SUNDAY, MARCH 01, 2020
Party hostels are amazing places to meet new people, make new friends, and have new experiences. After staying in a couple different places, however, you might notice that not everyone is so new… Wherever in the world you are, certain types of travellers just seem to pop up everywhere!
THE INNOCENT ONE
Young and uncorrupted, the Innocent one isn’t quite sure what they’ve got themselves into and they’re loving every minute of it. Armed with a TripAdvisor list of things to do and where to go, they’re fresh off the plane and ready for adventure. Just make sure to keep an eye on them at the clubs- not everyone knows their limits yet!
THE SEASONED BACKPACKER
Stories for days and dreadlocks to the knees, this one has been everywhere and done everything. If you’re a rookie backpacker, this is the guest to seek out for any advice or just to listen to one of their many tales. At first you think they're a party hostel staff member - but no, they are just extremely comfortable and know the ropes.
The morning after a hard night can be full of questions- how did I get to bed last night? Who held my hair when I threw up? Who put this water next to my bed? The answer to all of these is most likely the party hostel mum. She’s sweet, concerned, and knows how to handle drunk people. Don’t let that fool you though- she can out drink you any night.
THE TRAUMATIZED ONE
This guest can be pretty easily spotted by the terrified look in their eyes and unnecessarily giant suitcase. They ignored the word party in the Hostelworld profile and booked because it was a decent price and a good rating. Don’t expect to see too much of this guy- they usually check out after the first night.
THE OLD GUY
The party hostel might have an age limit, but this guy is the exception. He’s been on the road since the 90s and partying ever since. He’s a bit more chill now, but don’t let that fool you- he’s a nightlife and party expert. He can definitely outdrink ya and will be the first one up and ready to go the next morning.
Usually found in a puddle of their own vomit, the Animal embodies everything that makes a party hostel a party hostel. They don’t see much of the city except the hostel bar and the pub crawl route, and they aren’t the cleanest of the bunch, but they’ve got a heart of gold and liver of steel. Just don’t try match them drink for drink. It won’t end well for you.
THE STUDY ABROAD STUDENT
Did you know that this person was studying in Rome? Of course you did. Everyone knows. Even the ones who don’t speak English have figured it out. Usually a first time traveller, the study abroad student can seem a bit much, but give them a chance- they’ll turn out to be great fun and are always down for an adventure. And of course, they study in Rome. Did you know that?
THE STAG PARTY
Dressed in something ridiculous and barely conscious, these lads are here for one thing only- to get absolutely fucking wasted. A stag weekend can be pretty intimidating at first, but don’t be scared! These boys came here to party and have a good time, and they’ll make sure you do to.
THE RICH ONE
This is the guest you want to stick to on a pub crawl. Loud, rowdy, and definitely more money than sense, this guy is really a sweetheart deep down. Rounds of shots for everyone can be expected every night, but remember- if you take a shot, you help carry them to bed. It’s only fair after all.
If you see the words all-you-can-drink, keep this one away! The Menace is the ultimate instigator of shenanigans and is usually found semi-conscious ordering shots at the bar or passed out in a corner. Be warned- a night out with this one could lead to some trouble… and a hell of a lot of fun.
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