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10 Things You Didn't Know About A Hostel

Did you know hostels have swimming pools and are on jumbo jets? Probably not. Find out this and more in our

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  • Toni Shina Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, 4:06pm

    Awesome video.. will link it to ours! So cool well done. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a backpackers?

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1. Hostels have private accommodation as well as dormitories
Hostels are best known for shared accommodation such as dormitories, but most hostels now offer private accommodation. Sometimes they are ensuite and even have TVs.
2. Many families use hostels
Hostels aren’t only for young people as these days many families stay in hostels.
3. Unlike hotels, many hostels offer free WiFi
In hotels you usually need to pay for WiFi, but in hostels a lot of the time it’s free, which is great for anybody travelling with a laptop.
4. The price usually includes your breakfast
Just like in hotels, in hostels the price usually includes your breakfast.
5. Lots of them have their own restaurants
You can dine in hostels as some have their own restaurants.
6. You can save time in cities by booking tours at a hostel’s tour desk
Some hostels have tour desks where you can buy tickets for public transport, the city’s top tours and more.
7. Some hostels even have swimming pools and saunas
A thing which a lot of people don’t know is that some hostels these days even have their own swimming pools and saunas.
8. Hostels can be in some extremely interesting locations
Hostels can be found in jumbo jets, old jails, and other interesting locations.
9. Hostels are chic
Many hostels have just as cool and funky decor as the world’s coolest hotels.
10. For a good night out you don’t need to leave the hostel!
You don’t need to go scouring the streets for good bars or clubs as lots of hostels have their own.
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