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Anna Pepin

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Georgia, USA

  4. Occupation
    Rowing Coach

  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, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Honest, friendly service; nice accommodations for extremely cheaper prices; greater opportunity to meet fellow travelers like yourself.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Meeting fellow travelers for a drink at the hostel/bar in Paris.

    • Worst Moment
      Paying for and eating the lunch at a hostel in Scotland.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?

    • Biggest surprise?
      Cleanliness of all the hostels.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Depends on where I'm traveling and if it is high travel time.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Met a girl from Georgia in a hostel in Scotland. She was attending the University of Georgia at the time. Big surprise to see someone from home.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Service, price, atmosphere.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Three Ducks, Paris, France

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That you have to be young to stay in them. All ages are usually welcome in the ones I've stayed in.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    Adventure and personal growth.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Go for it! Challenge yourself. Besides, it's safe and cheap.