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Brian Wright

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality
    South Africa

  3. Where do you live now?
    Barcelona, Spain

  4. Occupation
    graphic designer

  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?
    Africa, Europe

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

  8. Why or why not?
    cheapest and best way to meet interesting people

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      stitting on top of hostel roof smoking

    • Worst Moment
      having the police try and get us off

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?

    • Biggest surprise?
      having 15 people robbed in one night

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

  11. Why or why not?
    If I know exactly where I will be next I will try and book.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    A french girl who is just the greatest.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Cheapest and best way to meet interesting people.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Kabul, Barcelona, Spain

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are very cheap (but cheaper than other accommodations still).

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To meet people who would otherwise never enter my life.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Lock up your stuff and be open to anything.