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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.

Hostels Articles

How I overcame my fear of hostels

by Paris Marx

6 things I don’t give a sh*t about after staying in hostels

by Shannon Whitney

This conversation with the UN Secretary on Tourism confirms how millennials are changing the face of travel and the sharing economy

by Russ Hedge

Here’s how the largest hotel company in the world plans to woo Millennials

by Rory Moulton

Travelling through Europe permanently is cheaper than the 9-5 life

by The Plaid Zebra

7 tips for booking a hostel

by Joanna Franco

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates

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

by Barbara Litzlfellner

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

8 signs this is your very first night at a hostel

by Katka Lapelosová

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

by Colin Heinrich

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

by Matt Hershberger

23 signs you’ve stayed at a hostel too long

by Heidi Priebe

5 things you can cook in a hostel kitchen

by Richard Stupart

How to have sex in hostels

by Claire Litton-Cohn

Why Hostel is the stupidest travel movie of all time

by Eytan Levy

How to be a hostel douchebag

by Emanuel Wetterqvist

Behold the future of hostel bunkbeds

by Neil Barnes
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