A plethora of freebies thrown in, affordable and a hot-spots for meeting travelers and swapping experiences. These were the picks for me in my first ever hostel stay experience while traveling. What staying in hostels does to your traveling and how it just adds a flavor of unmatched experience, that is something I would like to talk about. Traveling to Europe alone was nothing less than an adrenaline rush to me, at the same time staying in hostels made it even more thrilling. Less did I knew then that for something which I was reluctant and unsure, it will turn out to be the highlight of the whole trip experience.