hosteler

noun
hos·​tel·​er | \ ˈhä-stə-lər How to pronounce hosteler (audio) \
variants: or hosteller

Definition of hosteler

1 : one that lodges guests or strangers
2 : a traveler who stops at hostels overnight

First Known Use of hosteler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hosteler

Middle English hostiller, osteler "innkeeper, servant at an inn attending horses, person keeping horses for hire," borrowed from Anglo-French hosteler, ostiler "innkeeper," from ostel, hostel "lodging, inn" + -er -er entry 2; (sense 2) hostel entry 1 + -er entry 2 — more at hostel entry 1

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“Hosteler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosteler. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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