Staying in a hostel while traveling is something that has become more and more popular over the years. These simple and bare-bones accommodations offer budget prices but do require a little bit of preparation if you want to have a good experience.
If you have a hostel stay coming up, be sure to pack these things in order to ensure that things go well.
Shampoo and Soap
While you might be used to finding soap and shampoo in a hotel or rental unit’s bathroom, this won’t be the case at most hostels. If you want to stay clean and have a nice shower while staying in one, be safe and bring your own shampoo and soap.
Unless you are sharing a room with other people in your traveling party, you will most likely be forced to sleep in a dormitory with other people you don’t know, who might come and leave at strange hours and talk at night. Earplugs are key to keeping the noise out and getting a night of restful sleep.
Another thing that hostels generally don’t provide for their guests in order to cut costs is towels. So, if you want to be able to dry off after taking a shower, be sure to pack your own before going to a hostel.