I'm planning on a 2-3 month extremely flexible backpacking trip through Europe in a couple months. I intend to get an unlimited rail pass and just go nuts.
Many of the nights I hope to be able to camp under the stars, or sleep in a park (I really have no idea what to expect, but I've talked to a girl about this a lot who has done it. That's what she did)
But what if I want to stay in a Hostel that night? She said that there are kids from the Hostels waiting at train stations and if you look like a backpacker they'll talk to you, but that seems kinda sketchy.
What is the best method to find a Hostel in an unknown city?