The Cuban Hostel

Hostels are becoming more popular with many people choosing to stay there due to the prices and convenience of them. The movie Hostel (2005) greatly inserted fear in many travelers and gave them a bad name. Hostels are intended for the younger travelers willing to venture abroad while giving up a certain aspect of traditional hotels. Hostels are cheap and many of them are nice, but the downfall is everything is shared. A social atmosphere is created for young and solo travelers. They can even be helped by others by getting the best locations to visit and even times jump along fellow strangers and discovery the new places together. Many people prefer to stay in a hostel instead of hotels to enjoy a communal place while meeting young people with the same passions. However, there are certain things that you need to adapt to while staying at a hostel. Here are some tips when staying in a hostel.

Do Your Research

Hostels are different everywhere you go from Russia to Cuba. There is, however, there are some hostels you will simply fall in love with. You should, therefore, consider doing some research and finding one that suits you the best. You can read more details online before making a booking. The safety and cleanliness are key points to consider where to stay and also location. Depending on the geographical location and staff, some will be infested by bed bugs and other bugs. On the other hand, others will be nice and clean. All hostels have certain policies and it is best to keep within these guidelines to ensure you don’t have trouble with the local police.  Some, for example, will restrict large luggage. Making hasty choices might cause you bad surprises and ruin your trip. You will have a better experience if you are well organized and prepared.


Proper use of lockers

In every hostel, there are lockers provided for safekeeping your personal property. In hostels, friendships will arise, but these do not guarantee that your property is safe. Losing your precious properties in a visit is a frustrating situation especially if there are simple measures that can be taken to avoid losing any of your belongings. It is important you carry a padlock for added safety to ensure you are always protecting your things. Just because people seem nice does not mean you should always trust them.

Personal Hygiene

Hostels will provide the necessary requirements for a night, but other personal issues will have to be sorted out by the traveler. Hostels can, however, provide these services at a rental cost. This is not appropriate for hygiene and budget purposes. The best option is to carry your own towel and necessary toiletries. Some hostels will also make it a necessity to carry personal sheets. You need to learn more about what thing you should bring with you. Usually looking online or calling the hostel can tell you exactly what you need. Also, remember not to over-pack. Many times you will carry thing you really don’t need. Make sure you also look exactly what they provide because many times the weather will simply not cooperate with your plan and you need to make sure there are plenty of showers available.

Carry your ear plugs

Ear plugs can work both against snoring travelers and also noise level created by the young people who stay in hostels. After a long night of partying, some people are just simply too loud. With a pair of ear plugs, you can get that issue resolved. This is important so you can have enough rest and enjoy your time spent on holiday. Feeling sleepy during your visit is not good so please get your rest.