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Sleeping Bags BANNED!

Travel Forums General Talk Sleeping Bags BANNED!

1. Posted by Aussie83 (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Hi all,
Am going on RTW trip visiting North America, the UK and Europe. Will be using some hostels. I have read that many hostels do not allow the use of sleeping bags due to lice etc.
I dont have a sleeping bag and am wondering if I will need one at all - I would prefer to have the extra space in my bag!

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Ta

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

For a trip like that, it's not always worth traveling with a sleeping bag - if your camping/roughing it or going to less developed countries, yes. In Europe etc and only staying in hostels, it's not worth it. Even the places you can use a sleeping bag will have blankets etc available

However, i do highly recomend taking a sheet sleeping bag (approx 2 sheets sewn together) - these are light, small to pack and will stop you paying an extra euro or 2 for shets in every hostel you vists - which on an extended trip can add up to a fair sum of money

3. Posted by hael0 (Full Member 31 posts) 12y

I agree for the most part. In Europe I really only used my sleeping bag at airports and trainstations.

Mike

4. Posted by bethy (Full Member 49 posts) 12y

I am also trying to weigh up the worth of taking a sleeping bag to nz/usa/canada/europe. I am thinking about times like when I have some friends of friends picking me up from the airport in nz and giving me my first nights accomadation i feel like maybe i should have my own sleeping bag for times like that. But if I generally wont be allowed to use it in hostels then thats a waste of back pain. Does it cost to use hostels blankets or just their linen?
just a thought
beth