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  1. a person who operates a hostel.
  2. a person who stays at a hostel or goes hosteling.
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Also especially British, hos·tel·ler.

Origin of hosteler

1250–1300; Middle English; see hostel, -er2; akin to Old French hostelier
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Historical Examples of hosteller

  • At the head of each was an officer called a Brewy or Beetagh, a public hospitaller or hosteller, who was held in high honour.

    The Story of Ancient Irish Civilization

    P. W. Joyce

  • The aldermen were responsible for their wards, and every hosteller was likewise responsible for his guest.

British Dictionary definitions for hosteller


US hosteler

  1. a person who stays at youth hostels
  2. an archaic word for innkeeper
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