You’re tossing and turning. You can’t sleep.
Someone is perpetually farting, there are two people rustling under the sheets in the corner, and the person above you is snoring so loudly the metal on your bunk bed is vibrating.
You’re about to finally drift off to sleep when a pack of rowdy drunks enters the room with no regard for those around them.
“Why the fuck am I staying in a dorm!?”
You ask yourself this. You have no answer.
You get up in the morning, after little to no sleep, to find your stuff was rummaged through by a drunk who thought it was their stuff. Uhhhh! hostels are the worst!
You go get breakfast. You unwillingly stuff the processed white bread slathered in fake butter in your mouth because it was included in the price.
You ask yourself again. Why am I staying in a dorm room? Especially when getting your own room is either the same price or just a few bucks more.
You then recall the state of the bathrooms. Someone has got sick, literally everywhere. The shower is cold water only and someone helped themselves to the rest of your soap. You give yourself a slap for leaving your soap in there.
Even though the state of the bathrooms is quite gross, you need to use them for obvious reasons. You have to wait in line because there are only three toilets for two dorm rooms of ten people each. This is why hostels are the worst. You can’t even do your business comfortably.
You think, “Why, oh why, am I putting myself through this? I essentially have no incentive for staying in this dorm.”
You’re fed up with it. Done. Over it.
So you get your own room, plop on the bed and laugh and cry hysterically because you’re so goddamn happy to have your own space! Rejoice!
You look back on your two weeks in a dorm room and ponder what on earth you were thinking and promise yourself to never put yourself through that ever EVER again.
So why do people love staying in dorm rooms!?
I will never get it. There are the only two positives, I see, for staying in a dorm room:
1. It’s social and you can meet people.
2. It might be a bit cheaper than a single room. (Depends on where in the world you are.)
So why do people put themselves through the mess of staying in a dorm? I’ll never get it. I’ve never had a problem meeting people when staying in my own room. There’s often a common area to socialize.
My little tip is if you’re that desperate to meet people, stay in the dorm for one night. You’ll meet people, then you can switch to a single room or maybe even meet someone to split a double room with you the next night.
In many parts of the world, a single room is only a few bucks more than a dorm, sometimes not even. So why pay a similar amount to share a cramped space with 10 people when you can have a room and privacy to yourself?
I don’t get it. Personally, I really don’t like dorm rooms. I’ll do almost anything stay out of them. To me, they often just don’t make sense to stay in.
And that’s my mini rant on hostels. I think hostels are the worst… They just aren’t for me!
What’s your take on hostels?
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