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Category Typo

  1. Whitney05 profile image60
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Larry, I just found this one

    Travel & Places > Lodging > Hostels

    Hostels should probably be Hotels...

    ;-)

  2. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 7 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 image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    We've got Hostels in Australia too.

    YHA is a favorite amongst backpackers.

  4. larryfreeman profile image83
    larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

    Hi Whitney,

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

    -Larry

  5. Whitney05 profile image60
    Whitney05posted 7 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 image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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

      1. Whitney05 profile image60
        Whitney05posted 7 years ago in 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 image83
          larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Whitney,

          I added

          Travel & Places/Lodging/Hotels

          -Larry

        2. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 7 years ago in 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 7 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.

 
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