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1. Posted by BeckyDLF (Full Member 9 posts) 10y

Can Americans stay at American hostels? Is it just me or am I reading wrong... seems like the check in rules only allow foreigners to stay at hostels
Example:
Check in requirements: A foreign passport ; proof of international travel such as plane tickets ; 18 years or older ; we do not accept children ; no pets allowed ; mixed dorms are ONLY for couples and siblings, you need to book two beds if you are a couple.

.................................someone please help!

2. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 10y

Of course Americans are allowed. I've met plenty of Americans in hostels all over the US.

Maybe this particular hostel that you're quoting from doesn't allow Americans, which would definitely be an exception. Why don't you just call the hostel up and ask?

3. Posted by BeckyDLF (Full Member 9 posts) 10y

ha maybe i will call... i just didn't wanna waste my minutes!

4. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

I noticed in a few hostels ive stayed in where they wouldnt let Americans stay in a hostel in there own country.I forget which cities they were though.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I agree; although there might be a few here and there that don't allow it, in general you should be fine! There's probably some tax benefit to only allowing foreigners ....

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

HA! i find this incredibly hard to believe...show me these hostels that wont let me stay in them in my own country....ide put up such a fight...theres no way they can do that.

7. Posted by BeckyDLF (Full Member 9 posts) 10y

Hollywood International Hostel is one of them I think!

8. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

i stayed at a number of hostels in new england, and im from new york, no probs. i dont see why it would be. i really dont they wont letcha in.

9. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

I have sent an email to the suspect hostel in hollywood and waiting feedback. I said "im American and want to stay there - do u have rooms available etc......"

10. Posted by BeckyDLF (Full Member 9 posts) 10y

THANK YOU JEFF!!!!!!!!!!