3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Book the Cheapest Hostel You Come Across

King Kong Hostel, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Photo by Marcus Loke on Unsplash

One of the hardest parts of planning your trip is looking for accommodation that’s affordable, reliable and well-located at the same time. Finding a hostel that ticks all the boxes is extremely hard, and it usually won’t be the cheapest one you come across.

Rating and Reviews

Don’t book a hostel just because it’s cheap before going through a couple of reviews. Experiences of fellow travelers who were there before you say a lot about this place, so make sure that the hostel you’re picking has a decent rating, as well.


If your hostel is cheap but located far from all the attractions you want to see, it’s probably not worth a shot. You’ll waste a lot of money and time getting to the other side of the city, so it’s always better to spend a little bit more for well-located accommodation.

Free Breakfast

If you stumble upon a hostel that’s a little bit more expensive than the cheapest option, but offers free breakfast, as well – take it into consideration. You’ll end up saving a lot of money on food along the way, and it will end up being a good investment.