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Kirsty Nimmo

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Glasgow, Scotland

  4. Occupation
    nursing assistant

  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?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    You meet new and interesting people and enjoy the relaxing freindly atmosphere.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Meeting new folk.

    • Worst Moment
      Sharing a dorm with young boys.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Getting a room.

    • Biggest surprise?
      How relaxed it was.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Like to know I have pre-booked accomodation in my preferred location.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Other travellers because they are very friendly and helpful when looking for places to go and things to do.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    You get to meet lots of interesting people.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Flying Pig Downtown, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are dirty and have curfews.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    I like to see new places and meet new people.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Just go and have fun but don't expect to live like royalty.