Questions tagged [hostels]

Budget accommodation focusing on individual and young travellers. Hostels should have dormitories and kitchen facilities. See also the "accommodation" and "hotels" tags.

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Midnight check-in: Hostel in Paris

I am travelling to Paris on the 22nd of December. I was looking for a youth hostel close to Paris city centre. But the problem is that I will arrive in Paris at midnight. So, I am wondering whether I ...
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Preparing food yourself in hostels in Vienna?

Is it generally allowed to prepare own food in hostels in Vienna, and should I expect them to have a kitchen appropriate for it? When staying in Berlin, I've met a group of Spaniards who were cooking ...
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Can Hostelworld Gold membership numbers be shared among multiple accounts?

Is a Hostelworld Gold membership locked to one particular account, or can it be used when make booking from separate accounts to get a discount? If the latter, then does Hostelworld invalidate cards ...
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Why SOME Israeli groups are so impolite and what to do? [closed]

I know this topic could be misunderstood and polemic, but I believe that everybody here is clever enough to understand my words and give good advices. Last April, I came from a trip to Brazil. This ...
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Not booking hostels in Europe this summer?

Background I will be travelling around Europe this summer by train (last two weeks in July, first week in August). It's the first time I've done this so I am inexperienced but I can generally ...
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Options for Cooking while visiting Australia

I asked a similar question about Canada and was advised to make a separate one for Australia. I'm planning to travel to Australia on my own for about one month - two months, I'll be in Melbourne area ...
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Cheap short-term accommodation in downtown Vancouver

I'm trying to get a working holiday visa for Canada, but it's proving problematic for a variety of reasons. However whether I end up staying for a year or not, I'll likely be heading to Vancouver for ...
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What times do hostels allow you to check in?

If I were to book a hostel in Europe for a night, at what time during the day (before that evening) would I be able to check in and avoid having to carry all my junk when sight seeing? I know this ...
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Occupancy rate and late reservations

Is it reasonable to assume that because you're travelling off season, occupancy rates will necessarily be lower thus saving the need to reserve accommodation ahead of time? What I'm trying to do is ...
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Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?

When I was in Tbilisi (Georgia), during my one week trip, 3 months ago, I found out in some hostels the women only dorm rooms have higher prices than mixed dorm rooms with equal numbers of bed or room ...
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Website for budget hotels or hostels for Switzerland

I am planning to visit Switzerland at the end of the month. My preferred places of travel are Geneva or Bern. Could you suggest some online booking websites for budget hotels or hostels?
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What is the name of the district that is considered to be the city center of Rome?

I'm planing to go to Rome for a visit next month. I'm searching for the city center of Rome so I can book an hostel close to it. The places that I want to visit really don't know, Rome is full of ...
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Is it normal that I can't find any available hostels in Cannes in August?

Are there any beds available in hostels in Cannes on 6th August? I've used several hostel engines, and they only list hotel rooms... it seems that everything is already reserved. Is it because of the ...
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Are there any hostels or similar accommodation in the highlands along route 175 from Oaxaca City to Pochutla?

I'm about to travel from Mexico City to the beaches on the Oaxaca coast. Having done this trip many times but not for at least 8 years I have some idea but know few details. There is a winding route ...
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Is there a service that would notify me whenever a hotel room becomes available for booking in a given city?

I want to travel to a city (Arnhem, NL) at time when all hotels and hostels, which meet my standards, are booked. I wonder if there is some service which can notify me when something convenient ...
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Hostel location in Vancouver

I'm eyeing up a property in Burnaby to stay in Vancouver. Is this a suitable area? It claims it's only 15 min by Skytrain to downtown, but often that doesn't mean much - is that really accessible? By ...
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Is there an aircraft hostel in Canada or USA?

Today we talked about hostels in funny locations, e.g. old prisons. Since I'm going to Canada and USA very soon, I would really like to spend some nights in an old aircraft that is now a hostel. Is ...
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What is a safe way to carry money and passport at night?

I will be in Lisbon at night (4:00 am) soon, and there will be no buses or metros. I won't be in an hotel, but in a shared hostel. So I will be having my passport and my money (cash money) with me ...
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If travelling with luggage in SE Asia and not staying in hotels, where can I leave my belongings?

I'm wondering whether it is possible to live in hostels, Airbnb and bungalows and yet still be unencumbered with a "rollaboard" type luggage one might bring along Typically, do these places allow you ...
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Is there some way to find the very cheapest hostel in a whole country?

I just had the urge to look up the cheapest hostel in all of Japan. I tried each of HostelWorld, HostelBookers, and Hostels.com but each one had a mandatory requirement that I specify a city before ...
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My friend booked hostel by his name for us (2 beds). Can I use that document for a Schengen visa application?

I am applying for a Schengen visa through hostelworld. In hostelworld booking confirmation it starts with Hi (Name of the person who did the booking). I booked a few hostels with 2 beds for a ...
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Finding a last minute hostel in Ko Phi Phi Don (some Hostels don't have websites)

The situation I face is the following. I would like to spend a night in a cheap hostel in Thailand, Ko Phi Phi Don. The thing is that I'm a little late, every hostel is booked and unavailable. Now I'...
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Where can I find the most comprehensive resource regarding hostels?

Whenever looking for an hostel I mostly used hostelworld. It used to contain most hostels and was a good resouce. Lately, I am starting to get the feeling that I see a lot of hostels, on the spot, ...
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Backpacking in Pärnu in the summer

Are there any (backpacker) hostels in Pärnu, the "summer capital" of Estonia? If not, how about cozy B&Bs or guesthouses... or well, anything other than big hotel / spa complexes? I'm more ...
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Can I camp on a campsite under 18 in Italy?

I just realised you can't sleep in hostels if you're under 18 years old. Is this the same for staying at a campsite in Italy? I really need help because I already planned a whole vacation around ...
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Booking hostel (in Europe) without credit card?

I was looking for hostel in Vienna using portals such as HostelBookers, but when I've tried to book them, I was landing on the final page when the credit card was required. You need to put such data ...
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Sleeping bag while hostelling around Europe in summer?

(I think) my question is simple. I'm appealing to the experience of others to ask Would you recommend carrying a sleeping bag while hostelling around Europe in summer?
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Paying booking.com with a debit card instead of a credit card

I booked a hotel in Singapore using booking.com. It's a no cancellation booking. I payed it by using a Visa debit card. Booking was complete. But after 1/2 hour booking.com sent me an email that my ...
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Traveling to London, UK in July, how to find cheap accommodation? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to London, UK during early July and haven't been able to find any type of cheap (~15€/night/person for three nights) accommodation, preferably not that far from, or connected to in ...
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Staying in Hostels in December in Europe [closed]

I am planning to stay in Hostels in multiple European cities towards December end but i am a little skeptical as have never stayed in them before. Will they be warm enough in Winters? I read ...
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Is there hostel-like accommodation in the Krabi-Phuket area?

In general, my girlfriend and I prefer to stay in a hostel rather than in a 5-star hotel. For this reason, we are a bit worried about the Krabi-Phuket area since all travel blogs we have read talk ...
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Are there hostel search engines with which you can search for family rooms in Japan?

I've worked in several backpacker hostels in a couple of countries and stayed in many in many countries. Many, perhaps most, offer twin, double, and even family rooms, as well as dormitories. But I ...
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Is there any budget accommodation in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil?

Lonely Planet lists two hotels, starting at around €30/night. HotelsCombined starts with hotels at around €90/night. Hostels don't appear to exist. Are there any budget ho(s)tels in Rio Branco, Acre, ...
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Airbnb vs hostel near Manhattan. Is Aibnb very selective? [closed]

I am looking for a hostel or a hostel alternative to stay in from Nov 11 - Nov 14th near Columbia. I noticed some good suggestions in a previous thread. Airbnb offers in the area are very competitive ...
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Hostel in Barcelona near Sonar festival night site [closed]

I'm traveling to Barcelona to Sonar festival and I would like to find a hostel near the night festival site. Is there a hostel within a 20 minute walking distance?
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Hostels in Bratislava

How does the situation with hostels look in Bratislava? Are there a plenty of them, and there should be no problem with finding a place even in middle Summer, or might it be hard to find a free place? ...
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What does the 'number of guests' mean in hostels?

I want to book an hostel, we are two (two friends) so we need two beds in a room I found this room: What does the number of guests mean? how many should I select? we just need the hostel to sleep, ...
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Chicago Midway airport (MDW) feasibility to/from Greyhound Bus station?

I am a Michigan Tech student and live in Houghton, MI. I am in need of traveling to/from Midway airport in Chicago and need any feedback that may be helpful for me. I am carrying 2 big bags along with ...
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Hostels in Vienna - reservation and prepaid

I'm planning to spend a few days in Vienna, in hostel, 2 person. I haven't started looking for hostel, so I have the question about the specific of finding hostel there: Do I need a reservation at ...
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Social/nightlife in the US (NYC, Boston, Chicago) through hostels [closed]

So I'll be staying in hostels around these areas on the East Coast soon. I'm just wondering if staying in hostels gives you adequate opportunity to meet people and go out at night to clubs and stuff? ...
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Traveling by myself to Delhi, where is a social place to stay? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Meeting westerners in northern India? I'm travelling for the first time in January. I'm going to India by myself and Delhi is the first stop. Where is a good place to meet ...
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What parts of Australia tend to have hostels?

When I visited central west NSW, Orange and Cowra in particular, I found that there were plenty of motels, pubs (which offer rooms) and caravan parks and campsites, but no youth hostels. This ...
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Hostel reservation for schengen visa

I am planning to go to Spain and I want to get schengen visa issued by Spanish consulate. I tried to talk to travel agency and they told me that spanish embassy doesn't accept fake bookings (so a ...
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What are the contact details for Marina Dream Hostel in Dubai?

Is there any way I can get the contact details for Marina Dream Hostel in Dubai please? I can't find it online, any phone number or email will be super useful.
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Do I need to pay in full for hostel reservation to show proof of accommodation for a Schengen visa?

I am applying for a Schengen visa to travel to Germany and one of the requirements is showing proof of accommodation. I booked all my hostels via hostelworld.com, but only paid the non-refundable ...
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Russia to The Netherlands. What are the implications of changing from a hostel to a private apartment AFTER getting the visa and crossing the border?

I'm going to The Netherlands either by invitation or using tourist visa, depending on if I get the invitation in time. So in case I'm getting a tourist visa to The Netherlands, am I going to face ...
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Any way of knowing if hostel will be busy in advance? [closed]

I'm traveling through South America for 6 months. I'm now in week 2 of my trip and 3rd hostel. I've met some people in the hostels but only one or two. They all have good reviews online but are fairly ...
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Any alternative ways to find hostels than hostelworld or hostelbookers [duplicate]

Are there any other reliable ways to find cheap, hostel like accommodation last minute, without using hostel world or hostel bookers? I'm currently finding all accommodation booked up on these two ...
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Budget for traveling in Eastern Europe? [closed]

We are planning to backpack through Eastern Europe for a month on an Interrail pass and I am trying to put together a budget estimate. Our travel path is not planned yet, but will be something like ...
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Required documentation for travelling to the United States from Canada? [closed]

I got an opportunity to work in Las Vegas in a hostel - I clean for four to six hours a day and in return, I'm getting a free bed. I still have to pay for food and what not. I'll be staying for three ...