Hostel Life: 5 dorm mates I wouldn’t wish on anyone

By |May 6th, 2015|

I can laugh about these experiences now, and I’m sure that in another place at another time, these people were great people, but as dorm mates at that exact place at that precise time they were a nightmare! No less than 5 individuals who caused a night without any kind of sleep.  They make for […]

Hostel Life Dilemmas

By |December 23rd, 2014|

So last year I covered dorm room dilemmas, but now, some 12 months later (sorry about the wait), I think its finally time to cover off some of the other dilemmas you may be faced with when staying in a hostel.  This extends from the booking process all the way through to checking out.  As […]

Hostel Review: Clink 78 – Kings Cross, London

By |August 28th, 2014|

Staying in a hostel for the night, when I live in the same city?  … yep, guilty.  But with good reason.

So to a couple of weeks ago, where I had a party  to attend out in the northern regions of zone 5.  As I live in zone 6, you may not think this an issue, […]

Hostel life: Top or bottom bunk?

By |August 7th, 2014|

Are you a Top Bunk W*nker?

Excuse the profanity, I wouldn’t normally use such a crude opening line to a post, but having just returned from the cinema and having seen the new Inbetweeners movie trailer, my backpacking instincts tell me that ‘Top Bunk W*anker’ is a phase you’re going to have to get used to […]

Dorm Room Dilemma’s

By |October 17th, 2013|

Say what you see.  This post is simply going to investigate those tough and awkward situations that often rear their fugly heads when sharing a hostel dorm room with a bunch of strangers.  Hostel life hey, never a dull moment.


1.  Who and at what point is it safe to turn the light off.

a)  You’re closest […]

Creating the ultimate hostel bunk bed

By |September 29th, 2011|

Staying in hostels is an excellent way of saving money on the road, the trouble is, sometimes they dont provide the most comfortable nights rest.  There are any number of things that could keep you up at night during your stay in a hostel …

Loud roommates going to bed later than you
Roommates who snore
Creaky beds
Smelly room
Outrageous heat
People […]

Things you don’t want from your hostel dorm room

By |September 6th, 2011|

All true and all horrific, if not a little funny looking back. This is an almost comprehensive list of all types of things I did not want from my hostel dorm rooms, but got, whilst on my travels around the globe. Lovely!
What you don’t want to see in a dorm room
• Roommate who sleeps naked […]

Hostel Kitchens: Good and bad behaviour

By |August 15th, 2011|

As a part of my hostel life series I’ve decided its time to lay down some rules surrounding hostel kitchens.

From expereience I’ve learnt like a lot of others, that cooking in hostel kitchens can be a huge money saver ( especially if you’re prepared to eat lots of pasta and noodles).  Providing the hostel has a good kitchen, […]

Dorm room behaviour: 10 step guide to pissing off your room mates

By |July 15th, 2011|

I love a dorm room, the chance to meet new people and make friends.  On occasions however there are other people in the room who I would like to see fed to a pack of savage monkeys due to their behaviour.  If you would like to qualify as one of those people, follow these simple […]

What to look for in a hostel

By |May 13th, 2011|

Unless you’re flash packing and living it up in swanky hotel rooms, hostels will no doubt be your accommodation of choice whilst on your travels, but with hundreds around, how can you tell which are good and which are bad?  With that question in mind, here’s a list of a few things you might consider when […]