back to top

26 Things You’ll Find In Every Shitty Hotel Room

There's always that one mystery light switch that doesn't do anything.

Posted on

1. A light switch like this that doesn’t do anything.

It will be right next to the bed, and you'll hope it turns off the main light. But it won't.
suerodman/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.com

It will be right next to the bed, and you'll hope it turns off the main light. But it won't.

2. These specific net curtains.

To hide what is behind them...
Lynda S/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.com

To hide what is behind them...

3. An outstanding view.

So you can contemplate the beauty of the modern world.
Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed

So you can contemplate the beauty of the modern world.

4. A huge TV from the '90s.

These TVs exclusively exist in your grandparents' house and shitty hotels.
Poeko/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

These TVs exclusively exist in your grandparents' house and shitty hotels.

5. Or in a slightly classier establishment, a tiny wall-mounted TV that does not fit the room size.

You may as well mount an iPad on the wall.

6. Ugly yet bland wall art that no person would ever hang in their house.

Where do they even buy this stuff?
weissensteinburg / Via reddit.com

Where do they even buy this stuff?

7. This specific arrangement.

So you can make sad cups of tea.
Graeme H/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

So you can make sad cups of tea.

8. Or really tiny teacups that aren't big enough for your fingers.

If you get any cups at all.
@94nights / Via Twitter: @94nights

If you get any cups at all.

9. An inconvenient furniture arrangement.

@johnmawson / Via Twitter: @johnmawson

10. A bed cover made of that sort of fake satin that looks like it hasn't ever been cleaned.

Because it hasn't.
shelley0409/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Because it hasn't.

11. These specific prison-style blankets on a shelf in the top of the wardrobe.

Only to be used in Arctic conditions.
Fionaonla / Via tripadvisor.com

Only to be used in Arctic conditions.

12. Mysterious stains.

Maybe it's from red wine, maybe it's from something else.
bluebilly26/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Maybe it's from red wine, maybe it's from something else.

13. These shitty wire coat hangers in the wardrobe (or on a sad rail, if you're not lucky enough to get a wardrobe).

There will usually be one on the back of the door, for no discernable reason.
Wim V/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.com

There will usually be one on the back of the door, for no discernable reason.

14. These bathroom light fittings.

Which are nice places to collect flies.
mandeys77/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Which are nice places to collect flies.

15. This type of bathroom bin.

Usually they flip over when you press the pedal.
RustyToad / Via reddit.com

Usually they flip over when you press the pedal.

16. An inconveniently located toilet roll holder.

To punish you for being cheap/broke.
Chappssss / Via reddit.com

To punish you for being cheap/broke.

17. A shower with no water pressure that forces you to stand in a really awkward position to wash you hair.

The shower will either shoot straight at the wall or be mounted 4 feet up the wall.
joe_mac001/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

The shower will either shoot straight at the wall or be mounted 4 feet up the wall.

18. An antiquarian hairdryer on a short cord that is in no way equipped to dry your hair.

Honestly you may as well get a baby to breathe on your head, it's just as effective.
JupiterGate/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Honestly you may as well get a baby to breathe on your head, it's just as effective.

19. A poorly designed bathroom sink that is way too large, so the toothpaste spit doesn't drain out of it properly.

It will also drain realllllyyy slowly.
appetite4trvl/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.com

It will also drain realllllyyy slowly.

20. A really dirty remote.

Fancy getting norovirus? Touch one of those things.
@GinatheGeeK / Via Twitter: @GinatheGeeK

Fancy getting norovirus? Touch one of those things.

21. A large cord phone that probably used to be white.

Lovely.
Hugh J/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Lovely.

22. One of these brown Gideon bibles.

So you can find solace in Jesus and distract yourself from the fact that you should have sprung for the slightly nicer hotel down the road (which still would have had one of these anyway.)
@thezestyunicorn / Via Twitter: @thezestyunicorn

So you can find solace in Jesus and distract yourself from the fact that you should have sprung for the slightly nicer hotel down the road (which still would have had one of these anyway.)

23. A passive-aggressive sign.

@_JoeForest / Via Twitter: @_JoeForest

24. A bedside lamp that doesn’t provide the right amount of light for anything.

Meaning you have to have the horrible main light on if you want to read.
mcbrain/Tripadvisor / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

Meaning you have to have the horrible main light on if you want to read.

25. One of these fittings without a lightbulb in it.

It might actually have a lightbulb in it, but you'll never find the right switch anyway.
TravellingM / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

It might actually have a lightbulb in it, but you'll never find the right switch anyway.

26. Friendly pets.

To keep you company.
FamilyTripTrak / Via tripadvisor.co.uk

To keep you company.