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hostel (n.)

early 13c., "inn, house of entertainment," from Old French ostel, hostel "house, home, dwelling; inn, lodgings, shelter" (11c., Modern French hôtel), from Medieval Latin hospitale "inn; large house" (see hospital). Obsolete after 16c., revived 1808, along with hostelry by Sir Walter Scott. Youth hostel is recorded by 1931.

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Definitions of hostel

hostel (n.)
a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers;
Synonyms: hostelry / inn / lodge / auberge
hostel (n.)
inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips);
Synonyms: youth hostel / student lodging
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