The definition of a hostel is an inn with some common areas and few or no amenities.(noun)
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.(verb)
An example of hostel is to take a trip through Europe staying at such inns.
See hostel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < LL hospitale: see hospital
See hostel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, lodging
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin hospitāle, hospice, inn; see hospital.
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