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Meaning of HOSTEL

Pronunciation:  'hâstl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
  2. [n]  a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

HOSTEL is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hostelry, inn, lodge, student lodging, youth hostel
 See Also: caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, hotel, housing, imaret, khan, living accommodations, lodging, roadhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hos"tel\, n. [OE. hostel, ostel, OF. hostel, ostel, LL.
hospitale, hospitalis, fr. L. hospitalis. See {Hospital}, and
cf. {Hotel}.]
1. An inn. [Archaic] --Poe.

         So pass I hostel, hall, and grange.   --Tennyson.

2. A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge. [Obs.]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, guest house, hospice, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodge, lodging house, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse, rooming house, tavern