Youth Hostels: Tell Us What You Think!

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Hostel Time!

Youth hostels are experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Eager to shed their image as only serving the needs of young backpackers, many hostels are adding private rooms and amenities that rival (and in many cases surpass) other 1 and 2 star hotels. Rather than only appealing to student travelers, there is a clear trend among hostels to attract a broader age range of travelers, groups and families who are looking to save a buck while on the road.

Which brings us to our questions for our fellow Cheapos:

1.) When traveling in Europe, do you like staying in hostels or do you tend to stay elsewhere? Any particular reason?

2.) If you stay in hostels, do you specifically reserve private rooms or do you fully embrace the hostel experience and stay in dorm-style rooms?

3.) What is it about hostels you like (and dislike) the most?

Tell us what you think in the comment field below. And if you have other hostel feedback beyond our 3 questions, let it roll!

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Pete Meyers

About the author: An Ohio native, Pete Meyers was bred on family road trips and the Beach Boys. When not working at EuroCheapo HQ in NYC, Pete likes to be found eating bouillabaisse anywhere in the south of France.

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11 thoughts on “Youth Hostels: Tell Us What You Think!”

  1. There is too much confusion about the definition of term “hostel”. I dont think small hotels, B&B’s or pension should call themselves as hostels.

    A hostel must provide budget-price accommodation, including 1-night stays, must welcome individual travellers and must not charge them more than a member of a couple or group. A hostel must have a common room where guests can sit and chat, or eat communally.


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