Our Top 10 List:

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This list is our own personal top ten based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels. We stayed in a lot of hostels, and by the end of our year away we came up with this list of what we consider every good hostel should have.

Rob having a Beer in Phuket Thailand
Hanging out the front of our hotel in Phuket, Thailand.
  
1.Hot waterAfter a long day of sightseeing, it is nice to clean up with a nice hot shower.
2.Friendly staffStaff to answer your questions, but that don’t hassle you to go on their tours
3.quiet eveningsA quiet time in the night that is enforced
4.individual bed lightsarriving late at night you don’t like to turn on the main light to find your bed, and for reading your guidebook in bed preparing for the next day.
5.free breakfastIt can be a cheap thing for them to supply and makes a great start to the day
6.soap supplied in bathroomsToo many times there is no soap
7.hooks to hang your own clotheslinebeing able to hand wash and hang out clothes is essential
8.showers with a place for placing your thingsIn shared bathrooms, there is often nowhere to put your belongings without getting them wet
9.kitchenBeing able to cook your own meals saves time and provides a break from the local food.
10.free internetConvenient for booking the next hostel and researching the places you are visiting.

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