Useful tips for hostels
In this post I will give you tips to make your stay in Hostels as pleasant as possible. Hostels are always a little bit tricky, especially because you already want to save money so a hostel might not be that comfortable than a hotel room. I hope these tips help you out!
This one is easy to forget, but a lifesaver, bring earplugs! You don’t know with what kind of people will sleep in your room, so best is to be prepared for a good nights rest.
Bring a towel
Many hostels do NOT provide towels with their linens. Make sure to bring your own just in case.
Most hostels have Wifi nowadays, so don’t worry about not being connected.
Never leave your passport at check in
Some hostels would like to hold your passport for a deposit, never do this! There are hostels known for falsely claiming you broke something and you have to pay to get your passport back.
Don’t turn the light on at 5am
If you are leaving on an early train, do not turn the lights on at 5am to pack. Pack the night before. Turning the lights on while a majority of people in the dorm are sleeping is BAD. Also the same goes for party people coming back in the middle of the night.
Talk to your fellow travelers
Most important tip! Talk to your other Hostel goers, they are traveling just like you, get to know some people!
Staff can keep your valuables safe
You commonly find hostels without lockers. If you have super valuable things, most often staff will be more than happy to hold onto these items for you while you are out and about. (also bring a pad-lock, you will often need it for lockers)
Keep your wallet close
I am not saying you can’t trust anyone, but never keep your wallet in your trousers, if someone decides to steal that’s often the first place they will look.
Clean after yourself
You are a guest, so please keep your bed and everything you used in the kitchen clean.
Hope this post helps a bit when you are planning on going to a hostel one day, enjoy!