The idea of what hostels are has been misconstrued with the unsolicited help of major motion pictures like “Eurotrip” and the “Hostel” series. The non-traveling, movie-going part of society has haughtily mislabeled them as dangerous, among other less-than-desireable terms. So if hostels are so dangerous, why is it that the hostel industry has seen growth every year, even during the economic crisis?
Apparently Hollywood has nothing on backpackers, who continue to stay at hostels and reap the benefits of all that they have to offer. And what exactly is that, you ask? Essentially, it’s a community.