One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is their accommodations. “Where will I/we stay?” Having a place to sleep at night is pretty important especially when you are in a foreign country. Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people and save some money at the same time. For the budget minded, adventurous traveler, hostels are the perfect way to go.
We think all travelers should consider staying in hostels and here’s our top 5 reasons why:
1. Hosteling is Affordable
The number one reason people don’t travel as much as they’d like to is because traveling is expensive. Flights, food, hotels and activities add up fast. Generally, hostels offer accommodations for a much lower price than hotels. By utilizing a shared bathroom and kitchen, you can cut down your housing expenses dramatically. Even if you’re not up to sharing a room with people you don’t know, many hostels offer private rooms and bathrooms that are worth checking into.
When traveling, you aren’t going to want to spend a lot of time in your room anyway. So you might as well save a little money on your accommodations and splurge on activities and souvenirs!
2. The People You Meet
Whether you are traveling with a group of people or not, you are sure to make friends with the other hostel dwellers. There is normally a communal kitchen or gathering area that people go to eat or hang out in. This is a chance to meet people from all walks of life, from all over the world. You never know, you might meet a new travel buddy or a life long friend.
3. Safety and Security
One concern we often hear when talking to people about hostels is safety. Safety should be a priority that all travelers consider. Most hostels have a gate and/or a code for their guests so only people staying there can enter. Additionally, there are lockers or safes, so even if you sharing a room with people you don’t know, your belongings will be safe. At Pedro’s (like many other hostels) there is a staff member/security guard on duty 24/7.
4. Friendly Staff
Many hostel employees are travelers themselves, so they want you to have an enjoyable experience! They can give you recommendations for what to do, where to eat, and the local favorites that you don’t get from the tour books.
5. All the Perks
Just like hotels, hostels have many perks for travelers to take advantage of during their stay. At Pedro’s, we offer exclusive access to Caribbean Villas Beachfront amenities, a free pass on the El Diablo waterslide, two freshwater pools open 24/7, free wifi, a garden picnic Area with hammocks, picnic tables and a BBQ and much more!
Hosteling is a unique experience, that everyone should try at least once. According to HI Hostels, there are over 4000 worldwide in 80 different countries; so it shouldn’t be hard to find a hostel that works for you! And if you want to travel cheap in Belize and enjoy all of it’s adventure, Pedro’s offers the best deals in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Pedro’s offers the best value in all of Ambergris Caye. Pedro’s Hotel provides a clean, comfortable and safe setting at an amazingly cheap price. Why come to Belize to spend all your money on a hotel room? Spend it on the adventure of a lifetime!