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Common Misconceptions About Hostels

Have you ever stayed in a hostel? Then you probably don’t need to read this. There are still common misconceptions about hostels, and we want to break them for you! Hostels offer an incredible experience, and we don’t want you to miss out. Read on to see what hostels are really all about!

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1.You Share Your Room With Strangers

A common misconception about hostels! Of course you can stay in a dorm room, but these ‘strangers‘ often become your friends! Aside from that, hostels actually offer a wide range of dorm and room types; from stunning hotel-style rooms, to modern and cosy dorms. Hostels typically have female only dorms, for those who require more privacy!

All Famous Hostels offer a variety in accommodation. St Christopher’s Village London is the first hostel in the UK to offer the tiny capsule bedrooms.

2. Hostels are for Young, Solo Travellers

Common misconceptions about hostels is that they’re only for young, solo and travellers. But hostels are a place for everyone! That’s what makes hostels such a nice place to stay; you get to know different kinds of people who all have an interesting story!

3. Couples Shouldn’t Stay in Hostels

Realising hostels are a very social place, couples may think it’s not for them. But sometimes it’s nice to meet fellow travellers and get insider tips. Staying in a hostel as a couple is actually the perfect combination between privacy and meeting people!

4. Hostels Are Noisy

Many hostels have bars where you can dance the night away and of course this can be noisy. But the rooms are located well away from the restaurant/bar. For example, Balmer’s Hostel in Interlaken has a really good club underneath the hostel, but you won’t even notice the noise! Either way, hostels always offer earplugs! One of the most common misconceptions about hostels!

5. Only Stay in a Hostel to Save Money

Ok, what’s wrong with that? You can save a lot of money by staying in a hostel over a hotel or expensive resort! A huge perk is the wide range of freebies you can get in them, too! Ostello Bello Milan offers a free dinner every night where you get to try a typical Italian Aperitivo between 7 and 9pm.

6. Hostels Are Dirty

You’ve probably heard some ‘dirty hostel‘ horror stories, and we all know they’re around. But this can be said of hotels and resorts as well! Still concerned? The easiest thing to do is to check the online reviews about cleanliness. Europe’s Famous Hostels only work with hostels that offer great value, local activities, are centrally located, and are VERY CLEAN!

7. Hostels Are Dangerous

Most hostels have 24/7 reception and security, and cannot be entered without a key! If you’re staying in a dorm, you get your own locker for your valuables are safe. If you have something very valuable or forgot your lock, ask reception if they can take care of it for you!

8. All You Get is a Bed  

For sure, this is the biggest misconception about hostels. Most hostels have kitchens, bars, restaurants, offer tours and activities, and so much more! Oasis Backpackers in Seville even has an amazing rooftop terrace with a swimming pool! Oh, and Villa Saint Exupery Hostel in Nice has a free gym and sauna. Curious what other hostels offer? Check it here!

We hope that helps break the common misconceptions about hostels! Want to know more? Read our Hostel’s Ultimate Guide!

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