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hostel

[O.Fr.,=guest place], an informal establishment offering travelers a place to stay for short periods of time. The accommodations are typically dormitorylike, and most often used by younger people or, in the past, by traders and pilgrims. Caravan traders and travelers on the Silk RoadSilk Road,
ancient overland trade route linking Asia and Europe, consisting of a network of caravan routes running from China across central Asia to the shores of the Mediterranean.
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 were some of the first to use crude hostels, where they and their pack animals rested and goods were exchanged. Modern hostels often appeal to backpackers and others traveling on a limited budget. Bathrooms are usually shared, and guests may prepare meals in a shared kitchen, though some hostels provided a hot meal.

hostel

1. A place of accommodation, commonly for people hiking or traveling by bicycle.
2. (Brit.) A residence hall at some universities.
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After a good night's sleep back at the bunkhouse, we headed for nearby Lake Windermere and loved soaking up the wonderful setting and watching the boats head off on their travels.
Ms Alloway said the new hostel will be different to the Bunkhouse.
SLEEP IN: The Chyvarloe Bunkhouse, a converted stable block close to the sea and the Penrose Estate, in two large dormitories.
After many years of taking in ranch guests on their own, last year the Metcalfs joined Montana Bunkhouses Working Ranch Vacations, a cooperative of more than 20 cattle ranches.
I celebrated my honeymoon in Nashville but have tried to forget the time many years before when myself and fellow Bunkhouse member Ben Swales fell foul of a Nashville police officer after leaving Hank Williams' old watering hole, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, slightly worse for wear, but that's another story
The adult staff leader in the bunkhouse ordered everyone to get under the tables, just as the tornado hit.
It's almost time when strange pickups pull into a line next to the bunkhouse.
When Duke sold it to me in the bunkhouse, he told me he was thinking of me when he bought it and would sell it to me for exactly what he had in it.
These include a gun tower, bunkhouse and, somewhat ironically, a jail cell.
To describe it in ranch terms, a reconstructed barn is the bunkhouse, an industrial shed serves as a cookhouse for eating and gathering, and a nearby sauna acts as a bathhouse and anchors a mini-campground for visiting family and friends.
The bunkhouse of Act I, with its male world of multi-characters, was surprisingly convincing in its interaction of cameo roles.
We had decided that since our intention was to be subsistence farmers, a barn should be the first structure to be built, so we built the bunkhouse as a section of the house.