What Are Hostels?
Hostels are a form of overnight accommodations which provide basic but friendly and inexpensive room stays. There are many types of hostels some offer dormitory-style rooms with separate quarters for women and men. Some hostels also have private family and couples rooms. Today some small independent hotels are listed as hostel accommodation offering more services. Hostelling is for everyone looking for inexpensive and efficient short term stays anywhere in the world.
Most hostels offer shared equipped self-service kitchens or cafeterias, dining areas, secure storage and common rooms for relaxing, socializing and networking. Some hostels may have internet access, laundry facilities, barbecues, bike rentals, swimming pools and other amenities.
Hostels can save you money, costing anywhere from $10.00 - $40.00 per person, per night, depending on your location.