If you're planning a long stay backpacking trip, money can be an important factor when deciding where to go and booking accommodation. Hostels are a great alternative to hotels - often still in the great central location you want but at a fraction of the price!
However, the main difference of a hostel is that you share your room with other guests, much like a dormitory. Other aspects that are likely to be shared are the bathroom, kitchen and living spaces.
Take a look at our top hostel etiquette tips!
Have we missed anything? What are your top tips for surviving a hostel while abroad? Let us know in the comments!
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