Backpacking Asia Network is now also operating beyond Asia. Here at Backpacking Beyond Asia we are going to feature hostels and tour operators operating beyond Asia.


Croatia | 101 Dalmatian Design Hostel | Split

The hostel consists of 101 beds, each of which represents an island in Croatia. The layout is modern and clean, with a restaurant and a relaxing lounge where you can enjoy Netflix shows and play PS4. Located outside of the city center, it is easily accessible by bus. If you are looking for a clean, relaxed and affordable place in Split–a historical city with more than 2700 sunny hours per year–check out their website, or for the best deals, contact them directly.


Croatia | Mali Mrak | Zagreb

Located within a short tram ride of Zagreb city center you will find Mali Mrak, a unique, organic and noncommercial hostel. The place is clean, cozy and has a great atmosphere, suitable for travelers who like to connect with like minded people and get to know locals that can show you secret places of the city. Zagreb is worth a visit, with great attractions and a lake close the the city center.


South Africa |  Ashanti Lodge Gardens | Cape Town

Ashanti was one of the first backpackers in Cape Town more than 24 years ago and has now expanded to include a Guest House around the corner in the Gardens area. Backpackers traveling to Cape Town will definitely enjoy their stay at this place, not just because of the pool and specious hangout area Ashanti offers. Travelers can chose from a variety of accommodations for any budget


Malta | Il-Forn Art Hostel

If you ever intend to visit Mata, you can stay at Il-Forn Art Hostel located in Birgu. This place offers a great artistic and authentic atmosphere. Clements the host and his wife Noni will make you feel home as soon you enter their hostel.


Mauritius | El Vacancier Maurice

El Vacancier Maurice is a tour operator offering tours and activities in Mauritius to explore the beauty of the island. They have a fantastic tour where you can watch and swim with dolphins. They also take you to visit the GIANT Aldabra tortoises in the La Vanille Natural Park. Although, Mauritius is not a backpacking destination, it offers a range of affordable accommodations as long you travel with someone, so you can share a room or a studio.


Morocco | Trip To The Desert

Visiting Morocco is an affordable way to experience the Sahara. You can book a tour from Marrakesh to the desert of Merzouga with a stop-over in the Atlas mountains for a night. Enjoying the sunset while riding a camel into the desert and watching the Milky Way during the night will remain an unforgettable experience for every traveler.


Portugal | 1878 Hostel | Faro

Faro has developed over the past few years. Travelers start their adventure from here visiting the Algarve region, including Lagoa, Portimao and Lagos. There is a lot of activities and tours available to explore the Ria Formosa Nature Park. One of the experienced tour operators is Formosamar, they take their guest out on a traditional boat where you can learn everything about the Nature Park. A great way to explore the city and the surroundings of Faro is on Segways. Algarvebysegway will take you around on their quiet and intuitive vehicles. 1878 Hostel is a unique and specious place with a great atmosphere where you can meet self minded people and easy plan your Portugal trip. If you never slept in a triple bank-bed, here you get a chance to do it.


Portugal | HUB | Lisbon

Lisbon has surprised many backpackers during their Portugal trip. This city is worth a visit and has everything you can expect from an European capital city. HUB Newlistbon is a central located hostel in the heart of Lisbon. There is a great vibe in this hostel. Who would have expected a Ball Pit in a hostel … Lisbonwalker will take you around the city, you can join one of their 3 hours walking tours that offers an all-in-one overview of the main sites of Lisbon.


Portugal | The Wanderers Tours | Lisbon

The tour to SINTRA operated by is a fantastic trip to get around the city, up and down the cost and to the magical village of Sintra. This tour is exiting, educational and entertaining. Don’t miss out this great tour if you ever make it to Lisbon.


Portugal | Nice Way Hostel | Porto

Porto has been elected Best European Destination 2017 by The city has a great charm and lots of interesting sites to visit. will show you around on their ‘Walking and Port Wine Testing Tours’. Nice Way Hostel is close to the São Bento railway station and is a great place to stay. The management and staff are amazing people with a great dedication to make you feel home in this beautiful city.