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Hostels are - in short - community-style accommodations for travel on the cheap.
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History from Wikipedia

History from Wikipedia: 

"In 1912 in Altena Castle in Germany, Richard Schirrmann created the first permanent Jugendherberge or 'Youth Hostel' (now a trademark of the former International Youth Hostel Federation or IYHF). These first Youth Hostels were an exponent of the ideology of the German Youth Movement to let poor, city youngsters breathe fresh air outdoors. The youths were supposed to manage the hostel themselves as much as possible and do chores to keep the costs down and build character as well as being physically active outdoors. Because of this, many Youth Hostels closed (and still close) during the middle part of the day.

The idea rapidly spread overseas and eventually resulted in Hostelling International (HI), a non-profit organization composed of more than 90 different Youth Hostel associations representing over 4500 Youth Hostels in over 80 countries.

Some HI Youth Hostels cater more to school-aged children (sometimes through school trips) and parents with their children, whereas others are more for travellers intent on learning new cultures. However, while the exploration of different cultures and places is emphasized in many hostels, particularly in cities or popular tourist destinations, there are still many hostels providing accommodation for outdoor pursuits such as hillwalking, climbing, and bicycle touring and these are often small friendly hostels that retain much of the original vision and often provide valuable access to more remote regions.

Despite their name, in most countries membership is not limited to youth."

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Although staying at a hostel might not appeal to all travelers, those who do choose a hostel over a hotel might do so for the following reasons:

PRICE - hostels tend to be considerably less expensive than hotels - especially for the single traveler - as they charge by the person

COMMUNITY - hostels are 'community-style' accommodations.   Staying at a hostel means sharing a room and bathroom facilities with other travelers.  Not unlike dormitory living, often there are common areas - kitchen and living - where you can prepare a meal or meet and visit with others staying in the hostel.   Some hostels still require that visitors perform some menial work (cleaning, chores) in exchange for being able to stay at the hostel, although this is now more the exception than the rule. 

CONVENIENCE - many hostels are situated in the heart of a city or town, close to public transportation, since many travelers that travel by foot, bicycle or rail may choose to stay at a hostel rather than a hotel..   Most hostels that are located outside a central area will provide free or low-cost transportation to and from their facility.

AMBIANCE - hostels are very 'social' places to stay.   It's not unusual to see guests sitting in the common room reading, playing board games, strumming a guitar or watching television together. 

In order for a facility to be a hostel it must:

1.  provide short-term accommodations for travelers

2.  provide bed rental in a dormitory-type accommodation

3.  provide shared bath facilities

4.  have 'common areas' such as kitchen and living room that can be used by all guests

5.  have a street address (would not fit in the 'Remote Backcountry Shelters' Category)

Some hostels may also provide private or ensuite accommodations, but they must have dormitory style facilities also in order to be considered.   Hostels may or may not have 'closed' hours (when guests may not be able to access the rooms).   Hostels can be independent or belong to an organization, as long as they do not restrict usage (some may charge more for non-members, but non-members can still stay there).     They can be independent or belong to an organization - as long as they clearly indicate on their signage that they are a 'hostel'.

 LINKS

 The following links are to websites that provide information and booking to hostels around the world.  This list is by no means definitive, but should provide you with a good starting point when looking for nearby establishments.   Be aware that many of the facilities listed are hotels and might not fall into the 'hostel' category.   

http://www.hihostels.com/

http://www.hostelworld.com/

http://www.hostelseurope.com/

http://www.hostels.com/

http://www.hostels.net/

Instructions for Posting a Hostels Waymark:
In order to waymark a hostel, please provide originally obtained coordinates and photographs.
- One photograph must be an outside image of the building (with the name and/or address clearly showing) in the photo. The additional photo has to have the name or sign if not visible on the building photo.
- Additional photographs (suggested) of inside the facilities would be helpful to other Waymarkers but, due to privacy concerns might not be possible.
Hostels usually have an open door policy (except during 'closed' hours) and would more than likely welcome you to go in and take a look around. Please try to give other WMers a good idea of what they might encounter when staying at this hostel. (dormitory, private rooms, common areas, kitchen facilities, etc.)
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Please post your original photograph of the hostel, as well as any additional information you can provide that might help future Waymarkers and/or travelers. If you stayed overnight at this hostel, tell us about your visit, people you met, events surrounding your stay and your personal 'review' of the facility.
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HostelsESPERANTO Hostel and Guesthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

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Billed as the only hostel in Providence, Rhode Island, Esperanto is in the Smith Hill neighborhood about one mile southeast of Providence College and a mile and a half northwest from Downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Located south of Oracle at the end of South High Jinks Road where it intersects with the Arizona Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Arizona

date approved: 12/1/2021

last visited: never

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Hostel near Bergen op Zoom, currently closed because of corona but soon to be reopened

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/28/2021

last visited: 3/28/2022

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Nidaros Pilgrimsgård is especially visited by people walking on the Pilgrim Trail, which ends at Nidaros Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Trøndelag, Norway

date approved: 9/28/2021

last visited: never

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HostelsStayokay Hostel Heemskerk - Heemskerk, NL

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This is the Stayokay Hostel in Heemskerk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 8/31/2021

last visited: never

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HostelsCrossTrails - Knoxville, Maryland

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Located on Sandy Hook Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/10/2021

last visited: never

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HostelsFaaborg Vandrerhjem - Fåborg, Denmark

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Danhostel Faaborg. Very beautiful hostel in the center of Faaborg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/3/2020

last visited: 10/1/2020

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DE: Hostel mit ungewöhnlichen Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten in Bonn-Dottendorf. EN: Hostel with unusual accommodations in Bonn-Dottendorf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/13/2020

last visited: never

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Danhostel midt i Svendborg...Danhostel in the middle of Svendborg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: 9/25/2020

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Coronation Hotel, fomer called Montague Hotel, now called The Milk Factory is a heritage-listed hotel at 46 Montague Road, South Brisbane

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: 1/3/2020

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Bazar Hostel in a historic building in the heart of the city located at Dohány u. 22-24

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Budapest, Hungary

date approved: 8/20/2019

last visited: never

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[GER] Jugendherberge auf dem Stintfang - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Youth hostel on the Stintfang - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 3/15/2019

last visited: 9/14/2021

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Die Jugendherberge von Bad Sulza in Bergsulza - The Youth Hostel of Bad Sulza in Bergsulza

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windego1

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 3/3/2019

last visited: never

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[EN] L'auberge de Jeunesses de Namur is a member of the Hostelling International network [FR] L'auberge de Jeunesses de Namur fait partie du réseau Hostelling International

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Michaelfiles

location: Namur, Belgium

date approved: 2/5/2019

last visited: 8/29/2021

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Auberge de jeunesse FUAJ de Poitiers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/19/2018

last visited: 12/9/2018

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HostelsHostel Cycle On, Gdansk - Poland

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A nice hostel located in central Gdansk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Pomorskie, Poland

date approved: 11/6/2018

last visited: never

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Situated in a picturesque valley on the rugged north Cornwall coast, this National Trust-owned hostel is on the harbour edge. Affordable, comfortable hostel is offered at this YHA hostel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2018

last visited: never

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HostelsDJH Jugendherberge Frankfurt — Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The Youth Hostel is centrally located next to the Main River with a view of the Frankfurt skyline

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 10/3/2018

last visited: never

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HostelsThe Venture Centre - Lewaigue Farm, Maughold, Isle of Man

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This Hostel can be found on Jacks Lane in Maughold.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 8/24/2018

last visited: never

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The youth hostel of Avenches is just a few minutes south of the historic town center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Vaud, Switzerland

date approved: 8/24/2018

last visited: never

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Bike hostel, because a lot of biking goes on around here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/26/2018

last visited: never

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Hostel in Noordwijk near the dunes and beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: 5/13/2021

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Un hébergement à coût modéré, ouvert à tous, dans un bâtiment rénové et accessible à tous. Moderately priced accommodation, open to all, in a renovated building accessible to all.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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The Arlington is affiliated with Hostelling International where it's advertised as "Small town charm on the edge of Algonquin Park! Catch local musicians in the pub on weekends."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/21/2018

last visited: never

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[FR] Hébergement situé à Angers. [EN] Accommodation located in Angers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 3/11/2018

last visited: 3/29/2022

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