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Backpackers beware. Walking into a youth hostel is not like walking into a four star hotel. It's a place for backpackers to spend the night. Usually, you get the room basics. There are beds, but they might not be pest-free. So it might be best to bring your own. A sleeping bag. True, these bags can be cumbersome to pack. Though, buying them overseas can be pretty expensive. However, you can buy a sleep sack. This is basically 3 sheets sewn together. You would sleep in it much like you would a sleeping bag. Though, the difference is it's made from lighter material. So it won't take up a lot of room in your knapsack.