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Sam Ozer

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Potsdam, Germany

  4. Occupation
    Student of Science

  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?

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

  8. Why or why not?
    They're cheap, they're safe, and they don't mind you dragging yourself in at odd hours looking scruffy and partied out.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Enjoying my included breakfast while writing postcards.

    • Worst Moment
      Finding somebody sleeping in my bed.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Enduring cold showers occasionally.

    • Biggest surprise?
      See worst moment...

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Don't particularly like the prospect of sleeping on a park bench or in the train station if everything's full.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Generally breeze in and out too quickly to get acquainted.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    I'm a student. Need I say more?

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Die Boofe, Dresden, Germany

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they're only for hippies and Communists.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    So much to see and so little time...

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Bring ear plugs. It sure beats enduring the occasional snoring person.