation for some (extra fee). For example in Germany, The Seat Reservation cost was 9 euro (don't think seat reservation was compulsory and no supplement needed). But in Spain as we took some High Speed Train, we have to pay 25-30 euro extra per person (Supplement +seat reservation).

    Beware sometimes Rail Timetable might not be updated until 2 weeks before travel.

    Download the Interail app which provides timetable of all European Trains (Offline), very handy during travel.

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by ho2901)
    Hello, My friend and I completed interailing this summer for 2 weeks visiting Amsterdam, Munich, North Italy, Southern France and Spain. Book hostels early as it will be cheaper. Websites for hostels/B and B:

    http://www.hostelscentral.com/ (Very cheap but Beware some of the quality of the hostel are actually very poor, ie, doors with no locks)(usually 6-18 people a room)

    Hotels.com

    Booking.com

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1266292 (detailed guide about interailing)

    http://www.interrail.eu/plan-your-tr...il-railway-map (helps you plan your trip with duration of journey between places)

    Amsterdam, at least 2 days if you want to visit some of the museums (beware many museums in Europe closes on Monday)

    Don't forget many of the busier train route or high speed route require either a supplement (extra fee)+ seat reservation for some (extra fee). For example in Germany, The Seat Reservation cost was 9 euro (don't think seat reservation was compulsory and no supplement needed). But in Spain as we took some High Speed Train, we have to pay 25-30 euro extra per person (Supplement +seat reservation).

    Beware sometimes Rail Timetable might not be updated until 2 weeks before travel.

    Download the Interail app which provides timetable of all European Trains (Offline), very handy during travel.

    Hope that helps!
    Thanks so much! This was really helpful
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    The tip about checking on reservations is very true- once I was on a train between Brussels and Cologne and someone had to leave at Liege.

    I think Groningen is on your route- well worth a visit. Also check out Haarlem near Amsterdam, and if you can afford it, there is a lovely spa just outside Amsterdam called Spa Zuiver.
 
 
 
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