Hostel vs. Guesthouse

By Jaxson

  • Hostel

    Hostels provide lower-priced, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, and private rooms may also be available.

    Many hostels are family owned or run, and are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants than hotels; hostels may have long-term residents who they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for the experience or discounted accommodation.

    In the Indian subcontinent and South Africa, hostel also refers to boarding schools or student dormitories in resident colleges and universities. In other parts of the world, the word hostel mainly refers to properties offering shared accommodation to backpackers or other low-budget travellers.

  • Hostel (noun)

    A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel

  • Hostel (noun)

    A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food

  • Hostel (noun)

    A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.

  • Hostel (verb)

    to stay in a hostel as part of a travel

  • Guesthouse (noun)

    A small house near a main house, for lodging visitors.

  • Guesthouse (noun)

    A private house offering accommodation to paying guests; a boarding house; a bed and breakfast.


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