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Largest Dorm room you have stayed at or know of

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1. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

I was just reading about a dorm in Fiji at Beachcomber Island which has 84 beds in the one room! Has anyone stayed at or knows of any one dorm room which holds more beds and is still close to $100AUD (approx $70.00USD or 47.00 Pounds) a night? That'd have to smell being in a room of 84 people on a tropical island where everyone is sweating like crazy, swimming and partying 24/7!!!

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2009, at 22:16 by aharrold45 ]

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 7y

That's crazy! I stayed in one on the Yasawa islands in Fiji which had 30 beds - I wouldn't do it again!

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

Biggest was 18 beds in a dorm in Sydney. Nonetheless, two people hooked up one night and thought they were by themselves . Ever since, I prefered to stay in a small dorm (4 at the most) or private rooms.

4. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Biggest was 26 beds at the Stadsdoelen hostel in Amsterdam in 1998. Bit of a dump and security was very lax, I wouldn't advise anyone to stay there.

5. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 7y

28 bed dorm in clown and bard in Prague.Thats the last time i ever let someone im travelling with decide on where to stay.
Crazy thing was there was only 2 showers each for male and females and the males showers were always busy.
So while the females was free i quickly sneeked in

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

If anyone reading this thread has stayed at Beachcomber in this particular dorm room, is it really discusting or is it easy to put up with seeing you are partying almost all the time whilst there?

7. Posted by Jimix (Inactive 15 posts) 7y

The Tent in Munich. 100 beds for 10 Euros a night.

Only open in the summer though :(

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y

The Tent in Munich. 100 beds for 10 Euros a night.

Ugh, I totally forgot about that! I was there a about 1 1/2 years ago, I slept on the floor on the small adjacent tent. (I had a sleeping bag and a mattress with me, so I was quite comfortable.) And although I wasn't in the big tent with the beds I assume the smell was not too bad. These beer tents are quite airy (= very drafty when you sleep on the floor) and all you had to do to air them out was pull the drapes back.

I remember with horror the 32-bed dorm at the Durty Nellies' Inn in Amsterdam. (I am glad they renovated and that this big dorm is history.) IIRC the two tiny windows in this dorm could not be opened properly because they had put a bunk bed in front of it. There was aircon, but it was noisy, so people switched it off. Opening the door did not help as it only made the smells and stale air from the pub waft up. It was really dank, dark and there were a lot of drunk people (which caused unpleasant body odors). Some were so drunk they peed into the beds. . There were mice too so you could count upon being woken by girly screams.
The only reason I booked this dorm was because I remembered with fondness the first hostel I had ever stayed in.(Sadly it no longer exists.) It was in London, in an old bulding with very high ceiling and they had converted the whole first floor of the building and the neighboring annex into one gigantic dorm. There were 60 beds in it, but since the dorm was so large and had huge windows that opened it was very bright and airy. Beds were 3-4 bunks high with the 2nd and 4th bed of the tier set at a 90 degree angle to the 1st and 3rd, so you could almost stand in your bed even if you were on the lower bunk. Lockers were under the 2nd-level bed. It wasn't until later that I realised that dorms that size were unusual.

9. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

When we visited the Yasawa we heard of the huge dorms on the party islands.......we avoided them like the plauge and went to the more remote islands.

Can you imagine the snoring!! Jebus!