My first dormitory guesthouse experience

Jay and I decided to go to Hokkaido for summer vacation. Hokkaido is well known for winter but summer is actually very nice as well.

Anyway, I’m going to write about our Hokkaido trip in another blog. Today I want to write about my first experience @dormitory style guesthouse. In short, I don’t think it’s my style, period.

I went to Hokkaido one day before Jay joined me. So I decided to stay one might at a guesthouse to learn how other guesthouse is like. Since I am staying alone, I decided to stay at a dormitory.

The one I stayed was female only room with 4 bunker beds. So total 8 people can stay in one room. I was assigned to upper side of a bed. It seemed there were others already checked in but I couldn’t see who they were.

You get a drawer with a lock at the bottom of the bed so you can lock important things.

I couldn’t sleep well at all because other people were snoring, making noises. And I was also worried I might be making noises and bothering others. When I woke up in the morning, I didn’t feel like I tested enough.

When you go on a trip, you have a tough day and you want to get a good night sleep for another tough day the next day. But staying at a dormitory made that impossible. I need a private room.

By experiencing one night at a dormitory, it made me realize that I don’t want to make dormitory style rooms for our guesthouse Omoide House. I want our guests to have some privacy and rest well after a long day of sightseeing. Of course, if they want to socialize, they will have shared space to socialize with other guests.
Okami 🙄

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