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Adrian Burrell

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Reading, England

  4. Occupation
    Property owner

  5. When it comes to travel accommodation (but leaving out crashing with friends, family or people you meet on the road), how often do you stay in hostels?
    Sometimes a hostel, sometimes a hotel or B&B, etc

  6. Where have you hosteled?
    Europe, Mexico New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South America, USA

  7. Would you stay in a hostel again on future trips?

  8. Why or why not?
    Economy / shared information from other travelers / kitchen & laundery facilities

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Meeting people of a like mind.

    • Worst Moment
      The state of some kitchens, rooms & the inconsideration of others in some dorms.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Not knowing the standard of accommodation prior to booking.

    • Biggest surprise?
      The difference in standards from one hostel to another within the same price range/country.

  10. Do you ever book any of your hostel accommodation in advance?

  11. Why or why not?
    To assure a place when arriving after a long journey.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Too many to pick just one.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    As previously stated.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Nomads, Merida, Mexico

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That it is only young & single people that use them.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To see different cultures & places, both natural and historic.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Ask other travelers their recommendations as you go, try and leave your options open as much as possible. Always carry a universal plug for the wash basin.