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Aaron Prout

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    London, England

  4. Occupation
    Bar Manager

  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?
    Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South America

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

  8. Why or why not?
    It's the best way of meeting like minded people which greatly improves your travelling experience.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Treehouses in Olympos.

    • Worst Moment
      Shithole in Cairo. (I wouldn't let my dog sleep on the bed).

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Hostels need simple maps when booking.

    • Biggest surprise?
      Quality of hostels in some third world countries.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I like to shop around and don't like to plan to far in advance. You've got to go with the flow.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    A gorgeous Swiss girl. I'll leave the details up to your imagination. Mmmmm...

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Like-minded travellers. Creates a great social scene, travel companions and sometimes great mates.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Auski, Dahab, Egypt

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    Some people are under the impression that because they are cheap they are dirty and unsafe. I find that some internet sites can now provide you with peace of mind.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    The small things you see and experince on a daily basis when you travel guarantee to put a smile on your face. It keeps the child in your heart and gives you a lust for life.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    If you're still reading you should already be won over.