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Travis Bradley

  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?
    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?
    Affordable and, for the most part, perfectly fine accomadations.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      Getting laid in a Prague hostel

    • Worst Moment
      Getting lost trying to find the hostel in Salzburg at 4:30 in the morning

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      My ATM card malfunctioning through Austria and Hungary

    • Biggest surprise?
      The bar check-in at the hostel in Brugge, it was nice: a beer while you fill out the paperwork makes everything more enjoyable.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    I want to be sure I have a place to stay whereever I go.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Don, we met him in Budapest and he followed us to Munich. He was a likable enough chap, kept buying us traditional pastries.

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    I don't want to spend my money when I'm traveling solely on housing, so it's much easier to see more places.

  14. Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
    Snowdon Lodge, Tremadoc, Wales

  15. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That they are dirty and crime riddled. Sure, you should be careful but I've never had a problem and they're almost always guite clean.

  16. Why do you like to travel?
    Gives you a chance to see amazing things and experience vastly different cultures.

  17. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Have an open mind and enjoy every culture for what they have instead of what they don't have.