Since the recession, hotel industry businesses have spiraled down.  People worried about their finances, but backpackers don’t really care about it.  Their lifestyle and multi-skilled personalities can get them anywhere and whatever field they wish.  Their most favorable way of lodging is, hostelling.


Why Hostelling is Popular to Backpackers?

Most people wonder why, I was not even familiar to it until I went to study it in college. Even if studied different types of accommodation in my Tourism Class, I don’t really know or maybe care about it.

Hostelling is actually a budget accommodation designed for backpackers.  People who seek a place only to rest their back after a day of traveling or adventure activities, which makes it very basic with only a bed (and sometimes, bunk beds in dorm rooms if you want to save more and willing to share a room with other strangers).  What most people doesn’t know is that there are more backpackers out there than splurging tourists that only travel and stay in one place for just a few days.  Backpackers, however, despite their strict budgeting skills  make them able to travel more, stay longer to a place, use more commodities, buy more cheap products, and do budget activities.  The constant spending of small amount in one place is better than a one time spree for a business.  I am not against any luxuries or better standards but that stereotype prevents people to travel and explore because of the thought that it will cost lots of money to do.

If you want to travel the world, don’t wait until you win the lottery.  It might not happen, but travel now, learn how to be resourceful and travel on a budget.  Stop worrying a lot.  You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for a 5 star hotel if you will not be staying there 24/7, and while you’re on vacation, you should rather explore the place than stay in your posh hotel.  I suggest, that if you’re an explorer then you should stay in a hostel.

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2 thoughts on “Why Hostelling is Popular to Backpackers?

  1. I wish I’d read this post any time before summer 2010, when I always thought you had to stay in B&Bs or hotels. I never travelled properly until I was 25 (just a couple of school trips to Europe), and I was really surprised by how cheaply you can do it.

    1. Aww, you’re so much an expert on budget traveling Dave!!! I have nothing against your skills in finding the best places on earth. I’ll follow your lead instead. 😀

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