Christmas is around the corner.  If you are going to spend Christmas this year in Australia, at a Manly hostel, for example, you will have the chance to meet people all over the world.  There will be so many international students and backpackers.

Do you know how to say “Merry Christmas!” in different languages?  We will help you be prepared for the winter holiday. Did you know that the Chinese have two different translations for Merry Christmas which are聖誕快樂 in Traditional Chinese and 圣诞快乐 in Simplified Chinese?  Moreover, Merry Christmas in Danish is Glædelig jul.  Keep in mind that Merry Christmas in the Dutch style is Gelukkig Kerstfeest.   If you want to say to your Dutch friends “Happy holidays!” or “Season’s greetings” you will say Beste Wensen.

Do you want to surprise your Finn friends?  “Merry Christmas!” in Finnish is Hauskaa joulua. What about your French friends?  “Merry Christmas!” in French is Joyeux Noël.  If you refer to general Season’s Greetings you can use Meilleurs vœux.

What about your Spanish friends?  Merry Christmas is translated in Spanish Feliz Navidad.  If you want to spend Christmas with your Italian friends, you will wish them Buon Natale.  When it comes to your German friends, you can wish them Frohe Weihnachten.  Do you want to say Merry Christmas in Swedish?  It’s God jul.  If you want to say Merry Christmas in Czech, the correct sentence is Veselé vánoce.  What about Merry Christmas in Turkish?  The answer is Mutlu Noeller.


Why not impress some of your international friends by saying “Merry Christmas!” in their native language?  If you book budget accommodation Sydney, you will make so many friends all over the world.  You will definitely bring a smile to their faces when you wish them “Merry Christmas” in their native language.  Needless to say, the French owner of Manly Bunkhouse, Cathy Carney and her friendly team speak fluent French, Portuguese and Spanish.


If you are going to spend Christmas in a hostel, far away from home, you will discover a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  It is widely known the fact that hostels provide more intimacy than hotels.  They generally have large common areas where people can spend time together.