Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gay Pride Hostels Around the World

By Hostelbookers.com

June marked the beginning of Gay Pride festivals around the world when lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transsexual (LGBT) orientations celebrate their commitment to the pride movement and gay and equal rights. And what better way to celebrate than joining in with parades, rallies, special Gay Pride events and donning your brightest and boldest colors.

But if you want to head to the party, you better sort out some accommodation quick-sharp!

4 top Gay Pride festivals around the world with some gay-friendly hostels – ideal places to crash after a day of marching or a night of partying.

San Francisco Pride 25-26 June

Often voted the best in the world, San Francisco Gay Pride is a highlight on the city’s events calendar. The bustling Castro district is home to the San Francisco gay scene and the Elements Hostel is just a short walk from here. Their roof terrace offers 360° views of the downtown area and guests receive discounts at San Francisco clubs.

There are female-only, male-only and mixed occupancy dorms with sturdy wooden bunks and new mattresses. Beds from €15pppn

London Pride 1-3 July 2011

With a fantastic metro network and plenty of night buses for getting home on an evening, you can base yourself in most London neighbourhoods and still have easy access to the main Gay Pride event in Trafalgar Square.

YHA London Central is a 15-minute walk from the lively Soho gay bars and its cool cafe culture. The hostel has self-catering facilities, lockers in dorms and a games room. Beds from €22pppn

Amsterdam Pride 4-7 August 2011

Street parties, special club nights and the fabulous Canal Parade; Amsterdam Gay Pride is must-experience!

The Bulldog hostel is in the heart of the Amsterdam Red Light District, which means all the action is on your doorstep. They have a lively bar with a pool table but also a roof terrace where you can escape and chill out. Beds from €33pppn

New York City Pride 18-26 June

To be close to the popular New York City gay bars and clubs, the Meatpacking District and Greenwich Village are within easy reach of Chelsea Inn which offers private double and twin rooms. A free breakfast – including white chocolate and cranberry scones – will set you up for a day of Pride rallies and the day of the march. Beds from €34pppn

Closer to the Gay Pride festival site at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Hostelling International – New York is on the Upper West Side and has shared, single-sex dorms. Beds from €20pppn

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