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Paul Wreaves

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Nottingham, England

  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?
    Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Cheap, convenient, helpful, central location, good meeting places

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Seeing our room in Hong Kong

    • Worst Moment
      Leaving our room in Hong Kong

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?

    • Biggest surprise?
      How easy it was to book

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

  11. Why or why not?
    When arriving in a new country it sometimes helps to have somewhere to head to until you are more familiar with the setup.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Gustavo - land yachter extraordinaire! AlL-around good guy and gentleman from Patagonia, told us to go to El Chalten and what a great place it was.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    Usually due to price or someones recomendation, and it's good to cook for yourself every now and then.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Chalet Backpackers, Dunieden, New Zealand

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are full of 18-year-olds partying.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    It's a big world, why not go see it.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Try and chat with other travellers about good places they've stayed – it could be worth your while.