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At Matador, we’ve got members who own hostels, members who’ve worked in hostels, members who sleep in nothing but hostels when they travel. Their guides will help you choose the right hostel, whether you’re looking for party, creativity, or a boutique alternative.

We also cover the hostel life, from profiles of the kinds of travelers you’re likely to meet, to how to safeguard your belongings, and how to hook up when the only free bed is in a packed 10-person dorm.

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.
Aren’t you scared you’re going to get kidnapped and killed in the middle of the night?
Don’t share drinks, but do talk about your trust fund.
I've decided to try and create what I believe to be the ideal hostel bunkbed.
"Boutique hostels" are providing millennial travelers with an alternative to hotels.
They all look so similar they may as well come off an assembly line.
Brighton has more pubs per capita than any other UK city (or so we tell one another...
You spent the next four hours drinking free vodka with VIPs.
Happy first birthday, Abraham Hostel.
YHA’s are often affairs so stodgy that not even sex-crazed rats would breed in them....
The frustrating thing with reviews is that unsatisfied people will be very negative...
What's more soothing than strangers dressed in terry-cloth footie pajamas coming into...
Adena Harford read our recent melee about hostel films that make us barfy, then decided...
Inevitably, some guy will rush to the DVD player with this one screaming that it’s...
While this may seem innocent enough, a warped mind can come up with a myriad of sadistic...
Drury Hotels have made a point of going back to good old customer service values by...
Inspired by a Forbes Magazine article about a company offering hurricane-proof living via...
Lola Akinmade takes a video walk-through of her room at the Jumbo Hostel in Sweden.
Would Lonely Planet list The Overstay if they sent someone to see it?
What started out as sleazy adult fun meant to titillate and generate a little controversy...
Reviews and articles about the hostel are so glowing that many people booking might not...
St Christopher's Inn Hostel in London has flipped on a few webcams, hoping to shed light...
“Food not marked with name and date WILL BE EATEN.” It was our civic duty to enforce...
A girl staying here told me that she let out a moan when she saw the bathrooms for the...
Matador Goods Editor Lola Akinmade takes a tour of Stockholm's newest attraction.