off around the world in 10 days time!!! bloody excited too!
problem. i don't know anything about hostels really... eek!
my only real concern is baggage security. if you are checking out at say 10am (presume that is normal) but your flight isn't until say 6pm, does the hostel normally let you store your baggage securely there for the day. it is a travel pack i will have, so not as bad as a suitcase, but still heavy!
If you are staying in the more expensive hotels in non-western countries there must be a possibility to store your pack. If you stay in western countries you could also store your pack in for example a locker at railway-stations or the airport. If you are going to cheap countries (like in Asia)you could easily pay a day more (if you have to check out at 10am and your flight goes at 6pm)....it will not cost you much (sometimes the same as a locker in western countries). This will prevent you from a lot of hassle.
Cheers, have a nice trip
my only real concern is baggage security. if you are checking out at say 10am (presume that is normal) but your flight isn't until say 6pm, does the hostel normally let you store your baggage securely there for the day.
Yes, it does. Don't worry. I stored my stuff at the hostel when I was away for a couple of days, and returned to find it all intact. Just let the hostel know early that you need to store your luggage until you leave for the airport. Far as I know, there's no extra charge.
I have stayed at tons of hostels in Western Europe and in USA and every one of them had a place to store bags, either a hughe closet, behind the desk, or even in locked storage garage outside. Dont worry about ur bags while staying in hostels, no one is out to get ur stuff in them. when u check into each hostel ask how their storage system works. if you check out early in the morning on day of departure most hostels will be more than happy to let you keep ur bags there if you dont leave the city unitl later in the day or evening and still plan on doing stuff out and about.
Hope this answers everything for ya. Happy trails!