Before I tell you the struggles of hostels, let me first tell you how much I recommend hostels. If you have never stayed at a hostel please don’t get overwhelmed by the struggles of the hostels. Hostels are a fantastic way of meeting fellow travelers, sleeping and saving money. If you are planning on short term travel or long term, try out a hostel. If you want to know more about Hostels, Give this article a read, Everything You Need To Know About Hostels (Backpackers)
If you have any more stuff than one small bag, you have too much. Saying this each hostel is different from the next. Some lockers are a great size and others you won’t be able to fit your carry on luggage in.
With you review a hostel, you will never hear “This hostel has massive lockers” But if its got terrible lockers you see reviews like “messy rooms” ” small lockers” ” not where to put your stuff” avoid these hotels!
YHA London Thameside hostel Locker
2.Noise (you and them)
You will get woken up every morning and every night, If you have terrible roommates. If you are the one getting up you have to do some weird ultra-planning, so you don’t wake people up.
Earplugs might be a good idea for first-time hostel goers but after a while, you become a deeper sleeper.
3.Sleep times (having different schedules)
There is one light switch and everyone has different sleep times which means your scared to turn the light off or on. The strong leader type of the room is in charge of the light switch. But normally there is no leader and no one has the balls to turn it on. You will be a using your phone for a light, in most places ( day or night)
You fight for the bed closest to the plugs, as you want to charger shit and be in bed. Every time you join a new room all that is left is the bed across the room from a plug that is meant for a fan.
Some hostels have plugs next to your bed or in your locker if you find a good hostel!
The unwritten rule of hostels, you take the bottom bunk. I don’t need to tell you why if you have been in a hostel, the ladder is shit, no plugs, no privacy.
So you have a shit size locker, now you have to decide what items you want to lock away. Think carefully there is not a lot of room.
Sometimes you are lucky, or maybe you have a resting bitch face. People leave you alone, other times… you want to tell them to fuck off, I don’t want to talk to you about where you are going, where you have been… the last guy told me that and the last girl and the person across the hall.
Others who share a bed and make the r**e cage (this a name for putting bed sheets hanging from the top bunk to give you some privacy) and moving the bed isn’t cool for others in the room… It’s not cool. Also, the fact you can’t have sex is fucking annoying too!