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Definition of "hostel" [hos•tel]

  • A supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers. (noun)
  • An inn; a hotel. (noun)
  • To stay at hostels while traveling. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hostel" in a sentence
  • "Forming the heart of this Sydney village is the While the term hostel might at one time have connoted a grungy and / or antiseptic (albeit cheap) accommodation in an inconvenient part of town, thanks to a number of overnight-stay innovators the hostel is no longer something at which travelers can scoff."
  • "These kinds of large dormitory establishments with common showers and toilets still serve many younger travelers, however, the term hostel now also refers to more traditional hotel-like properties whose rooms have been reconfigured to hold four beds (two sets of bunk beds) that are rented out individually."
  • "When the Gujarati TTS voice spoke for the first time, it was 3 AM, but I did a little dance in hostel My laptop gave me a lot of problems over the last few days, including a hard disk crash 3 days before the project submission."