Category Archives: Conversations with guests

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Thijs & Susan

More love – this time from this brother and sister team from Holland.  It’s not very common to find brothers and sisters traveling together, and even rarer to see them enjoying each other’s company so much.  There’s something special about siblings who … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Jamie & Caitlin

There are cute couples, and there are Cute Couples.  Prepare to rethink how you measure up compared to these two! Bonus video:

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Ambreen

Ambreen, a Pakistani -American physics teacher currently living in Barcelona talks to Steve about the dangerous world of teaching in the USA.

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Natalie

Wise-beyond-her-years Natalie and Steve talk about “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, how much they relate to a certain passage about the author’s first time to Paris and how it changed him.

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Sean

Sean makes Steve laugh as they talk about Airbnb hosts who have no clue what they’re doing – him included!

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Federico

Federico is the kind of guy that I could talk to for days.  He came into The Beehive when Linda and I were at reception and immediately introduced himself and exuded a unique open friendliness that you can feel he extends … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Dana

Dana, a “Syrian Princess”, tells Steve about the nicest, most gentlemanly taxi driver she has ever encountered  (whose number is available in private for anyone who wants it…..)

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Soo Lim

People frequently surprise Steve, but when Soo Lim told him that she “has a birthday every year, but doesn’t always get older”, it kind of blew his mind.

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Yanni, Lola & Alina

This past Easter, Steve chatted with these three warm and friendly Indonesian guests about the Pope, pasta and the fact that they are 3 strangers traveling together.

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Adam & Anna

Adam & Anna are brother and sister, on their first trip alone together and first time to Europe.  This time Steve has a special guest helping him interview them – Viola (our youngest daughter)!

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Mary Ann

Over a cappuccino in the cafe, Mary Ann revealed her secret identity to Steve (she’s a sarcastic, sassy yoga teacher in disguise) and told him a bit about men her age who she meets on-line just wanting to network.  She … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Hattie

Hattie is a young and brave Australian girl, living in Rome on her own.  She had a long stay at The Beehive (about 2 weeks in total) while waiting to move into an apartment.  Steve ran into her at a … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Dave and Denise

Dave, Denise and Steve talked about quite a lot on their first stay as he joined them for dinner in our cafe.  Mostly it was political (sorry for his ranting!).  When they returned, the first thing they told me about … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – the Langers

What Steve loves about this little pet project of his is how it proves that you don’t have to dig too far under the surface to uncover interesting and unique things about people.  Sometimes he feels like he barely even … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Pat

Patrick and his friend Axel came to stay in the dorm last week. Friends for 25 years, and frequent travelers, they had the energy, enthusiasm, and playfulness of teenagers.  One morning, Pat brought out a stack of canvases to show some … Continue reading

26 February 2016

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Devin

Devin was looking for directions to the Stadio Olimpico for tonight’s football/soccer match between AS Roma and Real Madrid.  She asked if our manager Yuli and Steve wanted to join her.  “My boss owns the team,” she said.  And “conversations … Continue reading

17 February 2016

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Jordan

The other day, while listening to a podcast, Steve thought it might be a good idea to start recording bits and pieces from the people he meets here at The Beehive and the unique conversations that can often take place. … Continue reading

15 February 2016