Guest Post: (Hot) Girls and Hostels

Who hasn’t thought about hooking up with a sexy backpacker whilst staying in a hostel?  With vacation-sex on the brain, high blood-alcohol-levels and lost inhibitions, one would think that even Dick Cheney could get laid, if his alien penis was not floating in a jar of formaldehyde at Area 51.  Rarely are logistics to hook up with foreigners as good as they are in hostels. But who are these girls that frequent these dream-factories? And really how many of them are hot?

At 22, armed with high libido and a Working Holiday Visa for the Netherlands, I snagged my dream job at a hostel in Amsterdam called The Flying Pig, one of the best jobs I ever had. As imagined, when you have a bar as your living room, you live on a steady diet of beer, Jäger, toasties and foreign girl fantasies. In the time I worked there, hot girls came and went but it wasn’t quite the Playboy Mansion one might expect. Hostels attract backpackers, and backpackers have many faces, but the girls you are looking for are hard to find in hostels.

The many faces of the girl backpacker:

1.) The gap year broad

The Facebook generation are looking to have fun and lots of it. Gap year students fall into two categories a) working holiday, volunteering and/or b) doing a round the world trip. An appetite for sex with foreigners and a thirst for large quantities of cheap liquor is the only prerequisite. Will spend equal amounts of time partying and updating Facebook profile about partying. Some are hotties, but this group is younger and dumber.

2.) The college student

Definitely a possibility for some hot girls. Just as ducks fly south for winter, college students migrate to traditional spring and summer break hotspots. In Europe, one month might be an influx of various American college students whilst the next month could be Argentinean or German student month. It can be important to know where certain nationalities choose to spend their university breaks. Looking to have fun and experience the world; spending time abroad should be a mandatory component for every major.

3.) The art history major

The preferred degree of many girl backpackers is worthy of its own category; naturally these girls can be hot too. The only problem is that many have just graduated so be prepared to have some pretentious conversations about Renaissance art and so forth. This may be a turn off if you don’t like to debate, or a turn on if you like to argue. Ask them what they want to do now that they’ve finished their degree and watch them squirm.

4.) The feminist vegetarian

Nowadays it feels like every second girl you speak to in a hostel is a vegetarian, but feminist vegetarians are something else altogether. Can be extremely difficult to talk to without offending, but that’s the fun part. I never met an attractive feminist vegetarian; maybe that’s because I can’t fall in love with someone who doesn’t enjoy sex and sirloins. Remember, charm is like kryptonite with these girls. It repels them.

5.) The dirty hippie

Can’t discuss backpackers without talking about the hippies. I’ve had many an interesting conversation with hippies about the plight of the modern world, but I’ve never met a hippy that I’ve wanted to shag or one that wanted to shag me. Ever. Defining trait: borrow-stealing everyone’s stuff.

6.) The wanderer

The wanderer is tough to define; their hotness is a lottery. They aren’t working, they aren’t studying, they aren’t able to give any info about where they are going next until their ‘friend’ arrives from ‘insert country’. The wanderer is looking for love or something to keep them from going home. Likely candidates for ESL teachers, drug mules and future stars of Banged up Abroad.

7.) The post break-up traveler

It’s not uncommon for girls to go traveling by themselves after a breakup. They are either really wild (body shots and carpe dieming every sexual advance) or withdrawn (reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in a day) as they begin to get over their last relationship. In rare cases, they can be dark-horse hot because normally girls like this wouldn’t be staying at a hostel with the proles.

8.) The princess traveling alone

These are the girls that bring their curling irons and suitcase-sized make up kits to a hostel. How do they look so good in a hostel? Well, they get up at 6am to look like that, that’s before the hostel breakfast is even ready. Should be illegal. Nothing wrong with looking your best, it’s just that some of these girls forget they are staying in a hostel, not the Ritz and are often disappointed. It’s diamond rare for these girls to be traveling alone.

9.) The hot girl group

What every hostel is looking for: a group of fit backpackers. Generally, girls like this travel in groups, safety in numbers and what not. There is no way they can travel by themselves; even in a group they would still be harassed constantly in many countries. As I mentioned in Hostel Lottery, “When I was younger, whoever I was traveling with or met in the foyer on the way to a bar, I’d say let’s grab a drink, smoke some cigarettes, have a chat, and hopefully when we get back the Russian volleyball team will have checked into our room.” Still haven’t found these uniformed sexy girl hangouts, but they must exist somewhere!

10.) The receptionist

Can’t talk about hot girls in hostels without mentioning the hotel staff. They can be extremely hot and fun, and as a result, there’s a high chance they have a boyfriend or fuck buddy at the establishment to fend off unwanted attention. Just like any bar, these girls get hit on constantly. Much, much better chances to be that buddy if you stay longer and make friends with the rest of the hostel staff.

Here are some other principles of “Ho”steling:

Hot girls are treated like rock stars. Like I mentioned, hot girls are treated like rare gems at hostels and guys try to cordon them off like a crime scene. The hostel staff are often some of the biggest culprits. They know the shortage of these girls and go out of their way to make these girls feel at home… in their bed.

Girls are going to prefer more well-known hostels, such as Europe’s Famous Hostel network. You may find a great hostel for 30 ringgits in Kuala Lumpur and praise your bargain hunting ability. But don’t be disappointed when you have to share the pool table with some sumo-dropout in the common area instead of a Bulgarian bombshell. Hell, even the hippies might give it a miss. A tip, sometimes it’s better to pick the second or third top rated at hostel at Hostel World as there will still be girls but fewer douches.

Party hostels are like brands and not surprisingly they are going to attract girls who like to party. Stereotyping, yes, but of course there are exceptions. The Rising Cock in Lagos,Portugal, The Millhouse Hostel in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Kabul Hostel in Barcelona, Spain are synonymous with fiesta, to name a few. Talk to people and do your own research for places that are conducive with parties or conducive for the atmosphere you want. Really chilled places are also a good choice. Location, location, location, it’s a universal idea; pick a hostel in a prime location and close to the action you want.

Different types of backpackers travel to different parts of the world. Not many people travel to Albania, so if you are expecting girls, let alone hot girls, you’re going to be disappointed. But then again, there are always local girls. Every region attracts different people; many backpackers never make it to Scandinavia until they’re not backpackers anymore because it would blow away their budget. So you know it’s going to be a hippie-free zone.

The average girl becomes hot principle. Girls you wouldn’t normally look twice at in the real world, become more desirable through proximity and convenience. Sourcing examples both from my time working in a hostel and my own travel experience, I have witnessed many a guy go back with many a swamp donkey as he lost his balance on the tight rope of horniness and alcohol consumption. Average girls will be more attractive in the traveling environment; this is in part to the disproportionate number of men to women and of course excess alcohol and drugs.

Co-ed rooms: It’s only in the last century that society became this liberal again. So don’t fuck it up by being a creep. Social conventions are a very real reality and this one would be that you don’t hit up a girl to shag as soon as she arrives. Unless she jumps on you, ease up on the sleaze.  Picking up a girl in the hostel during the day must be a hostel-faux pas. I think a lot of the attraction is built during the day, from the hostel breakfast to walking between rooms. Eyes here, small talk there, but it would take a lot of stones to go for it. Because if she rejects your advances, then you will have become that guy. I would only would pursue this course of action if she is blatantly hitting on you.

Picking up girls in a hostel is largely centered on the last man standing theory. Whilst there are a few early movers in the night, most had probably hooked up before, or have been chipping away earlier that day. So many guys just wait it out until the other guys have gone to bed. Normally it is clear who the girl likes, but social conventions make it hard for her to openly leave with who and when she wants. Plus there are some persistent chodes out there cockblocking, who regardless if the girl has looked at them in two hours, won’t sleep for days if they have to. It’s a sad reality. Tip, she’s waiting for you to make a move.

The shag the night before they leave theory. Water is wet and the sky is blue and girl backpackers tend to bang the night before they leave. Sometimes it could be in the bag, hook up and everything, but if she knows she is going to stay one more night, she could make you wait another night.

The most important trick is to make friends with the hostel crew and you could be sitting on a golden ticket. If they like you, doors will open and you could even end up working there.

Hot girls and hostels, no god would make things that easy. The average girl who is even half-way decent is going to be mauled by an army of oversexed backpackers and locals on the road. The hottest girls normally travel with their boyfriends and most princesses prefer castles instead of slumming it in hostels. But that’s not to say there isn’t a healthy coalition of the able and sexy spanning the globe who are out there to share stories and flags with. Like you, the world isn’t getting younger, best to do it while you’re young. I started as a backpacker and have evolved into a flashpacker. Today’s the day, get off your ass and discover for yourself!

Charlie adds:

I would like to thank The Hunger for this entertaining guest post. However I must dissent with the whole concept of trying to hook up with backpackers at hostels. We at Single Dude Travel strongly recommend “eating locally” when traveling. Why chase after marginal Western backpackers when you could leave the hostel and find local girls who are much more friendly, hot and not surrounded by other guys kissing their asses for being halfway bangable? I personally don’t like staying in hostels, but if you have to for budgetary reasons, take a shower, shave up and leave the hostel for the real world. That’s why we travel here at Single Dude Travel.

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  • Andrew Shaw

    I’ve been to many hostels, yet never worked in one. The hostel you must’ve been working at must’ve been obnoxious and stereotypical. Most of the ‘types’ of girls you mentioned after all seem to be negative and based on something you’re more likely to see on a ‘cringe comp’ (feminist vegetarian bitch, snobby art girl, super hot makeup girl etc.) seriously, what kind of hostel did you work at? None of the hostels I’ve ever been on have even been slightly close to what you’re saying

    most girls and guys largely seem similar (apart from looks ofc) most are laid back, out for fun, sometimes there for a bit of work too, shit like that. I’ve literally never seen almost all the caricature type girls you pick out here, and the few of these obnoxious people you seem to pick out, guaranteed (at least in a normal and even slightly good hostel) would not fit into a hostel, if not never travel to one again or change their attitude, because no one would honestly give a fuck if you’re a self proclaimed feminist vegetarian or ‘trying to pick an argument’ on renaissance art or whatever, even irl. That sounds incredibly socially awkward tbh

    but seriously, maybe half the reason you seem to suggest that most girls aren’t game for hooking up/even worth a chat, is because you seem to have a negative opinion for most of them. If a girl wants to talk about renaissance art, who cares? Say what you know and leave it at that. If a girl is a feminist vegetarian, so what? Just avoid any deep conversation if you’re not into that (fair enough) and don’t press her buttons accidentally on those subjects. Simple

  • Joni

    Actually, maybe in 2011 there might not have been so many tourists in Albania, but the number has increased a lot since than.

    According to my info in 2015 there were 3.9 foreign visitors, while in 2016 the number went to around 5 million foreign visitors.

    This year, in 2017 the number is expected to be 7 million foreign visitors, maybe even more.

    I think the country will get crowded as much as Croatia in less than 3 years.

    Albanian girls are very beautiful and take care of themselves much more than western girls.

    Most of the back packers girls or tourists girls in Albania will be uglier and less appealing than local albanian girls.

    So who needs tourist girls when you have albanian chicks?

    However the issue is that, western girls are much easier to get laid, while you need a much longer time to get laid with an albanian girl.

    I speak from my personal experience.

  • Mike

    This guy is highly ignorant and I am not even getting the message of this article.

    He says ” not many people travel in Albania and do not expect girls or even hot girls”.

    First of all Albania is on the road of becoming a tourism center and will become so, at least for summer tourism and even if there are not many hot foreign girls in the hostels in Albania doesn’t matter.

    Albanian girls are very hot and some of the hottest in Europe, and very feminine and take care of themselves a lot.

    So even if they do not meet hot foreign girls ( which they would) backpacker will have the chance to meet plenty of hot local Albanian girls.

    However do not expect sex from them unless you stay for more than 2-3 weeks.

    • Joni

      He says that you will not find many attractive foreign girls or backpackers.

      He was not talking about local girls, which outperform western girls by a large margin.

  • It is kind of hilarious and annoying to see some males struggle to understand the point of getting to know someone for real and relying on booze to have some sort of delirious hump with a random person. Luckily our Hostel in Vienna http:/// does not provide this kind of dumb drunk & party atmosphere but we have had couples coming back here telling us they met in the Hostel and have been together since …. 🙂

  • Ian Tyrrel

    HA! I got some at the Flying Pig too….

  • Marko

    Hahaha! You guys are pathetic. And this article is, too. Get a hooker if you’re so desperate to get laid.

  • Richard

    Ah Gary, being British myself that is hilarious. I would say they are a marginally thinner, sluttier version of American girls, huge variability.


    WHERE are you gonna hook up in a hostel???

    Unless you have a private room there are not many places to go???

    • Ian Tyrrel

      Push the ’emergency stop’ button in the elevator…

  • hazit

    This article rings true. I’ve worked in hostels and I’ve seen these protocols play out time and again.

  • agaluma

    In Russian cities Hostels are the safest cheapest method to meet local Russian girls. Few to no foreign women travel to Russia for a party or a bar scene. Just do not try to buy them or pretend Russia sucks since you are from the west. Russian women love their families and their product.
    Hostel girls from other countries usually are bound for the Orient Express train or TSR for a cheap and beautiful train ride to or from China or Mongolia. Few non Russian or CIS women stay more than a day or two.

  • Guys like to imagine and boast that girls are easy. But the reality is, even in hostels, that MOST women, even if they are really horny, will only have sex WITHIN the confines of a real romantic relationship. A minority will have casual sex outside of a relationship, but most women strongly prefer to have it within a relationship. If they are horny, they prefer to masturbate rather than sleep with a guy casually who they are not in a relationship with. That’s the reality of the situation, despite all the guy bragging about “easy women” which are mostly a fiction in their mind.

    If you want easy women, Thailand and the Philippines are the way to go. But it’s not usually free. One way or another, you pay. Unless of course, you’ve found true love.

    • agaluma

      Winston, women get drunk everywhere. Booze makes them want to give it up. Also. I asked about PI . Where are you now? Still married?

    • Michael Hansson

      Even when you find true love, that wet juicy pussy will always cost you money! I been finding true love a couple of times and it’s been really great. However you need to do wining and dining, different trips, shopping etc. It will always be more expensive then being single. Then again, it’s a price well worth paying if you ask me.

    • Mike

      You are wrong in this mate.

      Most girls do not want romantic relationships and lots of girls, especially western ones from USA, Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or even from Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine like one night stands, like to have sex with foreigners, like to change often sex partners etc.

      More than 80% of these women cheat on their partners, being them husbands or lovers.

  • Great article, but i couldn{t agree more with Charlie. I always go for the locals first. I dont like most backpacker girls. they repel me. i think the banging in hostel is highly exxargurated. I recently stayed in the loki hoste lin La paz and there was not much banging going on. i went out with 2 hansome portuguese guys and 5 hot english girls.The girls played cads every where tehy went. fucking boring. i gave up pretty fast but the portuguese guys kept pushing without succes. all LJBFed
    Greetz Neil

    • Gary

      Agreed about the british girls Neil!! Hey can you guys consider an article on british girls would like to hear some commentary on that too. I know all about the mediocre american tail first hand. I recently returned from Spain in august this year I was single (unlike last year) & with my friend both of us very capable of picking up girls in the US & worldwide, but the british girls were awful. Hard to look at with a bitch shield of a 10 even with alcohol in them!! We actually googled one night how to pick them up because we were so confused….

      • Don’t have experience with them. Why don’t you write it for us as a guest post?

  • For sure,local flavors are priority number one…No debate there.
    But for travelers, especially younger travelers, this is another option to meet some other nationalities you wouldn’t normally get to meet at the local pub back home.

    It’s always good to have a plan B and C and…

  • Yup, sampling the local delicacies is part of travelling. But get a half rack of beers in me, compounded by late night hunger, and I’d pound that extra value meal any day (never supersized though, that’d be too much)

  • Carmo

    Good post but I’d have to agree with Charlie. When I am abroad I go for the local girls, after all that’s probably half the reason I am in the country anyway. Why waste my time going after a bunch of backpacker types when I can walk out the door and see a plethora of feminine locals in skirts and high heels. Local color is the way to go. This is not to say that when all else fails a hostel hookup is out of the question, just not my first choice.

    • Agree 110%. When I am traveling I am there to sample the local delicacies not the extra value meal I can get anywhere for $4.99.

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