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!