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youth hostel

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Definition of youth hostel in English:

noun

A place providing cheap accommodation, aimed mainly at young people on walking or cycling tours.
Example sentences
  • At 35 € a night per person it's cheaper than the youth hostel.
  • My two new buddies walk me to the youth hostel, which is closed.
  • There would be additional employment in the offices, boutiques and a youth hostel.

verb

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(youth-hostel) (youth-hostels, youth-hostelling, youth-hostelled) [no object] Travel around, staying the night in youth hostels: we went youth-hostelling together
More example sentences
  • I'm afraid I was never much good at the 20-something spontaneous inter-railing, hitch-hiking, youth-hostelling thing.
  • When I was about 16, I went on a youth-hostelling expedition with some school friends.
  • I'd already toured the UK by bicycle and had youth-hosteled in Ireland and Switzerland.

Derivatives

youth-hosteller

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