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Snoring in a hostel

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Do you think people who know they are really loud snores should stay in hostels?
8 years ago, October 16th 2010 No: 21 Msg: #121154  
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The snoring and non-snoring room are a wonderful idea.



"will that be snoring or non-snoring sir?" :D


how about

half price snoring rooms with ambient music to drown out the snoring
maybe with echoed snores, blended into the music :-)

(then knowing backpackers, everybody will want the snoring rooms just to save money :D )



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8 years ago, October 20th 2010 No: 22 Msg: #121373  
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I think snorers should be allowed to stay in hostels but should expect to be woken up! A good way to stop a snorer is for whoever is sharing the bunk with them to wobble it. You don't even have to get up, just do a good wriggle until they turn over in their sleep and they stop snoring! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 25th 2010 No: 23 Msg: #121713  
Good job Lorriann,
You found a topic that many of us have lively opinions on.

You've found a topic near and dear to my heart as I just had a lovely "sister's" weekend in Boston with my sister who snores loudly. After moving to the couch in the other room and still being able to hear her snore.....with my ear plugs in... I have decided to stay in a separate room when we travel in the future.

I agree with His Dudeness and others who have pointed out that when you select a dorm there is a decreased expectation of a good nights sleep.

Stephanie pointed out the kindness and consideration aspects of this living arrangement. Wouldn't it be a lovely world to travel in where people sleeping in a hostel treated it with the quiet and respect of a library. You'd have a lot of well rested travelers moving about the world.

I'm not sure budget travel is a "right"

Yes, snoring is a medical condition but many things can be done to lessen the disruption caused.

My take on this question was not about the normal person who snores from time to time or softly but the person who snores and disrupts 13 people from a good nights rest. Wouldn't it be great if you could rally everyone into helping the snoring move out. I loved Dominick P who kept waking the guy up until he left. For me that seems to be the most reasonable solution. Sadly, it more than likely took a few hours before the guy moved.

Although I must admit I like the idea of snoring and non-snoring rooms....doubt that will ever take off.

Sweet dreams everyone! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 28th 2010 No: 24 Msg: #121871  
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I snore and have done for years (or so I'm told) but it isn't every night. I am aware that if I am drunk I am far more likely to snore (or so the wife tells me)

However when I last travelled as a 20 something back in 2000 I slept in dorms all the time and was drunk all the time - in part because if you aren't drunk you can't sleep for all the other noise, people coming in late and being noisy other people snoring and the aforementioned alarm clocks. So I did something to enable me to sleep over the noise, got drunk. This may have meant I added to the noise but that is part of dorm living and others should either put up with it, get drunk so they can sleep, or get a private room.

I awoke once to find myself being carried out of the barnlike dorm on my mattress by 3 scandinavians saying "your snorkelling is disturbing us!" After some f***ing and blinding I dragged my mattress back in and went back to sleep feeling very annoyed and disgusted with them. It was not the right thing to do they have a problem sleeping get up, go for a walk, use earplugs do something.

I am now travelling again, and as I want some better sleep (and the wife isn't a fan of dorms) we are taking private rooms. I am also drunk far less (in part due to getting older) but mainly as my priorities have changed. However it is ironic that I now snore far less but am not disturbing others as much apart from the wife who chose this life!

It is a tricky situation, but I will add one more piece of info, the bigger you are the more likely you are to snore, as such maybe dorms should have small beds to discourage the larger framed person and therefore the bulk of snorers. This will no doubt be contraversial but there is no answer to this conundrum. Face facts if you stay in a dorm expect disturbances, snoring included and live with it!

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8 years ago, October 28th 2010 No: 25 Msg: #121895  
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Thanks for sharing Greg 😄 !

I had tears in my eyes and belly-ache laughing whilst reading your post.

I agree that the more you gain weight, the more likely you'll snore (in my husband's case).

Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Cheers !
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8 years ago, October 28th 2010 No: 26 Msg: #121934  
Glou you are too funny! I always figure it's the wrinklies that snore the more than us. If I have time to think about not being able to sleep in a dorm, then it was not the most successful trip.

To me dorm is all about socialising, staying up all night drinking and talking with roomies, sometimes they are already your friends, and sometimes it is about making new friends. If you want to sleep, then best to take earplugs and sleep mask for your eyes so you can get a long lie in. Do not believe anyone who tells you I snore. I do not :P Reply to this

8 years ago, October 31st 2010 No: 27 Msg: #122076  
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Well I am a snorer. It's a pain in the arse snoring. It's not like I'm overweight, or smoke, or anything like that, just can't help it. I have a messed up nose that I can't breathe through properly and I had bad asthma as a kid. I just go in all male dorms as most blokes will snore at least a bit, even the ones that say they don't. Plus blokes have less trouble with sleeping usually and aren't as wussy about waking you up if your snoring is keeping them up, which I always prefer people to do. Blokes usually party harder so just pass out and it doesn't matter anyway. Otherwise I just have a lot of extreme late nights and don't sleep much when I'm staying in a hostel and catch up with like one night in a private room every now and then. To stay in a private room you either usually have to pay for a double room in a hostel or stay in a hotel. Personally I always try to avoid staying in hotels as a single traveller as it's bloody boring and very expensive, I cannot imagine anyone desiring to travel by themselves always staying in bad hotels in single accomodation. I have also had plenty of times where I am woken up by other people snoring, if it's bad I just use earplugs, but honestly I can just tune out all noise while I sleep, personally I don't understand how any sort of snoring can keep you up all night if you have ear plugs. I have encountered not just super loud snoring, but people breaking walls, having sex loudly in the rooms, smashing bottles, etc, and there is nothing that can't be solved with ear plugs. If you're 'that' much of a light sleeper that you can't handle loud noises even with ear plugs, then you should think twice about staying in a hostel if you want some sleep. Reply to this

8 years ago, November 2nd 2010 No: 28 Msg: #122214  
Very funny topic, have just read through the posts and agree with many things people have said. Firstly it does drive me nuts if there is a very loud snorer in my dorm room, often earplugs/ipods are not enough to bloke it out but they do definitely help. While during the night as I am being kept awake I huff and puff and bitch and moan, in the daylight reality I know that it's just life in a drom room and you gotta deal with it!!

I know I can often be one of the loud ones falling into the dorm room after a night of clubbing and although I do always try my best to be quiet, in my drunken state I may possibly be very loud, but only for a few minutes until I get into bed and pass out and this is definitely the best way to avoid hearing the snorers. Got a snorer in your room make sure if he/she is staying another night that you get drunk in order to be able to sleep the next night 😊

My biggest annoyance in a dorm room however is definately people who are leaving the dorm room at a ridiculously early time in the morning and spend ages packing especially rattling PLASTIC BAGS, why do some people use plastic bags for everything??? Also if you are checking out ridiculously early have most of your stuff sorted out the night before.

Guess if figures though I may make noise late at night (but I do try to be as quiet as possible!!), others do it early in the morning, thats life in dorm rooms!! Reply to this

8 years ago, November 2nd 2010 No: 29 Msg: #122227  
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My biggest annoyance in a dorm room however is definately people who are leaving the dorm room at a ridiculously early time in the morning and spend ages packing especially rattling PLASTIC BAGS, why do some people use plastic bags for everything??? Also if you are checking out ridiculously early have most of your stuff sorted out the night before.




big time! and they are awake so they have no excuse.

whenever i have to get up early i drag the bag outside the door and pack it in the hallway. dont understand why people dont just do that Reply to this

8 years ago, November 2nd 2010 No: 30 Msg: #122232  
Exactly that's what I do too if I'm not already organised from the night before, all other travellers should take note!! Reply to this

5 years ago, September 29th 2013 No: 31 Msg: #175689  
As someone who has stayed in hostels for about 8 months total in different countries, I will say that I absolutely hate loud snorers. Loud snorers drive me insane. If you sound like a lawn mower you are a prick if you get to sleep while no one else does. There are appliances you can use to stop snoring. Reply to this

5 years ago, October 2nd 2013 No: 32 Msg: #175772  

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