were you afraid if your lived in a hotel when you were travelling?

@fwangaa (3058)
China
May 13, 2009 4:53am CST
i usually very afraid if i lived in a hotel when i was travelling. and i would don't sleep very well in night. i am afraid some one will kill me. and i don't know where to hid my money or credit card. what about you , were you afraid if you live in a hotel when you were travelling?
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• Malaysia
14 May 09
i'll only feel afraid if i'm alone..i wouldn't dare to sleep with the lights off too! but if i'm not by myself then i won't really feel anything unless the hotel is dodgy or something
@omiami (412)
• Malta
14 May 09
When I travel I always stay in safe areas and hotels. The things I look for in the Hotel are mainly the cleanliness and its safety. I never had any problems and I travel many times and I have seen different types of hotels. I also went twice in a hostel and both were very nice and confortable. What you should do when you travel and you have to go to a particular hotel, make some research about it to see where its located and sometimes in internet you find people's feedback on many hotels. Dont base your search only in cheap hotel prices only. First check the environment of the hotel which I believe that its the most important factor in order to enjoy your holiday and to get over your fear.
• China
14 May 09
Yeah i am afraid too.So i always choose good hotel,most are safe. If there's no, i choose the clean one ,normally if the place is clean means the people who lived there are not very low quality,then i locked all the locks,take the card and money with me when i take a shower. And when i sleep i put a knife under the pillow,it helps me sleep well.
• United States
13 May 09
I have never had this experience. I think if I got to a hotel and was that uncomfortable with it, I would simply leave. No amount of money is worth risking your safety! I never leave anything of value in the room when I am not there. There are other people who have access to the room. Once, our door wasnt closed tight after the cleaning people left. Thankfully, nothing was missing. But it definitely taught me to be careful because you never know who might have access to your room! At night, I have never been afraid. The rooms always have a lock that can only be undone from the inside. If someone tried to get in, I would hear that and be able to protect myself if necessary. Im not sure that I would travel to any really dangerous cities though.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 May 09
I have no problem staying in a hotel/motel. Of course, I'm in the U.S. and I seldom travel alone.
@maximax8 (28906)
• United Kingdom
13 May 09
I am an experienced traveler. I have stayed at youth hostels, in my tent, in guest houses, in hotels as well as in more unusual accommodation. I have kept my money belt on all the time or close to me when showering. Sometimes I have hid my money in five different places. I have never been robbed. When swimming or snorkeling I have a water tight purse that keeps my money, debit card and passport safe. I have stayed safe at all the accommodation I have been to. In Malaysia I got a high fever and sickness. Strangers helped me and I was grateful. Weeks later I fell down an open drain and injured my leg. Again strangers helped me and I was delighted with all the assistance they gave me. In the Maldives, walking along a lonely beach, I was attacked. That was very scary. I survived and learned not to go to deserted beaches alone. In Indonesia a Dutch couple had someone try to break into their guest house room at night. I think the person was trying to rob them but wasn't successful. In Los Angeles someone from the youth hostel I was staying at was mugged. Travel insurance is important. Most of the time I have a safe and enjoyable trip.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
13 May 09
It never really bothered me. I felt safe because there were lots of people around and, unlike right now in a house all my own, anyone could hear me scream or whatever. Bad guys are less likely to target hotels and motels because of all the people. When I traveled I would leave my purse by the door but take out the money and other important things. I would hide them taped in an envelope underneath a breakfast table or tape it under the sink.
@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
13 May 09
I have stayed at many hotels and I usually feel safe inside the hotelrooms, but of course I always lock the door. I usually don't stay at hotels near the station or hotels in a bad neighbourhood, I would rather pay a bit more and stay at a safe place. I once stayed at hotel in Estonia during the winter. It was a huge hotel, but it was almost empty and I was literally the only guest there! They gave me a room that was very far away from the entrance, and I remember walking through the many emphy hallways, that was kind of spooky. Everything was very, very quiet and worn down and I felt very alone. I wasn't exactly scared, but I didn't feel comfortable living there.
@nashlix (186)
• Singapore
13 May 09
ya i dont like to be in a hotel especially alone or when there is someone with me but i am bathing. hotels are said to be quite haunted and im more scared of that than someone coming in to kill me or steal my money. according to chinese tradition, its always better to knock on the door before you enter the room everytime and esp the first time ure entering the room, just to warn whatever is inside that you are coming in and whispered to the door that u r sorry to disturb. haha we have been taught to do that since young whenever we travel.
@GardenGerty (105254)
• United States
13 May 09
I have been in one hotel where I was uncomfortable. My daughter and I were taking a class over a weekend. In the middle of the night some drunk came to our door that we did not know, looking for someone he knew. If you have valuables, most hotels here have safes and security boxes.