Im going away with 7 of my friends around some eastern european cities for 21 days through July and August.
Would it be best to book hostels in advance or just find them when we get there?
the fact that its the height of summer and there are 8 of us in total worries me we wont get beds if we just turn up without booking. what do you guys think?
I would book in advance for the reasons you stated - there are 8 of you and its peak season. Even if you book each one just a few days in advance, so you don't have to plan your trip all at once.
id figure out an itinerary and book now. summer is BUSY, hostels are totally booked out sometimes... it sucks sometimes to have such a set schedule i know but it sure beats having no place at all because everythings booked and youre a group.
i would also book in 4s, some hostels dont allow groups of more than 5 or something, so i would just play it safe and book in smaller groups within ur group...
For a group that size in the middle of the summer I'd definitely book in advance.