Comments on: Downtown Backpacker Hostel Bratislava Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:24:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:43:28 +0000 Thanks for clearing that out. I totally agree with you there Klaus. Why would it stop us? Do we stop going out because we’re in the risk of being hit and run over by a car?

We have to dare to live our lives as we want to :-)

By: Klaus at Wombats Klaus at Wombats Mon, 01 Dec 2008 15:32:43 +0000 “I’m deathly afraid of hostels. I’m afraid they might have bedbugs.”

That is a bad stereotype, really! Yes, some hostels have a bedbug problem, but so do many hotels, too. If you´re unlucky, your poshest 5-star-hotel can have bugs. Unfortunately, the bugs are back everywhere in Europe now. They were all but extinct 15 years ago. Just read some online reviews before you book any type of accomodation: if a place has a consistent bedbug problem, it will be revealed in the reviews.

Think of it that way: bedbugs are just mosquitoes without wings. They are actually better than mossies, because they only bite ONCE in their life, so they can´t even transmit deseases.

Even though we regularly spray our beds, we have a case of bugs once in a while – like EVERY hotel. Yes, it´s the most embarrassing thing and the horror situation of every reception staffer, but there is only one way to run a 100%-bug-free ho(s)tel – that´s one without guests.

There´s nothing to fear than fear itself. It shouldn´t keep you from travelling.

By: claudie claudie Sun, 14 Sep 2008 22:01:03 +0000 I recognize your little bed, you know! *giggles*
It remembers me an hostel in Paris ! It took a time to find the bug on me! it was an intelligent bug!

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By: Gattina Gattina Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:37:10 +0000 That would be nice for me too. I don’t need a room in Victorian style, a bed a toilet and shower that’s enough. Clean of course. And concerning bugs in 5* hotels you also can find clients who are owners of these charming beasts !

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By: Ling Ling Sun, 14 Sep 2008 04:58:21 +0000 That bed looks kinda small. You must have had to snuggle in close to Mr. Lifecruiser, huh? :)

By: RennyBA RennyBA Sat, 13 Sep 2008 23:08:28 +0000 After reading this, I just know I have to go to Bratislava – so special and so divine – despite the hotel specialities.

Btw: Regarding the temperate difference: I went to Milan this week (a business trip) and wish I could change to at least short :lol:

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By: SwordMama SwordMama Sat, 13 Sep 2008 22:33:02 +0000 This brought back a memory of when I was with an ex-boyfriend in a hostel in Dublin. We stayed in other hostels too, but the one in Dublin looked kinda similar to this one. I think it had a locked door too. The Avalon hostel I believe it was called. It does look very clean and a great price! :-)

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By: Getting Hit on Getting Hit on Sat, 13 Sep 2008 22:10:45 +0000 I’m deathly afraid of hostels. I’m afraid they might have bedbugs. However, I think I’m going to London soon and I don’t think I can avoid that.