Hve never really travelled before but heasin on a trip around euroe in March . We will be mostly camping but also stay ing in hostels, how safe is it to leave your rucksack in double hostel rooms and tents while out for the day? is there an unwritten rule that noone takes anything?
There are no unwritten rules. Don't leave anything of value in a hostel alone during the day without locking it up. Some hostels will provide lockers or have a safe behind the desk that you can leave things in. In general, the only thing I leave alone in a hotel is clothes. I either take anything of value with me, or leave it in a safe (if available).
Is it the same in campsites?
Id say always be super careful, anythin valuable keep it either on your person or lock it up in a safe...its not worth it, you never know whos around!Im always really careful with stuff coz I get pananoid its going to go walkabout....prime example, recently when we were staying in some rather sercure bungalows i was careful enough to take passport, cash cards and stuff with me....my travel chum didnt and when we got back shed had money, passport and all her cards stolen from inside her backpack.it was clearly whoever owned the bungalows as it was a very remote place we were staying in, very quiet and no doors had been broken or antyhing so its always best to be cautious!
You can happily leave your rucksack, dirty clothes etc anywhere, but always take anything of value with you (with the exception of a very well hidden stash of cash & maybe a card). The more trusting you are, the more likely you are for things to go missing.
We've always made it a point to either lock valuables in a safe or take with us if we felt that its a bit of a shady place.
Word of caution - make sure the safe is er.. safe.
There was this hostel 8 of us stayed in once and we put all our valuables in the safe in our room. One night all of us were fooling around with a pillow fight, and someone crashed into the safe tucked against the wall. It was shoved from its place, and thats when everything fell out the back! We felt pretty naieve for taking everything at face value, but nothing was missing, thank goodness!