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hostel

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒs.təl/ us    /ˈhɑː.stəl/
B1 a large house where people can stay free or cheaply: a student hostel
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B1 UK ( US shelter) a building where people with no home can live for a short time: a hostel for the homeless a Salvation Army hostel
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