I have spent the last few months in and out of hostels and whilst they are good, especially for a solo traveller, they can be a bit hit or miss as to the quality of the hostel and the quality of the other people staying there. I got off quite lightly with my experiences after hearing some of the tales from people I met.
In a place like Jakarta there are so many to choose from but I got lucky with the Wonderloft, and they had the best set of hostel rules I had seen.
- Be polite and say hello to everyone in the room.
Don’t be the one making the room awkward.
- Leaving at night / early in the morning?
Pack your bags the night before. Find everything you’ve got laying around. Pack your passport and your wallet somewhere you can check quick – if you don’t know where they are there will be a panic and you’ll throw your clothes all over the place.
- Keep your toilet bag somewhere easy to find.
Don’t wake up the whole room just so you can find your toothbrush.
- Don’t have sex.
Stop it. Get a private room douchebag.
- Pack down or wash your stinky clothes.
Make your Mother proud..
- Don’t make a mess.
Keep your stuff in your own space.
- Don’t steal.
For some idiotic reason this still needs to be a point.
- Don’t touch other people’s stuff.
- Don’t eat in the room.
At least any hot food. There are already enough weird smells in your room.
- Be quick in the shower.
This is not a spa. Share the warm water and don’t keep people waiting.
- But, get in the shower.
- Include everyone in the communal room.
Just because you got there first, you don’t own the place.
- Don’t talk on your phone all the time
It’s VERY annoying.
- Don’t turn on the light at night.
Use your phone or navigate in the dark.
- Respect the atmosphere in the room.
Is someone sleeping? Maybe you should be quiet then.
- Don’t snooze your alarm.
Wake up you lazy ass.
- Don’t smoke.
- Don’t have a pre-party in your bed.
This still needs to be a point.
- When sick…
Get your own room
- Keep your stinky shoes outside the room.
- Enjoy your time while being respectful.
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