The Absolute Top 10 Things You Should Look For in a Hostel

Considering that about the 90% of all people during their college years actually travel booking hostels, the offer is very broad and you can get confused and lose track of what is that separates the best places to stay from the regular ones.You probably have already read the reviews and check the prices for the hostels in the city you’re traveling to, but there are a few things that you should always keep in mind when selecting where you’re going to stay on your next trip.Here we have assemble a simple list with the top 10 things you can use as a guide to find a hostel that suits your needs, and though is not bulletproof, it can get you very close to what you might be expecting. best hostel accommodation

1. A good location
And by this, it doesn’t mean that it has to be right next to the train station or airport you’re arriving to, or in the middle of a central area, just somewhere where you can get to those places in less than 10 minutes on any kind of transportation, metro/bus. Use the 20 kilometers rule; if it’s farther than that distance from a central area, find someplace else to stay because otherwise you’ll be spending a lot of time and money traveling there all the time. Always look at the map to find the location of the hostel you’re reviewing, all the good booking sites have that available.

2. Linens included
Always look for places that include a full set of linens in the price of your stay (pillowcase included) and blankets, if possible. Consider that some places can get very chilly and you most certainly will need a blanket, and those can get very expensive, if hired per night. Some places can charge up to 5 eur a night for a simple blanket. Not to mention all the extra space you can use to pack more clothes if you don’t have to carry your linens with you. Also, it would be great if the towels are also included in the price, and there are many hostels that offer this full service.

3. Lockers
This is a big plus you should always look for, because you’re going to have to leave your things back at the hostel when you go sightseeing or out at night. Some hostels offer big lockers where you can store your whole backpack, while others might give you some small lockers just to store your documentation papers. Though the best option is the first one, the crucial issue is to provide a safe place for you to store your passport and other important documents. Remember, clothes you can replace, papers is going to take a lot of time and effort with the embassy to reissue.

4. Breakfast included
This is a service you’ll find at any decent hostel. Usually the standard breakfast includes cereal, toasts, coffee, and fruit juices; and can sometimes also include some pastries, fruits and tes. Some hostels give their guests vouchers for some nearby caffe. You don’t have to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast every morning, but it can help you save some money.

5. No curfew
Certainly not every hostel has its own bar, and even though, you may still want to go outside to a restaurant or a nightclub or just to wander the city at night. It’s important to stay at a hostel that allows you to come back at whatever time you want, without the risk of being locked outside.