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Youth hostel and the likes, should have AGE Limits

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11. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

What has someone's age got to do with how irrititating they are?

If people don't want to mix with a diverse group of people and take the good with the bad, perhaps they should book into their own room at a cheap hotel and be by themselves.

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Gimme negative, grumpy 80 year olds any day. Way better than over-partied, drunken, mindless 20 year olds who think the hostel is a free for all. I'd rather have a philosophical discussion about the side-effects of Gravol than get woken up by loud, drunken sexcapades or rowdy 2 a.m. singalongs.

I second the personality test--or an ignorance test. If you can tell your arse from your elbow, you're in. If you're yay dumb, you're out of luck.

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Way better than over-partied, drunken, mindless 20 year olds who think the hostel is a free for all. I'd rather have a philosophical discussion about the side-effects of Gravol than get woken up by loud, drunken sexcapades or rowdy 2 a.m. singalongs.

I wholeheartedly agree.

Hang on. A drunken, mindless free-for-all with 2:00am sing-a-longs sound like a lot of fun!

14. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

James

Quoting tway

Way better than over-partied, drunken, mindless 20 year olds who think the hostel is a free for all. I'd rather have a philosophical discussion about the side-effects of Gravol than get woken up by loud, drunken sexcapades or rowdy 2 a.m. singalongs.

I wholeheartedly agree.

Hang on. A drunken, mindless free-for-all with 2:00am sing-a-longs sound like a lot of fun!

Can we invite a few 80 year olds around as well? Though they might need to pass writergrrl's well proposed personality test

15. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Quoting outcast

[quote]James

Can we invite a few 80 year olds around as well? Though they might need to pass writergrrl's well proposed personality test

I think the personality test is a good idea. If you pass it, then you can get a card that will allow you to stay in any hostels in the region of that country that administered the life saving exam.

And if they do plan to stay for three months in a hostel, they should also be subjected to a personality training course for atleast a week.

Anyway, it was really fun watching them almost killing each other due to the use of the computer. And boy, the elderly, do better in backstubbing. And a 20 year old brit joint in the fight, it was fun.

16. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting tway

Way better than over-partied, drunken, mindless 20 year olds who think the hostel is a free for all. I'd rather have a philosophical discussion about the side-effects of Gravol than get woken up by loud, drunken sexcapades or rowdy 2 a.m. singalongs.

I wholeheartedly agree.

Hang on. A drunken, mindless free-for-all with 2:00am sing-a-longs sound like a lot of fun!

Try 5 oldies, who decided to live in a hostel instead of using their 1st world pension to live in an apartment, which the 3rd world has no shortage of. I think people who choose to live in a shit hole for periods longer than the average tourist visa are hungry for attention. And that makes them 10 times louder than party loving college kids who spends 90% of their energy clubbing or trekking.

No one ever encountered such hostel mainstay? They hate each other, but due to extreme border they conduct their hourly debate, which is really torture on days you decide to just hang out and read a book.

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting tway

Way better than over-partied, drunken, mindless 20 year olds who think the hostel is a free for all. I'd rather have a philosophical discussion about the side-effects of Gravol than get woken up by loud, drunken sexcapades or rowdy 2 a.m. singalongs.

I wholeheartedly agree.

Hang on. A drunken, mindless free-for-all with 2:00am sing-a-longs sound like a lot of fun!

ONLY if we're singing old rock'n'roll.

18. Posted by writergrrl (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

I do think that when you decide to stay at a hostel, you should expect a variety of personalities. Some will mesh with yours but others won't (hence the test! :)). Some are better for hostel life and others…not so much. But having the "OMG, can you believe this person" is also part of the experience. After all, who remembers the trips where nothing went wrong and they didn't encounter at least one irritating person?

Granted, I like my sleep but that's what ear plugs are for. And if nothing else, move on. That's what we're there for anyway--to travel!

19. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Isn't the difference between a youth hostel and a hostel that the first one has an age restriction?

20. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I'm 44 and just got back from 30 days in hostels. I went in knowing things could get rowdy and that I would have to tolerate different personalities. Most of the time, people were considerate and I met alot of cool, younger people who invited me to party with them. Don't know if I'll ever hostel again because of the general dirtiness of sharing a bathroom, the lockouts and not being able to have the room by myself when I needed it ;) was a bummer. Sure made the trip much more affordable, though.