Bed wetting and hostels

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1. Posted by Jane96 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,
A sensitive issue so please give your deepest respect :)
I’m a chronic bedwetter so I’ve not really traveled before as bed wetting stopped me, yet I don’t want to let this stop me anymore.
I normally wear protection (adult nappies) to cope with the bed wetting and I have a few questions regarding hostels:
1. Do most hostels have a private place to get changed into my protection before bed?

2. If my protection leaks (which happens rarely) would there be extra charges for washing/damages? And what is the protocol to follow to get the bedding changed?

3. Should I advise the hostel beforehand? Or only if/when the bedding needs to be changed?

4. I normally sleep in just a singlet/nighty and protection, would this be seen as weird or would I be laughed at? (Will be travelling Aus in the summer and it’s hot, and my protection is hot enough without extra layers)

5. Would there be a bin that I could discreetly and hygenicly dispose of my protection? (They are normally to large for the sanitary pad bins)
Thanks for your time and respect :) xx

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Nov-2019, 15:23 GMT by Jane96 ]

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6841 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

Hostels vary considerably and there can be different situations from room to room.

Your choice will generally come down to whether you want a shared bathroom or a private bathroom and a shared room or a private room. The more private it is, the more it tends to cost.

How people react to your night wear is pretty hard to say as it really depends on the individuals you experience. I would hope that people are respectful, but that's kind of impossible to say.

The individual disposal situation will probably also vary wildly from one hostel to another. Sanitary pad bins are common, but if it's too large for that then things are a bit more difficult of course.

About advising the hostels before hand - if it is rare enough I wouldn't bother. If it happens then they should be able to deal with it. Extra charges will vary by hostel if they exist at all.

And good for you for not letting this stop you! I hope you have a great trip to Australia! If you need any tips on Melbourne in particular, I'm happy to help :)

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