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Kathryn Proctor

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Melbourne, Australia

  4. Occupation

  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?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    It's a good way to meet heaps of people, especially if you are travelling on your own.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Pub crawl organised by the hostel in Rome

    • Worst Moment
      Getting robbed

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Carrying that damn backpack for days and days

    • Biggest surprise?
      Making so many friends

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Usually, sometimes didnt have easy access to the internet.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    A girl I met in Rome, because we actually live really close to each other in Melbourne and we had a ball going out and seeing all the sights.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Easy, cheap and fun.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Three Ducks, Paris, France

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are really dirty: they aren't that bad, most are pretty clean.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    Because I love experiencing different cultures, and seeing the world.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Go for it, you'll have a great time!