One of the most important choices you can make when planning a vacation is deciding where to stay. Should you go for a nice hotel? Will choosing a hostel mean you’ll be sleeping with bed bugs? There are many pros and cons to each of these and your decision will likely vary based on your budget, where you’re going, why you’re going there and who you’re going with.
So, if you’re asking yourself: Hostel vs. Hotel. Which one is for me? Answer this short quiz and find out the best option for your next vacation.
1. Who is going to be traveling with you?
A – It will be a solo trip.
B – My partner.
C – My best group of friends.
D – It’s a family vacation.
2. What is your top priority during this vacation?
A – Spend most of my time walking and getting lost in the city.
B – Have romantic room service dinners and relax in a hot tub.
C – Meet people and go out partying. Having a cultural exchange.
D – Waking up early for breakfast and going on guided tours around the city.
3. How important is a lie-in for you?
A – I don’t mind waking late sometimes.
B – I’m hoping to stay in bed and take it easy every day.
C – It’ll vary depending on what I’ve done the night before.
D – Not at all. The early bird catches the worm.
4. What’s your ideal evening out while on vacation?
A – Hanging out with people I met on a tour that day.
B – Going out for dinner.
C – Seeing a show.
D – Partying!
Mostly A’s and C’s – Go for a Hotel:
It is a good choice if your budget is flexible and you prioritize comfort and good service. Especially if you’re on vacation with your partner or family, hoping to relax and have some privacy, a hotel would be the best option.
Mostly B’s and D’s – Go for a Hostel:
Hostels are a good choice if you’re focused on saving money and you’re looking to meet new people from all over the world. You can choose between a dorm room and a private room. Usually, there are plenty of common areas and activities organized with the purpose of having a cultural exchange.
Once you know what your priorities are for your particular trip, you’ll be ready to decide where to stay. For a work trip you might prefer a hotel; for a personal trip you might prefer a hostel. Rather than declaring loyalty to one for the rest of your life, ask yourself these questions before you plan every vacation.