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hostel

hos·tel

hostel

pronunciation:
ha stl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an inexpensive shelter, esp. for young people who are traveling.
definition 2: an inn or hotel.
similar words:
inn, lodge, tavern
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hosteled, hosteling, hostels
definition: to use hostels for lodging while traveling.
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word hostile (unfriendly)? Hostel and hostile sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word hostel contains the following part:
hosp, host1 Latin root that means host, guest