Living in a dorm for the first time can be a crazy experience, it’s like a giant sleepover with adults. Except sometimes those adults act like children. It’s always good to know the proper way to act in a hostel, and there aren’t always written rules to live by. So here are some of the unwritten rules…
Always be courteous to your bunkmates.
Be quiet once the lights are out. If people are sleeping, don’t come into the room making lots of noise, respect that others would like to sleep.
Wear headphones while listening to music or watching a movie.
If you are waking up very early to go on a tour, don’t turn the lights on at 5 in the morning so you can get dressed and ready. Use the light on your phone or a flashlight so you don’t disrupt others sleeping.
Keep your bags tucked under your bed, or on the appropriate shelf. Don’t spread your things out across the room, everyone has limited space, so use yours wisely.
Always take your personal belongings out of the bathroom when you are not using them. Keep the bathroom clean and tidy by reducing clutter.
Sex in a hostel can be tricky. Most hostels say “don’t do it!” but when you’re traveling long term with your significant other, sometimes you want to get frisky! Choose your moments wisely, during the day, the hostel is usually quiet with everyone out doing touristy things. That might be your best window to get freaky. Don’t be the couple keeping everyone up at night, you might think you’re being quiet, but trust me, you aren’t!