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Emily McAllister

  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?
    pretty much all the time

  6. Where have you hosteled?
    Africa, Europe, New Zealand, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Hostels are generally less expensive than other options, can have kitchens and common rooms which are a bonus and are great places to meet people.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Hanging out in common rooms sharing travel stories

    • Worst Moment
      Lockout on a cold day

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Lockouts and curfews

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I don't want to end up traipsing all over a city with my heavy backpack on and end up in a crappy expensive hotel.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    My boyfriend, for obvious reasons...

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Young clientele, use of a kitchen, people to hang out with, cheaper.

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

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    Not sure.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To see new places, because home gets boring.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Word of mouth is the best way to find out about places, ask other travelers!