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:
“A hostel is a budget-oriented overnight lodging place, with shared facilities, quite often using sofa-beds, mattresses, or day beds at even more economical rates. Generally, they do not provide Kitchen or cooking facilities.”
"Persons seeking hostel accommodations are generally on a tight budget and would like to self-cater as much as possible to save money, so they are therefore, quite content to be provided with just a clean simple basic place to sleep."
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