Carrying 2 suitcases

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1. Posted by Traveller20 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I will be travelling and staying at hostels in USA right after summer University ends. So is it alright to carry to 2 medium sized suitcases and a backpack to hostels...
I will do my best to make sure it doesn't bother anyone at all. But will I stick out and be disliked by everyone based on this...?
Kinda nervous

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Apr-2019, at 09:25 by Traveller20 ]

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 867 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

You don't make it clear why you'll have the 3 pieces of luggage.
Do you live in say NY but study in say SF?
Whatever the reason, I'd look into mailing/couriering the 2 suitcases ahead to wherever the final destination is...
It's a pain travelling alone with 1 large piece of luggage, so travelling with 3 would be a nightmare.

3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1214 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

As to your actual question: It will be fine carrying three pieces of luggage to various hostels. There is space to keep the stuff out of the way. If you keep the stuff out of the way, you're golden.

You'll have to deal with the bemused pitying looks of fellow travellers is all. MAN I don't envy you having to get down the road with three pieces of luggage. Yick.

4. Posted by Traveller20 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I'm actually from India.
Will stay at a SF hostel for a week; do a 2 month course at Uni; go to LA and stay there for a week; and then finally travel to NY and stay there for a week.
Won't be possible to courier it home...

I'll keep one suitcase permanently shut (with the uni stuff) and just use the second one

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Apr-2019, at 09:57 by Traveller20 ]

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 867 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

You could courier them directly to the NY location provided you get their agreement to hold them until you arrive.

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1088 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Check with your hostels and see if they have storage space. If they do, put what you need in your backpack and store the suitcases. That won't bother anyone. If you have to carry them around with you, it will be more inconvenience to you than to anyone else so don't worry about it. I assume you will wear the backpack and carry a suitcase in each hand. Not fun, but it works. I used to travel with a suitcase, backpack and a French horn and survived.

Enjoy your trip.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1016 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

If you have the money for it, anything is possible.

I have mailed suitcases home before, but it is a little expensive. So you could send your uni suitcase direct there before or while you stay in SF. And then send it home from there.

I even thought that maybe one of your fellow students could take your uni suitcase home with them after you finish the uni course.

8. Posted by travelogica (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I am not sure how is with 2 bags but all companies keep changing the policy regarding the luggage's in the past was 1 bag with 22kg after that they keep changing.