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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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A student Sohail Khan said, 'unhygienic food is served in private hostels and there are no proper arrangements for keeping the rooms and bathrooms clean.
Through this two stage acquisition structure, the portfolio of sites to be acquired by the Group contains one hostel in Barcelona, one in Prague and one in Lisbon, consistent with Safestay's strategy to establish a presence in leading European gateway cities.
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I have been in this hostel for four years now, there are problems here in terms of the number of girls per room, which sometimes even reaches 12.
The Plus Hostel in Florence - brilliantly situated close to the station and the Accademia Museum - has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a roof terrace with bar and DJs.
When contacted, Vice Chancellor BZU Dr Tahir Amin claimed that the university and hostels have been closed for only two day after police informed them that there was terror threat for the institute.
Euro Hostel is also close to completing three new VIP hostel suites, each designed to allow large groups to stay together in their own private, self-contained space.
When they took over in 2011 the Capel Curig hostel - in the shadow of Snowdon - was under threat of losing its one star rating with Visit Wales.
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Now, customer reviews from online bookings have placed it number eight in the top 10 of medium-sized hostels at the 2014 Hostel Awards - the category for those with 51 to 100 beds.
I'd bought the house in 1998 so we took out loans and converted it into a hostel.
If Tracey and Adrianne stay at the hostel an extra day, they will be able to choose between sunrise at Masada, a tour of Bethlehem, Shabbat dinner at the hostel, or Friday night services at a nearby synagogue.