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31. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

[quote=Blinq][quote=Swept Away]

I assume you prefer BATMAN FOREVER over BATMAN returns or The Dark Knight.

Batman? Am I missing something

32. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

..now it's all falling into place - a loon!

33. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

I think what he means is that to prefer batman forever over batman returns is to prefer cheesy crap over real good top dollar stuff, I dunno, am I wrong? Anyway this is just a never ending slagging match and is getting childish.

I dont think any of you understand what SA was saying in his first post. Some hostels have a real problem with long term tenants that basically live there in cheap accomadation rather than rent a property. I have had experience of this recently in both Malaysia and New Zealand. The problem is that these establishments have an identity problem. They dont know whether they are a backpackers or a cheap dive for poor people and alchoholics. This as you can imagine leads to an uncomfortable atmosphere as you can get some pretty sullen characters who think they own the place. This problem generally occurs in citys where im sure rent is too dear for a lot of people.

My advice........ if you dont like the feel of a place then dont stay there, move out the next day, there are plenty of other places to stay that are cheap and (hopefully) Cheerful! And when it comes to people stealing your stuff, If you're daft enough to leave it lying around then you really cant complain, the only person you can be angry with is yourself.

34. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting eggman

I dont think any of you understand what SA was saying in his first post. Some hostels have a real problem with long term tenants that basically live there in cheap accomadation rather than rent a property. I have had experience of this recently in both Malaysia and New Zealand. The problem is that these establishments have an identity problem. They dont know whether they are a backpackers or a cheap dive for poor people and alchoholics. This as you can imagine leads to an uncomfortable atmosphere as you can get some pretty sullen characters who think they own the place. This problem generally occurs in citys where im sure rent is too dear for a lot of people.

Well, I think you have to read some of Swept Away's previous posts to understand that his problem is a repetitive one. I don't think he quite grasps that concept that a hostel room costing less than 100 Baht is not going to include all mod cons and is likely to attract certain undesirable types.

As you can see from the responses in this next thread, others have gone to great lengths to steer him back on the right track again, but somewhere along the way he seems to lose a wheel or two and strays off course again.

35. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

Um...yea I think I'll leave him too it.....

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

Quoting trainrider

I dont think any of you understand what SA was saying in his first post. Some hostels have a real problem with long term tenants that basically live there in cheap accomadation rather than rent a property. I have had experience of this recently in both Malaysia and New Zealand. The problem is that these establishments have an identity problem. They dont know whether they are a backpackers or a cheap dive for poor people and alchoholics. This as you can imagine leads to an uncomfortable atmosphere as you can get some pretty sullen characters who think they own the place. This problem generally occurs in citys where im sure rent is too dear for a lot of people.
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Exactly.... I use the terms, "TARGET MARKET",which isn't something you read in English poetry. I do overstay in hostel, like in Bangkok. I am not really complaining, if its extremely cheap and the place is not making any effort to look like a hostel.

I am currently traveling and I don't raise this question out of NOSTALGIA. I was feeling guilty, because I don't like having locals for a roomate. But some people were more interested in making assumptions about me rather than listen to the question.

Its simple, "should local people be allowed to treat a hostel like its a boarding house????. They LIVE here like its an apartment. Imagine 6 beds with 5 local people, who dont seem to like travellers, which they assume are all billionaires. I had this idea that some of them are thieves. Well, I could be wrong. But someone out there might have the same idea base on experiences. The receptionist in Malaysia, even told me, that I risk loosing my properties, if I stay in their hostel. I check in and the place look like a college dorm. Its all locals,living and working in the capital city.

It aint very easy to transfer hostel. It eats time and energy. Last night, I wanted to transfer to another hostel. But one guest was at the reception and he just lost his bag and laptop inside in his LOCKER. My new hostel is 100% all travellers.
My roomated leave their cameras and cellphones in the room. But I tell them to use the storage.

Its just not nice to be on vacation and then you have 5 people in the room hanging their SUITS and Slacks in your bed. They have a one month supply of bottled water and instant noodles, making your room look like its storage.

Well, it aint just locals. Some foreigner do the same. But I haven't seen any foreigners do this in hostels for such a long time.

37. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

I read this as I had lunch. Great reading! Although I have a little indigestion now...

38. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

I read this as I had lunch. Great reading! Although I have a little indigestion now...

Your lunch is at your keyboard right now isn't it? I would puke on it

39. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Last night, I wanted to transfer to another hostel. But one guest was at the reception and he just lost his bag and laptop inside in his LOCKER.

This sounds like a variation of the swine flu virus. So if Swept Away is staying in the same hostel as you, expect to lose something, or have the door fall off your locker.

40. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

Quoting Swept Away

Last night, I wanted to transfer to another hostel. But one guest was at the reception and he just lost his bag and laptop inside in his LOCKER.

This sounds like a variation of the swine flu virus. So if Swept Away is staying in the same hostel as you, expect to lose something, or have the door fall off your locker.

Oh my god, I guess Swept Away made us all look like fools. He wasn't the victim, he robbed all those poor people
I want my condoms back Swept Away