Hostel Interviews

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Sarah Koenigseker

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Toledo, Ohio, USA

  4. Occupation
    university student

  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?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    It was cheap

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Worst Moment
      the entirety of our stay in our hostel in London

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      dragging all my luggage up the stairs in our hostel in Paris

    • Biggest surprise?
      that no one in our London hostel really spoke english

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

  11. Why or why not?
    So I don't end up sleeping in a train station

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    He was Australian. He was travelling around the world. I don't really have the guts to do that.

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

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    La Montclair Montmartre, Paris, France

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That it's just a cheap hotel... it's not.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    language practice

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Book in advance. Bring toilet paper and your own sheets.