You should book a room at a hostel the day before rather than wander the streets at night looking for a room. By booking in advance, you save yourself from worrying about your accomodation or hotel room, and can get on with enjoying your vacation. Without constraints or firm schedules, backpackers are completely free.
Backpacker Hostels are very affordable. Many hostels now offer single, twin and four-bedded rooms. Some hostels are huge, providing beds for hundreds; others consist of a single room in a friendly family home.
A useful tip – Many hostels give discounts to students, so you should always keep your student card handy. In all hostels, although the custom is to remain as quiet as possible at night, you should expect a small amount of noise from your fellow hostel occupants. Hostels have probably been around for over a thousand years as a low cost place for a traveler to stay for the night.
Sample the locale – Visit local restaurants and bars. They are much cheaper and you can try the traditional specialities and even meet the locals. Hostels provide a great way to meet new people and experience new things which is why they appeal to such a diverse range. Hostels are becoming more and more modern.
Common identification used to stay in hostels includes passports, photo driver’s licenses and state or country identity cards.
Many hostels are located in remarkable buildings. During the daytime, there is usually a lockout time from early morning to late afternoon when the rooms are being cleaned. While most hostels do not impose an age restriction, this is not always the case, particularly in establishments which have a bar on the premises.