Hosteling mixed blessings

You can save some money while traveling, by staying in a hostel.

However, there’s a range of quality from a D minus to an A. While on my one year journey, there were some hostels catering to people younger than myself. That created some problems, when I went to sleep around 10 – 11 p.m. and they’d stager into the room around 3 a.m. and they were not silent.

Noise, limited showers for the number of people using them, no choice as to who you room with, bad lighting and non-caring folks at the reception area, were norms for the D minus hostels.

But there were good hostels too. Those were run by folks who catered to the guests’ comfort.

So, unless you do your homework ahead of your stay, be prepared for whatever you find. It may be a D or somewhat in-between the worst and the best. Good luck.

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