youth hostel

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Over the many years, its main purpose has shifted: it has been used as an administration office, a prison, a mental asylum, and a youth hostel. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Touring Germany’s Most Festive Christmas Markets," 18 Dec. 2018 Dangarembga has returned to that central character in her latest book, opening with her living in a squalid youth hostel in Harare, confronting the limits of her hoped-for future. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer," 30 May 2018 One of my best travel memories is of hosteling along the Rhine River in Germany, in one of Europe's great youth hostels: Stahleck Castle. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Think you're too old for hostels? If you're alive, you're young enough to hostel | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Local historic preservationist Knute Berger had an essay recently about the development fight over the Hahn Building, the brick structure at the entrance to Pike Place Market that houses the Green Tortoise youth hostel. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "What if a historic church is torn down, but nobody notices?," 20 Apr. 2018 In May, Germany closed a youth hostel that was operating in what was originally North Korean diplomatic quarters. David Segal, New York Times, "Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash," 7 Oct. 2017 An article on Sunday about unusual profit-making ventures of North Korean embassies around the world misstated the status of a youth hostel operating in what was originally North Korean diplomatic quarters in Berlin. New York Times, "Corrections: October 12, 2017," 11 Oct. 2017 The second floor could become a youth hostel or boutique hotel. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's historic Santa Fe Depot is about to be sold," 4 Oct. 2017 To keep the trip under budget, the girls made the five-day journey across the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth in tourist class and stayed in youth hostels and campgrounds, while in Europe. Margarita Cambest, baltimoresun.com, "Towson Girl Scouts celebrate 60th anniversary of cross-ocean adventure," 6 Sep. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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