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From Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel and hospital. Obsolete from the 16th to 18th centuries, until it was revived by Walter Scott.

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hostel (plural hostels)

  1. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel.
    A rundown hostel
  2. (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food.
  3. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
  4. (South Asia) A university or school dormitory, a place of accommodation for students.

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  • Japanese: ホステル (hosuteru)
  • Korean: 호스텔 (hoseutel)
  • Oromo: hosteela

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hostel (third-person singular simple present hostels, present participle hosteling or hostelling, simple past and past participle hosteled or hostelled)

  1. (intransitive) To stay in a hostel during one's travels.
  2. (transitive) To lodge (a person) in a hostel.

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hostel m inan

  1. hostel

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Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Old French hostel, ostel, from Latin hospitāle. Doublet of hospital.

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  • IPA(key): /ɔsˈtɛːl/, /ɔsˈtɛl/, /ˈɔstɛl/

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hostel (plural hosteles)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; accommodation.
  2. Fun or diversion; entertaining activities.
  3. A dwelling or house; a place of residence.
  4. A household; a domestic establishment.
  5. The owner or manager of a hostel.
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hostel

  1. Alternative form of hostelen

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From Old French ostel.

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hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. shelter; living quarters; place to stay
  2. hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire)

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  • French: hôtel (see there for further descendants)

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hostel oblique singularm (oblique plural hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative singular hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel

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Borrowed from English hostel, from Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel (hotel) and szpital (hospital).

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hostel m inan (diminutive hostelik)

  1. hostel (a commercial overnight lodging place)
  2. hostel (a temporary refuge)
    Synonym: schronisko

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adjective

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  • hostel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hostel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Unadapted borrowing from English hostel.

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hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. (Brazil) hostel
    Synonym: albergue

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Borrowed from English hostel.

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  • IPA(key): /osˈtel/ [osˈt̪el]
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Syllabification: hos‧tel

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hostel m (plural hosteles)

  1. hostel