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Diane Wright

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Perth, Australia

  4. Occupation
    Director of Hospital/Nursing

  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?
    Australia, Europe, South America

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

  8. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      The facitlity at Sydney Central

    • Worst Moment
      Being told at 12MN couldn't take my 9-year-old daughter - "no kids" policy

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      As above

    • Biggest surprise?

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

  10. Why or why not?
    Peace of mind on first night.

  11. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    The fabulous bloke at reception who allowed us to stay and then organised reception management to have us complete our holiday.

  12. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?

  13. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    Dirty, bring own linen, have to do chores (would prefer to pay extra for housekeeping staff).

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    Experience landmarks, different cultures

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Look for a good chain.