Hostels: they aren’t just for the young.
I used to think that hostels were just for the under 25 set, but because of the economic downside, more people of all ages are looking for a cost-efficient alternative …for solo travel. One term used for the over-30 hosteling crowd are “flashpackers”
A couple of hints for hostel newbies: you may want to bring ear plugs and flip flops.
Some of my experiences:
- In the south island of New Zealand, I stayed at Bumbles Backpackers Downtown. I had a private room, the facilities were clean and the staff were great.
- Last New Year’s Eve, I traveled to San Francisco. I stayed at the HI City Center. Two words: free breakfast.
- Going to Eastern Europe? Click here to see the top 10 boutique hostels in that neck of the woods.
- How about Maui? Check out the Banana Bungalow. A good friend is staying there as I write this so stay tuned. This hostel always gets rave reviews.
Please post comments on your hostel recommendations.
Until next time,