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Better deal for couple to stay in Hostel or Hotel??
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I have only just begun looking but I would like some guidance. I have been looking at Hostels in Paris and they seem to be around $45/person/night. At that rate my wife and I will end up paying around $100/night after taxes. Am I doing something wrong? I was able to find a hotel that was MUCH nicer plus the safety of your own room for $116.

Is this one example poor, will the price difference typically be more drastic? Is there a way to select private room Hostels and share one bed and share the price? I like the idea of staying in Hostels, I feel it is part of the experience, but I don’t want to pay the same rate as a hotel. We also don’t mind sharing a room with 2 others, but why share with 2 others but pay close to hotel prices?

I am leaving from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and traveling for 13 days
London, Paris, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, Prague
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Hostels are best value when you only pay for a bed — not a room. There are examples of inexpensive hotels being better value, as you found, if you consider amenities. But like you said, in a hotel you can miss out on the social aspects of hosteling. Price differences will vary city to city, and of course, lodging to lodging. But it’s always worth comparing cheapest hostel private room vs. cheapest hotel.

Hostels generally don’t allow guests to share beds; they’re nearly all single beds (called “twin” beds in the US — 90cm x 220cm thereabouts) and really only suitable for one person. If you got a private room and paid for a bed for each occupant, you can pile as many occupants in one bed as you want.

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I’d say bed and breakfasts are better in if your looking for some sort of price benefits how ever hostels can be good but normally for one person not a couple! bed and breakfasts are more suited for more than one person. or furthermore why not book a cheap affordable apartment for the both of you perhaps?

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Sometimes I do find cheaper private doubles at hostels typically in less touristy cities in Eastern Europe especially if its a shared bathroom. Hostels are loads of fun and if you can find a double room for cheaper or the same, it’s the best of both worlds.

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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