There will be a time, when you have to visit the bathroom and the shower. They differ from hostel to hostel as well. But basicly they’re all alright as far as I could experience. They serve the purpose, but keep in mind that you are sharing them with other people. Hence, it might be not so clean and well-provided like your bathroom at home. But that’s no promblem for you, isn’t it? With the following tips you will be prepared:
My ultimate Hostel-Survivalguide Part 3: WC and shower
Tip 10: Check first!
After you moved in you should immediately check bathroom and shower. I am not talking about the cleanliness but rather about to see how the land lies. In case of “emergency” you know what to expect. Just take a look around. Is there enough space to change clothes and to store in a dry place while showering? Is there toiletpaper and soad or do you have to take it with you?
Tip 11: Don’t shower in the rush hours!
Take your shower when nobody else does. That’s usually in the early morning or late at night. There are no queues in front of the shower cabinet, no idletime and not this unpleasent feeling to hurry, because others already wait outside.
Tip 12: The Hostel shower is no spa
Anyway, it shouldn’t take you too long – with due honors to your hygienic. The Hostel shower is not the rigt place for excessive washing rituals. Five to ten minutes maximum is a good benchmark. This applies particularly for showers with a limited contingent of warm water. You certainly don’t want be the person who consumes the last hot water.
Tip 13: Take your valuables with you!
In any case, you should take your objects of value, if there are no lockers. A small waterproof bag will protect them. This has nothing to do with paranoia. If you once had to procure your passport, money, credit cards, etc. again, you certainly don’t want to do it a second time.
Tip 14: Shower with Flip Flops!
If the shower is not soooo clean, flip flops can be very useful. A little extra tip, they are also ideal as projectiles for snoring roommates.
Tip 15: Stick to the toilet rules!
If there’s a sign which says: “do not throw toilet paper in the toilets” be sure, that it’s there for a reason. Calm down, there will be a small container for the toilet paper in every toilet. Not only your roommates, especially the staff will thank you. Also other signs should be obeyed. Oh, and queueing is of course required!
Actually, it’s pretty easy, as always. Respect your roommates and behave like you wish it from other people. In Part 4, finally, let’s take a look in the kitchen.