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Simon Young

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    London, 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?
    Africa, Australia, Europe

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Cheap, normally clean and a great way to meet people

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Meeting people who took me cliff jumping in the outskirts of Cape Town

    • Worst Moment
      Keep meeting people who want to get drunk

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Deciding the best hostel to stay in

    • Biggest surprise?
      How friendly evertone is

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

  11. Why or why not?
    If I can then yes, but sometimes I don't know what I want to do or go next

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Keir, top bloke, good fun, crazy guy!

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

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Sunflower Stop, Cape Town, South Africa

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    They always have availability!

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Book in advance and do as much research as you can