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Tina Bang Hansen

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Copenhagen, Denmark

  4. Occupation
    School teacher

  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?
    Europe, South America

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

  8. Why or why not?
    Because it's a cheap way to spend the night and you have an easy time meeting people from different countries. Often they give you good advice on where to go and what to see.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      When I stayed in one place for 6 days because the people there were so nice.

    • Worst Moment
      When I got sick and felt all alone.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Finding my hostels in Sicily, they are difficult to find.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I find it comforting to know in advance where I'm going to spend the night, and I like to plan my trips around the route of the hostels.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    An Italian girl I met in Sicily. We became very good friends even though we only knew each other for a short while.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    They are cheap, they often have a good and relaxed atmosphere, you meet many people.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Don't remember the name, Catania, Italy

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That everyone who uses them are hippies.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    To travel is to live... I feel free and independent when travelling. Also I love to meet people.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Keep an open mind and just mingle with other people.