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21. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

Quoting OneShot

This is the only truely bad experience I have had with a roomate.

I came into the dorm one evening to find they guy shaving his pubes with my electric razor. He had the nerve to say thanks after I angrily told him to keep it.

Yuck!

Ok, not a really horrible story, rather funny:
Dorm in a hostel in Cape Town, South Africa. I think I'm about to insult a certain group of people, but for the merit of the story some characteristics of the 'roommate' help to sketch the picture...
Upon arrival a fat American guy with a very high voice welcomed us loudly. At first, we thought he worked in the hostel, but he was just a long stay guest and therefore saw it as his duty to show new gueste around. Of course, this guy was in the same dorm we were in. We only found out that night, after wondering to whom the huge pile of clothes belonged that covered one bed... Did I mention he snored badly too?

We were having a drink the first night in the bar, when our 'friend' appeared, wearing a white thule tutu (you know, those things girls wear in classic ballet...) He was adding 'darling' to every sentence, and called everybody sweety. And boy did he like to talk!

His appearance even rose the curiosity of local newspapers, and he proudly pinned some clips on the messageboard about him, and pictures of him wearimg his nun's costume...

The worst thing was when he woke my travelmate up, sneaking up to her and yelling 'boo' in her face from very close range. When she woke up, he started laughing and yelling: "ha! I got you!" (it was after all only at 10 in the morning, so she wasn't really angry. More confused)

22. Posted by tom_kirk (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

I was always under the impression that the golden rule of hostels is that you should not HAVE SEX IN A DORMITARY WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE IN THERE.

I've always stuck to this rule but one night (my 21st birthday) me and my travelling companion had a lot to drink and went clubbing somewhere in Lima, peru.....i ended up drinking far too much and somehow got back to my hostel to collapse in the 10 bed dorm..about half an later my mate showed up with 2 local girls we were dancing with earlier....i woke up from my comatized state to find a 30 year old peruvian women (who looked more like a man!) on top of me, i turn to my friend only to hear him slur in a drunken manner "happy 21st birthday mate i brought you back a present!" i was drunk but not drunk enough to lose all my standards so i tryed to get the girl out of my bed but she wouldn't move.....i eventually gave up and collapsed on the spare bed underneath my mate only to find he started having the loudest sex i'd ever heard about 2 feet above me!not a nice experience.

after having this experience i believe an un-written rule should be introduced about sex in dorms,

anyone else with me?

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

Quoting tom_kirk

after having this experience i believe an un-written rule should be introduced about sex in dorms, anyone else with me?

As far as I know the unwritten rule was introduced a long time ago - maybe it's not enough however and we need some kind of written, international law in order to achieve enforcement?!?

//Susanna

24. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Seems many of you need participate in the non profit co operative "Hospitality" sites on line where you or a couple or three are hosted abroad in private homes and reciprocate vice versa where you live if possible (not mandatory if say you live a t home and there's no room) usually very strict "no drugs" rules and you both communicate back and forth a while anyway, anyway message me for the URL's and then you can check it join, join or not. I live here in Latin America and have family in Europe and missed those "hostels" guess I did not miss too much.

25. Posted by t.j (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

i had a very bad experience with a scottish trraveller on my intrepid trip = as we were paired with people in hotels this guy went nuts one night (partly my fault)- bascially we had this rule that if we brought a lady back u go in the toilet - one night i came bak with a lady before the scott was home - we were happily busy then he came in all drunk - so i offered to go in the bathroom - next thign i know hes throwing my guitar at the toilet door shouting through the cracks inthe door and banging on the walls i was liek chill out but he trashed some of my stuff - he then went to bed - as i was drunk to it dint help that i ran up to him naked playign guitar singing 'ii'vve got my cock in your face' but i thought he deserved it as he was being a general arsehole , so then we went to bed and he was shouting at me sayin he didnt trsut the girl and convinced she was a prostitute - after about a million times telling him she wasnt he got up threw the girl across the room and punhed me in the face 5 times - i got him in a headlock to chill him out and the bas*ard bit my arm!! neway after nearly knocking the girl out i was with i convinced to leave the mad scott in the room - so i was locked outside with my undies on lol said goodbye to the girl and slept with the 2 dutch girls who were part of trip - in the mornign the scott left the tour group .... i wonder why lol

26. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

I really would get a trusted travel companion or two and pay a bit extra to stay in double or triple rooms of small budget hotels for privacy and peace of mind. One can easily avoid dormitory style hostels in many parts of the world where small hotel rates are relatively inexpensive. If staying in a dorm room in Europe or North America be sure that you are able to rent a locker in order to store your passport and valuables. Sadly there a few budget travellers like the one described in the post above who drink too much, party too much and get into trouble and few others get into worse fixes and may have no compuction about stealing from others they have "befriended" and dissapparing, I've seen this happen many times. I would also recommend to those travelling into areas where crime is high, especially women travelling alone, to purchase pepper spray or chemical mace where sold legally, after arrival. Give it away to another person before you fly back home. There is nothing wrong if you must travel short term to take some guided day tours if planning on visiting remote areas..it's your journey..be good to yourself. Volunteering? Lots of volunteer vacations available..meet and interact with serious volunteers and wonderful locals for an unforgettable experience.

27. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting t.j

i had a very bad experience with a scottish trraveller on my intrepid trip = as we were paired with people in hotels this guy went nuts one night (partly my fault)- bascially we had this rule that if we brought a lady back u go in the toilet - one night i came bak with a lady before the scott was home - we were happily busy then he came in all drunk - so i offered to go in the bathroom - next thign i know hes throwing my guitar at the toilet door shouting through the cracks inthe door and banging on the walls i was liek chill out but he trashed some of my stuff - he then went to bed - as i was drunk to it dint help that i ran up to him naked playign guitar singing 'ii'vve got my cock in your face' but i thought he deserved it as he was being a general arsehole , so then we went to bed and he was shouting at me sayin he didnt trsut the girl and convinced she was a prostitute - after about a million times telling him she wasnt he got up threw the girl across the room and punhed me in the face 5 times - i got him in a headlock to chill him out and the bas*ard bit my arm!! neway after nearly knocking the girl out i was with i convinced to leave the mad scott in the room - so i was locked outside with my undies on lol said goodbye to the girl and slept with the 2 dutch girls who were part of trip - in the mornign the scott left the tour group .... i wonder why lol

That's the best one I've heard in....probably ever!

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