[ hos-tl ]
/ ˈhɒs tl /
Also called youth hostel. an inexpensive, supervised lodging place for young people on bicycle trips, hikes, etc.
British. a residence hall at a university.
verb (used without object), hos·teled, hos·tel·ing or (especially British) hos·telled, hos·tel·ling.
to travel, lodging each night at a hostel.
Origin of hostel
1200–50; Middle English (h)ostel < Old French < Late Latin hospitāle guest room. See hospital
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British Dictionary definitions for hostelling (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhɒstəlɪŋ) /
the practice of staying at youth hostels when travelling
British Dictionary definitions for hostelling (2 of 2)
/ (ˈhɒstəl) /
Word Origin for hostel
C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospice; see hospital
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