Here is my simple checklist of the most important aspects of a youth hostel. There are requirements and questions to ask myself before choosing one.
Requirements for a youth hostel
- Own (free) secure locker – for safety and peace of mind: credit card, camera, mp3 player, keys, money, etc.
- Warm water
- Staff – authentic, honest and experienced
Questions for deciding on a youth hostel
- Location – How far is the city center? How far is the bus station?
- Duration – How long will I stay there ideally?
- Price – important or not? What I am willing to pay for x?
- Mentality and offers – Do I want to relax or party? Do I want to do “canned” tours or explore on my own? With whom I wanna hang out?