Story Time


I can’t praise hostels enough, I love them.
You will usually meet great people, and everyone is so open and friendly.
It’s very rare that you come across people who’s lives you’d like to end with a blunt object.
However that could all change if they don’t have proper Hostel Etiquette.

Below is a small list of things that could prevent you from being left unconscious on your bedroom floor.
This list could be much longer.
But I’m only going to stick to the big “No-No’s”(mostly the stuff that pisses me off).

Hostel Etiquette


This one is NUMERO UNO on my list because this incident has happened the most.

It’s 5 a.m., everyone is asleep, but someone has an early flight, bus, or train to catch.
We all understand that you’re getting ready to leave, so if you make a bit of noise it’s not a big deal.
But if everything you need is inside a LOUD PLASTIC BAG you better be ready to catch a pillow to the face.
If you need to access this LOUD PLASTIC BAG 15 fucking times you should have enough decency to take it into the bathroom or hallway. Because if I have to hear the ruffling of that LOUD PLASTIC BAG I will put it over your head until there is silence.

Hostel Etiquette


Hi there, I’d like to introduce you to the year 2019.
In this day and age there are cell phones with flashlights.

Maybe you don’t travel with a cellphone.
I’ve done it before.
But I did have a watch that could emit light, so I used that instead.
Think outside the box.

No watch?
No cellphone?
Then try these 2 techniques:

1. You open the door just enough to let in some light from the hallway. f
Locate your bed, make sure the path is clear, and aim right for it.
Maybe there is no light from the hallway.
So here’s what I do:
2. I turn on the lights(HOW DARE ME!!!).
But only long enough for me to find my bed and make sure the path is clear.(This should take no longer than 5 seconds).
Then I turn off the lights and head right towards my bed.

Pretty simple stuff.

Hostel Etiquette


Most hostels I’ve been to have the beds numbered.
You either get a key or a receipt with your bed number on it.
All you do is match that number to the number on the bed.
It’s one of the easiest things you’ll have to do all day.
So how do people fuck that up so often?

Most of the times this happens is because reception messed up.
No big deal.
They just find another bed for the person.
Only a few times was it because someone didn’t care and they put their stuff wherever they wanted to.

If you purposely leave your stuff on someone else’s bed your belongings should be stuffed in a can and set on fire.

Hostel Etiquette


If you are caught in the act of doing this you are publicly executed in the town square.
This has never happened to me, but I’ve met plenty of people who this has happened to; and it is a Dick Move.

Most people staying in hostels are trying to travel cheap.
Therefore buying food and having it in the fridge at the hostel is cheaper than going out every time you’re hungry.
People will usually write the dates that they’re staying at the hostel on their bags.
That way the staff and other travelers know that the owner of that food is still around.

However if you still go into someones bags and eat their food you are definitely a horrible turd.
There is a special place in Hell reserved for people like that.
Don’t be one of those people.

And that’s it.
Those are the 4 things to avoid doing if you don’t want to be The Inconsiderate Dildo at the Hostel.
Happy Travels.

Do you have proper Hostel Etiquette or are you a Bag O’ Dicks when you stay at hostels?
What drives you crazy that people at hostels do?
Let me know in the comments below.

Jeremiah Cooper

By Jeremiah Cooper

Welcome to Live Life Extreme, a travel blog about thrill-seeking travel through some of the largest cities to off the beaten path getaways.

My name is Jeremiah and I'm a photographer from Arizona.
I'm always in search of picturesque landscapes and adrenaline pumping adventure.
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