Hostel Interviews

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Julia Weh

  1. Current Age?
    20

  2. Nationality
    Germany

  3. Where do you live now?
    Washington DC, USA

  4. Occupation
    Aupair

  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?
    Europe, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Because it is a cheap way to spend a night when you travel, you meet many new people from all over the world and it's easy to find hostels all over the world.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      having a funny night with people from many different countries

    • Worst Moment
      to have a loooong walk with a heavy suitcase from the metro station to the hostel

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      no lockers in shared bedrooms and lack of pillows

    • Biggest surprise?
      that there was internet access

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Because you know for sure where to spend the night, if there are beds available and you can look for directions in advance how to get there.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    One of my former classmates. He was so drunk that he believed he was a butterfly and he "flew" down the hallway making strange noises.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Because it is a cheap way, you meet young people, and it is easy to find a hostel compared to cheap hotels/motels.

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That it is dirty and everybody is stealing your personal belongings.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    To meet different people, lifestyles, nationlities. To see many things in a country, get to know its way of life, religion, customs and habits.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    There's no reason not to stay in a hostel. It's a cheap possibilty and you always meet new people. My advice: Book in advance or inform yourself if there's a special event in the city you wanna travel to.