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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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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.
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After each day's work, all the men swam in the huge stock tank nearby and dried off after coming into the bunkhouse (wet floor equals a better ground).
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