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Five Tips To Help You Find Your Perfect Hostel

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You’ve saved your money. You booked a cheap flight and now all that remains for you to do is book a base where you can stay, during your trip. If you’ve had a few hit and misses with booking a great place to stay recently, then have no fear we’ve got your covered, with five great tips/points for you to consider when booking a hostel to stay in. Just for the record you can apply our rules to hotels, motels, campsites and even boats – we don’t discriminate when it comes to helping you win throughout your travel adventures.

Location. Location. Location

You can learn a lot about a traveller from where they choose to be based, during the course of a trip. If you’re a social butterfly and general livewire, you are naturally going to be drawn to being as close to the heart of a place – city centre – as possible so as not to miss out on anything.

This is all well and good, but you could be missing out not just on seeing things you might have missed and on getting more bang for your travelling buck, by being further out.

Traveller Feedback

Probably the most invaluable feedback you can read is fellow traveller feedback. People love to share their travel experiences when they’re good, but they love to share them even more when they are bad. So take your time, grab a coffee and wade through the musings of travellers just like you.

Just Because You Can See It, Doesn’t Mean It Exists

How many times have you been caught out by an artfully angled photograph of what looks like a lovely room and then been blown away when you actually see it in person. Keep uppermost in your mind that the hostel website, has to compete with competitors daily and a great image can be the difference between an empty bunk or a booked one.

For any unvarnished hostel picture overview head on over to Hostelworld, Trip Advisor and Booking.com to see real traveller pictures of the hostels your are interested in

How important is price to you?

This question is a reality check for all travellers, especially those travelling for longer periods of time. Ask yourself, do you want to spend less on where you lay your head at night and conserve your funds to spend on seeing and doing things, or is a comfortable bed in a tastefully decorated hostel more important to you. This sort of question will help you filter down your hostel search and make a final choice quicker.

Check whether they have a refund policy

I always think you can gauge the quality of a hostel from its refund policy.  The more popular ones, tend to be more flexible, mainly because they rarely give their guests the chance to complain and request a refund.

The cheaper hostels, tend to have ironclad non-refundable policies, taking the line that they are providing a service, however good or bad you may think it is. They are also especially difficult about refunds during busy times like Christmas; so think very carefully about finishing your booking, if your hostel says your room booking is non-refundable.

And there you have it folks http://travelgadgetsmusthaves.com Top 5 tips for finding your perfect hostel.

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