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Louise Blomberg

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Wellington, New Zealand

  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?
    Asia, Europe, New Zealand, South America

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

  8. Why or why not?
    To meet people, and get tips on the way. Cheaper than hotels and friendlier. More on a budget.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Rapala Hostel, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

    • Worst Moment
      Koh Phangan, Windrock.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Otavalo Hostel, Quito, Ecuador

    • Biggest surprise?
      Chorlavi, Otavalo, Ecuador

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Don't know how it looks before. Maybe there is one much better.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    The owner of a hostel in Gibraltar, called something like "Johns", nice and friendly person when you're a little bit lost.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Cheaper, friendlier, get to know more people, get tips on routes and destinations.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Rapala, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That the bathrooms are often dirty and not tidy.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    Change, people, get to know my self, experience.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Bargain, you can always get a cheaper price.