Top 10 Reasons to Stay in a Hostel

Do you want to experience other cities & countries but not worry so much about the cost of accommodation? Why not try a hostel?

Do you want to experience other cities & countries but not worry so much about the cost of accommodation? Why not try a hostel?

Hostels are more than just for sleeping! They also have…

  1. Cheap Beds!

  2. Hostels offer rooms to suit your budget. Stay in a shared dorm room or private room with/without en suite bathroom. How else could you stay in the center of London, New York City, or Paris for less than $20 per night?!

  3. Wireless Internet

  4. Hostels are no longer scummy digs for the waifs and strays. Many new hostels offer better facilities than hotels. Wifi, book exchange, TV & films, bar, and internet cafes can often be found in hostels.

  5. Knowledgeable Locals

  6. Hostel staff are usually young people with an interest in travel. They know the city well and are on hand to give great advice on things to do, what to eat, where to go, and the best way to get there. They understand the experiences that travelers are after.

  7. Meeting Other Travelers

  8. Make life long friends, share student travel tips & hook up with travel companions. Hostels are full of international travelers. It’s a great place to meet interesting people. If you’re only in the city for the weekend, stay at a hostel and connect up with students to party with.

  9. Communal Spirit

  10. Sharing sleeping quarters & amenities builds a great communal spirit and is part of the traveler’s adventure. Many hostels offer group activities like movie nights, pub trivia or pool parties to encourage guests to mingle.

  11. Great Locations

  12. Be in the thick of it! Most hostels are set up in city center locations that rival that of affordable hotels.

  13. Relaxed Atmosphere

  14. Hostels are much more laid back than hotels. Feel free to have fun and roll in late. Choose to chill out alone or connect up with people. No pressure, it’s your choice.

  15. Discount Tickets

  16. Hostel staff will give you loads of free advice & info but many hostels also provide discounts and transportation. Always get the low down from the staff!

  17. Guest Kitchen

  18. If you don’t have the cash to eat out every night, hostels sometimes have guest kitchens. Whip up something tasty and save a few bucks!

  19. Unusual Lodging

  20. Lots of hostels are built into cool, old converted buildings but some offer a totally unique sleeping experience. How about sleeping in a Boathouse in Amsterdam? Treehouse in Greece? Castle in Brazil? or Cave in Turkey?