Hostel bunk beds, an all-round advantage

hostel bunk beds

Hostel bunk beds, an all-round advantage

Hostels are a type of accommodation that cater mostly to temporary guests, although they can host regular guests too. For this reason, it is essential that these establishments use high-quality facilities, including bunk beds for hostels be exclusively dedicated that are exclusively designed for the sector.

At 30m2, we specialise in equipping group accommodation such as tourist establishments, hospitals and prisons. More specifically, we offer bunk beds for the contract sector that feature both high-quality and the best durability.

The basic objective of a hostel is similar to that of a long-stay guest house. In fact, the only real difference is the nature of the guests. A guest house is for guests who may stay for longer periods, while the hostel welcomes occasional travellers.

However, the term may vary by country. For example, in English, the term hostel is the most popular and may encompass youth hostels and guest houses too, while in Spain and parts of Latin America, the name Hospedería may also be used.

Key features of a hostel

Firstly, hostels are a low-budget option and are frequented by travellers seeking low-cost accommodation. This target audience usually consists of  younger backpackers looking for a place to rest for the night.

Broadly speaking, they offer the same services found at a hotel (housekeeping, clean bedding, internet, etc.). They are very similar to the classic youth hostels in other aspects, such as the lack of breakfast services and a focus on simply providing accommodation.

Meanwhile, the number of bunk beds used in a single shared room could be anywhere between 10 and 15, depending on the size of the building. This means that sharing with other people comes as part of the territory for guests who choose this type of accommodation.

In fact, this building of  community defines the essence of hostels as it helps to make the environment created at a hostel massively different from that of a hotel or other types of accommodation. Often, the youngest travellers choose hostels as a way of meeting other people during their stay and hostels feature common rooms for this exact reason, with a view to promoting interaction.

Main differences between hostels and hotels

As we have already seen, the main difference is the level of privacy. In hotels, each guest has a private room, while a hostel revolves around sharing with other people.

A hotel is a type of accommodation that strives to provide all imaginable comforts to travellers, which is why they are classified by stars, letters or diamonds according to the services they provide. This difference is reflected in the price guests pay, which is why hostels offer much more affordable rates than hotels.

While hotels offer more services than hostels provide, hostels feature more spaces aimed at promoting socializing. This means that parties and events are often held at hostels.

Why are bunk beds so important for hostels?

Bunk beds for hostels are essential to furnish any room in the most functional way possible:

  • Optimisation of space: hostel bunk beds optimise the available space and make the most of all possible advantages in any room. For example, 30m2’s Locker bunk beds incorporate drawers that are built into the lower bed to create double the storage space.
  • Durability: Hostels are always busy, so strong bunk beds are essential. 30m2’s bunk beds are made of steel plate for greater durability and resistance to any impact.
  • Design: another element that must be considered is design, bearing in mind that hostel bunk beds must blend with the aesthetics of the hostel in general and blend together to represent the same brand. For this reason, at 30m2 we offer personalised designs that can feature different logos and colours.