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vasanth
04-04-2003, 08:53 AM
How is the youth hostle membership.. I visited the iNternational youth hostle site.. India is also a full fleged member of it.. Will the member ship be rally usefull if i go to UK to study..

Thanx in advance
Vasanth

GanglyLamb
04-04-2003, 10:42 AM
I'm not from the Uk myself but when you are going to study in the UK, you wont be staying in a youth hosetl the whole year.
Or am i missing something.

Friend of me is a member of it and he says the membership can be really usefull. But this guy goes out to travel with his bike each year, so he really has an advantage by being a member of it. Coz he stays each evening in the youth hostel...

Shiro
04-04-2003, 10:45 AM
Youth hostles are not open the whole year. They are not meant to stay for a long time, usually just for a few days.

I also have a membership card. It is very usefull, it makes travelling quite cheap and there are a lot of them.

vasanth
04-04-2003, 10:46 AM
no no.. i wont be staying there the whole year.. But i have a lot of plans for touring europe during college hollidays.. So i though it might be usefull... I will be in UK by the comming August..

So wanted to know whether it is good and is it really cheap when you compare it to other kinds of accomodation and facilities available...

minesweeper
04-04-2003, 10:46 AM
vasanth,

Are you after temporary accomodation or accomodation for the whole degree?

Your university should have halls of residence for new students at least. My university gave us a room for the first year and then we were on our own from then on. But I shouldn't worry too much about accomodation around a university, there will most likely be plenty.

EDIT: You replied before I posted, so ignore most of this.

vasanth
04-04-2003, 10:48 AM
i am going to Middlesborough,UK to the University of Teesside.. And i plan to stay in the University Managed Housing scheme... The youth hostle stuff may be only when i have free time and plan to tour the country...

any inputs.. please see my above post.. seems like all three of us posted at the same time..

Shiro
04-04-2003, 10:56 AM
>But i have a lot of plans for touring europe during college hollidays..

Then it may be very usefull. It is a cheap way of travelling through Europe. But note that most of the youth hostles are open for a part of the year and you may have to book a place in front, especially in touristic regions. My experience, is that especially in the summer it can be busy in the youth hostles. But in spring and autum it is better. Also depends on the country you are.

adrianxw
04-04-2003, 10:57 AM
I used to use a Youth Hostel Card about 25 years ago. Was a good thing then, probably still is.

Another thing you might qualify for is InterRail. (http://www.interrail.com/) It is a cheap train fare scheme for students and youngsters to get around Europe. There are some restrictions about residence but if your going to be a full time UK student I guess that will be okay.

If you browse the student webs, or when you get there, the union notice boards, you'll find Europe is absolutely full of offers for cheap student travel / summer jobs / etc.

You're going to have fun matey!

vasanth
04-04-2003, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by adrianxw
I used to use a Youth Hostel Card about 25 years ago. Was a good thing then, probably still is.

Another thing you might qualify for is InterRail. (http://www.interrail.com/) It is a cheap train fare scheme for students and youngsters to get around Europe. There are some restrictions about residence but if your going to be a full time UK student I guess that will be okay.

If you browse the student webs, or when you get there, the union notice boards, you'll find Europe is absolutely full of offers for cheap student travel / summer jobs / etc.

You're going to have fun matey!

Thanx for the info mate..

Fountain
04-04-2003, 02:10 PM
To be honest, in the UK I wouldnt bother with the Youth Hostel stuff. No one is into it.

On the continent you will have far more use for it.

Oh yeh, interesting-my new missus is from Middlesborough. At the very least I guess she can tell you the best pubs! :)