If you’ve travelled, you’ll know that dorm rooms can be one of two things: a place to meet new friends and get the well-deserved rest you’ve earn’t having trekked over 100 miles in the last couple of days…Or…they can be full of noisy, snoring nightmares that you want to hurl water bottles at in the death of night with genuine intent to murder, or to at least stop them humping that stranger they met in the bar so enthusiastically…
In this article for STA Travel, I discuss some essential tactics for dorm room survival…so, you know, you can at least try to be one of the people that no one wants to throw a flip flop at.
Here’s a little excerpt:
“When there is just one measly fan to service an underground room chock full of bunk beds and backpacks, you don’t mess with that fan. Remember, that noisy piece of tin is the one source of air movement for everyone calling that room home for the night. Every self-respecting backpacker needs to know that their £3 a night has bought them something other than a lumpy bed and a plastic mattress cover.”