Hostel



[hos-tl] /ˈhɒs tl/

noun
1.
Also called youth hostel. an inexpensive, supervised lodging place for young people on bicycle trips, hikes, etc.
2.
British. a residence hall at a university.
3.
an inn.
verb (used without object), hosteled, hosteling or (especially British) hostelled, hostelling.
4.
to travel, lodging each night at a hostel.
/ˈhɒstəl/
noun
1.
a building providing overnight accommodation, as for the homeless, etc
2.
See youth hostel
3.
(Brit) a supervised lodging house for nurses, workers, etc
4.
(archaic) another word for hostelry
n.

early 13c., from Old French hostel “inn, lodgings, shelter” (11c., Modern French hôtel), from Medieval Latin hospitale “inn, large house” (see hospital). Obsolete after 16c., revived 1808, along with hostelry (Middle English hostelrie) by Sir Walter Scott. The sense in youth hostel is recorded by 1931.

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    [hos-tl-er] /ˈhɒs tl ər/ noun 1. a person who operates a hostel. 2. a person who stays at a hostel or goes hosteling.

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  • Hostelling

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