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Monday, May 30, 2016

Preferred Accommodations: Hostels

Hostels are my preferred accommodation whilst traveling. Overall they are cheap and in probably 80% of my experiences, safe. I like that most have kitchens that I can cook my own food in, which saves loads of money. Plus, there are always friendly travelers to meet! Though I've stayed in some hotels and motels along the way too, I'll only mention them here if they were set-up like a hostel.

There are certain things that I care a lot about when choosing a place to stay: price, location, WiFi, use of a self-service kitchen, and a place to lock up my stuff. In my reviews I have listed these things and experiences with each. Though the location likely won't change, the WiFi and locker situations may. Contact the hostel to confirm these things before booking. 

Also, please read the review before booking any of these! I have indiscriminately posted the good, bad, & ugly on this page. Please refer to the dates that I stayed in these establishments, as things may have changed. (Please feel free to send me updates!) 

These are the hostels I've stayed in over the years:


Elephant Sands (review) (website)
Nata, Botswana
Review here.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary (review) (website)
Serowe, Botswana
Review here.

Maun Backpackers (review) (website) 
Maun, Botswana
Review here.

Serendipity Self-Catering (review) (website)
Kasane, Botswana
Review here.

Tautona Lodge (review) (website)
Ghanzi, Botswana
Review here.


HI - Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Review here.


Bathwick Hill YHA
Bath, UK
Review here.

Penzance YHA
Penzance, UK
Review here.

St. Paul's YHA
London, UK
Review here.

Salisbury YHA
Salisbury, UK
Review here.


Akureyri Backpackers
Akureyri, Iceland
Review here.

Hostel Husey
Egilsstadir, Iceland
Review here.

Hostel Vagnsstadir
Hofn, Iceland
Review here.

Hostel Nordur-Vik
Vik, Iceland
Review here.

Reykjavik City Hostel
Reykjavik, Iceland
Review here.

Reykjavik Loft Hostel
Reykjavik, Iceland
Review here.


Villa Wiese Backpackers Lodge
Swakopmund, Botswana
Review here.


The Backpack
Cape Town, South Africa
Review here.

Hermanus Backpackers
Hermanus, South Africa
Review here.

Gansbaai Backpackers
Gansbaai, South Africa
Review here.


White Mountain Hostel
Conway, New Hampshire, USA
Review here.

HI - New York
New York, New York, USA
Review here.

Bowery's Whitehouse Hotel of NY
New York, New York
Review here.

Keene Valley Hostel
Keene Valley, New York
Review here.

HI - Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
Review here.

Palm Lakefront Resort & Hostel
Orlando, Florida
Review here.

Mrs. Farrell's Home Hostel
Burlington, Vermont
Review here.

HI - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Review here.

HI - Greenwood Lodge
Bennington, Vermont
Review here.

HI - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Review here.

HI - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Review here.


Jollyboys Backpackers
Livingstone, Zambia
Review here.


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