What's a Hostel? Exploring Affordable Accommodation with Voyista

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When planning a trip, one of the first things that comes to mind is accommodation. Hotels, Airbnbs, bed and breakfasts—these are all familiar places that are typically considered. But what about a hostel? Many travelers, particularly young ones, might find themselves asking: what is a hostel? And why should I consider staying in one?

A Hostel, Defined

In the simplest terms, a hostel is a budget accommodation option that promotes a communal living atmosphere. While configurations vary, most hostels offer shared rooms with bunk beds, often accommodating between 4-8 guests in one room. This social environment not only significantly reduces the cost of accommodation, but it also provides the opportunity to meet people from all around the world.

The Voyista Hostel Experience

At Voyista, we believe that the best travel isn't always posh hotels and private transport—it's about the experiences, the connections, and the memories you make along the way. That’s why our trips focus on selecting top-of-class, amazing hostels with vibrant social atmospheres. These hostels are not just places to sleep—they are cultural hubs, meeting spots, and your home away from home.

Affordable and Convenient

One of the major advantages of staying in a hostel is its affordability. When you book with Voyista, this affordability is matched with convenience. Our innovative app, Avopass, allows travelers to easily manage their entire trip, including accommodation and transportation. It's essentially a budget-friendly travel agent in your pocket.

Social Atmosphere

The communal living space in hostels presents an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow travelers, share stories, and maybe even plan a day trip together. Many hostels include communal areas, such as lounges, kitchens, or bars, further fostering an environment for interaction and camaraderie.


At Voyista, we understand that everyone's comfort level might not be the same. So while shared rooms are the default option, travelers can easily upgrade to private rooms through our platform, should they desire more privacy.

So, the next time you ask yourself, 'what's a hostel?'—you'll know it's not just a place to stay. It's an opportunity to explore, connect, and truly immerse in your destination. Pack light, stay flexible, meet fascinating people, save on accommodation, and discover the world—with Voyista.