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Keith Perkins

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Derby, England

  4. Occupation
    Local Government Officer

  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, Asia, Europe, Middle East, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Most interesting places to stay and apart from camping or bivvying, they are generally the cheapest places to stay.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Great locations

    • Worst Moment
      Boring and insecure fellow hostellers

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Getting in late at night and leaving early

    • Biggest surprise?
      Cosy rooms

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Dependent on flexability of plans.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    No-one specific.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    In many cases thet are in beautiful locations, or very central in cities.

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    They are only for young people.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    Otherwise life is boring.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Step into the unpredictable and often if we don't use them, we'll lose them.