Location is always the big one, when you’re searching for the right hostel. There’s nothing worse than arriving to a city and ONLY then realizing that your hostel is in some far outskirts of where you actually wanted to be.
2. Public transportation
It can also be a huge headache when you realize your hostel is 30+ minutes walking from the closest train or bus stop. For all of you backpackers who are traveling mostly by foot, make sure there’s public transportation near your hostel.