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Frequently-Asked Questions

FAQs are a great starting point to learn more about hostelling and Hostelling International. Included is a list of commonly asked questions from travelers and guests.
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What does a hostel look like?

Hostels are as varied as their locations.

  • • Some are in modern, multi-story buildings and others are in historic buildings.
  • • Many hostel locations are selected as a way to revitalize neighborhoods and to preserve a piece of the past for future generations.