It really is a shame that when the majority of people hear the word “hostel” these days they immediately think of being tortured and killed in a dark room because of the unfortunate movie that was released many years ago.
I don’t know any of the real statistics or anything, but I can’t imagine that the movie didn’t have a negative impact on hostels around the world in regards to their business and how willing people are to actually stay in one.
It saddens me so much that this is probably true because I have had some of the best memories of my life and met some of the most interesting people while staying at hostels.
For Those Who Don’t Know
Many people who live in America and have never traveled abroad might not even know what a hostel actually is. For anyone out there who might fall into that category, a hostel is sort of like a motel. It’s a place where people can stay overnight for very affordable prices and they are aimed towards specific types of travelers and guests such as students, or people traveling from other countries.
The idea that you usually have to share a room with at least a few other people might turn a lot of people away from every trying them and I want to encourage anyone who is hesitant about it to consider giving them a try.