[syn: hostel, youth hostel, student lodging]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hostel \Hos"tel\, n. [OE. hostel, ostel, OF. hostel, ostel, LL.
hospitale, hospitalis, fr. L. hospitalis. See Hospital, and
1. An inn. [Archaic] --Poe.
So pass I hostel, hall, and grange. --Tennyson.
2. A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge. [Obs.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn:
hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, auberge]
2: inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on
bicycling trips) [syn: hostel, youth hostel, student
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "hostel":
boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse,
guest house, hospice, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodge, lodging house,
ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse,
rooming house, tavern