- The definition of a hostel is an inn with some common areas and few or no amenities.
An example of a hostel is a popular place for young people to stay in Europe.
- Hostel is defined as to stay at inexpensive inns that usually have common living areas and little or no amenities.
An example of hostel is to take a trip through Europe staying at such inns.
Origin of hostelMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Late Latin hospitale: see hospital
- A supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers.
- An inn; a hotel.
intransitive verbhos·teled, hos·tel·ing, hos·tels
Origin of hostelMiddle English, lodging, from Old French, from Medieval Latin hospit&amacron;le, hospice, inn; see hospital.
Middle English, from Old English reinforced by Old French (h)ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (“hospice”), from Classical Latin hospitalis (“hospitable”) itself from hospes (“host”) + -alis (“-al”).