Do you prefer to stay in a big hotel, youth hostel, homestay or couch surfers' home while travelling?

If I travel alone, I would like to choose a homestay or a local small family hotel. But if I travel with families, the big hotel is always the best choice. I always want to try the youth hostel where I believe we can meet many new people. About couch surfers' home, it is a little bit challenging for me right now. But I would like to try in the future. How do you think of it? Share your ideas or experience if you are interested!!

Apr 1, 2019 1:12 AM
Comments · 6

I stayed a few times with a host family (in Brighton, Hamburg, Genoa), when my purpose was to learn a second language and immerse myself in foreign culture. I had a separate room but we shared the kitchen, bathroom , which was totally fine for me. I guess, it's because I was always lucky with the host families I met, they were all nice people.

If I were travelling alone, I'd go for staying with a host family over and over again. But these days I travel with my husband so we prefer to stay at an Airbnb (so that we are alone, no host with us) or a small hotel.

I've never tried staying at a hostel, I'd feel uncomfortable, I think. Many of my friends prefer hostels though, especially when they're travelling across Europe.

April 1, 2019
I prefer to rent an Airbnb room at a flat with a host. It's cheaper, and much more cozy than a hostel. In small towns I prefer to stay at B&B. 
April 1, 2019
I prefer to stay in a hotel, I want my own privacy and I prefer to just meet up with friends or family somewhere else
April 1, 2019
None. I prefer airbnb, entire apartment. I hate staying with someone that I don't know very well. Maybe for three or four nights but more than that it could get a bit uncomfortable. I like having my privacy and the whole space for me. I have done couchsurfing many times, mostly as a host. 
April 1, 2019
Security, privacy and safety are important to me, so I always choose a hotel 🙂
April 2, 2019
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