If you’ve been avoiding hostels on your travels, you’re missing out on so much! Hostels are a great place to meet new people and save money while traveling. If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, here’s what you need to know.
While dorm rooms are cheap, you do share them with several strangers. Chances are someone is going to snore so a pair of earplugs should be the first thing you pack.
Keep Your Things Safe
Bring your own padlock in case the hostel doesn’t provide them and lock your things, just in case. Hostels are generally very safe and people are friendly, but when you’re a first-time guest, you’ll sleep better knowing that nothing will happen to your things.
You may not find a shower gel and toothpaste in your room, so it’s best to bring them with you. Also, pack a personal towel and pillowcase, and don’t forget flipflops – a shared shower isn’t always the prettiest sight.