WARNING – not for the faint hearted. Also don’t read whilst eating your dinner.
Have you ever woken up to find someone has pissed a small lake right by your bed?
I can imagine the answer is no. LUCKY ME that exact thing happened on like my third night at my hostel in Bangkok.
You have to know what you’re signing up for if you hit a party hostel. I’m talking shots on arrival (before you’ve even taken your bag to your bed), bar crawls, drinking games, loud music, crazy dancing, amazing people and of course some wild stories. I had planned to stay at Slumber Party Hostel in Bangkok for about 4/5 days, ended up there for 8 days haha. I didn’t hit it hard every night, cos boy it was taking it’s toll on me but I witnessed some hilarious situations, met some characters and spent all my money on Leo beer and snacks from 711.
Here’s the highlights:
The fun stuff
Bar crawls every other night, fellow guests downing beers at 11am, plenty of drinking games and a pre night out shot round around the hostel; there was literally no place to hide. The pre bar crawl drinking games were in full swing as I arrived at 9.30pm on my first night, “fresh” off the plane (haha aka not slept properly for 15 hours, and having ran through Dubai airport at one point).I was given a welcome cocktail and encouraged to join the bar crawl. One shower and a bucket of drink later I was wizzing through the night in a tuk tuk with some new found friends and my name in marker pen down the side of my arm. Khao San Road – Bangkok’s party strip. If you’ve been to Europe for a “party” holiday, we’re talking cheap drinks, locals trying to offer you a deal, bracelets with weird phrases on, street food, dancing on the tables and a lot of people just having a bloody good time. Be prepared to for a sensory overload, new found drunken friends and potentially a snog if you’re into that kinda thing.
The sex stuff
What a nice segway into the SEX stuff. I mean, really what else can you expect. You give a load of 18 – 35 year olds some booze and show them a great time, there’s BOUND to be some snogging and sexy time. There’s rules though (at my hostel at least), no sex in the dorms. So if you’re really game for getting it on, you either risk the 1500 Baht fine (about £50 for “stained sheets”) or have to take to the shower which is actually pretty hygienic really. Not everyone abides by these rules, so earplugs are a must. With the range of roommates I had in my dorm over 8 days (this is a lot, I was there for a LONG time), there’s likely to be a few bangs going on that you probably don’t want to hear. Alternatively, with rules being abided by, I was lucky enough to brush my teeth to the sound of some shower-goers having a good old time in the bathroom next door. Go get it guys.
The grim stuff
With drinks on the daily there’s bound to be a few disasters along the way too (not just a bunch of lucky people getting laid hahah) – cue my opener to this post, the pee. I woke up blurry eyed at 2am to find this unfortunate incident right next to my bed. I vowed to have a go at the piss perpetrator as soon as I saw him the following day (as did the rest of my angry dorm room). As he came downstairs in the morning and I shouted “you’re the guy that pissed right by my bed”, his look of genuine shock and panic threw me off totally. I forgave him instantly, and we had a good laugh about it (I can’t hold a grudge to save my life). In other gross stories, one dorm mate learned never to trust an Asian fart, and ended up in an unfortunate situation whereby she had to hand wash her sheet in the shower (I mean I laughed a lot at her when she told me, and after that night she mysteriously disappeared).
All sound hideous and unappealing to you? All part of the fun, but I guess not really for everyone haha. Let’s see what the rest of my hostels bring over the next few months – I’ve had a heavy start to hostel life that’s for sure! Do you have any horrible hostel stories?