5 Types of Hostels That Are Best Avoided—No Matter How Cheap They Are

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Hostels are one of the most affordable accommodation options out there and many people traveling on a budget swear by them. That doesn’t automatically mean that you should stay at the first hostel that you come across, because there are several types of hostels that are best avoided.

Bad Reviews

If you’re booking a hostel online, pay attention to ratings and reviews that other people left behind because they truly speak volumes.

Bad Location

One of the best things about hostels is that they often offer cheap, centrally located accommodation and the ones located on the outskirts will just waste your time and money.

Party Hostels

Unless you want to party every night during your travels, party hostels won’t be your cup of tea. They’re very noisy, and you’ll struggle to get a good night’s sleep while staying at one, no matter how hard you try.

No Shared Spaces

One of the best things about hostels are shared spaces where you can meet other fellow travelers, and there’s really no point staying at a hostel that doesn’t offer them.

Extra Pay

Hostels offer modest amenities and you shouldn’t expect a five-star experience from them, but expenses will pile up quickly if you have to pay for everything from sheets and towels to toiletries and lockers.