The best 19 destinations for backpackers to visit in 2019

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3. Turkey

Turkey is renowned for its delicious cuisine, but it’s not only Turkish food that will leave you drooling! This Mediterranean paradise also boasts beautiful white sandy beaches, stunning turquoise waters, fascinating history, amazing archaeological sites and captivating culture. Turkey is a delight (see what we did there?!) for backpackers, offering budget prices and some truly unforgettable experiences; such as the dreamy hot air balloon rides over the famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia that you’ll have seen all over Instagram. So, what are you waiting for? Go get a taste of Turkey and its delicious authentic Turkish kebabs. Mmmmm!

ShoeStrıng Cave House is a hostel set among five traditional Turkish cave houses! Located in the Kapadokya region, if you’ve ever fancied experiencing the famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, this is the place to be. If you fancy floating in a hot air balloon then sign up to a tour at reception, but if you’d rather just spectate and take snaps then relax on the outdoor terrace which offers stunning views of the! Shoestring Cave House also offers a swimming pool, an outdoor bar and the unforgettable experience of sleeping inside a cave, all from just £7.05 a night!

4. Sri Lanka

Growing in popularity year upon year is the backpacker’s paradise of Sri Lanka; home to chaotic cities, chilled-out mountain towns, diverse wildlife and exotic beaches. Often compared to its gigantic neighbour India, Sri Lanka is an incredible destination in its own right. It’s an amazing place for animal lovers, as Yala National Park provides the best chance in the world to see wild leopards, as well as elephants, crocodiles and buffalo. Head to the south coast between November and April and you could even spot a blue whale!

Hangover Hostels in Mirissa is a great base for living your best beach life on Sri Lanka’s south west coast. Swim, surf and snorkel to your heart’s content, and when you’ve built up an appetite make your way back to the hostel for a juicy burger and a beer.

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