Reason #8,832,122 why hostel living is the best! 😀
My worst hostel experience. This was also the first time I ever stayed in a hostel and I can’t believe I stayed in another one after this experience.
What’s your worst hostel or hotel experience? Tell me in the comments!
Don’t you just love it when you realize that you are too large to fit properly into the bathroom that you have to use for the next week! I think if I was Asian this might be a spacious bathroom, except of course for Yao Ming (but we all know that he is a robot anyway).
Here, I’m going to give you tips on things that every person needs to know before they stay in a hostel. This will cover everything from common sleeping arrangements to meeting people to how to keep your stuff safe in a hostel.
The movie Hostel does a good job of scaring us silly Americans into thinking that Hostels are places of sin, evil, and death, particularly death (read my Hostel in Florence – Does a Serial Killer Live Here article). However, the truth about Hostels, at least most of them, couldn’t be farther from this characterization.
My first Hostel experience in years was in Florence in 2012. Money becomes quite a bit scarcer once you pay for things yourself and I was now traveling on my own dime. The last hostel that I stayed in years before this was a very nice and new hostel. It was big, clean, SAFE, and full of people that follow rules! As such, I expected all hostels to be like this. I was wrong, very wrong…