First, if you've never stayed in one, hostels are essentially college dorms writ large: Rows of three-high bunk beds, shared bathrooms and piles of backpacks, lots of shoes and the occasional short-term relationship. Good hostels also have lockers to store your stuff.
The upside of staying in any hostel dorm is the cost. Usually, it's half the price of a private room and a tenth the cost of staying in a traditional hotel. You can check out The Firehouse Hostel for Lounge and Hostel in Austin, TX.
The dorm is also where you hear about that local house party or the hike everyone is going on the next day. It's better than a guidebook, the social cloud is free and it's a good time.
The drawback of that neighborhood is, really, all this community. If this is the fifth hostel filled with new friends, it may get claustrophobic. Everybody wants a rest from the insanity.
Another is sound. Truth is folks snore – loudly. You may even be the snorer and not understand it. In any event, someone will keep you awake once you've been raging or travel for 24 hours straight.
Drunk dorm dwellers also frequently appear to forget they are, in actuality, dorm dwellers. This increases to alcohol ingestion. So loudly 3 a.m. recaps of this night's events – frequently with lights – aren't uncommon.
The over-abundance of a neighborhood can start to drive you nuts if you do not take a rest. Buttons of hostels have started to recognize this and have begun offering"chill" rooms. However, there's not any talking allowed. It is a place for you to be in your personal space. Alone (the type of) and very.
It is a very simple solution. However, they actually do the job. The lights and insanity continue around you as you are in dreamland. They're particularly useful if you're attempting to grab an afternoon nap in the middle of a busy dorm.
Seriously, I have been in dorms in which this was completed and everybody was very appreciative. The man knew he snored but nevertheless needed the dorm room bargain, so he decided he did not keep everyone awake.