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The 8 Rules To Proper Hostel Etiquette

Sharing a room with 6 other strangers doesn't have to be a frustrating experience. Just follow these 8 simple guidelines and we'll all get along!

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Don't spend so much time in the bathroom.

I can’t wait 45 minutes to use the toilet! Plus, you’re using up all the hot water, princess!

Don't have long conversations on your phone.

Just step outside the door to talk. People hang out in the dorm rooms to relax. We don’t want to listen to you cry to your boyfriend or argue with your mom about how you’re “an adult and can make your own decisions!”

Turn your light off!

Seriously!? It’s 3am and we’re all trying to sleep! There’s nothing that shocks you awake more than all the lights in the room flashing on because some drunk idiot stumbled in and can’t see.

Don't have sex in the room.

C’mon, that makeshift towel curtain hides nothing. We can hear and see you, and it’s pissing everyone in the room off! Have fun with the dirty looks you’ll receive the next morning.

Don't steal.

Is this really something that needs to be said? Just don’t take other people’s stuff. BAD!

... And don't steal food from the kitchen either!

If it doesn’t have your name on it don’t eat it. It’s not a good feeling to wake up in the morning to find all your cereal has disappeared.

Keep your space clean.

We all have to live with you, so please try to keep your mess contained to your bed and/ or locker. And please don’t drape your dirty wet towel over my bed to dry either.

Be social!

Make some friends! Being buddies with your roommates makes your stay so much more fun. Who knows all the interesting new people you’ll get to hang out with!

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