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March 01, 2023 2 min read

People have a sort of love-hate association with hostels. Most people love the lower costs, some love meeting new people and socializing, while others might not enjoy the busy environment and may have trouble finding privacy.

Regardless of the type of person you are, we can help you out by discussing a few tips you need to know before you decide to stay at a hostel.

So, let's begin.


1.   Focus On The Positives

Staying at a hostel

The most crucial hostel tip is to focus on the positives. A few positives mentioned above, specifically the lower costs and the ability to socialize are not the only pros for hostels. Numerous other things make hostels better than hotels.

For instance, most hostels have kitchens that allow cooking, so you wouldn’t always need to eat out, and there are usually complimentary tea or coffee facilities as well.

There are often free computers; there’s usually free Wi-Fi and helpful staff with plenty of local knowledge. Sometimes the staff will take their time to give you a travel map and guide you around the city rather than just pointing you in the direction of your room. 


2.   Always Read The Reviews!

Read the reviews and plan your trip accordingly

You can research hostels with their reviews online. For searching or booking hostels to stay in, be sure to always sort the results by price and by rating so that the best hostels will appear at the top.

Remember, it’s worth paying a little more to stay in a nicer hostel. These are the ones likely to be in a good location, cleaner, have comfy beds, helpful staff, and good facilities.

The right way to find this out is by trusting how other travelers have reviewed the hostel. Moreover, look for chain hostels as you’ll experience a similar service quality in each one.


3.   Check Out The Private Room Rate

Spring for the private room at a hostel

Private rooms are more expensive than a bed in a dorm room. Still, if you are traveling with your partner or a friend, look at the rate anyway. It might only be a little more than both of your dorm rates put together. I think we can all agree that a good night's sleep while you're traveling is always worth it. 



Remember to carry a custom travel map so that you can know what places surround the hostel you’re staying at. This will make your traveling experience more convenient, making your trip far more enjoyable and hassle-free.

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