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Mohammed Angawi

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality
    Saudi Arabia

  3. Where do you live now?
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  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?
    Sometimes a hostel, sometimes a hotel or B&B, etc

  6. Where have you hosteled?
    Europe, Middle East, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Cheap, convenient, easy to meet fellow travellers.

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

    • Worst Moment
      some are not the cleanest

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      not booking in advance

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Saves you from having to spend more than you would have on a hotel.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Some nutcase in Boston. Seemed to think I was an instant confidant.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    When I'm traveling, I'm mostly out exploring the town. All I need for accomodation is a bed and storage.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Eurohostel, Helsinki, Finland

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That you'll get your things stolen.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    Why stay in the same place all the time?

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Book in advance, and pictures of the place are very helpful.