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23 days in europe, what to bring

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1. Posted by Valmont (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Don't worry I don't want all the work done for me! I just need an idea of how much clothes I'll need? Two pairs of jeans, a jacket, two hoodies, few t-shirts. I'll be staying in hostels, is there any essentials I might be overlooking?

2. Posted by chel (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

iv never stayed in a hostel, i heard bathrooms etc can be pretty feral, maybe some thongs (called f'lip flops' i think... in other parts of the world)to shower in so you don't get some foot disease.
Possible your own sheet for the bed to lie on also..and sleeping bag.

3. Posted by chel (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

iv never stayed in a hostel, i heard bathrooms etc can be pretty feral, maybe some thongs (called f'lip flops' i think... in other parts of the world)to shower in so you don't get some foot disease.
Possible your own sheet for the bed to lie on also..and sleeping bag.

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

I don't see the need for a sleeping bag unless your intending on sleeping rough.
depending on the time of year your going, winter time you may want a pair of gloves and a wooly hat and scarf.
Your only going for a short spell, so you don't need much and what you've listed looks ok. Don't forget the toiletries though.

5. Posted by Valmont (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Cheers, I'll bring some 'thongs', the funny thing is in Ireland a thong is a g-string! lol. I think I'll bring a sleeping bag anyway because I'm going in January so I'd imagine the hostels would be quite cold. Thanks

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

A sleeping bag in European hostels isn't really neccessary, as most hosetls won't allow you to use a sleeping bag anyway due to health reasons.

A sheet sleeping bag however is a good idea, and will save you money in many hostels who make you rent sheets.

You won't need that much for 3 weeks, and most of the stuff you list is fairly durable/won't show up dirt etc so can be worn a couple of days longer than you might at home.

7. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 9y

bring your own towel, that is a must if stayin in hostels, definitly bring some shower shoes as you will share showers with many people, i like to bring my own pillow case as well incase you stay at a dodgy hostel and get a questionable set of sheets, plus it does not take up any room at all.

8. Posted by Valmont (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Quoting s_hoot

bring your own towel, that is a must if stayin in hostels, definitly bring some shower shoes as you will share showers with many people, i like to bring my own pillow case as well incase you stay at a dodgy hostel and get a questionable set of sheets, plus it does not take up any room at all.

No sleeping bag for health reasons? I thought I'd need a sleeping bag because I imagine thin sheets in hostels aren't the best for keeping in warmth