hostel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hostel" in British English

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hostelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɒs.təl/  us   /ˈhɑː.stəl/
B1 a ​largehouse where ​people can ​stayfree or ​cheaply: a ​student hostel
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B1 UK (US shelter) a ​building where ​people with no ​home can ​live for a ​shorttime: a hostel for the ​homeless a Salvation Army hostel
(Definition of hostel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hostel" in American English

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hostelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑs·təl/
a ​largehouse where ​people can ​sleep for little ​money: a ​youth hostel
(Definition of hostel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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