Typical Hostels Around the World

 

 



   

 

 

WHAT IS A HOSTEL?

 

 

The word “hostel” comes from the 14th Century Middle English, Anglo-French & Medieval Latin word:  hospitale meaning “lodgng” or “inn”. Among the many commonly accepted definitions found for a  hostel”  are:
          

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN HOSTEL & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS?
 

1.     Besides a hostel being a more informal environment and providing less privacy than a hotel, the principal difference is that hostels tend to be budget-oriented, rates are considerably lower, and most hostels have facilities that are shared.
 

2.     Unlike hotels and bed & breakfasts, hostels do not provide breakfast or any other meals, nor are kitchen facilities generally provided. A hostel provides less amenities - only linens and towels; no frills, and are much more budget-oriented since their rates are considerably lower.

 

 

 

HOW DOES SAMANA ISLAND HOSTEL DIFFER FROM A TYPICAL HOSTEL?

 

For a detailed description of Samama Island Hostel and photos of the rooms, please visit http://tropicalislandbb.com/AboutSH.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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