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Barbara Bumatay

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    New York City, USA

  4. Occupation
    Financial Consultant

  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?
    Because it is the best way to meet people. Even if I have plenty of money I prefer a hostel for the reason that it is fun and he people you meet are quality people... generally.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      A youth hostel in the Lake District in England.

    • Worst Moment
      A hostel in Dublin where the boys kept me up all night.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    According to the time of year. Sometimes though it is better to just see what happens on your trip and let the road take you.

  12. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Because I meet people like me, it is always a blast!

  13. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Any hostel in the Lake District, England is gorgeous!

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That it is dirty, I mean some are... but some are also pristine. You can almost always get a private room in hostels, which most people fail to believe.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    To me, all types of people and experience all types of cultures.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Go alone to a hostel and see how much fun you can have. Don't judge anything until you have experienced it!