And Budget Hotels
Backpacker Hostels cater to the backpacker’s
needs and are the preferred choice for budget travelers. Hostels
usually offer single beds in private rooms, doubles, or dorm
rooms. Dorm rooms typically contain 6 to 12 bunk beds from
which you get your choice. Most hostels only allow travelers
under the age of 30 and there is typically a limit on the
number of nights you are permitted stay. Beds usually come
with a heavy blanket and a pillow. Many hostels require that
you either rent sheets or use your sleeping bag.
Private and double rooms often come with a private
shower. These rooms go pretty quick and usually require a
reservation well in advance. More often then not, you will
be stuck in a dorm room. You’ll have access to a community
shower. Community showers vary from hostel to hostel. However,
don’t expect too much and always bring a pair of flip-flops.
Hostels are becoming more and more modern. Many
hostels provide internet access, laundry, and free breakfast.
Use your travel reference to find a hostel that satisfies
your needs. Breakfast is served during a specific time period.
Be sure you know when breakfast time is so you don’t
miss it. Many hostels also provide access to a community kitchen.
Vending machines are also common.
During the daytime, there is usually a lockout
time from early morning to late afternoon when the rooms are
being cleaned. Most hostels provide free lockers but you’ll
probable have to either rent a lock or use your own. Keep
your pack locked up and spend the day sight seeing. In the
evening, Backpacker Hostels provide a social setting. There are
typically community area with couches, TV’s, pool tables,
etc. where you can hang out and mingle with other travelers.
Bars inside the hostels are also common and offer cheap drinks.
As the evening rolls on, you may want to set out into the
night with your new friends. However, be aware that many hostels
Backpacker Hostels are very affordable. Prices
are usually around twenty-five dollars per night. Since backpackers
are almost always on the go, there isn’t much need for
more. However, when the going gets tough, many backpackers
find relief at budget hotels. From time to time it’s
nice to stay at a hotel where you can sleep in, get a hot
shower, and most importantly have some privacy. Discounts
are often available on the weekends when business travelers
are away. Don’t forget…if you’re traveling
with a group, budget hotels can be as inexpensive as hostels.