Hostels can be a challenge to enjoy at times. Here’s my TOP 5 Travel Essentials for Surviving a Stay at a Hostel. See what travel accessories I pack in my travel bag and can’t live without. http://grrrltraveler.com/travel-tips-3/travel-tips-staying-hostels/

1. Powerstrips & Multichargers: These days, chargers with USB ports are also handy to have. This charging port by Belkin is the next step, although it’s a little clunky and weighty despite its photo appearance: http://amzn.to/1IFTm7e

2. Flashlight

3. Flip & Tumble expandable bags: http://amzn.to/1d3Xm0I

4. S-Hook

5. Sea to Summit Silk Liner Traveler: http://amzn.to/1IFTm7e

READ: My Top 10 Travel Gadgets: http://grrrltraveler.com/technology-reviews/top-10-travel-gadgets-for-2014/

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37 Comments

  1. Zaf Me, Myself and I!

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I like the body condom silk because even the most wonderful hotels are full with Disgusting bugs If you use the luminal spray and use the blue light OMG! Shocking experience and I'm not even talking about the bugs spletter pattern's on the bed walls floors so nasty! Careful I want the silk protection sheet Thank you very much for the info hugs Sapphire aka Zaffy 🙏💕✌

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  2. zennrising

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    shine the flashlight directly into the camera and wave it around…

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  3. infal0890

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Personally I’d recommend to just bring 2 power banks with high memory as you seem to travel to asia more and in most Asian countries the voltage is a lot more powerful than in the US and UK so using things like multiple power sockets in one for foreign devices can be a bit dangerous. Also rather than the body condom (which is also a good idea) all countries with and mosquito or malaria problem do supply ointment creams, body sprays or scented lights to plug in which all work very effectively. I know this is im UK born and have been India 13/14 times with sweet blood.

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  4. acajudi100

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Try to get your own room, for the snoring and the farting are too much, and these are ladies!

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  5. Osca Alva

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    you forgot a good lock

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  6. freyja77

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    So grateful for this video. 2 years ago saw it and bought one of those flip and tumble bags, a hook, and that exact silk liner. I've used all of them while staying in hostels since then. Thanks Christine for your videos they are extremely helpful!

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  7. lalilulelo

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Some hostels have private rooms so just stay there 🙂

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  8. Matt McG

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I definitely never would have thought of some of the things you mentioned that certainly seem essential. Thank you for making this video.

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  9. acajudi100

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Padlocks in socks, wear cloth money, passport etc around your waist, and pin it to undies or clothing. Lock your electronics. Hide money in toilet paper roll, that is only a small bit left.Take card from hotel or hostel to find your way back.

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  10. Azulian

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    How to avoid catching scabies in a hotel?

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  11. tstevens90

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Subscribed short bit ago, preparing for first international trip. Just wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation for your thoughtful videos and wide variety of topics other than the most obvious. In this video I was especially impressed with the "S" hook and "body condom" silk sheet ideas. Smart.

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  12. Sheesh

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I hate bedbugs

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  13. Wandering Adventurer

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I like the idea of the travel sheet. Many discard it but it's those who haven't ever had beg bugs. I've had it twice and is not fun or attractive! The silk must be cool for the tropics yet warm elsewhere. Thanks for the tips.

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  14. Livudenflaeskesteg

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    good tips !!! love it

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  15. Sam P

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    lol body condom

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  16. Showsky

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Bring a gun, IF they get to you, you can go out the hard way

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  17. IEYE360

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I always just check for bedbugs every time i enter my room. Takes 5 minutes. Bedbugs are easy to spot. Then i get another room after complaining. Silk sheets don't work. Bedbugs move rather fast and can climb to openings easily. I once woke up to maybe 30 bedbugs on my pillow (the pillow i bring from home). So the ONLY way to stop bedbugs from getting you is get another room.

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  18. soy p

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I gonna go nyc for my first trip and the hotel I booked had bedbug 3yrs ago. I happened to find ur video and thx for the usuful tips. I must buy silk liners!!!

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  19. mrloy99

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    but where do you hang the hook?

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  20. Donald Brown

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I bought the hook, i-pod adapter plug, and mini flashlight and a second mini nap sac at the dollar shop. Now i'm ready for NYC . i-pod download to you-tube too slow might try to do the downloads on the bus ride home and do final edits at home. Photo's to Facebook seems to works good.

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  21. Donald Brown

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

  22. Donald Brown

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    After i saw this i video went to the dollar shop to find that kind of mini tote bag. I got something similar it folds out to be a nap sack with zippers and a side pockets for $2 same size as the one you got. Going to NYC staying at the West Side Ymca for 2 nights. Taking the bus out of Toronto. I wanted to do the trip with just one small pull luggage. But needed something to hold a travel pillow and water and snack i was planning to sleep on the midnight bus. And when i get off the bus at 9 a.m. i can stuff it all back in the small pull luggage. Thanks

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  23. Guapo Vagabondz Tales

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    You need to do more videos! I'm totally binging on them right now and I NEED MORE!!!

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  24. Sasha Forbes

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I need an eye mask & white noise app.  I've had to get comfortable with ear buds overnight, but I've been able to sleep through more than my fair share of drunk &/or snoring roommates. haha

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  25. Kossip News

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Yess!! Haven't done a Hostel stay yet but when I do – I know what i'm bringing!! Especially the chargers because I feel like 70% of what I bring is electronics lol!

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  26. Sarah Joan Potter

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I love my silk liner! I got it for christmas, it was expensive but damn is it worth it 🙂

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  27. WTHell???

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    A simple hook…wow…that totally makes sense. Thanks for sharing that one, Christine. I just assumed hostels were built like hotel- like amenities. Because I camp a lot, I usually bring paracord to hang things.

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  28. Ryan Stevens

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Very practical.

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  29. Dalia's Ambitions

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    This is great. Lots of less obvious items I hadn't thought of before. Do you think the silk sheet helps with avoiding bugs in your luggage or could they jump on to the sheet and come with you?

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  30. Lucky Uptown Chick

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Sooo this maybe silly, but that silk thing. Is it for your bed, pillows, go over luggage, etc. What exactly do you put it on? Do you use the flashlight to look for bedbugs at hostels?

    One more thing lol i have never stayed in a hostel. Do you happen to have a list of hostels that you love and use around the world?

    Thank you

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  31. Mark Humphreys

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    "The Body Condom" LMAO I need one

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  32. gochellego2

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    S-hook! Genius! I also use the reusable bag for my toiletries and always am praying for a hook! Haha, problem solved, thank u!

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  33. Petya Stoeva

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    So useful 🙂 I need to buy some of those stuff for my travels. Great video 🙂

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  34. GRRRLTRAVELER | Christine Kaaloa

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    @Safaa Jasim: They should be fine. I stick them in my toiletries purse in my carry-on (which I always use these days) and security's never mentioned it.

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  35. Winfield Huang

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    One thing I consider more of a travel necessity these days is a USB power bank. You don't need to use the outlets (as much) and you can charge your important devices, like your phone/ tablet right next to you instead of having it exposed to the possibility of theft.

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  36. Reformed Pervert

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Silk, aye? Never knew that.

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  37. Safaa Jasim

    May 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Christine .. Another useful tips, many thanks for sharing .. Only I'm wondering if the hooks are allowed into the "Cabin Backpack Baggage" and they don't think these are sharp tools that we are going to hijack the plane! xD

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