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Ollie Royer

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Seattle, Washington, USA

  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, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Cheaper than most hotels, and one meets a lot of fun and information-giving people

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      setting up travel adventures

    • Worst Moment
      people snoring

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      age bias

    • Biggest surprise?
      fun opportunities

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Sometimes I like the security of having a place to stay, when I arrive in a new country/place.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Pixie, a very adventurous woman from Oz.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    cheaper and they offer adventures, often.

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    Don't know.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    Love to see beautiful places.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Keep your valuables on you, travel light.