With travel becoming more and more accessible to more people, more options where to stay are opening up. One of these popular options is called a Hostel. We’ll be taking a closer look at Hostels in today’s discussion.
What are Hostels?
Hostels are low cost accommodations that have seen a surge in popularity in the recent decade. Instead of a room—like what you’d expect from costly hotels—a hostel usually has a bunk or a bed. Normally, this bed is in a room with several other beds. That means that travelers who stay in hostels need to share their room with strangers.
WOAH! What about privacy?
Your bunks often have a privacy curtain to give you some semblance of privacy. Other than that, you’re going to have to adjust. So if you’re not really keen on being in a place wherein privacy isn’t assured, you may want to go with a regular hotel or inn. However, take our word for it when we say that you’ll be missing out on a great travel opportunity.
Let us elaborate!
Hostels see different kinds of people
One of the best things about travelling is meeting new people. When you stay in a hostel, you get roomies from different parts of the world. You’d be surprised at how friendly or forthcoming these people can be.
Granted that some of them can be kind of full of themselves but that’s a risk you take when you go out into the world. However, when you do meet lovely people, it’s a wonderful experience that you cannot replicate.
Hostels are more affordable
We’ve mentioned that Hostels are less expensive than hotels and inns. This is usually the case in major cities all over the world. This is because instead of losing an entire room to a single customer, hotels can make use of more beds and earn more income.
If you were to get a hotel room, you’d best be prepared to pay a minimum of $150. At a hostel, you’d be paying at around $25 a night. When you have less to spend on your accommodation, you have more to spend on other experiences on your trip.
Hostels are fairly well equipped
We say “fairly” because it will ultimately depend on the Hostel that you choose. Yes, there are bad hostels out there. This reality is very much exactly the same way that there are bad hotels or inns. However, if you manage to find a good hostel, you’ll be in for quite a treat! Free WiFi, a secure locker, late check-out, and free breakfast are often part of the deal. You simply need to do your research and you’ll be able to find out that meets your needs.
There are a lot of hostels all over the world. Each one of them is unique. So instead of shutting yourself away in a boring hotel room, open yourself up to new experiences and give a hostel a try. You never know who you may come across.