Hostel is a humble establishment that aims to accommodate travelers and guests.
The word hostel derives from the Latin hospital that referred to the department for foreign visitors, which derived from what we know today as a hospital, since, in the past, foreign visits that needed lodging did not travel for tourism but instead of necessity.
Hostel is a type of tourist accommodation whose use has become popular due to the large number of young travelers looking for cheaper accommodations than traditional hotels.
The hostel is defined by Spanish-speaking tourism departments as lower category accommodations than hotels but higher than pensions. The hostels are characterized by having the minimum services of cleaning in the rooms, general cleaning, heating or cooling and offer complementary services.
The guests of the hostels are generally young people or backpackers, that is, those who travel without much money traveling an area for several days and with all their belongings in a backpack.
The hostel can be translated into English as a guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast (B&B).
Hostel or hostel
The hostel does not translate into English as a hostel. A hostel is lower category than a hostel translated into Spanish as pensions where services are limited and are characterized by including rooms with several beds to accommodate different individual guests.