As a solo female traveler, I was a bit nervous to stay in a bedroom with 8 strangers, but needed to do so to fit my college budget. I was pleasantly surprised to feel so safe and welcome there (despite not even being a backpacker!)....More
"Possibly a room at the back may be quieter. I could hear a bit of traffic noise from my room at the front..."
"I had a double room so no experience of the dormitory accommodation"