Where to stay when traveling – Hostels?

We were just talking about where to stay on our next trip.  In the past, I’ve posted about the extremely expensive hotel in the center of Australia at Uluru.  At that location, you don’t know what you’re getting until you get there.  And virtually no-one has a friend there to tell you about it since it’s way out in the middle of nowhere.  Thankfully, everywhere else you go, you usually have a choice of hotels.

When we didn’t have kids, we would look to stay in hostels.  (Ok, not like the one in the picture here.  That was just something fun to look at).  Most of them are essentially inexpensive hotels.  After staying in a few hostels, it’s less intimidating.  I knew what to expect.  Some were quite nice.  We stayed at a hostel in Prague that was every bit as nice as local hotels except the bathroom was just down the hallway outside the room.  And, it’s probably easier now than ever to find a good hostel since there are sites like Hostelworld.  They are a sponsor for Adventures with Andrea but, really, their site looks pretty good.  And travel is so expensive, I know we can go more places if we can keep costs down.

I don’t need a fancy restaurant in the downstairs lobby.  I usually just want a place to sleep and go out adventuring all day.