9 Reasons Why Hostel Turns You Into a Traveller
Hostel life is very different from living with your family. You are away from your parents and have to take care of everything on your own. Plus you have your roommates and hostel mates who are the closest buddies of yours during your stay in the hostel. All these things make a traveller without you even getting to know about it. We bring to you 9 Reasons Why Hostel Turns you Into a Traveller. Here goes-
1. You are so bored in the room that change is your only constant
You are so excited and looking forward to enjoying your hostel life when you shift; making new friends and accommodating yourself into that space takes away the initial few days. Then begins the movie marathons, late night gossips and sleeping to infinity on off days. But that is not all that you do; once you are tired of this, begins the most exciting phase of the hostel- Tripping with your friends!
2. You have learnt to live alone, so travelling alone is no big deal
Cleaning, washing, eating and entertainment- all done alone; you have so many hands on experience in doing things alone that nothing can stop you from travelling alone. May it be because of the friends who ditch you or the desire to visit a place alone, you are up for it!
3. After that hostel food, you can be immune to anything
Nothing can make me sick after this hostel food” haven’t you cribbed about the hostel food in a way like this a number of times? Mostly yes. Taste and hygiene will never again be on the same page for you and trying out any kind of food to treat your taste buds become the easiest. No worries about disease!
4. Instant noodles are your best friend in hostel and also during travel
The tastiest and easiest you can afford at any moment in your hostel room, noodles become your all-time best friend. They come and will continue to come to your rescue every time you hate going to the mess to eat that not so tasty food; this applies to travelling as well.
5. Adjusting anywhere is not a big deal for you
How many nights must have you adjusted with mosquitoes, bedbugs, roommates and what, not in the hostel? This initially becomes a habit then a virtue that will stay with you forever. Small, dingy, unclean, irritating or anything for that matter will not bother you ever again!
6. You find similarity in booking tatkal tickets and getting chicken on Sunday nights
Remember how you would lose out on all the good pieces of chicken just because you were late by a few minutes? You would then have to wait for an entire week to get them back; that’s how it’s with travel too. You afford to be late by even just a minute and all your hopes can shatter along with the tatkal bookings.
7. Hostel makes you the king of jugaad and you apply this even while travelling
During your hostel days, you know which door to knock when you need an iron box, a blazer or formal shoes! Your list of who has what and how to get it from them is super sorted. May it be something as small as making a water bottle your pillow or getting a confirmed seat from the TT, you have hacks for all of it. Arranging such things was never a big deal for you, it’s exactly the same with your travel tricks.
8. Packing is a cake walk for you! You never forget anything
Nobody under the sky can beat you in this! You are the boss of packing and dare you to forget anything; no never. You may not be a systematic packer but the talent you possess in stuffing the maximum in the smallest of bags is tremendous!
9. You are super aware of a lot of things; bluffing you is impossible
Hostel life is not just about staying with unknown people with a motto of finishing your course. It’s an opportunity to explore and learn about different people and different way of life; diverse roommates and hostel buddies will make you a knowledge bank. Multiple languages, dialects, routes and travel hacks; all chapters studied and revised thoroughly; nobody will be able to beat you with that!
So hostellers hope you have discovered the hidden traveller within you and are willing to set it free for. Go out, the world is your playground and the budget is not a problem because you are an expert at managing on a shoe string as you have been doing it for years in the hostel now.
So, get packing at your bags and do not forget to book a taxi with AHA taxis.