Meeting Locals

Ever had your travels made so much more special by meeting locals? Locals are great! They can show you a different side to a destination, introduce you to local customs, food and places you never would have found by yourself.

On the flip side, meeting locals can be a testing experience. Perhaps they are crafty and charge you extra, or try and tell you that your hostel is closed so they can take you to their friend’s place.

Either way, meeting locals is bound to be an experience!

We’ve collected some great stories from travellers that involve meeting locals. Keen for even more entertaining and inspiring travel stories? Check out are huge collection below.

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P.S: Do you have your own funny hostel story? Then don’t be shy and say hi. Get in contact with us right here or drop us a message on Instagram. We are always keen to add more great and funny hostel stories.