Backpackers hostels offer accommodation to visitors that is very similar to Bed & Breakfasts, but different:
1. Bedrooms are basic, with dorm-style rooms as well as private rooms
2. Included with your stay is the full use of the common areas, such as the fully equipped kitchen (just bring your own food), large shared living room and outdoor space (including fire pit, bbq and garden area).
Hostels are meant to facilitate meeting other guests and creating a comfortable environment for all based on mutual respect. Our own experience is that we have pretty awesome guests, we've met great people from all over the world!
Just to clarify: we offer accommodation for all ages, and you are just as welcome with a suitcase as with a backpack!