Subject: RE: Hostel experiences
Hello Gail,

I often stay in hostels too. I choose hostels mainly for 3 reasons: - really informal atmosfer, - you can meet and talk with lots of independent travellers like me, and

- it is far less expensive than stay in single rooms in hotels.

Travelling in hostels I met many people and I'm still in touch with some of them. Moreover someone visited me at home and I have been hosted by other friend I have met in hostels! I have also worked in hostels a couple of time (one in Uk and once in Ireland).

Ciao, Marco in Milan - Italy