Backpackers’ Hostel Guide 2020 for Travelers

Travelling is always fun, and it becomes even more so when you are backpacking. Now if you are researching on how to get the perfect ‘backpacker’s hostel’ experience, there are few things that you always remember.

Hostel Guide 2020 For Beginner Travelers

Choosing the Perfect Place

While this may seem to be kind of obvious, it is essential to focus on this basic need first. Now, when you search for hostels, there will be a lot of options. But depending on your need, the type of vacation you intend upon, the kind of ambience you want, you need to make your decision.

If you are a private person, then you may want to look up for hostels with private dorms, or if you are looking to use this trip to socialize, you may go for places that have different clubs and helps you to mix with other guests.

Or if you are a woman, and would be comfortable staying in ladies-only dorms only, make sure the hostel of your choice has that.

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Do a little background search and make your choice.


Make sure that the location is good. Before travelling, do some thorough research, and make sure that the hostel you choose is at a flexible and easy from whatever you may need, and the prime locations of your destinations.

Keep Your Luggage Minimum and to the Point

When you are staying at any hostel, you need to pack light, and pack smart!

You want to have all necessities along with you. Still, also not to overpack, because you will be travelling, so you cannot overweigh your luggage and also space is usually a little tight in hostels, so you must take all of that into consideration.

Some basic survival necessities you may need are Earplugs, Eye mask, Travel towel, and so on. Mini toiletries. But remember not to go overboard, you can always make small purchases if you miss out on some necessary items.

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Carry Your Medicines

Travelling always means a lot of fun. And backpacking makes it even more perfect, but it may not always be so jolly for your health. Travelling, especially backpacking, means that your health is going to get the shorter end of the stick. And chances are you will not be very familiar with the place, and you may not always get the medicines you are familiar with, and it’s still better to avoid that risk; hence, you must always be ready with at least the necessary medicines… Bring a variety of essential medicine that you trust to tackle any sickness.


One of the essential points, when you are backpacking, is making sure that you take all the necessary security measures and more. Always check in from beforehand, if the hostel you are staying at has personal lockers or not, and if they do, make sure you bring your lock for your locker, take complete responsibility for your belongings. If you are carrying items like your camera, smartphone, laptop or other such valuables be careful with them. 

Open Up!

When you are travelling, while it is good to maintain a safe distance from strangers, you could also benefit from socializing a little, with the hostel staff and fellow guests. You could get local information on what are the fun things to do, that way you would have better authentic information and would also be having more fun!

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Hope this backpackers’ hostel guide will help you. Enjoy Travelling.

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