13 People You Always Meet When Staying In A Hostel

The hippies are great fun, just don't insult their new hemp backpacks...

1) The Skypers

You wonder why they have travelled thousands of miles to spend all day looking at their friends on Skype. Really, you just want a chance to use your own internet tokens and there’s never a free space….

2) Night time coughers

No one seems to be ill during the day, so who is that phantom cougher that appears only when the lights are turned off?!

3) The slob

You’ve yet to see this person head towards the showers. Their bed resembles something that should have bio-hazard tape surrounding it. Yet they still manage to look cool when you see them out and about…

4) The questioner

How long have you been here? What are you doing later? Does the washing machine take euros? Where can I get a locker key? Do you have a locker key? Nice, but keen.

5) The ones in a long distance relationship

You kind of feel for these people, constantly stuck on their phones and regularly caught looking longingly out of the window. It’s OK dude, I’m sure they’re feeling it too…

6) The over-enthusiastic hostel employee

They came to stay at the hostel and never left. Yes, they might be a little too stoked over-explaining the breakfast bar, but when you’re locked out of your room at 2pm and can’t find your key, you know who to turn to…

7) The less-than-enthusiastic employee

These guys are only working here as a means to their travelling ends. They normally can be found scrolling through Facebook behind the desk …

8) The mystery

They’re often found travelling alone. You see glimpses of them around the building, yet no one knows who they are or what room they are staying in. You have a funny feeling you’d get on like a house on fire, if you ever got the chance…

9) The hippies

Let’s be honest, these guitar playing, free-spririted backpackers make most trips 100% more fun to be on. Just don’t make fun of their new hemp backpacks ….

10) The lads’ holiday

They like to think they’re ‘on a mad one’, but all secretly miss their mum a little bit. Talk to them individually and they normally turn out to be pretty nice guys.

11) The souvenir collector

This person seems to have taken a trinket from every single place they have visited, along with presents for all their loved ones. You do wonder how they plan to get it all home…

12) The group of really good friends

That group of best mates that have managed to go traveling together. Their in-jokes and constant good mood are infectious, but they make you miss your own favourites that you left at home …

13) The eternal traveller

They have been travelling for years and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. You will forever think they are 100% badass.


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