This post was inspired by Ade of My Breaking View’s blog post titled ‘6 Fantastic Reasons You Should Stay In Hostel’ where she provides an insight into hostel life and reasons why you *should* go over to that side of travel accommodation. Can I really judge if I’ve never stayed in a hostel? Yes I can. I just can’t do it. Sleeping in a room with strangers? On a bunk bed? Shared bathroom facilities? NO THANK YOU. So here are 7 reasons not to stay in a hostel and opt for a hotel instead.
There are some contributions from some of my bourgeois travellers – Jenna, Meg and Renée. You can find their blog links below.
Remember the 2005 movie Hostel with Paris Hilton? I think this is the reason I would never stay in one. The hostel was literally to die for.
At least if you pass in a hotel room the surroundings were nice? Is this too morbid for the first point – maybe, but it is Halloween this week after all.
Waking up in the morning and being hungry is LONG. I don’t know if I could survive without having room service or a mini-bar to hand. Meg’s travel style is a whole MOOD and she truly enjoys life on her travels.
Shared bathrooms and toilets sounds like something out of uni accommodation or Orange Is The New Black. Yes of course you can get a private room but if there isn’t one available you’ll be stuck sharing hygiene facilities. All I can say is bring flip flops, a shower cap, some holy water or just book a hotel and save yourself the stress and a future appointment to the chemist.
*And hostels are notorious for bed bugs. Not to say hotels don’t have them you’re more likely to get better service when reporting bed bugs in a hotel…
Renee also has a dedicated Twitter account to reviewing hotels. Check it out here.
The idea of socialising or being around strangers after a day’s exploring is hell on earth to me. I am an introvert more and more these days. Forced small talk and being ‘nice’ grinds my gears. You’ll find more about why I want to live a life of silence in my Hustle Hotline episode titled ‘Micro-aggressions and where to find them’.
Somedays Beyonce blonde, other days Rihanna red.
Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up. I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.