Harvard Student Writes About Hostels (Budapest)

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Hostels and Harvard - Throw 25 strangers into a room full of bunk beds and see what happens
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/study-abroad/090928/come-the-food-stay-the-public-baths

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For the uninitiated, a proper hostel functions like a strange social experiment. Throw 25 strangers together in a room full of bunk beds and see what happens.

Sometimes they click — a whole crew from a hostel where I stayed in Nashville went to Memphis together and reunited on Beale Street.

Sometimes not — I left a hostel in Montreal prematurely after a friendly fellow from Cote d’Ivoire (who seemed to be living there permanently) made one too many passes and finally tried to invite himself into my bed one night.

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Hostels and Harvard - Throw 25 strangers into a room full of bunk beds and see what happens
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/study-abroad/090928/come-the-food-stay-the-public-baths

Are hostels well described in there? Laughing out loud

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I’ve always felt like a little bit of an impostor at hostels. True hostellers carry backpacks and can’t remember the last time they washed their hair. They have acquaintances around the world and ties to nowhere. More often than not, they’re Australians who figure that by the time they’ve made it all the way to the Northern Hemisphere, they might as well see the whole damn thing.

That's a tad stereotypical I would say - I washed my hair this morning...I think.

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Harvard snobs.... what else would you expect? Laughing out loud

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Steady - don't forget they write the Let's Go guide books.

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Have you seen anyone using it lately?

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Fair comment - do they still publish? I haven't seen one of their writers for nearly 3 years now. Refer to the thread about the demise of guide books!

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Plakian wrote:
...do they still publish?

Looks like the guides are online:
http://www.letsgo.com/destinations

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In 2007, the publisher of Let's Go Travel Guides, St. Martin's Press in New York, disclosed that it would not renew its publishing contract with Let's Go.[3] The five-year contract expired in 2009. In January 2009, Let's Go announced a new print publishing partner, Avalon Travel and Publishers Group West (PGW).[4] Under this new partnership, Let's Go will join PGW’s prominent line of travel publishing clients in addition to Avalon Travel’s Rick Steve's and Moon Handbook series.[4] Let's Go Travel Guides will continue to be student-run, for profit, subsidiary of Harvard Student Agencies based in Cambridge, MA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Go_Travel_Guides

Press release from Jan 2009:
http://www.letsgo.com/article/290-let%E2%80%99s-go-announces-innovative-publishing-and-distribution-partnership-with-avalon-travel-and-publishers-group-west

Seems like the website is stalled -- only two posts in their news, nothing since July:
http://www.letsgo.com/426-lg_headquarters-travel-guides-from_lg_headquarters-d/posts

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Re: Harvard Student Writes About Hostels (Budapest)

The good thing is that he was in Europe !
A fine fellow !
He visited Europe !

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Re: Harvard Student Writes About Hostels (Budapest)

How elitist and stereotypically Harvard. She needs to get out of her Ivy League bubble.

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How elitist and stereotypically Harvard. She needs to get out of her Ivy League bubble.

hahahahaha!

Merry Christmas to all!Laughing out loud

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