When traveling (and I saw this especially in Europe), you will have the option of staying in a hostel rather than a hotel. There are some pros and cons to using the hostel that we would like to point out here. It is very difficult to generalize about what exactly the hostel is and what it offers because there are multiple variations. But you should expect at least the three S's: # shelter, shower and security for significantly less money than a hotel room. In return you will have little or no privacy.
If you are traveling to meet other people and consider dealing with strangers as part of being out of the house, hostels may be perfect for you. You can sleep in dormitory bunk beds and have shared kitchen and bathrooms. However, as the host industry has progressed, more smaller units are providing accommodation. Some toilets may be separated, but some may not.
Another aspect is where the hostel is located. Almost all of them will be located in the lower rental districts of the city, and often in minority communities. They may well be as safe as the hotel districts, but some will be asked to overcome their feeling out of place. In fact, if you are traveling and want to explore different cultures, this may be where you want to be anyway. Hostels aren't nearly as common in the United States as many places in the world (especially Europe), but major cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have a pretty good selection.
The staff will be very limited; You probably didn't get someone to contact between 11pm and 8am. You will probably need to bring your own bath towels, but in most cases sheets will be provided (usually a small one-time fee). Sleeping bags may be allowed, but may not be due to sanitary regulations. Most of everything offered at the hostel will cover the three S & # 39; Sea, but everything is designed to keep costs almost minimal.
As mentioned, it's hard to include what you'll find with regard to cost savings and accessories. The best thing is to ask questions about their requirements when ordering, and then not come in with any preconceived notions. Just be ready to deal with the cheerful inconvenience if you are used to the amenities that most hotels provide. And simply by mingling with strangers who are from different cultures, you will usually receive an invaluable education that will last a lifetime. But it's important to keep an open mind.