Noun in the old days, a traveler could spend the night at one of the hostels placed along the coach route
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Armstrong was discovered in hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, earlier this week, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement.CBS News, 2 July 2022 The hostel itself has 4.5 stars on the travel rating site TripAdvisor and can cost as little as $50 a night. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 5 July 2022 If the best hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland, and a well-run stateside motel had a love child. Joe Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 The 34-year-old was arrested on June 29 in a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas after a 43-day search, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Lisa Sivertsen, ABC News, 18 Aug. 2022 Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday after a six-week flight from law enforcement that took her from Austin to New York and, eventually, to a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach, in Puntarenas Province, where she was captured. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2022 Akin to a modern-day hostel, the project would be the first truly affordable lodging on port tidelands, which the California Coastal Commission has been pressuring the San Diego agency to provide for years.San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 More than 200 miles north, in Pearisburg, Virginia, Pippa Chapman has a similar routine for her hostel, Angel’s Rest.Outside Online, 7 May 2020 Prosecutors earlier this month applied for a subpoena seeking Armstrong’s medical records from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, where she was taken just days after her arrest at an oceanfront hostel in Costa Rica. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 29 July 2022
That’s when the first upscale hostels appeared, determinedly different from those hosteling clichés. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Sep. 2018 Of course, hosteling originated as a way for young backpackers to sleep safely and comfortably without the expense of a hotel. Rick Steves, miamiherald, 3 May 2018 See More
Middle English, "lodging, accommodation, inn, dwelling place," borrowed from Anglo-French ostel, hostel, going back to Latin hospitāle "guest accommodation" (in plural hospitālia) — more at hospital
Note: Latin hospitāle as a noun is very sparsely attested in texts before the later Middle Ages, though the phonetic development to ostel and its semantic diversification show that it must have been well-established in Gallo-Romance at an early date.
1place for students, etc. to stay宿舍ADJECTIVE | VERB + HOSTEL | HOSTEL + NOUN | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤student, youth學生公寓；青年旅舍VERB + HOSTEL➤stay at住招待所◇We stayed at a youth hostel in Perugia. 我們住在佩魯賈的一處青年旅舍。HOSTEL + NOUN➤accommodation, accommodations (NAmE) 旅館住宿PREPOSITION➤at a/the hostel在招待所◇We stayed at a student hostel during the conference. 會議期間我們住在一處學生公寓裏。hostel
2 (BrE) place for homeless people to stay收容所ADJECTIVE | VERB + HOSTEL | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤refugee難民收容所▸➤bed-and-breakfast提供住宿和早餐的旅店▸➤bail, probation保釋居住地；緩刑居住處◇a probation hostel for young offenders 緩刑少年犯居留所VERB + HOSTEL➤stay at, stay in住收容所◇homeless families staying in bed and breakfast hostels 待在提供住宿和早餐的收容所中的無處棲身的家庭PREPOSITION➤in a/the hostel在收容所中◇He lives in a hostel for the homeless. 他住在一家流浪者收容所裏。