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Carla Marie Torre

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?

  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?
    This was my first time hosteling

  6. Where have you hosteled?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Most of them were cheap and very clean and had very good locations.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Meeting other young people.

    • Worst Moment
      Getting our items locked in the safe in the room.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Communicating with the hostel owners.

    • Biggest surprise?
      How clean they were.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    We heard it was a good idea in the major cities.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    The owner of the hostel in Madrid, because she helped us get our stuff out of the locked safe!

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    It's cheaper.

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

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are dirty and that you can't get your own room.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To explore new places and to meet people.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Do your research, and book ahead of time if you are traveling in the summer.