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Travel Essentials for Surviving Hostels | Top 5 Travel Tips
Due to the fact I find hostels both, as very social places and a wealth of DIY information and resource for my solo journeys, I can often feel reliant upon them. But the downside is that whether I’m staying at a dorm or booking a single room, a hostel will always make me feel like I’m sacrificing your personal space. Things aren’t built for pampering, but for practical purpose and traveler value.
5 Travel tips for staying hostels
1. Power Strips & Multi-chargers
These days, we carry so much tech ware, that we no longer need an outlet, but a charging station. As such, I always pack a power Strip and some multi-chargers and adapters. I’ve I’m traveling many countries, I’ll pack a universal plug adapter. These can be a little chunky and take up space, but they’re good to have as a backup safety option. Also, USB ports chargers are great to have because it saves space on every outlet.
I love keychain flashlights! They’re cheap and easy to clip onto your bag so you don’t lose them. I use mine when finding my door keyhole when returning to my room, searching for things in the dark when I’m at a hostel (don’t want to wake anyone) or when I’m walking to an outdoor toilet at night. In either case, they come in handy at the most inopportune moments.
Do you plan to do a little grocery shopping abroad, need a bag to hang dry clothes in when you shower at a hostel or ever carry an extra foldup bag to hold your personal items or souvenirs on a plane? If you’ve said Yes to any of this, then these Flip & Tumble reusable totes come in handy.
S Hooks are sold in hardware stores and they rock big time when you need something convenient to hang your toiletries tote on. They also make a great travel hanger for towels and clothes. Best of all, just slip them in your toiletries bag and you’ll never lose them
5. Sea to Summit Silk Liner Traveler
Whether I’m in a hotel, guesthouse or hostel, I pack my Sea to Summit 100% Premium Silk Liner . At least, it’s an extra silk layer of warmth for cold areas I never planned for. At most, it’s a protective layer against hostel sheets and bed bugs (Note: don’t get the cotton blended liners as they’re not effective against bed bugs).
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