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Yes and no. Yes, because the 10% deposit they charge indeed goes to Hostelbookers.com, not the hotel. (See this thread.) No, because you, the backpacker, don't pay any extra. You can pay (say) $20 to book via HW, in which case HW takes $2 and the hostel keeps $18, or you can pay $20 to the hostel directly and they keep all of it. I presume HW insists on ...


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There is no complete resource, for good reason: commercial. Hostelworld has agreements with many hostels to show them (possibly for money). So that's one collection. Hostelbookers is similar, and has a slightly different set in certain cities as they have agreements that HW doesn't. Then there's HIHostels but that obviously only indexes the Hostelling ...


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Here are some tips I've gathered from staying in a lot of dorms: If it's possible, try and get a bottom bunk and put a sheet/towel up, creating a "tent", so that if someone does turn the light on you aren't as disturbed. Lock your stuff - if lockers aren't available, store everything on your bed during the day. I'm not sure which countries you are ...



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