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Old 05-02-2005, 05:11 AM   #1
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Just wondering, has anyone ever used the Official Youth Hostels Guide to Europe before? If so, is it worth getting? Or can you do without it? Should I rely on this book to find places to stay or should I do all my hostel research beforehand? I think the guidebook is offered by Hosteling International or something.
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I hate Hosteling International and I reccomend staying far far away from their hostels. I've stayed at 3 and each one was worst then the last. It seems like that can't maintain hostels of that size. If the book is a listing of all their hostels I'd buy it for just for toilet paper back up

Keep with independently run hostels. Generally they are up kept a little better & you're likely to have a better time.

I found HI's were geared more towards families then drunken backpackers.
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i only stayed in one HI it was a bit strange, ok. i found private ones to be more lively but i recon there must be guides that cover these as well.
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yea, I really don't think a guide would be needed.
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Hey guys, thanks for all your feedback. I'll be forgoing the guide and spending that money on beer instead.
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Hey guys, thanks for all your feedback.* I'll be forgoing the guide and spending that money on beer instead.*
good choice!
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