When it comes to travel accommodations, deciding between a hotel, hostel, or Airbnb can be a big decision. If you've traveled to Europe, you're likely already familiar with hostels (or, if you've seen the film series "Hostel," terrified of them). Typically known as dorm-style rooms that are shared with other people, hostels have traditionally been cheaper than hotels, and can provide great opportunities for meeting other travelers on the fly.
However, as hostels and Airbnb listings jack up prices to keep up with inflation and the rising costs of living, a growing number of Redditors are opting to book hotels over hostels. We did a deep dive to find out why.