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6 Things to Consider Before You Book a Poshtel

6 Things to Consider Before You Book a Poshtel

We can’t lie – it’s quite challenging to find a poshtel that has terrific reviews. Most of the time, people rate any poshtel as ‘average’ rather than ‘incredible’. However, you will get a whole new experience when you choose to sleep at a poshtel over a hotel. The facilities, staff members, amenities, and the overall vibe are completely different. These are the factors that indicate how good a poshtel is.

The fact of the matter is that a hotel and a poshtel are completely different and intended for different purposes. To rate them on the same scale would, therefore, do neither justice. When booking a poshtel, it’s important that you know what you need and what you should be looking for. Before you make a reservation, here are six things that you need to consider:


The price

Although poshtels are famous for their low rates, the cost isn’t the only thing that you should be looking at. When you are on a restricted budget, it isn’t uncommon to go for the cheapest option. However, there are always stories behind an absurdly low price. Such poshtel often have dirty common areas and rooms that aren’t properly maintained. The beds and pillows are often uncomfortable, and some people might even encounter bed bugs crawling from underneath the mattress. If you pay just a little bit more, you will get to choose from poshtels of a much higher standard.


The breakfast options

Assuming you’d rather grab your first meal of the day at your place of accommodation, you need to make sure that the poshtel you choose provides a breakfast option. However, it’s important to remember that not every “free breakfast” offering is alike. Quite a number of places offer nothing but two slices of toast, eggs, and a cup of coffee.

Breakfast time may also begin at 7 in the morning and last only until 8. Let’s be honest – nobody wants to wake up that early on holiday just to be served some toast and a small tub of butter. Always ask the poshtel about the breakfast options they provide and ensure that it is served at an hour that you are okay with. Opting for a poshtels with good breakfast choices will give you energy for the day. Some exceptional poshtels even offer packed snacks for you to take when you go out. This way, you won’t have to spend so much on food.


The check-out times

You might not think check-out time is much of an issue, but it may interfere with your travel plans more than you’d think. Some people like to go out late to explore the nightlife, come back to the poshtel in the early hours of the morning, and sleep in until late morning or early afternoon.

If the poshtel requires you to check-out before 10 a.m., it is best to avoid booking a room with them. It’s best to find a poshtel that allows you to check-out at 11 a.m. onwards. This way, you will not have to wake up early to pack your bags and rush out to meet check-out in time. Most of the time, poshtel s that have late check-out service are the ones with relaxed and accommodating environments.


The lockers

Your poshtel should provide lockers without any additional costs. Security needs to come first, and you should not have to pay extra for it. This might not be on the amenities list, so we suggest you look at the reviews or poshtels gallery to see if they have lockers or not. Some poshtels do not offer locks. Make sure that you bring your own lock with you, just in case.


The internet

Although the internet is available almost everywhere now, some poshtels still don’t offer it for free, asking that you pay a fee. This might not be a big deal for some travelers, but free wifi is sure to be an advantage for you. Beware of the free computer terminals because you never know if there is any malware on the computer. Also, when you are signed in to public Wi-Fi, make sure that you are using a VPN to guard your private data since the owner of the network can track your online activities if you fail to protect yourself.


The common areas

If you’re a single traveller, it is essential to find a poshtel that has a common area. This is a space where many travelers will gather and exchange ideas about their trips and places to go. You will get the opportunity to socialize and meet new people. Who knows? You may even find a travel partner for the remainder of your journey!


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