After what you may have seen in recent years in movies, a hostel is a great way for singles and students traveling abroad to spend the night. First thought of in Germany by a teacher looking for a better way to house his students when they were traveling on a school outing, hostels are now located throughout Europe as well as other parts of the world, as a safe haven for anyone under 25 to stay.
There are many different types of hostels available to the young traveler. There are hotels with private bathrooms, as well as private bathrooms, as well as dormitory type settings. In fact, many universities open their dorms during the Summer months when there is no school for young travelers. Many have full service cafés, and a wealth of information on the local attractions. They are also a Mecca for young travelers just like you, and you can meet interesting people from all over the world and enjoy some much needed company. If you find someone who is traveling the same roads as you are, you can even travel together for a period of time, for social as well as safety reasons.
How much cheaper is a hostel compared to a hotel? Well for starters, if you are a single traveler, there are many hotels that charge extra for one person in a double occupancy room. Depending on how nice the hostel is, where it is set up and what kinds of amenities it provides, you can pay just $ 38- $ 50 a night, many that are under $ 30. You can even get hostel passes for even more discounts.