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1. Posted by PrincessL (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Do you need to take your towels from washing?

Obviously they take up alot of room, and unsure whether most Mid range hostels would supply them?

2. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Not quite sure what ou are saying here?
But.....if you're asking about whether you should take a towel or not, then yes, but buy a special soft-fibre travel towel. These dry quickly and are often impregnated with antibacterial agents to prevent nasty smells in between washing.....

Even if you do get given towels, it's not such a burden

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 10y

I agree. Take a travel towel. A full size fluffy towel takes up too much space and won't dry fast enough. Though the travel towels aren't as nice on the skin, they are a lot easier to lug around :)

4. Posted by jodib (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

I agree about the travel towels..they are great! magellans sells them or most camping/outfitting stores i think..ANother great invention is the clotheslines that stretch and are made of braided rubber...they are good for many things besides being clotheslines...flexoline is one brand i think there are others...and I ALWAYS bring a pareo- can be used for a multitude of things, including as a towel in a pinch!

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

A sarong also makes a good towel, I take both eg if your travel towel is being washed...The problem with travel towels is you they're a bit too small too wrap around you for modesty (eg going from shower to room in places with shared bathrooms)

As a girl with long hair, I used the travel towel for my hair, which takes ages to dry, and the sarong for the rest of me.

6. Posted by Deleted_ah (Inactive 6 posts) 10y

I take an old thin towel with me when I travel. It does just as well as the travel towels as far as size and drying time and is a lot cheaper.

7. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Definately go with the travel towel. I've found that in the past i've taken a regular towel and really wished I hadn't. The travel towel is light and dries quick. The only downfall is you can't wrap it around yourself.

8. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

As alize said, an ordinary old, thin towel works just as well. If you have one, that is!

//Susanna

9. Posted by Thethos (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Well, I've bought such a hi-tech towel and I must say I'm a bit disapointed. After drying myself I'm not really dry. I'm a bit drier but not enough (in my opionion). So after testing it at home I decided to leave it at home and to take an ordinary one.

10. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

That's what we've been saying all along!!!

//Susanna