8 things you should know before staying at a hostel
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8 things you should know before staying at a hostel

Greece ● 04 October 2017
 

Hostels are a top accommodation option for young travellers, who want to save money for other activities than spending a fortune in a hotel or a guesthouse, which are significantly more expensive than hostels. Hostels in Greece are characterised by their high-standards, the hospitality of the owners and their safety. Thousands of backpackers every year choose a Greek hostel for their affordable vacations, and amazing hostel deals give them the opportunity to have great time with their friends for many days. However, there are some things you should know before staying at a hostel. Take them into account and be ready for unforgettable holidays!

1. Pick a bottom bunk

When you pick a bed, try to get a bottom bunk. They are easier to get in and out of, you can put your things under the bed frame, and you are closer to plugs to charge your devices.

2. Bring earplugs

Shared rooms are never completely quiet. Plus, there is always the reputation of hostels that they are being filled with party-animals. If you need a deep sleep, earplugs will definitely help you.


3. Watch your valuables

It is wise to keep on you your valuables, such as money, passport, tablet and smartphone, at all times. Take them with you when you are outside and put them under your pillow when you sleep.

4. Mixed or single sex?

For female travellers, the safer and more comfortable option is to choose a female-only room. Of course, if you travel with your friends, a mixed room is the perfect way to have fun.

5. How many persons in the room?

If you travel solo, it is much easier to choose a 4-bed room and to share it with only three strangers. It may be a bit more expensive, but it is definitely worth it. If you have a couple of friends with you, book the bigger room and save money.


6.  Make new friends

Don't be shy! Hostels are the perfect place to meet new people, share travel tips and make new friends. Introduce yourself, share your plans for the day and spend time in the common areas (some hostels in Athens have really cool bars).

7. Buy a sleep sheet

Save money and don't rent bed linens from the hostels. Bring your own sleep sheet, be completely independent and feel clean.

8. Don't forget shower essentials

Towels, soap and shampoo are not provided by the hostels. Shower shoes, such as flip flops, are also necessary.

Where to Stay

Studio in Karpathos, Greece Vardes Hotel Studios
Vardes Hotel Studios
Amoopi, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Vardes Hotel Studios is located 500 meters from Votsalakia Beach and 700 meters from Pera Ammos Beach. Karpathos town and the port are at 6.5 km, while Diafani port is 53 km away. Vardes Hotel Studios is 12 km away from Karpathos Island National Airport.

Hotel in Chios, Greece Esperides Hotel
Esperides Hotel
Agia Foteini Beach, 82100 Chios, Greece

Esperides Hotel is located just one minute's walk from Agia Foteini Beach. Chios town and Chios Port are approximately a 20-minute drive away. Chios National Airport is a 16-minute drive away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Ikaros Hotel
8.4 10
Ikaros Hotel
48, Satovriandou Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Ikaros Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 4-minute walk from Metaxourgeio Metro Station and a 5- minute walk from Omonoia Square. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is a 35- minute drive. Piraeus Port is 13 km away.


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