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Hostel Chains
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Hopefully I will be making a trip across Europe in the summer. We plan to stay in hostels and camp out depending where we are.
I was wondering do chains own hostels? Would it be cheaper to stay in the same companys hostel across Europe?

Ive never stayed in a hostel before, so this may sound stupid

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I guess HI (Hostelling International) could be considered as a “chain”. A membership card costs about 35$ and will save you a few bucks every night. You can find an HI hostel in most big cities around Europe.

I’ve seen other smaller chains (A&O, St. Christopher, Wombats…just to name a few). While I’ve never stayed in any of them (yet), I’m pretty sure you would also save a few dollars if you let the front desk book your next hostel.
Check out the website of some of these chains, some of them will definitely have some kind of special offers.

I am leaving from Montreal with $4500 for 44 days
Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Český Krumlov, Bratislava, Budapest, Kraków, Lviv, Chişinău, Tiraspol, Odessa, Kiev
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ahaha)))its not stupid))0you will love it. you will stay with a dozen of people from all over the world and if you are at least a little bit sociable you will meet a lot of good people that will probably become your friends in future. I’ll try to help you with Madrid, cause every EURO tour has madrid on its list. It is one of the most expensive cities in Europe so I’ll suggest you staying in Zamoran hostel although it is situated pretty far from the center you can use student card and get about the city for a very reasonable price.