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What is hostelling?


What is hosteling?  

Your budget may be limited, but the quality of Hostelling International accommodation is not! Wherever you stay, we aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible while offering excellent value for money. We take hostel standards and quality very seriously.

Hosteling is a special type of traveling. It is exciting and with full energy and great positive atmosphere, which makes travelling becomes like an adventure.

All hostel have their own atmosphere, but common for all is that hostels are social meeting point for people travelling, like yourself seeking new experiences and loves to interact with different kind of people with different background, culture and religion.

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What are hostels?   

Hostels are ideal places for individual travelers, families with kids and all kinds of groups (school, sports, organizations etc.)

Hostels are often a type of accommodation used by backpackers or young people who travel by impulse - going where they want, when they want taking advantage of the opportunities that comes their way, making their budget last as long as it is possible.

Hostels are less formal than other means of accommodations. The atmosphere is relaxed and you find facilities that guest may find friendships from all parts of the world. These facilities are guest kitchen, lounges, TV-rooms, laundry service room, bar etc.

The staff are local experts and gives useful tips to their guests. Sometimes they also arrange activities at the hostel or within the destination. As a guest, you have the choice to book at bed sharing room with other travelers or you may book your own private room.  

It is also common for hostels to have information boards. These boards often show tips for what you could do at your destination, you may sign up for different activities, read about a staff favorite restaurant/pub or maybe post yourself at note asking for a travelling companion?

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