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Lorraine Goodall

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    West Molesey, England

  4. Occupation
    Business Consultant

  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?
    Central America, Mexico

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Very cheap and great way of meeting other people

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Finding hostel with pool

    • Worst Moment
      Arriving at 6 a.m. in Oaxaca and not being able to speak Spanish

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      See above

    • Biggest surprise?
      Variation in standard of hostels

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Like to book the first night and then have a look around

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    A Russian I met in Mexico, because he was very outgoing and had managed to establish a life in the US and bring his mother over.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Cost and to meet people.

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are not clean and that you have to share with lots of other people.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    I love to see different cultures and natural wonders around the world.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Try it!