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Gareth Hart

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    London, England

  4. Occupation
    Medical Student

  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?
    Usually good accommodation at affordable prices. Also a good way to meet new people.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Making some good friends

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Only being able to check in at some hostels after 12pm

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Usually best to book to guarantee accommodation.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    My mate Damian from Belfast. We clicked straightaway and stayed friends for the rest of my time in Australia.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Similar standard to many hotels, for much lower prices. Easier than finding rooms in flats, especially if stay is short. Easier to meet new people than in hotels.

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

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That rooms are cramped and dirty (only true in the worst hostels).

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    See the world, meet new people, and get a suntan.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Book in advance and stay in a shared dorm (though no more than 4 sharing). Avoid the very cheap places as they are usually awful.