The Hostel Experience While Travelling

Check out this interesting post from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog on the hostel experience while traveling.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

The hostel experience while travelling can save you money. Hey—we’re not the youngest guys on the road these days and we can be a little cranky and irritable at times. You wouldn’t think we would be the type to stay in youth-oriented hostels.

And for the most part you would be right. We like our quiet time and solitude but we also travel on a budget and like saving money. And frankly the hostels today aren’t really the 1960s hostels of yesteryear. They are much more accommodating.

For the most part they are still geared towards the young (18 to 35-year-old), backpackers and adventure travellers. Joel and I call ourselves world trekkers because we are—we carry our homes on our backs (a rucksack) and our offices along side of us (for me it’s a sturdy, waterproof hard Pelican 1510 photography case and for Joel it’s a duffel). Occasionally…

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