There are many reasons why so many people nowadays choose to stay at hostels, and following are the 4 main reasons why:
1. Hotels are pricey. You don’t get what you pay for in hotels. You get a private room, but that’s it. Why would you pay so much per night just to sleep? Some hotels have a few amenities, but you can also find these amenities elsewhere.
2. Nightlife is more fun in a hostel. A hostel is like your first year of college all over again. You get to meet people from all over the world and hang out with them; you may even become friends with them! They’ll teach you new things and may even offer to show you places they’ve visited. People in hostels also tend to be great bar-hopping friends.
3. It’s cozier. A hostel seems like home; whereas, a hotel is very… unfriendly. Hotels may offer information about places that are around, but they are also probably paid to do that. A person in a hostel will tell you about cool local bars or small restaurants — not the fancy ones that charge a ton of money for barely any food.
4. You’ll make stronger connections. It’s rare to make connections with the staff at a hotel, but the staff at a hostel will want to get to know you and always invite you back. A hotel couldn’t care less if you came back because they can get business anywhere. Stay in a hostel once and you will have a place to stay for the rest of your travels. Staying at a hostel will teach you how to travel. It will be more inviting and give you a well-rounded travel experience. So, save money and don’t go to a boring hotel!