5 Star Chic vs. Hostel Chic. Everyone does not expect the same type of accommodations when they travel. While 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets are a prerequisite for some, there are other travelers who are more budget-conscious or who would genuinely prefer to stay in a hostel or less frilly accommodations. You don’t want to be uncomfortable on your vacation, while at the same time you don’t want to be totally inflexible. Know what it is you require in your lodging and provide some wiggle room to experience a gamut of opportunities. Hostels are, after all, said to be one of the best places to meet people while traveling.