Youth Hostels

Facilities providing inexpensive, minimally supervised, communal lodging for young people traveling without their parents.

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3153
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youth hostels
youth hostel
children's hostels
hostels, youth
jeugdherbergen Dutch
jeugdherberg Dutch
auberges de jeunesse French
albergues juveniles Spanish
albergue juvenil Spanish
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Facilities providing inexpensive, minimally supervised, communal lodging for young people traveling without their parents. Youth hostels originated in early 20th-century Germany, then spread internationally.The activities of youth hostel associations are coordinated by the International Youth Hostel Federation (founded 1932) which facilitates international travel by members.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007164. The J. Paul Getty Trust.