Why Hostels should be your top travel accommodation. Hostels are great places to stay when you’re on a budget. Many people fear using a hostel as a travel accommodation because they have heard horror stories of people being robbed or just don’t want to share a room with someone they barely know. Hostels has it’s cons but also has its pros, especially if you are someone who is on a budget or traveling solo. Let me get right to is as to why Hostels should be apart of your accommodation.
PRO’s of Hostel Accommodation
Meet New People
Whether you are traveling solo or with a friend, hostels brings so many people from around the world together. It’s a great way to make friends, and if you are traveling solo, chances are a few of the residents that use the hostel as an accommodation are too, so this gives you the opportunity to tour the city you are in together. I’ve met a couple of awesome people while staying at a hostel and to this day, we are still friends. Which brings me to free accommodation when traveling in the future.
Free Accommodation in other another Cities
I mean it when I say that the travelers you meet at hostels can become your life long friends. Since travelers you have met are from all over the world, you can always visit them to catch up. This means that you would be traveling to another state or country to meet up with them, more than likely they will open their home to you. So no need to look accommodations, you’re all set.
If you are on a budget like myself, a hostel may be the most inexpensive route you can take. Sometimes a hostel may be even less expensive then home-sharing accommodations, such a airbnb or home-away. I recall staying at a hostel in Martha’s Vineyard,MA and only paying $60 for my 3 day stay as a opposed to $60/night if I were to do home-sharing or $160/night for a hotel stay.
Most hotels will serve breakfast lunch and dinner, this saves you even more money because you do not have to order out which can be costly if you do it long enough. A few hostels have it where you would have to sit down at a table with other travelers, forcing you to interact with each other and share fun activities that you wouldn’t have thought of doing while on the trip.
As you can see, there are many pros that come along with staying at a hostel. There are hostels that allow you to have rooms to yourself if you prefer your privacy which may cost you more. Travelers who fear sleeping in hostels because they fear being robbed should not worry. You can easily put locks on your belongings to keep anyone from accessing your items. Hostels also have lockers for you to lock up your items if you want to opt for that.
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