I'm a forum newbie so thought I would start a little thread. What has been your strangest experience in a hostel.
As most will know you can meet amazing and interesting people in hostels and continue travelling with them and can also become life long friends.
There are however some exceptions to this trend, I recall staying in a Hostel in Stuttgart, Germany and at 2am a guy comes in armed with 2 bags full of ping pong balls and pastic bottles which he preceded to drop all over the hostel floor. Normally embarrasment would follow but oh no....a constantly ceiling projecting alarm clock was produced and kept on all night, along with some snoring that would match a yeti!
Please share your experiences
Strange, or we can also annoying and in some cases pathetic travellers.
In Laos, the guy beside me has a kitchen in his backpack. This giant bed bug would bring out a kitchen showcase from his magical backpack to prepare his breakfast. Its not a lot of utensils and stuff, but he can create so much noise with his spoons and that thing used to make hot water. But nothing can be more annoying than the sound he makes when with plastic bags, when he puts them away. Then he wraps his acoustic torture with the bass created, when he clears his bed of imaginary bed bugs.
This hostel dweller has definitely made a career teaching people, how to hate his entire race. He is aware that everyone hates him. But he would argue that it aint his fault, if young people on vacation choose to stay up late. He therefore has the divine right to enjoy making music with his plastic bags,while the rest of the world is sleeping.
And then he has a small table in one corner where he reads books on Buddhism and write stuff.
first off....welcome Taylor84,
A few months back I posted this about my roommate in Auckland:
most of the regulars on here have seen it, so I won't post it again but you should check it out. I think it was a featured thread at the time...haha
here's one from the hostel in South Molle Island. I don't know if I posted that on this site so here it goes...
I'll leave names out. you'll see why....
We get on the boat later in the day and meet a couple of Irishmen and head off to South Molle Island, the place where we will be sleeping during this trip. Well when we get there one of the Irish guys starts drinking...like an irishman! It's me, him and a british guy. we're all taking advantage of this dirt-cheap happy hour! I should note that we were the only ones on the island drinking that early! A few hours pass and the staff throw a big party on the island with drinking games and all, and the irishman continues to drink heavily. I do too, but not quite as heavily.
Mostly everyone on the island goes to sleep pretty early because we have to be on the boat early in the morning to go to Whithaven beach.
we continue to drink and The irishman continues to drink heavily. So I finally call it quits around 11pm, I'm drunk, and it is dark! nothing but starlight! After stumbling around in pure darkness I give up looking for the room and decide that, "What the hell, I'm on an island in paradise! I'll sleep on the beach!" So I lay down in a bit of grass and nod off. I wake up around 3am from getting bitten by insects. by now I am sober enough to find the room.
I climb directly onto my bunk, and fall asleep, I wake up at 6am walk directly into the shower and take a shower. Now I'm wide awake, so I open the door to the room and what do I see in front of me.........
a huge puddle of Diarrhea all over the middle of the floor.
(apparently in my drunken stuper I managed to completely miss stepping in it)
I immediately yell, "WHAT IS THAT?! WHO DID THAT?! DID YOU DO THAT!"
I was yelling at him like a dog that just peed on the floor...haha
the irish guy tells everyone that someone came in and crapped on the floor and that he stepped in it.
Immediately his best friend from home says, "NO. You Shat all over the floor! I saw you stand up and I saw it come out of your shorts! so I left and in the In the middle of the night and when I came back to get my pillow and sheet and you were laying in my bed with no pants or underwear! Just your Shitty ass touching my sheets and pillow!"
I should also note that he also peed under the bed all over the floor!
HAHA! He was so embarrased he didn't even get on the boat to go to Whitehaven Beach, he left a note for his friend on the pillow next to the poop stains saying that he took the ferry back to airlie!
THERE WERE POOP STAINS ON THE PILLOW!!!
after that the rest of us had to find different rooms to stay in because of the smell!
here's another one that fits into the strange category...I can go all night!
this one takes place in Wellington:
I stayed in this hostel for a little over two months. one day coming back from the supermarket I see this girl standing on a chair with a camera, normally that is standard hostel behavior, but, in front of her on the table was like 70 or 80 bananas! 3 dozen donuts, a few liters of milk and a few other things!
I just walked by and the first thing to come out of my mouth was, "THIS SHIT IS BANANAS! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" haha. I didn't say it directly to her but as I walked by I kind of sang it to a friend loud enough for her to hear.
she just gave me this look like she had no clue what I said but that she wanted to murder me...so I left her alone immediately!
but me and the other long-termers just watched as she took pictures of everything laid out on the table and then wrapped it all up in a cloth like a giant hobo sack and took it back to her room!
later on I found out that just before I showed up she randomly yelled at and threatened some other girl in the tv room!