Sometimes finding a place to relax after a hard day’s work going in a hostel or getting a reservation at a hotel depends on your taste. Let’s look at the differences that would make an individual choose to stay in a hotel or a hostel. The hotel has a huge staff that determines the guest experience while they’re checked in to the time they check out. There’s a cook who prepares meals depending on the order made by guests in case food from outside is strictly forbidden. Hostels are not heavily staffed and have no housekeeping staff that clean the room once they’re checked out. Guests are supposed to bring their food from outside in some hostels and eat it in their room.
A hotel has a designated area where guests can sit and enjoy meals called a restaurant. In a hostel, customers have to find a place to buy and eat food on their own as hostels have space designated for customers. Guests can enjoy shows that they choose without compromising with others in hotels. Exclusive five-star hotels have in-built TVs in each room, which is a rare luxury in hostels. But hostels still have a common area which has a TV available for all the guests making it impossible for them to enjoy a show of their liking. Setting up a hotel requires a huge amount of capital in terms of finances as well as the space it will sit on. A hostel usually takes up a relatively small space and the capital is much cheaper compared to the amount needed in setting up a hotel.
The rooms are separate for each individual unless you want to check in a room with twin beds. In a hostel the rooms are set up in a dormitory manner and guests don’t enjoy the privacy of a personal room space. Therefore, you can expect to find bunk beds in a hostel while in hotels king-sized beds are common in a room. Hostels are used for at least a month by college students during school periods. Hotels are for luxury, vacation or business trips for a couple of days and have amenities like a swimming pool. There is no entertainment or luxurious amenities to entertain its customers. Receptions and departures in a hotel are daily with different customers while a hostel receives/checks out the same customers each day.
In terms of location, hostels are located near campuses and hotels are built near tourist attraction centers. There’s high competition in the hotel industry with each trying to be the best in the sector. A hostel is less competitive as they need to provide mostly students with a place to stay outside campus walls. Since there is a staff that cleans the rooms once guests check out a hotel is always tidy. Tenants are supposed to clean up themselves and sometimes they fail to make it difficult to maintain a tidy hostel. You can get a free towel, soap plus a bath robe in a hotel while it’s required of each guest in a hostel to bring their personal effects from home.