When you are staying in hostel you are never alone. There is so much people coming and going that you probably can’t remember them all. You can make great friendships in the hostels and if you are traveling alone you can find travel companions heading your way. Even if you are not traveling alone there is always this saying “the more the merrier”. Maybe your new friends have plans for places you haven’t heard about and you get the same idea like they do. Just start talking. The most important thing is to talk. That is why common rooms in every hostel are made so that people can talk. Maybe you will need to have a look at the book other traveler has or maybe a look at the map of the city or you can ask about the sights of the city and where should you go tomorrow, where did they go.
There is so many questions that you can ask just to start a conversation. After starting a conversation no one will refuse to join for a beer, to have dinner together or a walk around the city. We don’t remember someone refused chocolate or ice cream. There is always going to be some kind of party in hostel and you can always join in and meet new people. If you see that person is not friendly there are 20 more people in hostel who would love to grab a beer with you. So don’t give up if you bump on somebody who has a bad day that day. Also you need to be accessible to other people. If someone starts a conversation with you or ask a map or a book give them smile extra. Travelers are sociable by nature and they love meeting new people. You will maybe run into a couple who like to be left alone but most of the time even couples are for hanging out. Either way they would stay in hotel or have private room in hostel.
Hostels are the way to make great friendship. Some of these people who you meet might stay your friends forever, some of them you will never see again in your life but you will have great memory from city far away and after couple of years you might not even remember the city just the amazing people you spend time with. Today, internet gives us number of opportunities to stay in touch with people we get to know on our traveling and maybe someday you can travel again together.