Travel Forums Europe Backpacks

1. Posted by heff (Budding Member 63 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I am travelling to europe this year and am worried about my backpack.
I don't want to leave my backpack in a room with people I don't know, don't wanna loose my clothes.

Do hostels have lockers big enough to hold a backpack?



2. Posted by karolin155 (Budding Member 60 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have stayed in a few hostels around New Zealand and never locked my backpack. Don´t know but I think you have to trust people a little bit otherwise you won´t have one quiet minute. But anyway most hostels have got lockers under the bed big enough for a backpack, some only small lockers for valuable things. If you are really worried about "loosing" stuff maybe you could ask at the reception if they keep your backpack as long as you are out? Apart from that don´t be to worried all the other people in your room will have the same fear (more or less) and probably don´t think of taking your smelly clothes;).

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

mate no one wants ur stinky socks.
relax and dont worry about it. its a community of people that look out for each other. All my American friends say "I dont wanna leave my pack in the room" if they have Versace clothes in their packs that everyone is just eyeing from the airpot to the hostel.

dont worry about it.

4. Posted by heff (Budding Member 63 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanx guys you;ve made me feel a lot less worried

5. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, Jeff's right, no one would want to delve into a stinking backpack!!!!Ive never ever used a padlock or a pacsafe or anything and (touch wood) Ive always been ok!I make a point of not taking anything really valuable with me anyway as Id hate to lose it or it to get ruined!Anything like passports, insurance documents...I always keep them in my daypack on my person of if staying at a hostel which has a small safe for such things behind reception!!!!

6. Posted by angelbih (Budding Member 24 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i just came back from NYC and i stayed in hostel for 10 days....i never locked anything...most of the people in hostels are like you, traveling around..and during the day they go out to see stuff, most of the time during the day nobody will be in the room. but i suppose there is always somebody, so if it makes you happy, inquire about luggage room. it is not cheap though, they wanted 4$ for bag per day...good luck