Hostel SwitchAroo gone bad, a redo, and a Ladyboy show
Considering its super sunny out, one would never know from the dungeon I was led into. The first thing the staff person did was plug in a LOUD, rickety, horrid sounding fan. Although I like white noise and I appreciate a high powered fan... this was more like a metal on metal, while shaking violently, and losing the fan blade screw... type of sound. And all it did was blow the MUSTY air farther up my nose, faster. The room was disgustingly hot. There was a little window - but below the ground, so it didn't exactly let light into the room. Nor INVITE light in. There were two plug ins on the wall - both next to the beds beyond my assigned bed. A lot of good that will do me. I sat on the bed after thoroughly inspecting it for anything that moved (on the bed and under the sheet). The bed made a crazy CREEK sound - the kind that comes out of scary movies. Only its my assigned sleeping area for the night. I laid down and the pillow was more like a sack of rice with a pillowcase over it. Rock hard, yet lumpy, heavy, and useless to rest my brains on. The 'mattress' must have been cut in half and divided between upper and lower bunk, because the amount of padding between me and the metal rickety bed frame was all of 3.5" at best. You know what they say about size. It really does matter. lol. As I sat on the bed, wondering what the he** I was thinking when I booked this place, I realized there is a door to the outside world (or lower level of the outside dungeon, either or) on the far end of the dark, dungeon like room.
I walk over to look outside and notice (no joke) a 1.5" gap under the door.. to the outside dungeon area. And another 2" gap to my right, under the door that went into the musty hallway... which is open air aka outside. When I combined all of the rooms 'highlights'.. I decided I could not stay there. I did not want to awaken to a surprise in my room, or even worse, bed. I could picture a rat or spider or whatever coming under the door (s) and I would lose my ish at that point. I hate throwing away money, but lets be honest. $5. The place gave me the creeps in the middle of the day, let alone I think I am going to get any sleep there? No. I ask the lady where the pictures on the website were taken and she said (happily) 'Oh, the nice wing over there' as she pointed to the opposite of where my room was. Note to self: READ the websites AND reviews. All of them. ALL.
Here is what was shown online:
I went online to resume my search for a place in which I stood half a chance of sleeping in. I found it just down the alley way. I gather all my life on my back and wander down 4 doors, where as soon as I opened the front door, I felt myself relax and felt relief come over my body. (Picture of outside of hostel is the courtesy of the hostel website, I forgot to take pics here)!
|SOOOO much better!!!!|
|This guy was part of our group and got pulled on stage. It was funny because he was showing EVERYONE videos of another guy who got pulled on stage a few months ago.. suddenly the tables are turned! he was a great sport though.|
Once the show ended, the group made their way to the local 7-11 to grab a beer for the road on the way to the next bar. When everyone went into 7-11, I quietly and stealthy walked the opposite direction, and headed home for bed. #OldLady haha