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would you leave your valuabes in the locker???

Travel Forums General Talk would you leave your valuabes in the locker???

1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I am hoping for hostels that have the same safety deposits they have in Beijing. In Beijing, you'll need two keys to open the locker, one for you and the other key is for the receptionist.

The other hostel have a safety deposit, but it means leaving your valueables in the front desk. Would you leave your WALLET in the front desk? Passport?

Is it stupid to leave it in your locker inside a dorm room??? I've done this before. BUt it pays to be Paranoid, sometimes. CoZ i KNOW some thieves live in dorm rooms and steal from other travellers. But can they just Break the locks of a locker?

Hostel would advice us to leave our valuables in their safety deposit. But DEFINE safety deposits? some of them are just DRAWERS??? Do you leave Cash with them?

Can I just leave my stuff inside my locker? Coz some hostels only have drawers.

2. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

it's tough but sometimes you gotta deal with bad storage and hope for the best.

3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I would leave stuff I would "rather not lose" in a hostel locker. Stuff that " I Could Not Live Without" I've always taken with me. I'd much rather lose my passport and cards and dough to some face to face thief, knowing that I was unable to use whatever mental or physical skill I possesed to beat him, than to have some slinking cocksucker break into my locker while I was away taking a picture of YET ANOTHER farking fountain.

I DO have a thrice-proven left-behind hiding spot. Two Maids and one Fisher didn't get it. Can't give it to you though. If you drop the dime my spot is as blown as the money belt that all the newbies are wearing out there.

You got something you want to keep, in my experience, keep it on yourself. Look cynical and worldly and stay out of the get to keep your stuff.


4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I lost some cash in my locker recently. My roomate gave me my locker keys and he said I left it in the shower. I didn't bother to check my wallet, coz it had lots of cash. If took more, then I would have noticed...

well the missing Shampoo and other things for bathing was a sign of more things to lose. The bad luck continued, until I lose my cellphone in the computer area, where KIDS were over crowding the room, and I forget about my phone...

So now more than I ever, I leave my passport in the reception. The bitchy staff at my previous hostel gets irritated when I keep leaving my wallet and passport and camera in the reception. Their hostel, unlike most Hostels in big cities have a SAFETY DEPOSIT. After I lost my cellphone, they can't stop apologizing. I know it sounds like its all my fault. But this Hostel that charged me more for the two unexpected holidays that nobody in China care about, gave us ROOM KEYS that don't work, so most roomates leave the door open. So if things get lost in the room, the suspects are infinite.

I'm in my 5th hostel for this month and things get better.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

I'm with Piecar: if you can't stand the thought of losing it, carry it on you (or better yet, leave it at home).

Lockers are better than nothing, but they're not safe. They may keep your stuff out of the hands of your fellow traveller, but all hostel staff can access them easily and without it even looking suspicious to bystanders.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting bentivogli

I'm with Piecar: if you can't stand the thought of losing it, carry it on you (or better yet, leave it at home).


what if you are heading to a beacj or a massage parlor/ spa? They lockers in those places... In Vietnam, I lost my ATM in a blind- massage parlor. Fortunately, I wasn't bringing my passport. I always leave it at the reception/desk.