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booking a hotel rather than a bed in a hostel

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SolidGoldBrass Tue 04-Mar-14 16:52:35

It's three times as much money and I'm skint but I just can't face the idea of sleeping four to a room with teenage backpackers when I want to be all professional and glamorous at the event I'm attending.
Am I being a wuss and acting like an old lady?

rubyflipper Tue 04-Mar-14 16:54:17


Book a hotel!

The thought of sharing with strangers makes my blood run cold

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 04-Mar-14 16:55:48

Depending on the hostel, some are quite civilised and have private rooms...

ShatnersBassoon Tue 04-Mar-14 16:56:58

YANBU at all. I'd hate to share a bedroom with strangers.

eurochick Tue 04-Mar-14 16:57:59

YANBU. Do it.

WilsonFrickett Tue 04-Mar-14 16:58:38

Oh dear lord no, the last time I was at a hostel I had to make my own bed hmm Hotel all the way.

BeerTricksPotter Tue 04-Mar-14 16:58:39

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squoosh Tue 04-Mar-14 17:00:09


I'd rather sleep in a doorway then share a room in a hostel with God knows who.

CeliaLytton Tue 04-Mar-14 17:02:12

Unless it means your kids won't eat for a week or you will have to turn to crime to repay the debt, YAtotallyNBU!

SolidGoldBrass Tue 04-Mar-14 17:02:57

I have booked the hotel. I tell myself that it's actually a kindness to all the teenagers, really, as I snore like a bastard and they would probably beat me up in the night anyway.
ANd I really do have to be all impressive on the Saturday morning.

whois Tue 04-Mar-14 17:50:48

Bit late now but air bnb is your friend for these situations smile

PickleSarnie Tue 04-Mar-14 19:35:45

I went backpacking after uni. Once I shared a room with15 other people! One of them snored like a warthog with a megaphone. I through a shoe at them in frustration. Unfortunately I was a crap aim and missed.

You have had a lucky escape, you could have had someone with a better aim in your room!

SugarMouse1 Tue 04-Mar-14 19:37:50

Up to you. But most people in hostels are perfectly fine, so don't worry about it.

NewtRipley Tue 04-Mar-14 19:41:11

You don't have to share rooms in hostels anymore, do you? I doubt places would be chocka at this time of year.

However, YANBU

My terrible hostelling take was in a place in Amsterdam, with older boyfriend (I was 18). Place was v scary and dirty - we ended up opting to share with a group of Italian girls who were also terrified, and we barricaded the door. I woke up in the night covered in blood, having what I now know was a miscarriage.

Depressing as hell

NewtRipley Tue 04-Mar-14 19:41:27

tale, not take

tripecity Tue 04-Mar-14 20:20:38

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