Best way to locate a Hostel? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Budget Hostels, Hotels, and Accommodations > Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips

Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips Safety, services and general questions. Is there a camp ground in...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
dug
T-PUNK RANGER
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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?
__________________
"not all who wander are lost"
dug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to thatgirlwholaughs
Default

ask somebody, find (usually overly clearly marked) tourist office. also, most hostels have little books that show which towns have hostels etc etc.

thatgirlwholaughs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If you know one day in advance where you're going to be going (i.e. you don't jump on a random train with your eyes closed ) you can search for and book hostels online. There's this really cool site that has tons of hostel listings:

http://www.travelpunk.com

__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 01:54 PM   #4
T-PUNK VICE ADMIRAL
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to foofiter Send a message via MSN to foofiter Send a message via Yahoo to foofiter Send a message via Skype™ to foofiter
Default

hostelworld.com is my first choice.

Second is google.

Foo

__________________
"To Alcohol! The cause of--and solution to--all life's problems." -- Homer J. Simpson
"I didn't get to where I am today worrying about how I am going to feel in the morning." -- Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour)
"I was born to lose and destined to fail." -- Mike Ness, Social Distortion
"Eat healthy, exercise daily, die anyway" -- My motto
"Everyone I know, goes away, in the end...I will let you down, I will make you hurt..." -- Johnny Cash (NIN Cover of "Hurt")

I am traveling around the world until I find something that makes me want to stop. I am an aspiring photographer and hope to find whatever it is I am looking for...
foofiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 10:00 PM   #5
dug
T-PUNK RANGER
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

great! it sounds like it's not too much of a worry for most of you, so I'll try not to worry much about it :P

Quote:
Originally posted by space virgin@May 29 2006, 12:37 PM
If you know one day in advance where you're going to be going (i.e. you don't jump on a random train with your eyes closed )* you can search for and book hostels online.* There's this really cool site that has tons of hostel listings:

http://www.travelpunk.com* *


[snapback]123131[/snapback]
actually, the girl that inspired me to go told me about the nights they would show up at the train station and ask the attendent to put them on whatever train he wanted. She woke up and found herself in some of her most memorable sites of her trip!

I thought it sounded like fun, so I may give it a try :P
__________________
"not all who wander are lost"
dug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 06:59 AM   #6
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to elfmaiden
Default

hostelworld is where I did all of my booking and I didn't have 1 problem, I was so impressed.

I also met up with a guy who worked as one of the dudes at the train stations getting people to rent a room in an apartment for the night. I heard about him through someone else, met up with him and the apartment turned out to be awesome. Trust your gut with meeting new people and if plans change up that's perfectly okay!

I can obessively plan something forever, but once I'm on the road, things always have a habit of changing!

Jenn
__________________
My igloo is melting...
elfmaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hostel in florence - hostel archirossi miztrez Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips 0 10-19-2004 07:54 AM
Hostel in Positano - Hostel Brikette Natasha Western Europe Hostels Recommeded 3 02-21-2003 10:32 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:17 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121