Where Will Your Backpacking Take You?

While there is no one “best place” to backpack, there are a variety of places that can give you the type of backpacking experience you’re looking for. Good places to backpack are those where transportation inside the country is relatively easy, places to stay are cheap and plentiful, and where crime is relatively low making it easy to get around on foot.

The Best Places To Backpack is a collection of the cities and countries you can visit based upon your backpacking experience and the type of backpacker you are. There are some beautiful places to backpack, including Thailand, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic that are accommodating and have a good network of services for backpackers. You’ll also run into many other backpackers in the best places to backpack which is one of the best parts of traveling with a single bag, staying in hostels, and exploring the world.

Some Backpacking Hot Spots

Australia | Thailand | New Zealand | England | Czech Republic | Argentina | Ireland | South Africa | Top Beaches In Europe

Perhaps you’re planning your first trip and aren’t sure where to go or haven’t really backpacked before. Most people choose the top vacations spots in Europe because it’s a well known destination for backpackers, especially for college students and gap-year travelers. You don’t have to limit yourself though, Southeast Asia, parts of South America, and Africa all make great places for your first backpacking trip.

Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, make sure to check out the best places to backpack before setting your mind on one destination. If you already have a place in mind, you can learn about it here. We’ve been to and researched all of the best places to backpack and also have some recommendations on what gear to carry and how to stay safe on the road.

Best Thailand Beaches For Travelers

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Thailand has long been a popular place for backpackers and other travelers alike. With its hospitable people, affordable cost of living, and beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that the country has a high ex-pat population. Thailand is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and we’re going to introduce you to some […]

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Lessons Learnt Backpacking Across South America

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Rich in culture and history, South America is somewhat of a Mecca to many backpackers year in and year out with its vast sweeping landscapes, scenic sights, and vibrant atmosphere. From large, exotic rain-forests to great, looming temples, South America is a paradise for tourists, and though the flights over there may take a huge […]

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Backpacking In Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria has begun hitting the radar of backpackers traveling through Europe in recent years, and with good reason. Sofia is a city of just over one million inhabitants, and its size makes it easy to navigate and learn about. Getting to Sofia by plane will take you through Sofia Airport, the busiest airport in […]

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Backpacking in Dublin

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Dublin is a backpacker’s dream, and one of the top cities that travelers pass through in Europe. It is a relatively small, but vibrant, city with plenty to see and do. Ireland’s other cities are also worth visiting, but staying and traveling in Ireland could take its toll on your wallet if you’re not careful. […]

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10 Reasons To Backpack The Philippines

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The Philippines are often overlooked by travelers, including backpackers, because it is surrounded by several tourism giants. There are plenty of reasons that this nation of islands can appeal to visitors, and here are 10 of them (in no particular order): 1. If you’re from the United States, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand, you won’t […]

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Best Countries to Backpack

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England England is a popular destination for backpackers with an extensive public transportation system and numerous hostels. As with much of the rest of western Europe, England is a relatively safe country for travelers and offers much interesting history in each of its vibrant cities, from London to Liverpool. Getting to England is easy, as […]

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Cheap Hotels For Backpackers

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For anyone planning a purse-friendly backpacking trip around Europe, keeping costs down is a priority. However, this doesn’t mean sticking to hostel dorms with communal bathrooms. The increase of cheap hotels, in addition to the rising costs of many hostel chains, means that it’s possible to get a hotel room at the same price as […]

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Places To Backpack In Europe

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Getting Around Getting a Eurail train pass is the most economical way to get around to all of these places and travel throughout Europe. The train system throughout the continent is comfortable and convenient, and will get you anywhere you need to go. There are several Eurail train passes to choose from, so you can […]

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Backpacking In Costa Rica

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Close to the many American backpackers, Central America is a good alternative to Europe for US backpackers. The tourism and travel industry in Costa Rica is well developed and it’s a leader in the region in terms of travel. Costa Rica is a bit more expensive than the neighboring Panama or Nicaragua travel, but close […]

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Backpacking In The Philippines

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The Philippines isn’t often the first place people think of when it comes to backpacking, especially since it’s so close to other much more popular backpacking destinations such as Thailand and Australia. There are over 4,000 Philippines islands, most of them accessible via low fare carriers from Manila, which is where most travelers arrive. This […]

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Backpacking In Brazil

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Backpacking is taking off in a big way in Brazil, with a large number of backpackers coming into and leaving Brazil. Where once backpacking was seen as a ‘low class’ activity, the Brazilian tourism industry is realizing the potential revenue even low budget travelers can generate if they come in numbers high enough. There are […]

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Backpacking In Argentina

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Argentina is quickly growing into a major backpacking destination along with nearby Brazil. The economic collapse of a few years ago has made the economy favorable for visiting backpackers and foreigners and Argentina offers a blend of European and Latin culture all in one place. While most backpackers stay in Buenos Aires, there is a […]

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