Turns out I am too old to stay in a party hostel...
There were bug carcasses, bug 'poop', and significant evidence of a lot of EW on the mattress. There was zero percent chance I could sleep there, let alone stay there. By now I was annoyed because I just wanted a shower and a place to lay my head without worrying about being bit by bugs in the mattress all night. I threw my stuff out of the hut and walked up to the desk, explaining what I had found.
I also took pictures in case they didn't believe me. The manager walked with me to the unit and had a look for himself. He said something along the lines of 'I Don't think they are bed bugs, rather, just bug remains." I don't care WHAT it is under the microscope, I am not staying there. The manager was very kind and offered a refund right away, which I was thankful for. By the time it was all settled, it was 9pm and I was now homeless. And cold. And tired. And smelly. I sat in the dusty, dark parking lot looking up places to stay on my phone.
And I was skeptical of every single place I looked at. It took over an hour by the time I settled on a place that had great reviews, was in my price range (the high end, but at that point I was OK with it) and in an area I wanted to be in. I loaded my packs on my back and rode across town on the scooter. Freezing the whole way and so tired I could have laid on the side of the road for a quick nap. When I arrived at my next place, after making it down the driveway to the place, which I was rather impressed with myself for staying upright on the 'road', I was more than pleased with my new accommodations.
The best part? I had my OWN ROOM!!!!! After spending night after night after night sharing things with at least 5 other people - it was such a weird relief to be able to pee when I wanted to, turn on the light as I pleased, sleep in something other than shorts and a tee shirt. I had totally forgotten what it felt like to have freedom at night!!!!!! I didn't have to wait for the shower. I didn't have to fight for a space to place my bags on the floor. I didn't have to worry about waking anyone up. I didn't have to be woken up every hour by someone else!! It was HEAVEN!!!