Where is the worst place you have ever slept?
Despite my fondness for the craptastic things in life, there is a point at which shoddy accommodation becomes totally demoralising.
The worst place I have ever stayed was at a guest house on Khao San Rd in Bangkok. It was 100 baht a night for a dorm room bed. What was really charming was the old blood on the mattress, courtesy of the rabid bedbug population. *shudder*
The next worst place was when I was on a school camp and our tent filled up with fire ants. Word to the wise: don’t buy a stack of lollies and then leave them open in your tent. And then it rained. And then we all got moved to a shed where we slept on a bare concrete floor under fluorescent lights.
The final horror was a traditional mud hut in Africa where we slept on scratchy, straw filled mattresses with the the tuneless whining of a mosquito choir singing us to sunrise. We felt every minute of that long, hot night.
I realise it’s totally bourgeois to complain about nasty accommodation when there are people in the world who have no homes, let alone holiday homes. But you know what? For the purposes of this article, get out your poison pens and tell me the worst places you have ever stayed. Don’t hold back.