Just want to post a little disclaimer about how much I freaking love hostels....
Honestly if we could live the way people do in hostels - so giving and friendly no matter who you are, what you look like, your beliefs, and consistently giving of food and tea and resources and sharing - gah, I am constantly humbled by people. Last night while sitting in the same spot I encountered dozens of people in coversation, was asked if I wanted tea, coffee or wine like ten times, was given chocolate and cookies and advice in return for my own story. And the majority of the hostels I've stayed at have been no different. Amazing.
Can I be cheesy and say let there be love?