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  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

  4. Occupation
    Finance Supervisor

  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?
    Australia, USA

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

  8. Why or why not?
    When we are young, the funniest part of the trip is meeting new people and in my point of view, staying in a hostel is the best way to make new friends.

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      When hosteling in Australia, all hostels I stayed in were great and had cool people.

    • Worst Moment
      Hosteling in New York. Instead of fun and young people the YMCA was full of homeless people, and it was not fun at all. That was when I decided to go to a cheap hotel.

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      Sharing the bathroom in small hostels in Australia.

    • Biggest surprise?
      The good service in some hostels.

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

  11. Why or why not?
    Depends on the kind of trip and if I'm going with a friend or not.

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    I met lots of nice people. It's really hard to name only one...

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

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That hostels are dirty.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    Because I love to travel to different places, meet new people from different cultures, styles...

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Before traveling to a new country, search the internet for information about hosteling options so you will not feel lost with nowhere to go when arriving.