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[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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In June 2000 a drifter torched the Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers, a town in the eastern state of Queensland, killing seven tourists from Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, South Korea and Japan.
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He asked the government to form a body to regulate the working of these hostels and keep strict check on them, which are minting money without giving proper service to their inmates.
Now in its 26th year, the Hillsdale Hostel program continues to grow.
Millennials and many of 'tomorrow's hotel guests' view hostels as hip destinations - places to enjoy and hang out with their friends, rather than just somewhere to 'get their heads down'.
The mining hostels will be completely demolished at the beginning of April this year to make way for subsidized family units with proper sanitation and infrastructure which will be build were hostels where.
Every day new hostels are being opened, their numbers are increasing gradually and the wardens of hostels have come from other cities and are doing businesses.