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 for hostel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hostel \Hos"tel\, n. [OE. hostel, ostel, OF. hostel, ostel, LL.
     hospitale, hospitalis, fr. L. hospitalis. See Hospital, and
     cf. Hotel.]
     1. An inn. [Archaic] --Poe.
        [1913 Webster]
              So pass I hostel, hall, and grange.   --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn:
           hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, auberge]
      2: inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on
         bicycling trips) [syn: hostel, youth hostel, student

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "hostel":
     boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse,
     guest house, hospice, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodge, lodging house,
     ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse,
     rooming house, tavern

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