“Disgusting. Had to get totally hammered to stay in the room (cell).”
Am on a 5 month trip, some call it flashpacking, i prefer to think of it as 'depends on my mood packing'. Granted, I have stayed in hotels mainly since leaving in October but i have had several occasions where i went for the cheap option, particularly when i have wanted to meet new people. Cairns not bad, Melbourne, okay, Airlie - excellent.
This was a crisis situation though. Had left it too late to re-book an apartment or hotel for the saturday and sydney on saturdays is hell - you cant get a room unless you go four seasons for $1k a night, and thats taking the pi**.
So, one night, whatever, no big deal. Booked the only hostel left. $55. Should have reaslised then that it wasn;t going to be to my liking. I am no snob, far from it, but this room was the most grimey thing i have seen while away. Not a room, a cell. THE SMELL?? Dont ask, makes me gag. Thats probably what it was actually, thinking about it.
So, open the window and stop being so soft i thought... the window opened to the alleyway of hell where all the rats came to eat the leftover food from the restaurants next door. Flies? thousands of em.
So, dumped my stuff an went to the pub downstairs (ish) which is the 'hostel bar'. Actually quite nice - heineken was cold and plentyful anyway. So, few more bars and a casino visit later (yep, lost money) I ended up back at the bar for final drinks at 2am.
Thank god i had enough - fell asleep without shower under my silk cover thing which i hadn;t unpacked until now and didn't notice smells or anything else for that matter until i awoke at 7am. Promptly checked out (no, didn;t shower - i am not mental!) and left my bag in the secure room. Secure my foot. It was a downstairs toilet (I DONT LIE) where i had access to everyones stuff. COCKROACHES on the floor.
It sounds like a joke, its not. Dont stay there until they total fumigate.
Anyone who enjoys it - good luck to you, I guess mine was a case of bad room.
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