Category Typo

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Larry, I just found this one

    Travel & Places > Lodging > Hostels

    Hostels should probably be Hotels...


  2. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Main Entry: hos·tel
    Pronunciation: \ˈhäs-təl\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin hospitale hospice
    Date: 14th century

    1 : inn
    2 a chiefly British : a supervised institutional residence b : a supervised lodging for usually young travelers —called also youth hostel

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    We've got Hostels in Australia too.

    YHA is a favorite amongst backpackers.

  4. larryfreeman profile image85
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    Hi Whitney,

    It's not a typo.  I meant "hostel" as in "youth hostel".


  5. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Gotcha. I feel silly now.. Hostel = Hospice as a lodging for travelers? We have a hospice in town that's for people on their death bed. Out of curiousity and little off topic, why drastic difference in meaning. Unless it's like they're temporary stay... ?

    Can you add regular hotel then? There is a place for motels and luxury hotels. Not all hotels are considered luxury. At least I wouldn't classify them all as luxury.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A hostel and a hospice are not related in any way.

      1. Whitney05 profile image82
        Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Just got that from the definition posted.
        Why are they called hospice if hospice and hospital are a part of the hostel word etymology?

        Anyway... Is there a way to take Luxury from 'Luxury Hotels' or all hotels just supposed to be luxury?

        1. larryfreeman profile image85
          larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Whitney,

          I added

          Travel & Places/Lodging/Hotels


        2. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm unsure of the origins of the word, but nowadays if a backpacker wanted to stay overnight at a hospice or a dying person wanted to book into a hostel I'm pretty sure they'd get turned away smile

  6. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    There's a growing trend for senior hostels in the US, as a more economical way for retirees to travel too.  I have a friend whose parents just did a whole tour of the Southwest that way.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)