This is an inexpensive type of accommodation for travellers. Guests can rent a bed in a dormitory and share a bathroom, a lounge and possibly a kitchen. Private rooms are often available. Besides being cheaper, hostels are less formal than hotels. There is a lot of opportunity to socialize. But they offer less privacy than hotels, and there might be disturbances caused by other guests. Some hostels are age-limited, or targeted at the ‘youth’ market. Hostels usually provide breakfast, and some also offer other meals. Many have shops where guests can buy food.