So you decided to stay in a hostel. Yay! If it’s the first time you have stayed in a hostel, there are things you should try to make the best of your stay.
Be sociable and try to make friends with other travellers. Thanks to the social vibe, it’s easier to strike up a conversation in a hostel than in a typical hotel.
Take advantage of the free activities being offered. Many hostels provide free walking tours which you can join to explore the city.
Hang out in the communal areas. Don’t just stay inside the dorm. If you keep yourself in the company of others, chances are, you may meet someone interesting.
Stay safe and keep your valuables in a secure place. Most hostels offer a locker for you to keep your valuables in. Some provide a free lock, others require you to pay a deposit to use it.
Be considerate to other guests. Since you are sharing a room with other people, be mindful when talking on the phone or listening to music. Try not to make any noise or turn on the light when others are sleeping.