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Nathalie Ferir

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Maastricht, Netherlands

  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?
    Africa, Europe

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

  8. Why or why not?
    I like to stay in a hostel for several reasons; it's not only cheap, it's clean (most of the time) and you can find all of the basic things you need there.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      In Prague, the breakfast!

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      In Madrid, the stairway – it seemed there was no end to it..

    • Biggest surprise?
      How easy it is to book via internet.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I like to plan things ahead. But when I'm on location and I don't want to leave I'll try to stay in the hostel.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Usually I just take a doubleroom for me and my companion, but once we had a shared room. The most memorable person is the girl we haven't met. Her things were in the room with us but we never encountered her, except for hearing her coming at night and hearing her leave again in the morning.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    It is clean, cheap and many times the hostel lays in the centre of the city.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Dlouha, Prague, Czech Republic

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That you only have shared rooms and you have to do the dishes all together.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    I like to see different places, feel different climates.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Do it! It is an experience. It is fun!