With the recession having taken its toll on consumer spending, recent research from Mintel has shown that hostel accommodation remains popular with younger travellers. In the past three years, one in four travellers aged 16-24 has stayed in hostel accommodation whilst on holiday.
Post Office Travel Insurance is advising younger travellers to think about security for their valuables whilst staying in communal accommodation as this may affect their travel insurance policy.
Post Office Travel Insurance advises all travellers to store valuables such as cameras, phones or travel money locked away securely. Post Office Travel Insurance further reminds holidaymakers staying in a hostel that a claim can typically only be made on many travel insurance policies if valuables have not been left unattended. In shared accommodation such as hostels, it is often recommended that travellers keep all of their valuables with them at all times.
Post Office Travel Insurance recommend travellers who are staying in hostels purchase or rent a safety box in which to keep their valuables. Post Office Travel Insurance advises all UK holidaymakers to take appropriate steps to secure any valuables while on holiday, whether staying in shared accommodation or in a hotel room.
Source : Post Office