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    Hey,
    I'm looking to interail Europe next year some time by myself.
    I just wanted a bit of advice from people that have already been.
    Is it easy to meet people in hostels you're staying in? How easy is it to 'wing' which places you're going and where you're going to stay?
    And what time of year is best to go.
    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    (Original post by Harvib)
    Hey,
    I'm looking to interail Europe next year some time by myself.
    I just wanted a bit of advice from people that have already been.
    Is it easy to meet people in hostels you're staying in? How easy is it to 'wing' which places you're going and where you're going to stay?
    And what time of year is best to go.
    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
    I went interrailing in the end of may and early june of this year, so not exactly peak tourist season and our hostel dorms where half empty, but we still met lots of great people in hostels. So that shouldn't be an issue. As far as hostels go I'd highly recommend Wombat hostels which are in a lot of popular interrail destinations and hans brincker if you're planning on going to amsterdam

    As for winging it we planned out our destinations beforehand and booked hostels, however you can go get pretty much anywhere with little planning using your pass.
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    (Original post by Harvib)
    Hey,
    I'm looking to interail Europe next year some time by myself.
    I just wanted a bit of advice from people that have already been.
    Is it easy to meet people in hostels you're staying in? How easy is it to 'wing' which places you're going and where you're going to stay?
    And what time of year is best to go.
    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
    I went interrailing Dec 2015-Jan 2016. I think there was some kind of student/young person's discount at the time. It was the interrail pass whereby you travelled on 10 days within 1 month. Therefore I used this to plan which cities I wanted to go to (and how many trips it would take). In the end, I think I had 1 travel day spare, so one day I just decided to travel from Vienna to Budapest and back in the same day. This type of pass is pretty flexible and it gives you freedom to stay in one place for any amount of time (as long as you use all your travel days in one month).

    I decided not to wing stuff cos it was two of us going, so I booked hostels and airbnbs in advance. But I'm sure you could wing hostels if it's just you, but idk if it's worth the risk of finding out everyone that's within your budget is full up. Most hostels have dorms of 3-10 people so can be really sociable. I didn't see many people travelling by themselves, most people are in groups. I definitely recommend the chain Meininger hostels (in loads of European cities), they're affordable and pretty sociable.
 
 
 
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