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to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
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to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
I am going to travel a bit around europe with some friends during the summer and we have yet to decide if we are going to airbnb the whole trip or stay in hostels to find an easier way to meet people faster and in a more party enviroment.

the cities we are visiting are barcelona riga budapest and maybe prague.

thoughts?

05-26-2015, 03:49 PM
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RE: to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
Hostels in barcelona usually have a strict no guest policy as in there is security guards to make sure you don't bring anyone back. I had no problem with that in EE though.
05-26-2015, 04:09 PM
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RE: to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
Start the trip off in hostels then book airbnbs for the rest.
05-26-2015, 09:49 PM
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I am doing a bit of both. The cities I didn't plan on trying to slam in I booked hostels. The cities I plan on at least attempting, I will book airbnbs. You can still smash in hostels, but the logistics are different everywhere. Hostels girls are sluts for the most part. From what I've seen the past week, it shouldnt be too difficult once you guys are drunk.

I advise caution, though. I didn't plan on smashing in Albania, but now I regret not getting an Airbnb. The girls seem really open to foreigners. I messed that one up.
05-26-2015, 10:33 PM
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RE: to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
If you share a house with friends it will eventually be cheaper than hotels anyways. If you really want meeting other backpackers than go to pub crawls or the bars of hostels.
05-27-2015, 03:16 AM
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Personally, I would only stay in hostels in I was travelling alone. It's good for meeting people.
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05-28-2015, 04:34 AM
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Never stay in a hostel due to being able to get good priced airbnb rentals. Then just go to the hostel during the day for food / drinks / socialize. Best of both worlds.
05-28-2015, 10:25 AM
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Dash, are you talking about a shared/private room for Airbnb? You won't be able to rent out an entire airbnb for the same price as a hostel in Europe. For me, that is the entire point of using Airbnb is that you have the privacy and freedom to do whatever the hell you want.

I just arrived to the this hostel in Skopje. I wake up and the floor is covered in ants. Fucking gross
05-28-2015, 06:44 PM
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Not sure about Europe prices but I'm renting a whole apartment in Manila for 20 dollars a night. I image you might could at least get a private room for similar to hostel in Europe
05-28-2015, 06:48 PM
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You could but that essentially defeats the purpose of airbnb. I imagine if an entire apartment is 20 dollars in Manila that a hostel has to be close to half of that
05-28-2015, 07:01 PM
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I have grown too old for hostels I guess... ;-)
05-28-2015, 08:11 PM
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(05-28-2015, 08:11 PM)geekindex Wrote: I have grown too old for hostels I guess... ;-)

That's the stigma that goes along with hostels. You can find some that cater to the young crowd and others which are laid back and have 40+ year olds in them
05-29-2015, 08:28 AM
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RE: to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
It is mainly about what dash said, we are 4 and coould easily rent something pretty sweet with 40/50 usd a night each.

05-29-2015, 03:27 PM
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RE: to hostel or not to hostel, that is the question
(05-29-2015, 03:27 PM)piggyvio Wrote: It is mainly about what dash said, we are 4 and coould easily rent something pretty sweet with 40/50 usd a night each.
I've seen a nice villa in Budapest on Airbnb for 120 USD a night... bit outside the center, though.

@Don: I know there are hostels that not only suite the 20something. I never exclude them when looking for a place to stay, but most times end up with other means of staying, mostly rented flats...
05-29-2015, 09:22 PM
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