Hostel existence: 10 rules to follow along with for your forthcoming stay – island existence

Remaining inside a hostel is really a heap of fun you are making buddies all corners from the globe, open proper effort into new methods for thinking and inevitably, finish track of the travel bug. But hostel existence isn’t without its challenges sometimes, too. When discussing your home with other people there’s bound to become a couple of good and the bad.

That is why (after many years running Island Existence and, remaining in over 2000 hostels as backpackers ourselves) we’ve produced some guidelines on which we reckon is ideal hostel etiquette.

Follow our 10 holy hostel commandments the next time you remain around (or, indeed in almost any hostel) as well as your hostel existence could be more than harmonious.

  1. Introduce Yourself

    Never be the individual awaiting everybody else to provide up a handshake or “hello”. This can be a hostel! Decide to have buddies.

  2. Be Kind

    If someone’s attempting to nap at 9pm, yeah you’re within your legal rights to change the lights on, but when you need to simply dip interior and exterior your living space, you can only use your phone light to get at your things. Similarly if someone’s not feeling well, offer them some comfort and/or perhaps your last painkiller. Most individuals are a long way away from buddies and familiarity being kind can make your hostel existence a lot better

    Be social when remaining in a hostel

  3. Be Sincere

    Slamming doorways, having loud conversations in your phone within the dorm and unplugging the other party’s chargers in the wall are reasons to obtain the dying-stare out of your fellow backpackers.

  4. Pack Quietly, Or Pack The Night Time Before

    Oh, you have a 5am bus? Why don’t you awaken the entire room using the seem individuals tripping over your personal backpack, whisper-shouting for your mate regarding your lost hairbrush and rustling 342 plastic bags. Good idea, yeah.

  5. Stealing Isn’t Good

    All backpackers are most likely on a tight budget. All backpackers, when travelling, instinctively trust each other and enter an unspoken understanding when remaining inside a room together. Don’t break the trust of the fellow backpacker and insert them in a vulnerable position when they must be enjoying their hostel existence. Don’t steal anything.

  6. Love Anywhere You Would Like! (With The Exception Of A Shared Dorm).

    Sex inside a SHARED dorm may be the complete nadir of hostel etiquette. It’s gross, weird, awkward and… did we mention gross?

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  7. Don’t Hit The Lights If Everyone’s Sleeping

    Ok, therefore the jury might be on that one but we reckon if it is before night time it’s generally acceptable to achieve the lights on inside a dorm, if required. After 12, many people may want to acquire some shut-eye, particularly if they have to catch a bus. Should you return late and everyone’s sleeping, it’s kind of a douche-move to hit the lights and wake everybody else up. Purchase a torch or make use of your phone light.

  8. Don’t Unpack Your Life’s Possessions On The Ground

    Ok, we obtain that there will be a place when you need to simply find your favourite t-shirt/bra/bottle of hot sauce and thus emptying your whole backpack to the floor is completely necessary. However, what this means is it’s important to return *all* your things back to your bag immediately later on because no-one really wants to be side-walking over your dirty laundry as well as in an area that appears as though a explosive device hit it. Plus, not searching after your things ensures they are far more prone to go missing or accidentally selected up by someone else…

  9.  Cleanup After Yourself

    Simply because you’re inside a community living area doesn’t mean it’s not necessary to uphold exactly the same standards while you would in your own home cleanup after yourself as though it had been your personal place! And when you’re ordinarily a slob, try being extra-tidy, or face the wrath of the hostel buddies…

  10. Never Be A Tech-Hog

    No-one wants to hear your 90’s soft-core rock playlist except you. Share the loudspeakers and also the communal computer.

Going to the DR? Island Existence Backpackers hostel was voted the best hostel in Santo Domingo! Contact us today for room rates while offering on journeys and excursions.


Tony Robbins's Top 10 Rules For Success – Volume 2 (@TonyRobbins)


Evan Carmichael: Check out my NEWEST video:

Jackie Public III: Tony Robbins is cool, but his voice always freaked me out.

Aubrey Tolnai: Jackie Public III 😂😂😂

Evan Carmichael: Lol. Thanks for watching! 🙂 #BelieveNation #BTA491 Luka

Ahmed Zeidan: please do "Prophet Muhammad" top 10 rules for success he has some influential quotes … like my comment of you agree

Evan Carmichael: Thank you very much for your suggestion but it would be great if you could post your request under this video: If more people would vote or like your request and there are available videos/clips for it, we might do a Top 10 rules video for it. Much love, Cameron. #BelieveNation #BTA491 Luka

Iseah Mitchell: Evan I haven't even finished the video yet I stopped at 2 and I agree 2 is the best one. raise your standards was where all my notes came from in Tony's first rules for success (even though that rule which was number one took up like half the video). it's a message so powerful I'm glad it​ got an encore here in volume 2."we all get what we tolerate. in ourselves and other people, but when your​ no longer willing to tolerate something that's when your life changes. the difference in people is their standards period! everyone in the world has a list of things they think they should do and people don't do their shoulds. what changes people is when their shoulds become a must."

Adrian Seal: Iseah Mitchell ii

Sheri Karanasos: 7 hits home to me. My father owned his own successful business. When I was young I wanted to buy a new Toyota Corolla. The bank wanted a co-signer. My father said no. He said if I want it bad enough I will figure out how to buy for it and I would appreciate it more. So true! I walked into the bank and talked with the loan officers and worked it out. Don't take handouts. Nothing is free. Work hard and you will appreciate all your hard work.

Evan Carmichael: Very well said, Sheri. Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂 #BelieveNation #BTA491 Luka