Booking in hostels has a lot of benefits: it’s cheaper than most hotels, you can get to meet new people as some hostels are shared and it is also less hassle as you can just go in and out of the hotel unlike in grand hotels where you have to go through a guard before you could get in or out. Hostels has helped a lot of people and they are almost every tourists’ favorite. But not everything about hostels are great. There are actually downsides to it that people often forget to acknowledge because they are in denial or worst, they just don’t care or they take part in the negative things that are happening in hostels.
To know more about the downsides, see the list below:
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One of the most scariest downsides is rape. Yes, there have been a couple of cases wherein women are being raped by their roommates especially after a party. Be careful when booking hostels as most of the other guests are just there to take advantage of other guests.
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There are times when theft is also happening. It’s actually one of the top downsides of staying in hostels especially in shared rooms. Before you leave the hostel for an activity in your chosen destination, make sure all your valuable are left and locked in your locker to avoid this unfortunate situation.
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Probably the scariest of all is murder. We all don’t want this to happen right? If so, make sure to only book on trusted hostels. Be vigilant and always be mindful of your surroundings. Don’t trust too quickly!
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It is very uncomfortable to be surrounded by people you don’t know. Worst is that sometimes, the bedsheets in hostels are not being replaced by the housekeeping. It can get really uncomfortable and that is something that we all don’t want to happen because we are always for enjoyment over this downside.
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There’s danger everywhere. Just be careful when travelling. It can get too overwhelming to the point that you’ll forget to take care of yourself. Sometimes, it’s much better to book in luxury hotels/accommodation because they can assure your safety and their service will surely not disappoint.
Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Accommodation, one of Australia’s modern and luxurious hotels in the suburban district. Mark Aldrin gives hotel tips and hacks to help people make the most out of their vacation.