Advantages Of Staying In Hostels

Published On November 30, 2015 | By Davin Jasoon | Travel

When traveling abroad, there are a few things that you must pay attention to:

  • Travel documents to be kept safely.
  • Making a list of things you want to do and see.
  • Planning your travel time for each destination.
  • Looking at the best possible deals on accommodation.

When one talks of accommodation then hostels is definitely a viable option because of the many advantages they offer.

Cost effectiveness

It makes sense to stay in a hostel room simply because it turns out to be very cost effective. You may not use your room for a large number of hours if you are planning to travel into the surrounding areas and therefore it is practical to pick up a room that is inexpensive and yet offers a clean, comfortable place for you to come and unwind in everyday.

Cost effectiveness

Group bookings

Hostels also offer group booking rates which allow you to:

  • Enjoy huge discounts on room rents.
  • Plan a fun holiday with family and friends.
  • Be comfortable with the idea of sharing space with people you know and trust.

They are everywhere!

Hostels have cropped up everywhere thanks to their rising popularity. So whether it is Edinburgh or Spain, Greece or Mumbai, you can look for hostels that enjoy great reputations and offer comfortable facilities for you as well.

Networking opportunities

When you avail the hostel facilities, you also get a chance to network with people from all over the world. The possibility of meeting and making new friends is one of the biggest attractions in hostel life. This is especially true for young people who are enjoying a break from academics and taking in the world before they ‘grow up’!


It is also interesting to note that hostels offer quite a large range of activities for their guests. These activities can encompass:

  • Parties of various kinds.
  • Sightseeing tours.
  • Barbecues and so on.

All of which allows you to take in even more of the atmosphere of the place you visit on a holiday.

Security and safety

Security and safety

Good quality hostels will be very careful about the security and privacy of guests. Non-residents will not be allowed to get into the premises. Safety lockers and luggage storage is also available in case you wish to use the same. Some hostels also offer kitchens in which you can cook up a meal or two. Room service is another component that may be on the menu.

Author bio: Jason contributes articles in leading magazines and websites like on travel and specializes in writing about budget accommodation including bed and breakfast and staying in hostels.

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