Cheap Youth Hostels

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    • Backpackers often stay at hostelswoman with a backpack image by forca from Fotolia.com

      Hostels allow people to travel the world without worrying about the cost of expensive lodging. By definition, a hostel is an inexpensive lodging place for young travelers. Hostels are generally low-frills places that offer shared bathrooms, dormitory-style accommodations and a nightly curfew; however, there are many exceptions. Some hostels do offer private sleeping arrangements as well as other amenities to make your stay both affordable and comfortable.

    Williamsburg HostL

    • If you are traveling to New York as a couple, you might want to consider Williamsburg HostL because it offers bedroom accommodations with a queen-size bed. It does not have nighttime curfews, however, you do have to check in within two hours of your scheduled arrival time. This hostel offers plenty of amenities. It has free Wi-Fi, free international phone calls and a movie projector. It also provides linens so you don't have to worry about bringing your own. One potential downside is that Williamsburg HostL only accepts cash. The hostel is priced at around $50 per night, as of October 2010.

      Williamsburg HostL

      318 Bedford Ave. #2

      Brooklyn, NY 11211

      212-464-7748

    Washington International Student Center

    • You can book a room at the Washington International Student Center in Washington, D.C., for around $25 per person per night, as of October 2010. This hostel offers both dorm-room and private-room accommodations. During your stay, you'll have access to the kitchen facilities, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. This hostel does not have a nighttime curfew and it offers free breakfast. If you are traveling with young children, you'll have to look elsewhere because this hostel does not allow kids.

      Washington International Student Center

      2451 18th Street NW

      Washington, D.C. 20009

      800-567-4150

      dchostel.com

    USA Hostels Hollywood

    • This hostel offers private, semi-private and six-person dorm rooms. The private rooms are around $90 per night, while staying in one of the dorm rooms is around $35 per person per night, as of October 2010. This location offers free breakfast, coffee and tea, wireless Internet and bed linens. An added perk is that you can store your luggage there after you check out just in case you have more sites to see. The hostel also offers a shuttle to Santa Monica Beach, as well as Venice Beach. Travelers under 16 years old must stay in a private room or rent the entire dorm room. Additionally, since this hostel is geared towards budget-conscious guests, you must present a passport or out-of-state driver's license in order to check in. You may also have to present proof that you are traveling.

      USA Hostels Hollywood

      1624 Schrader Blvd.

      Hollywood, CA 90028

      323-462-3777

      usahostels.com

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