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A guide to Backpacking Europe

Welcome to backpack-europe. If you are going to Europe then you are at the best site for up to date information on top destinations. Here you will find what you need to know on where to go, what to see and the best places to stay. To help you plan your trip, we have provided detailed guides broken down by country and city as well as a currency converter to help you work out the best deals.

Backpacking is a great way to see the world without having to pay big bucks. We have tips and tricks from experienced travellers on how you can save yourself time and money while on the road. Also, you can read recommendations on hostels and cities sent in by people like you.

Experience Europe

With so many countries, you may not know where to begin. However, it pays to take the time to carefully plan your trip backpacking around Europe. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, we can help you make sense of it all. Flights? Buses? Car Hire? Train? Walking across the continent?! Browse our planning section to see how to prepare for the European trip of a lifetime, including what to pack, and how to decide on an itinerary.

Looking for a Hostel? Looking for Activities?

Here at, we strive to provide you with the tools and information that you need to make your tour around Europe unforgetable. Use our hostel finder to find and book your accomodation, use our tour finder to find and book tours and use our currency converter to find out just how much it's all going to cost. We have also provided links to Eurail so that you can avoid travel agency mark ups and buy your rail pass right from the source. Our goal is to collect information from travellers like you who have "been there, done that" and present their advice so that you can learn from their experience. We hope that after your trip, you will return to us and pass on what you learned to your fellow travellers.

If you're backpacking with a group of friends and want to plan a luxurious stop during the course of your travels, consider the option to rent timeshares throughout Europe. When split between a number of travelers, the cost of a timeshare rental is likely within your backpacking budget and will cost hundreds less than renting a number of hotel rooms. Two-bedroom timeshares can sleep as many as eight guests, and they provide additional living space, a full-service kitchen, and plenty of luxurious amenities to provide a break from roughing it during your travels.