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  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Illinois, USA

  4. Occupation

  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?
    pretty much all the time

  6. Where have you hosteled?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    It's a cheap place to stay, and a great way to meet some interesting people.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Opening the mini-keg in Budapest

    • Worst Moment
      Having my phone stolen at some youth hostel in Amsterdam, the only night I was half sober.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Finding a hostel the night before Bastille Day in Nice at midnight.

    • Biggest surprise?
      The Clown and Bard in Prague

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

  11. Why or why not?
    If I get a good recommendation for a popular place, I'll try and book in advance.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    JC, glad you like sushi. Flip, for not finding me during the running of the bulls.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    It's usually cheaper, and there are always other young travelers.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Clown and Bard, Prague, Czech Republic

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    No idea. Don't believe everything you hear.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    It gives me a chance to let go from whatever image I may have at home, you don't know me. I love meeting other adventerous souls.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    The first thing you should do when you get 'there' is find a hostel. You'll be more comfortable and save money if you travel in pairs or triples.