Linda in the student life office (SR 109) sends along some fantastic travel advice — and has even set up a travel-tip exchange in the student lounge! Check it out!
So often I hear you chatting about some horrible hostel you just stayed in, or see you frantically searching the internet to find last minute accommodation for your upcoming weekend away, so I figured it would be a good idea to have a notice board where you can post about hostels, hotels – indeed anything travel related.
I’ve set up an ‘SU London Tripadvisor’ notice board in the Student Lounge, in the small area in the corner with the tv and the comfy couches. I’ve also made some forms for you to fill in with details for feedback, ratings and comments. The rest is up to you.
I really do hope you find this a useful resource. Traveling at weekends as so many of you do, you will most certainly have the most up to date information so it makes perfect sense for you to share it with each other – plus it will be a great resource for future students. Similarly if you have any flyers or business cards of establishments that you’d like to recommend, feel free to post them on the board as well.
If you have recommendations – or have stayed somewhere you’d like to blacklist – but would rather just email me the details, you can do that too. I’ll make sure that a notice is put on the board with the info that you pass on to me. If you want to remain anonymous, that’s your perogative.
And on the subject of travel, don’t forget you can go to any STA Travel office (student travel association) to ask for help or advice in planning your trips. The closest STA office to Faraday House is opposite Russell Square tube station, and there’s also an office in ULU, Malet Street. You can use STA travel whether you’re an Associate member of ULU or not.
Also, but in a different category, I highly recommend Sandeman’s New Europe tours. They currently offer free walking tours in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, London, Jerusalem, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Prage and Tel Aviv. I’ve used them here in London and gone on a free tour in Madrid and they’ve been excellent. Check out their website here: http://www.neweuropetours.eu/
I’ve also heard good things about a website called Good Morning Paris (www.goodmorningparis.fr) where you can stay with a family offering B & B – quite a different experience from staying in a hostel, but uniquely Parisian. The students who told me about them used them twice and each time thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I look forward to your travel thoughts!