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hosteling

Syllabification: hos·tel·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhäst(ə)liNG
 
/
(British hostelling)

Definition of hosteling in English:

noun

The practice of staying in youth hostels when traveling.
Example sentences
  • However, if you are traveling alone or with another person, hostelling is something you might want to explore.
  • And with hostelling, it doesn't matter how many bad things you see, you need to come back to the basics - people want cleanliness and comfort.
  • I had done a fair bit of hostelling myself and liked the idea of an outdoor-related job, meeting all the different kinds of people who visit hostels.

Derivatives

hosteler

1
Pronunciation: /ˈhästl-ər/
noun
Example sentences
  • I met families visiting museums, parents instructing children in their country's history, Chinese hostellers, so keen to improve their English that they asked me to share their meal-times and even their walking group on the Great Wall!
  • David and Carol come here every year and spend two weeks at Inverey enjoying the hills and the birds and feeding hostellers with rock cakes - and it is this volunteering that ensures some of the more remote hostels can stay open to visitors.
  • He was found shortly before 11 am yesterday by a group of hillwalkers who were visiting the area which is part of the scenic Wicklow Way route and popular with hostellers.

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