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Old 03-10-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Just a quick question about leaving your backpack in a hostel while you go out exploring for the day...

I have a daypack that Ill have my valuables (camera etc) in and of course my money belt with important documents. So I will be leaving no valuables in the hostel.
Nobody is going to steal a backpack with dirty clothes in right? Would there be a point in putting my spare combo lock on it, or would that make people think something good is in there and then steal the whole thing.

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YO! B)

I remember walking into my room at the first hostel that i ever stayed at and being shocked. I saw a suitcase wide open and no one around. I was like what is going on here. Someone would just leave their stuff laying out like that!? But that's what does happen. People leave their stuff out and nothing *usually* happens to it. I would never leave my pack open though. I make sure it's closed and sometimes I put my little zipper locks on. Depending on the seediness of the hostel sometimes I would chain my backpack to the bunk bed ( I brought along a bike lock chain). But I would always cover the chain cuz I didn't want my dormmates to think that i didn't trust them!! I've never heard of anyone stealing an actual backpack from a room. Just as long as you take your valuables with you, ya should be fine.
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i agree. you should be fine as long as you take your valuables. but it sure would suck if someone did make off with your bag - even if it was just a bunch of dirty clothes.

better safe then sorry. i say lock up your bag, but like dio, hide the chain.

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