Have you found that whilst planning for your next big trip, most of your budget is going toward your accommodation, leaving much less than you would like for exploring, adventures and fun? I’m sure that we can all agree that hotel stays are becoming more expensive day by day. Moreover, with the advent of luxury hotels and boutique hotels, the room rates have buzzed up. If you look for a hotel in prime locations, you’ll often find a huge hole in your travel pocket. In the past few years, fantastic boutique hostels have been popping up to fill this void. Their concepts are similar, swimming pools, room service, cafes, kitchens…. all the facilities you could need, without the huge spend. Many people have the perception that booking a hostel will mean a run down, dodgy room with poor facilities, but the island of Bali has completely flipped this concept. Check out some of the new and improved advantages to staying in a hostel, other than just the price tag.
- Unparalleled Budget Stay
Traditionally, the price of the hotels happens to be nearly 40% to 50% higher when compared to hostels. Whenever you opt for a shared accommodation instead of a completely private room, the accommodation rates drop, since not only the room, even the expense and room tariff gets shared.
- Enough Personal Space
Most of the modern hostels throughout Bali now come with abundant personal space for every guest. You often get your own private safe, wardrobe, key to the room, window, curtain and more. As well as this, many boutique hostels are now designed to have large common areas with isolated, quiet areas and corners, which prioritize the need for a personal escape of every guest. Entertainment rooms, lounges and pools are now also optimized to offer a spacious, relaxing hang out.
- Extensive Variety of Accommodation Options
Everyone has a certain privacy level, and every traveller has different needs. Throughout hostels, you will now find dorms with shared accommodation of anywhere between only 2 and all the way up to 12 people. These are segregated accordingly as per guest preferences, for instance, if you are traveling in a group, with friends, colleagues, batch mates etc, talking up dorms according to your group strength remains comfortable. Sometimes female guests need a private space; this is the reason why nowadays most hostels offer distinct female dorms. There are even family dorms of 4 bunks and private rooms for twin sharing. However, you need to take a note, that the payable amount for 12 bunk-shared dorms will definitely be lower than a 6-bed dorm, or a twin shared room.
- Feel the World Together
It is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind feeling to be surrounded by people from different nations, cultures, backgrounds and likings during a trip. Travelling is always full of experiences, but this socializing experience while choosing to stay in a hostel with different people, is unique. Sharing experiences, knowledge and thoughts makes your stay engaging and an unforgettable memory. Many people find that they end up meeting life long friends.
- Spacious beds and clean rooms
In the past, hostels were known for their stinky rooms, dirty bathrooms, odd roommates etc. However, that’s not the scenario with modern boutique hostels which keep in mind the comfort and basic requirements of guests. You pay less only for a shared accommodation not to compromise for any other basic amenities. As such, you will find a new style of room in many hostels throughout the world. Each room is designed to optimize space. Beds such as capsule beds, pod beds, and even built-in bunk style beds mean more space and smarter storage areas.
- Modern Amenities
Gone are the days where hostel accommodation can feel like a jail, or gloomy chamber. Instead, feel as though you have entered a well-decorated budget hotel (with more than one bed in every space). Apart from neat and clean room, well decorated lounges, smoking zones, entertainment halls, you are able to avail free access to high speed Wi-Fi, internet libraries, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, free personal bath items, etc. along with many of the initiatives a hotel might take to make the stay more comfortable and relaxing for the guests.
- Save More. Travel Better
Instead of draining all your budget on luxury hotels ,it is rather a smart move to save substantial amount by picking up hostel accommodation, and utilizing the money on traveling more destinations and unveiling more adventures. You can spend the saved amount on trying new cuisines in new destinations, trying out unexplored routes, trying your hand at adventure sports or maybe simply a nice cocktail in a sunset bar.
Staying in a hostel is nothing less than experiencing new encyclopedia of traveling. Different roommates with distinct experiences of traveling share their experiences and you can pick and plan from their ideas. You will find that when staying in hostel accommodation, you will learn from other traveller’s experiences, join in versatile conversations, plan, chop and change your trip and relax knowing you’re in a safe environment.