Most (but not all) hostels will offer a number of facilities such as laundry room, telephone, internet connection, lockers for your things, and a breakfast service. Some may offer more than others. Every hostel on our site has an indication of the facilities it provides, so you can be sure to get what you need.
Usually, breakfast is not included in the price, but it's reasonably cheap and abundant in quantity. Some hostels offer cooking facilities, such as a kitchen complete with pots and everything you need. Other hostels will be more than happy to give you advice about the cheapest bars and food outlets in the neighbourhood.
Some hostels provide linen free of charge, others will apply a charge for this service or none at all. All hostels provide duvets or blankets and private rooms will usually include linen. Once again, it is worth checking the hostel's microsite before travelling.
B&B's (Bed and Breakfast)
B&B's are usually located in someone's current or former home, so they have a limited number of rooms (often one), and will offer a familiar atmosphere, with breakfast included.
Campsites may provide either rooms, beds in bungalows or big army-like tents. You are also welcome to bring your own tent. The cheapest hostels in some cities are often campsites just outside the city limits. Here you can mingle with a wide array of people from young to old. Don't forget to bring your own sleeping bag.
Some people will rent a whole apartment, for a number varying from two to four or more people. Apartments are usually self-contained, complete with kitchen, sheets, towels, etc.
A Guesthouse is basically a Bed and Breakfast, without the breakfast. A home that offers rooms or beds to travellers, usually at cheaper rates than hotels. This is a great way to learn more about the people and cultural traits of the country you are visiting. If you are open and willing to new experiences, you could be more than likely offered to have a traditional meal with the accommodating family.