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1. Posted by miguel_es (Full Member 114 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Do the hostels acept credit card?

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1831 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting miguel_es

Do the hostels acept credit card?

Some hostels might take a credit card, some might not! My preference is to use a debit card to obtain cash from an ATM and use that cash to pay for cheap things like a night in a hostel!

Some credit cards have high fees for using CREDIT cards overseas. Check with your bank to see how much your fees will be per use.

I avoid using credit or debit cards in any restaurants or stores when I am not in my own country, I think there is too much chance of credit card fraud that you won't discover until you arrive back home!

My debit card is from a credit union which pays the first 5 of my ATM charges when I am overseas. I take out the maximum amount of cash I can from an ATM. When I fly home I can convert any leftover local currency to my home currency at the airport.

(No interest with a debit card, lots of interest on credit cards!)

Good luck.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1831 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting miguel_es

Do the hostels acept credit card?

Some hostels might take a credit card, some might not! My preference is to use a debit card to obtain cash from an ATM and use that cash to pay for cheap things like a night in a hostel!

Some banks have high fees for using their CREDIT cards overseas. Check with your bank to see how much your fees will be per use.

I avoid using credit or debit cards in any restaurants or stores when I am not in my own country, I think there is too much chance of credit card fraud that you won't discover until you arrive back home!

My debit card is from a credit union which pays the first 5 of my ATM charges when I am overseas. I take out the maximum amount of cash I can from an ATM to avoid lots of fees for several smaller withdrawals! When I fly home I can convert any leftover local currency to my home currency at the airport.

(No interest with a debit card, lots of interest on credit cards!)

Good luck.