The single greatest thing about staying at hostels is that you are guaranteed to meet some of the most interesting people that you ever will.
They Are Excited!
Whenever I visit my home country of Ireland I will often stay at a hostel instead of a friends house just so I can have the experience of seeing people visiting my country for the first time. It is so enjoyable for me because anyone who is visiting from another country is immediately fascinated and are in the greatest mood just to be talking me!
They are genuinely excited to learn about what it’s like to grow up somewhere that is foreign to them and you can tell that they are really taking in the experience.
Don’t Be Shy!
If you aren’t generally a “people person” or are shy then staying in hostels would be a great way to get you out of your comfort zone and trying something new! There are very rarely people who are staying in hostels that don’t like interacting with others and are some of the easiest people to talk to.
The earth is such a huge place and the ways of life from people across the world from each other can so different and really help change your perspective on things. For me personally, I have learned that we here in America focus too much on getting that next promotion or buying the next new hot car that we tend to lose focus on the variety of interesting people that are out there!