Many people venture to regard them as the accommodation of the future, due to their central locations, their basic services and their competitive prices. In addition, the areas for socializing, one of the pillars of the new hostels, make them highly attractive for young people who prioritize the chance to make friends when they travel.
Those bunks as thin as cigarette paper in dark rooms are a thing of the past with the advent of the new hostels. Their features: privacy, comfort, social activity, security, desirable locations and affordable prices.
The new hostel models promote areas for socializing, because young people prioritize interaction and adventures shared with newly found friends. Nowadays, 9 out of 10 hostels have private rooms, as well as other amenities, including free Wi-Fi, high-quality and local food, bicycle rentals, libraries, daily cleaning and bright and professional interior design.
Millennials, who account for more than 70 per cent of people who stay at hostels, regard travelling as an important part of their lifestyle.