The rise of the hostel-mooners

19 Sep 2016

More and more newlyweds are choosing to spend their honeymoons in hostels, new research reveals

A recent study by Hostelworld has revealed that nearly one million adults have stayed in a hostel while on their honeymoon. 

A growing trend, the amount of couples choosing to opt for a little less luxury has more than doubled over the last year; now 34% have stayed in a hostel during their honeymoon, compared to 14% in 2015. 

However, a whole host of hostels are increasingly losing their connotations of dirty and dismal backpacker havens, now matching a number of hotels on comfort and privacy.

This presents the perfect opportunity for adventurous honeymooners who want to travel to multiple locations during their holiday. Reflected in further findings of the Hostelworld survey which shows the rise of the 'snap-packer' – short-term backpackers who work their way around in the world in superfast bursts, it appears that this holidaying trend is also becoming popular for newlyweds. A total of 5.7 million adults are expected to have a snap-packing experience this year by embracing shared accommodation, moving from place to place and exploring on a budget.

Are you staying in a hostel for your honeymoon? We want to hear from you. Email sarah.george@archant.co.uk.

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