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Budget Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know About Hostels

10 Things to Know About Hostels

When Blair and I travelled to Australia, there was a portion of the trip where I was travelling solo. Together, we were staying in hotels and resorts in the many towns and cities we visited, but once we parted ways in Melbourne, I was faced with the fear and realization of being alone in a foreign city, country, and continent, for the first time in my entire life. What was I going to do?

After nearly a week of panic attacks and many calls to Blair, friends, and family back home, I decided that I needed to meet fellow travellers who were in a similar position – after all, misery loves company! I eventually moved from my hotel room with a king-sized bed into a co-ed 4-person room in a hostel. Here’s what I learned…