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Hostels

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.

Hostels Articles
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The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
28

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates
3

10 simple rules for not annoying every single person in your hostel at night

by Barbara Litzlfellner
5

8 signs this is your very first night at a hostel

by Katka Lapelosa
2

How to cook a gourmet(ish) grilled cheese in a hostel kitchen

by Colin Heinrich
16

30 signs you’re too old to stay in a hostel

by Matt Hershberger
9

23 signs you’ve stayed at a hostel too long

by Heidi Priebe
3

5 things you can cook in a hostel kitchen

by Richard Stupart

How to have sex in hostels

by Claire Litton-Cohn
2

Why Hostel is the stupidest travel movie of all time

by Eytan Levy
5

How to be a hostel douchebag

by Emanuel Wetterqvist
7

Behold the future of hostel bunkbeds

by Neil Barnes
3

Can these next-generation hostels kick off a real hosteling trend in the US?

by Fred Perrotta
6

7 characters you meet at every hostel

by Colin Heinrich
3

Notes from Barcelona’s newest (and possibly flashiest) hostel

by Natasha Young
1

If I had one more ‘dirty weekend’ in Brighton

by Dikson
8

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

by Josh Heller
14

13 South American hostels that rock for traveling solo

by Josh Heller
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