Hostels

Increasingly upscale hostels are shedding their grungy image |

Budget sleep has never been so cool. So cool, in fact, that some hostels now identify themselves as hotels. When I wrote about them five years ago, the bottom line was that hostels – where guests typically pay for a bed rather than a room and share bathrooms, kitchens and other common areas – were […]

Hostels

Hostels are here to stay

Mary Helan Vesenka in one of the bunk bedrooms at Friendly Crossways.David Wallace Both of her parents had visited the center when they were young, she said. His father, Martin Vesenka, was a Concord teacher who ran hostel groups after WWII and later bought the center in 1963. The barn and hayloft were converted into […]