|Vikki at Mt St. Michel in November 2002.|
- Current Age?
- Where do you live now?
- 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
- Where have you hosteled?
- Would you stay in a hostel again on future trips?
- Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
- Best Moment
- Do you ever book any of your hostel accommodation in advance?
- Why or why not?
I like "dibs" on the bottom bunk and the less crowded rooms - and I like knowing I have a bed.
- Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
The German bicyclist who had not brought walking shoes and wore the exact size of the hiking boots I had been lugging around for 4 days because they were really uncomfortable. I had bought new boots but was not looking forward to carrying the old ones around for another 3 weeks. She forgot any shoes but her little biking shoes and was trying to walk in them. So, I got a lighter load and she got comfy feet!
- Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
Cheap, fun, unusual, unique, meeting people from other places, etc....
- Is there a hostel you'd recommend to other travelers? If so, what is it and where?
Penquite House, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall, England
- What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
They are full of dirty, hairy, trashy loud drunk kids.
- Why do you like to travel?
I love seeing new places & seeing how other people live. What is important to them and how they think and feel about things in general.
- What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
Look at reviews and find the type of hostel you are looking for. I NEVER book into a hostel that has a reputation for being a partying place. I do not drink, and like a clean, quiet, adult atmosphere. I like my sleep so I read the reviews and stay in the quieter ones.