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I suppose everyone has different experiences--which is good as you can pick the one that most closely fits what yours will be.
I haven't stayed in a hostel in over ten years and every hotel I have ever stayed at accepted cards. I can't argue mom and pop places not accepting cards as there are many stateside the same way.
My main point is that you could miss out on a lot of points--which may or may not matter to you. As an avid point chaser, I always attempt to make purchases with a card first and fall back on cash if need be. Using a card offers you many advantages over cash like purchase protection, insurance, the ability to dispute a purchase if the merchant fails to cooperate, etc. Clearly this doesn't matter if you are just buying a Krombacher and schnitzel at your corner stube, just something to think about.
No matter which path you take it sounds like a hell of an experience and I hope you get to do it.
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