Palladini explains why stay in a Hostel
Why Stay in a Hostel ? Hostels can often receive a bad name in society and often this is a misunderstanding and also goes to show how times have changed. The hostel circuit in Europe is now one of the top worldwide trips to make for younger travelers, visiting many many cities in a matter of weeks or months and doing in on a budget that makes it not only possible but in fantastic and modern environments and with all the aid of staff who are either backpackers themselves or know a think or two about getting around these big cities and some invaluable tips.
Here we try to persuade you to stay in Palladini Hostel in Rome but more in general terms the benefits and fun you can have by choosing to stay in a Hostel on your travels.
Why stay in a Hostel ? – Price
To start off any city in central Europe is not cheap to stay and Rome is one of the most expensive because of the amount of tourists the city receives and the level of occupancy is very high so in simple demand and supply the city rates are higher. But not to fret to rent a bed in the middle of Rome at Palladini Hostel costs no more than 35.00 Euro per bed per night where as in a hotel in the same area you will be paying over 100.00 Euro per night for a room.
Now it still depends on what you are looking for and your budget too, but another reason why stay in a hostel is Hostels offer both shared dorm rooms and private rooms and whats more you can choose whether you want a bathroom inside your room or shared bathroom in the corridors or even female only rooms here at Palladini. So in this respect the angles are covered. If you want a private double room or to share in one of the big dorms maybe for budget reasons or just to meet more people. The option are endless and you can always contact the hostel in advance for extra requests.
Hostels are about people and meeting others, these are the things that shape our trip and can becomes friendships made for life. You can often travel staying in hotels or BnBs and never speak to anyone, leave in the morning and back late at night direct to your room, or often the Hotel bars are empty so your off to bed. Well not all Hostels have a bar but most usually allow you to bring in your own drinks and the social scene in the common room.
Hostels understand that their guests are energetic and want activities, hostels will have a variety of options for day and nightlife which is usually tested by the staff. Should you want to visit the Vatican for example or take a pub crawl.
Better Options for Group Travel
Maybe your not a young hip backpacker but more of a huge family making the trip together, well big rooms are on offer in a hostel and some hostels even have rooms that go upto 22 beds. At Palladini Hostel our rooms don’t get that big but in general hostels are a great way to keep your family all together rather than running between small rooms or for a group traveling, a school trip will definately benefit using dorm rooms for the group, not only will it save in price but also in organization with the group concentrated and less disparsed than in many twin rooms.
Another reason why stay in a hostel is that hostels have such a wider variety of social backgrounds and the opportunity to meet so many differences in culture, as Rome is such an expensive city, for some travelers its just not possible to make the trip on a hotel budget.
A hostel common room is not like the often colourless hotel lobby space. Enter a hostel common room and you will find strangers chatting, playing board games, drinking, playing cards and planning their trips or just deciding where to go out later in the night and the hostel scene is usually friendly and everyone is welcome to join in the crowd.
Hostels can offer a kitchen for guests to cook so you don’t spend all that well earned money on restaurants every night. The Kitchen facilities allow for so much fun, cooking for your fellow guests, sharing the costs, learning and tasting foods from other cultures and most importantly making new friends during your stay.
WIFI is Cheaper or Free
WIFI is more than ever a big thing and the young crowd today i don’t think could manage a Euro trip without the aid of their smartphone, to whatsapp friends back home, research their trip or upload the photos to Instagram. Thats another big benefit of the hostels in which WIFI is usually either free or for a small fee available, compare that with many hotels who are charging a small fortune to use the WIFI or its only available in the reception area.
As the staff are usually backpackers themselves they know where the bargains are to be found and can hook you up with many local restaurants, tours and activities at a discount. The staff can often be one of the best parts of a hostel as there is less of a formal atmosphere so they tend to be more open and friendly with the guests so that gives the chance for the backpacker to inundate the hostel staff with questions and recommendations.
Now if your still not convinced why stay in a hostel ! Ever wanted to stay in a Prison?
You can find Hostels in all kinds of forms, decorations and themes as a hostel does not conform to the usual corporate standards of that of a hotel which allows for many interesting and creative ideas for hostels.
Now we are not saying the Hostels are better than Hotels as obviously there are big differences and advantages and disadvantages to both, but depending on your needs we ask you to give Hostels a chance and i am sure you will be pleasantly surprised why so many stay in a hostel.