I love hostels for their social scene, organized activities and fun atmosphere. The added bonus of meeting fellow travelers is often the best part of hosteling. Trading stories and destination tips will be a highlight of your adventure. And you can save money staying in a hostel, but your quality of sleep may suffer. For many this doesn’t matter, while for others it may be a much bigger deal. The larger dorms are cheapest, but you have roommates coming and going throughout the day and night. In group dorms, always bring a lock for your valuables. Stuffing belongings under your pillow is not a good idea.
My next blog will cover pointers to note before you pick a hostel in your next travel.