If you are on a tight budget, backpacker hostels are a great option. It is a very popular way of traveling for college and university students, through Europe and all over the world. It offers an affordable way of seeing the world if you are willing to bunking up and sharing with other travelers.
This way of travel offers adventure and the opportunity to meet different people from all around the world. It’s particularly good for solo travelers and young people, however not always appropriate for couples who are looking for romantic vacations and privacy.
A lot of hostels are divided according to gender. This means that there are separate dormitories for men and women. Sometimes, there are entire floors of hostels split into male and female floors. It is best to check before booking as to the arrangement. If you are not comfortable sharing a room with a member of the opposite sex, you can make sure you are in a single sex room. Or if you are traveling with a friend of the opposite sex and want to stay together, it is important to find this out at the beginning.
Bathroom options in hostels can vary also. Some rooms have shared facilities within the dorm room. Meaning, you are just sharing with the other people in your dorm. Other backpacker hostels have communal bathrooms. This means that everyone in the hostel will share the common bathrooms. This can be a bit tricky at times, and you may need to wait in line for a shower. So if you have a busy schedule, it is probably better to book a room with a bathroom included.