Notes Channel 7: "The hostel comes with its own kitchen, common areas such as a family room, a recreational area and Internet access." You know what else comes with all that? My apartment!
In fact, if you really wanted to mimic the broke student traipsing through town experience, why not go to someplace like couchsurfing.org, save the 28 bucks, make some friends, and enjoy the complimentary potato chips wedged between the cushions?
Other Channel 7 suggestions: Go to a restaurant -- another great way to save money in your city of residence -- or visit City Lights Books and revel in its history. The final travel item for our suggested itinerary: Go sit in the park.
So, let's run down the suggestions we've been given for our dream staycation: Stay in a hostel in our hometown, eat out in our hometown, go to a bookstore for its historical value (no mention of the books within) and go sit on a park bench.
Is this some sort of secret plot to induce folks to never leave the office?