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A hostel is budget accommodation with a much more informal environment than a hotel. It is a preferred choice of independent young travelers or backpackers, who often choose this type of accommodation for the opportunity to socialize with other guests. Most of the modern hostels have a kitchen, lounge, or common area with television, DVDs, books, and other entertainment offers.
Rates are always considerably lower, and there is the option for a dormitory (mixed or single sex) with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, or private accommodation with single or double beds.
Over the last few years the quality of hostels has improved dramatically, often featuring stylish modern décor and amenities.