AAO Hostels provides this unique feature to plan your complete stay in multiple cities or hostels in one go for multiple dates. While browsing through the website, you just need to select your dates carefully for each hostel you plan to stay at, add them to your Stay Plan and book them all in one go, just paying the Booking Advance during Checkout.
While booking through AAO, you just need to pay an advance booking amount which is approximately 10% of the total price for all the beds/hostels selected in a stay plan. Remaining amount needs to be paid at respective hostels during check-in. Mode of payment at individual hostels depends upon the payment facilities available with hostels.
You can cancel your stay at any hostel in a stay plan upto 2 days prior to the check-in date. For example, if your check-in date at a hostel is 15th Jan 2018, you can cancel the booking up to 12th Jan 2018 midnight, Indian Standard Time. Cancellations in this case will not be possible on 13th and 14th Jan 2018.
Yes. You can cancel the booking for any individual hostel in a complete stay plan up to 2 days before the check-in date, while other bookings remain intact. However, modification in the 'number of beds booked' at a particular hostel is not possible.
All hostels have their own individual check-in, check-out timings and house rules. You need to read the Policies of individual hostels carefully before booking them. All hostels are unique in their own way and offer a completely different experience, mostly depending upon locally available resources and budget constraints!
Curfew time is a widely used term in travelers hostels across the globe. Some hostels have a curfew timing, mostly in the night hours during which guests are not allowed to enter or exit the hostel, barring special cases. This may be due to varied reasons like security issues, maintaining silence in the night, shortage of staff to quote a few.
Stay in a hostel or a hotel are two completely different experiences and cannot be directly compared. Most backpack travelers opt to stay in a hostel as hostels provide a more dynamic environment where travelers interact with each other, share traveler stories, cook their own food, iron their own clothes, play games, go out and party together. Travelers who prefer hotels mostly look for privacy and are not too inclined towards interacting with other travelers.
A dormitory is usually a place where travelers get a place to sleep. However, a hostel is much more than a dormitory. Although the rooms where travelers stay in a hostel are dorm rooms with occupancy ranging from 4 beds to 50 beds, hostels usually also have common area, common kitchen and a more dynamic environment than a dormitory.