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Old 03-05-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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I am very new with the whole concept of hostels, so where do people get changed into their PJ's? Or how do you get dressed from coming out a shower?

Also, i need to bring a hairdryer as my hair is quite thick and would otherwise takes ages to dry, are there always facilities to plug in your dryer? Or does it annoy others whilst vacuuming my hair?

Do you only pay hostels in cash only?

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as far as changing, you can change clothes in the bathroom if you wish...i always just changed right in the room so long as i had undies on...i mean they cover as much as a swimsuit, right?

i would leave the hairdryer...my hairs thick too but i only dried it like 4-5 times in the 2 months i stayed in hostels...u learn to just let it go

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Generally people get changed either under the bed covers, in the shower room or by wrapping a towel around themselves in the dorm, it just depends on the situation.

As for a hair dryer, it won't annoy others unless they are sleeping, but you have to bare in mind it will be heavy to carry and you may need mains (and possibly voltage) coverters depending on where you're from and going.

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Also, i need to bring a hairdryer as my hair is quite thick and would otherwise takes ages to dry, are there always facilities to plug in your dryer? Or does it annoy others whilst vacuuming my hair?
Since I am a guy, I cannot comment on this..

BUT, when my girlfriend was backpacking last year, she brought her own hairdryer, and it blew the fuse in the entire hostel (and building)!

So be careful what you bring, and where you plug it in, or people may get pissed...
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I took my hairdryer and straighteners and didn't regret it once. I never had any problems plugging it in, only problem was sometimes the plug wasn't near a mirror or anything.

If you're not changing out of your underwear in the bathrooms, do it under the bed covers, simple as!
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Since I am a guy, I cannot comment on this..

BUT, when my girlfriend was backpacking last year, she brought her own hairdryer, and it blew the fuse in the entire hostel (and building)!

So be careful what you bring, and where you plug it in, or people may get pissed...
The voltage is double what it is in Canada, so if you are plugging in a hair dryer that draws 5 Amps, it draws 10 in Europe...Just fyi.

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i just like being naked, so i never really had a problem changing,

get over your modesty, it makes life a lot more interesting.
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Haha easier said then done for many
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it is easy
the first time you just take a deep breathe
say "everyone has seen one before"

unless of course for some odd reason it is something everyone hasnt seen before

than drop your knickers
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Dont get me wrong, im all for a nudie run and i love a bit of skinny dippin. I just don't know if i could walk into a dorm and drop my daks
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Yeah... me neither... some things are best kept a mystery....
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Heh, I just go with the changing with a sarong/towel if I'm actually sans undies or intending to be. If not, whatever...I mean, I buy cute and sexy underwear for a reason, right? Sarongs are wonderful multipurpose things though!

As for blow-dryers, I never use em.
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I'm with court on the just change thing. It's not anything new and modesty is for yuppies.
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It is just like the locker room in high school.
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Oh no not the locker room!!!! :D...lol.... Hey Eithan was your date the same chick you might be going to SA wiht?

Sarongs are wonderful multipurpose things though! I love my sarongs!!!! That is one thing I am definitely taking with me!! IT's a towel, a blanket, a dress.......
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Yeah... the problem is (with me) that most dorms are co-ed...
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Why did Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit? We would all be naked now.
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Oh no not the locker room!!!! :D...lol.... Hey Eithan was your date the same chick you might be going to SA wiht?

Sarongs are wonderful multipurpose things though!

I love my sarongs!!!! That is one thing I am definitely taking with me!! IT's a towel, a blanket, a dress.......
Yes she was. Wasn't that in another post?

I should get a sarong.
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I've got two.

and Flo, why else would I promote nude changing? I certainly don't want to see Eitan naked!
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Nothing a good course of antibiotics wouldn't cure my friend.

I have no problem with nudity in general and have no problem changing in front of people. That said, some level of modesty is called for in semi-public places. For example, I do not like it in the locker room at the gym when dudes just wander around for extended periods of time in the buff. I don't need to see your junk. Put a towel on or something. If you're changing clothes, fine, but you DO NOT need to stand at the sink and brush your teeth with no clothes on, particularly if you are 60 years old with more body hair than a bigfoot.
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