Hostels are a great way to save money and still see the world, an absolutely ideal option for any college student.
Instead of staying in an expensive hotel, you opt to stay in local accommodations and share your room with others. Think bunk beds and dorm rooms instead of a personal room.
Although you’re choosing to share your room, you aren’t giving up other quality standards. If you choose a well known hostelling company, you can expect the room you stay in to be clean and secure.
There are many companies out there that provide hostel locations nationally and internationally. I’ve only ever stayed with Hostelling International USA, but there are plenty of others.
Every hostel is a unique building with its own character, so I recommend you try as many as possible. Next time you plan a trip, consider trying one out!
To hear about my experience with hostels, check out the video below.