Do hostels serve breakfast?
The answer is that most of them does serve breakfast.
Waking up to a hostel breakfast in a busy, chattering dining room is all part of the hostelling experience for travellers that are willing to emerge from under the covers in the mornings. There are some hostels that makes getting up early for breakfast so worth it. Think bland cereal and a limp piece of toast are all you can expect from hostels? Think again
Breakfast is often included in many hostels, but this often is not the bargain it sounds like. Be prepared for a continental breakfast in most parts of the world like buttered toast, an overcooked fried egg, and some coffee. It’s rare to find a hostel breakfast that is actually well-prepared and fills you up. Read the reviews of the hostel before you book it if you’re relying on provided food as a money-saver.
If, however, you luck out and find yourself with a fantastic breakfast, fill up with as much food as possible, and consider grabbing a bread roll to go for lunch. You can save a ton of money on food if you can score your breakfast and lunch for free.
If breakfast is not included, your hostel will likely have a large kitchen, food storage area, and dining room for you to prepare your own meals.
This will help you keep costs down on your trip and will allow you to have a clearer budget. Most hostels offer free breakfast to its guests which is great as it will energise for you day. Fill yourself up – and then have a yummy late lunch out somewhere in the city – and splurge a little if your budget allows you too.