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Anita Skontorp

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Tonsberg, Norway

  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?
    Asia, Australia, Central America, Mexico Pacific Islands, South America

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

  8. Why or why not?
    It's the best way of getting to know other travellers!

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Cook Islands

    • Worst Moment
      Weary Traveller (Mexico)... horrifying rooms!

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      none :)

    • Biggest surprise?
      how nice some of the hostels are... like hotels!

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

  11. Why or why not?
    When going to a big city I book in advance... it's not fun when you don't know where to go in a huge place.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    A girl named Catalina from Chile. Met her at Las 2 Fridas in Mexico City, and she took me out sightseeing in the city!

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    It's cheap, and normally the standards are quite good, and you meet other travellers like yourself!

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Magic Hostel, San Cristobal, Mexico

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    It's fun to see different countries, experience other cultures and meet people from all over the world!

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Pay for first night at the time... in case you don't like it... and ENJOY !