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Julia Rachelle Liberty

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    California, USA

  4. Occupation
    leasing consultant for Avalon Bay

  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?
    Europe, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Definetely yes! I met so many other people my age doing the same thing I was but they were from other countries. As much as we think we are different from everyone else, we all want the same things... to have a good time. Also hosteling is fast, easy and cheap.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Being saved at the door of my hostel in Ireland by the door man.

    • Worst Moment
      Out of 6 hostels I had one cold shower, which isn't too bad but can put a damper on the day.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Finding the hostel in a foreign country.

    • Biggest surprise?
      Finding the hostel in a foreign country.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I like to be semi-prepared. Hostels give you the leisure of having a spontaneous trip but also know that you have a bed to sleep in.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    I don't remember her name, but if I saw her walking down the street I would stop her. In Ireland one of our roommates was from Israel and she told us about her life and she was just so amazing, we were awake until 5 in the morning. I know I will never see her again but she will always be in my heart.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Cheap, cheap, and cheap. Now I know that they are convenient also.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    I forget! Sorry but it was the best, and it was in Liverpool, England.

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That your stuff gets stolen. My friend and I just might be trusting, but we always left our stuff open and out and nothing went missing. I hope I didn't jinx myself.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To escape life and meet new people. To see how the world outside my Brea bubble live. Other countries are great! But so is mine.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Make sure and research all the hostels you can in the area you are staying. Chances are there are many in one area, and some are nicer than others. Look for pictures and ask how far from the nearest fast food they are.