I don’t really like it when authors or people with strong opinions on a certain topic aren’t as fair and balanced as they ought to be and I don’t want to fall in that category so I am going to talk about some of the things that keep people away from staying at hostels for the next couple.
Keep in mind that I am not doing this to discourage anyone, but I want to keep everyone’s expectations realistic and let you know what you are getting into.
The biggest issue that I have found people to have with staying at hostels is that there really is a general lack of privacy that most people are used to from standard and more traditional hotels.
The majority of the time you are sharing a room with multiple other people, sometimes upwards of 15 or more, and you are all in the same room and sleep next to each other. You won’t have to share a bed or anything like that but I know a lot of people who could never imagine having to do something like this and would pay any amount of money to be able to have their own room.
This isn’t an issue for me and personally, I look at this as a positive aspect of staying in a hostel because you are forced to talk to and interact with people from all over the world!