Hostels are the ideal place for meeting other travelers and getting a good night's sleep without breaking the bank. Also known as youth hostels, this type of accommodation offers communal sleeping in a dormitory with other travelers, and usually includes a shared bathroom. If you're willing to pay a bit more, private rooms are often available. You can find a range of hostels dotted all over Europe's cities and often in smaller towns too.
Why stay in a hostel?
Find out the benefits of staying at a youth hostel on a Eurail trip:
Meet like-minded travelers from across the globe in an informal environment.
Prices are usually considerably lower than hotels, so you can keep accommodation costs down to a minimum.
Many hostels offer a fully-equipped kitchen to cook your meals, which means you can save on eating out.
Enjoy a range of facilities, such as bars and swimming pools, as well as city tours and excursions offered by some hostels.
One of the top online hostel booking engines is Hostelworld.com. They offer hostels throughout Europe, including B&B's.