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What to Do and Where to Stay in 2024

With 17 City-Centre Locations, Safestay Hostels & Hotels Offers Great Value Stays across Europe & the UK

From concerts and carnival to football and festivals, 2024 is jammed packed with calendar events worth travelling for. With stays at Safestay starting from just £18 per bed, per night across all of their city-centre hostels, and a host of private room options too, they are just the ticket for getting the most out of your time away.

 

January 

What: The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity: Grand Finale fundraiser,
Where: Warsaw, Poland
When: 28 January
Stay: Safestay Warsaw Old Town

Start 2024 off on a positive note by supporting a worthwhile cause at the 32nd annual Grand Finale fundraiser, hosted by The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Celebrations will be held at Poland’s national stadium — PGE Narodowy, and will include live musical performances, a dazzling light show, a slew of fun activities and sports challenges, and a televised auction. Money raised will be used to support Polish children’s hospitals.

Find out more here.

 

February

What: Jorvik Viking Festival
Where: York, England
When: 12 – 18 February 2024
Stay: Safestay York Micklegate

At the Jorvik Viking Festival you’ll be transported back to the time of York’s Viking rule, which lasted for more than 100 years after the town was invaded in 866AD. The week-long event offers visitors a packed programme for all ages. From Mead-tasting and a torch-lit banquet, to combat displays, crafts and music performances, there’s no shortage of Viking-themed entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

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March

What: Prague Easter Market at Náměstí Míru (Peace Square)
Where: Prague, Czechia
When: 15 March to 1 April
Stay: Safestay Prague Charles Bridge

This is a great time to visit the Czech Republic’s capital (which is also home to the largest castle complex in the world!). Every year, thousands flock to Prague’s parade of Easter markets to sample traditional cuisine and buy from local businesses. The closest market to Safestay’s Prague Charles Bridge location is at Náměstí Míru (Peace Square). You can use this as your starting point before venturing over to the bigger markets at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

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April

What: Olympic flame lighting
Where: Athens, Greece
When: 16 April
Stay: Safestay Athens Monastiraki

Immerse yourself in the pomp and circumstance of the Olympic flame lighting ceremony at the first leg of the torch relay, held at Ancient Olympia. The historic event will be televised worldwide, as a group of ‘priestesses’ light the fire that will burn until the games conclude on 11 August. The ceremony is free to attend, and all ages are welcome.

Find out more here.

 

May

What: Two Coffee Champs festival
Where: Bratislava, Slovakia
When: 10 – 11 May
Stay: Stay Bratislava Presidential Palace

The Two Coffee Champs festival provides fellowship for coffee lovers, connoisseurs, farmers and traders from around the world. Blending music and art with one of the world’s most beloved and widely consumed beverages, this year’s event will feature a variety of tastings and workshops focused on coffee sensory (the study of the senses as they relate to coffee) and at-home coffee making. How do you take yours?

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June

What: The Santo Antonio Festival
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
When: 12 June
Stay: Safestay Lisbon Bairro Alto

The Santo Antonio Festival is the most important annual event in Lisbon. This proud and vibrant celebration is held in remembrance of Saint Antony, the capital’s patron saint, and reaches its peak on the evening of 12 June. Every year the decorated streets welcome swathes of visitors from near and far selling local food and lots of sardines, which are a staple in Portuguese culture.

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July

What: UEFA Euros 2024
Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 15 June to 14 July
Stay: Safestay Berlin Kurfürstendamm

Heading to the Euros this year? Safestay Berlin Kurfürstendamm is a fuss-free option for footy fans in need of a comfortable place to stay. Conveniently located in the heart of the Bavarian Quarter, it’s just a 10-minute walk to some of Berlin’s most popular attractions including the famous Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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August

What: Notting Hill Carnival
Where: London, England
When: 24 – 26 August
Stay: Safestay London Kensington Holland Park or Safestay London Elephant & Castle

The Notting Hill Carnival celebrates the legacy of Caribbean culture in Britain, and attracts around a million visitors each year. Since the first carnival in 1966, the event has grown to become Europe’s largest street party, welcoming people from all over the world with its colourful dancers, booming sound systems, flavourful food and endless good vibes.

Find out more here.

September

What: La Mercè Festival
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: Date TBC
Stay: Safestay Barcelona Gothic or Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia

The La Mercè Festival dates back to 1902 and celebrates the Patron Saint of Barcelona, Mare de Deu de la Mercè. Now the largest street party in the city, visitors can expect an electrifying experience as they peruse the buzzing streets, enjoy the passing parades and processions, and light sparklers for the famous Correfoc (fire run).

Find out more here.

October

What: Marc Chagall Exhibition
Where: Vienna, Austria
When: 28 September 2024 – 9 February 2025
Stay: Safestay Vienna Margaretenviertel

Visit the Albertina Museum’s must-see Chagall exhibition which features around 90 works created by the prolific artist. Home to the world’s largest and most valuable graphical collections, there’s lots more to see at the Albertina too. If you were ever in need of a reason to hop, skip and jump over to Vienna for a short stint, this is it!

Find out more here.

November

What: Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
When: October 2024
Stay: Safestay Edinburgh Cowgate

One thing you should definitely have on your 2024 cultural calendar is the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, which is returning for its 14th year. Having built a reputation for bringing the world’s best short films to Scotland, expect to see shorts created both on home soil and across the globe. Safestay’s newest hostel, located on Cowgate, one of Edinburgh’s oldest streets, is the perfect base for movie buffs.

Find out more here.

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December

What: Brussels Christmas Market
Where: Grand Place, Rue de la Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons
When: Date TBC
Stay: Safestay Brussels Grand Place

The Brussels Christmas market is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe, offering its visitors a fun-filled festive experience brimming with Belgian charm. Last year’s event offered more than 200 chalets, a glittering light show, a ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, ice skating and lots more, and all just steps away from Safestay.

Find out more here.

 

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