What Are Hostels?

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The dictionary defines a hostel as "a supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers." That's a good start, but here's the rest of the skinny.


That's a bit more comprehensive. What it boils down to though, is that hostels are another means to having your trip, your way. They aren't a bottled-up, wrapped-in-cotton-wool condensed version of home; they are a vibrant and mellow mish-mash of people from all over, mixing right with the locals and their ways and means of life and living. They are much, much more than a place to sleep, and can be a distinct part of your trip, not to mention the source of more than a few stories and experiences.

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