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Difference between Hostel and Hotel
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Ive never stayed at a Hostel. I was wondering the differences and what a Hostel is like?

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Hostels are heathenous dwellings, filled with verminous youths, who drink all day and rot all night! (Some of them are pretty bad, though).

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A hostel I guess we can say is a type of hotel.  But it’s very different from a traditional hotel.  Hostels have fewer comforts than a traditional hotel, are generally cheaper, and are far more social (you meet and mingle with the other guests, because most hostels have common living spaces, like a living room or TV room, and/or a bar, and/or kitchen and dining room, and/or pool table room, etc).  So, it can be like a bunch of people staying at a house.  Often times, you’ll also share your bedroom (and sleep in bunks), and most of the time, you’ll also share a bathroom.  The atmosphere is young-ish.  Most guests will be in the 18-34 range.  You may occasionally find older free-spirited&nbspersons as well.  And you may occasionally come across kids (14-17).
The quality of the hostels can range from shitty to super-sleek.  Most of them are decent.  Some of the nicer ones are practically hotels.
 
Hope this helps paint a picture of a hostel for you. 


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yes thanks it pretty much answeres everythingk. Do you know of any certain ways or sites that review and tell about hostels in each city?

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I like the reviews on hostelz.com. Apparently, some other sites only publish the good reviews, whereas hostelz.com posts all of them.

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The replies are good. Be careful of the comment on hostel web sites.  Best thing to do is research many web sites, read and learn.  Don’t believe everything you read.
With web sites, you can view photos, prices, list of activities, etc.  The best thing nowadays is that you can print your reservation and print a map on how to get their from the train station when you arrive.
Be sure to print hours on check-in and check-out so you can plan your day better and not sit outside the door for hours waiting for them to open. Some hostels have lockouts as well, so the staff can take a rest and clean the rooms and overused bathrooms.
www.hostelbookers.com
www.hostelworld.com
hostels.com
www.backpackingeurope.com
Once you see ones you like, go directly to the hostel web site and read more about them
Different strokes for different folks.
Some hostels are disgusting, dirty, smelly and has free bed bugs.
Some hostels are like a frat house with 24 hours of parties, puking and sex in multibedded rooms.
Some hostels have strict rules and curfews so they can continue operating in their location while respecting their neighbors and to offer a clean and safe enviroment for travelers that want a good nights sleep after site seeing all day.
Decide what type of hostels that you want – book them and have a great time.

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would you recomend hostels where we can shar our own room with who we are traveling with

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Also if i am traveling with 2 other people so theres 3 of us will a hostel lett three of us stay in a private 2 person room

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There are lots of hostels out there.  Where are you travelling to?

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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my itinerary is as follows, Vigo-Pamplona- Barcelona- Valencia-Granada-Seville- Madrid- Vigo.   I have a best friend who lives in Vigo and he has a best friend who is going to provide sleeping arrangments in Pamplona. Also his god parents live in Madrid. For hostels my top choices right now are Barcelona= centric point/ Valencia= Purple nest/ Granada= oasis backpackers/ Seville = oasis backpackers. We want to save as much money as possible and we want to stay maby 3 people if possible in a 2 person private room