Hostelling is fun!
Though I have been warned not to watch the movie until I‘m home, I have really had a ton of fun in the hostels that we have stayed at. This cheap dorm-style hotel boasts it‘s own unique culture of people. Where else can you be excited about the free shelf in the refrigerator or sit down and have a crazy conversation with your roommates for the night - from Germany, Spain, Canada, and Austria. As we exchange our adventures and travel schedules, you have an immediate sense of comradeship. These are the true travelers - the ones who watch out for each other at least to a degree, and know how to really visit a place - no always through the eyes and means of a typical tourist.