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From Spanish Lessons to Cooking Classes, Learn Something New with HostelBookers in 2013

LONDON, November 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Book a trip this winter with HostelBookers and you can use your travel time for higher learning as well. From Salsa lessons in Columbia to cooking classes in Morocco, there's sure to be a few new skills you can take home from one of the over 20,000 accommodations in HostelBookers global collection.

Salsa!

Located in Medellin, Columbia in the upscale neighborhood of Laureles and winner of the 2012 HostelBookers Award for *Best Newcomer*, Wandering Paisa Backpackers offers free Salsa lessons to guests and locals alike with teacher, Ana Christina, a Medellin local who has been dancing professionally for the past few years. Classes are filled with beginners, so don't be afraid if this is your first time. After class, join the group at one of the many local Salsa bars to dance to some of the best live Salsa in Medellin. Rates are per person and start at £7,59 for a shared room and £19 for a deluxe single.

Tango, Spanish and Yoga, Ole!

Perhaps you've always wanted to brush up on the Spanish you learned in High School or take tango lessons in Argentina? Then a stay with Ostinatto Hostel, Buenos Aires is in order. Located in a completely renovated 1920's historic building, Ostinatto combines old world charm with updated amenities. The hostel offers three free yoga lessons a week, a free one hour tango lesson on Mondays and one hour of free Spanish lessons, so guests can immerse themselves in the sexy Argentinian culture. Rates are per person and start at £9.17 for a shared room and £28.81 for a superior en-suite double.

Traditional Cooking Classes

Dar Sohane, a centuries-old guest house in Marrakesh fully restored and furnished with respect to its Moroccan tradition pays homage to the country's cuisine. Composed of four suites and a Moroccan living room, this authentic Riad is located in the heart of Marrakech's Medina near the Jamaa El Fna Square. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is served daily at the Riad Dar Sohane and guests can take cooking courses with the chef or relax on the terrace with views of the Koutoubia Mosque. Rates are per person and start at £14,49 for a double room and £12 per person in a room for four.

With overall 95% rating, Sweden's City Backpackers Hostel is one of the best properties on all of HostelBookers. Perfectly situated in downtown Stockholm, the staff will happily take guests on free tours of the area - including the wintertime Viking Sauna Tour. Book your stay here and you'll also enjoy a cozy on-site breakfast café where guests can take weekly free Swedish cooking classes. Located just two blocks away is Drottninggatan, the major shopping street in Stockholm. You'll also find food markets and free exhibitions nearby too as well as a huge beer garden just next door. Rates are per person and start at £9.17 for a shared room and £28.81 for a twin room.

Greek Yoga

The Caveland, located on the Greek island of Santorini is nested in an old 18th century winery within the picturesque, traditional village of Karterados. For those curious yoga practitioners looking for a uniquely relaxing vacation, you've come to the right place. At Caveland, yoga classes are offered every morning at 8:30am and three times a week at 7pm for only xx a class. For the more serious yogis with a little more time and money to spend, there are weekly and monthly yoga teacher training courses. Rates are per person and start at £12 for a shared room and £16,07 per person in a room for two.


Contact: Giovanna Gentile[email protected], t:+44(0)20-7440-4905.

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