Hostels, when you’re young, are great. Places where you pay almost nothing to stay and get to interact with like-minded young people from all over the world. Where you can share a cheap beer and discover a city with a group of strangers, staying out until sunrise with your motley crew of new best friends.
But for most of us, as we get older, the idea of sharing a bunk room with a bunch of dirty backpackers starts to lose its appeal. The cheap beer tastes cheaper, and the idea of staying out with strangers until 5:00 AM just sounds exhausting. Hotels and Airbnbs are much more inviting and now within your financial reach, too.