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  1. crawfja
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    grammar

    should we say " staying in a youth hostel " or " staying at a youth hostel" ?


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    Re: grammar

    I would say that you stay in a youth hostel, as you would stay in a hotel or in a bed and breakfast.

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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would say that you stay in a youth hostel, as you would stay in a hotel or in a bed and breakfast.
    Yes, we do say that but (perhaps it is NAE) I would also say "at". If I included the name (or other descriptive information) of the hotel etc..., I would only use "at", not "in" at all.

    I am staying at the Empress Hotel.
    I am staying at the B & B down the road.



    hmmm....I wonder if there is some connection between the indefinite & definite article and preposition choice?

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