I’m determined to make it to Europe in early fall but it’s so frickin’ expensive. However, I’ve been looking in to a few hostels to save me a ton of cash. Though I stayed at a budget hotel when I went to Belize, I’ve never done the whole hostel thing and I’m kinda scared/intrigued by them.
Advantages: affordable, you get to meet fellow travelers
Disadvantages: you’re sharing a room and bathroom with strangers!
Hostels are certainly more popular overseas, but there are a few in major cities in the U.S. I plan to make another trip to L.A. this summer and I came across a hostel with great amenities and under $40 a night…but I’d have to share a room with 7 other people 🙁
I love saving where I can (that’s the whole Living Fly on a Dime way) but being in close quarters with strangers really freaks me out.
So how do you guys feel about hostels? Would you willingly lodge with strangers so you have more money to spend on shopping, food, etc.? I really want to know what you guys think.