Wales is a great place to visit, especially if you are a solo traveller. The people are friendly, and there are plenty of things to do and see that don’t require having a partner. Wales is very safe, and you don’t have to worry about walking alone at night, even though it’s always recommended to keep an eye on your belongings and be vigilant to the surrounding environment.
When it comes to accommodation, there is a variety of options available in Wales, from boutique hotels to budget hostels. If you travel solo, where you stay can significantly affect your ability to meet people and make friends. For example, staying in a hotel may provide you with greater freedom and privacy, but it also limits your chance of meeting people. When people come down to breakfast in a typical hotel, they are often with their family or a group of friends, and the way the tables are arranged in the dining area also doesn’t facilitate social interactions among strangers.
Hostels, on the other hand, are built on the concept of social interaction. You may not get that much privacy, but you do have company which could turn into great friendships. People come to visit Wales from all corners of the world, so it’s a multi-cultural atmosphere in a typical Welsh hostel. By spending time in the lounge or the communal kitchen area, you can strike up conversations with fellow guests, invite them for a night out, or even plan your next adventure together.
If you travel solo and are eager to meet new interesting people, hostels are your best choice.