One More

Privacy issues is definitely among the most common reasons people will avoid staying at hostels but there are a few more reasons that aren’t as prevalent but are worth mentioning.

Usually Older Buildings

eurI briefly mentioned a hostel that I stayed at years ago where the roof was leaking pretty bad and kind of ruined the experience for a couple people staying there. You will rarely find issues as major as a leaky roof in the majority of hostels, but most of them do tend to be in older buildings that have seen better days.

This is why the prices are usually so incredibly cheap however and in my opinion, I think the vintage feel that they give is absolutely worth it and makes the stay even more exciting.

Although Rare, Theft Can Happen

I hate that this has to be said, but unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world. We all wish it weren’t the case, but there are people out there who take advantage of tourists in hostels and will stay for one night for no other reason than to try and steal from the other guests.

Personally, I have never seen or heard of any personal experiences from anyone having this happen but it is something to keep in the back of your mind. This can be said for any vacation that you take though and as long as you have a little bit of common sense you will have nothing to worry about 99% of the time.

A Few Downsides

I don’t really like it when authors or people with strong opinions on a certain topic aren’t as fair and balanced as they ought to be and I don’t want to fall in that category so I am going to talk about some of the things that keep people away from staying at hostels for the next couple.

Keep in mind that I am not doing this to discourage anyone, but I want to keep everyone’s expectations realistic and let you know what you are getting into.

Privacy Issues

europeThe biggest issue that I have found people to have with staying at hostels is that there really is a general lack of privacy that most people are used to from standard and more traditional hotels.

The majority of the time you are sharing a room with multiple other people, sometimes upwards of 15 or more, and you are all in the same room and sleep next to each other. You won’t have to share a bed or anything like that but I know a lot of people who could never imagine having to do something like this and would pay any amount of money to be able to have┬átheir own room.

This isn’t an issue for me and personally, I look at this as a positive aspect of staying in a hostel because you are forced to talk to and interact with people from all over the world!