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In Photos: Crazy Hostel Warning Signs

by Globetrooper Todd | 6 Responses
Do Not Disturb in Hostel

You can’t blame the people who run hostels; just imagine trying to control hundreds of sexually-charged youths cramped into sardine tins. Most of them have never once washed their own clothes, and now they’re being trusted with kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, and heaven forbid, an unrestricted supply of alcohol.

It’s no wonder why hostel proprietors need to get creative to control the unruliness. These photos (taken in a small hostel we stayed at on the French side of Montreal) show just how crazy the landlords themselves can get.

No Smoking (… It’s illegal to Kill!)

This hostel proprietor knows that when smokers want to smoke, they’ll do so regardless of the rules. So why not take the message a step further with the following requests:

  • “Do not upset our distinguished clientele with… death”
  • “Smoking inside is criminal” because “Secondary smokes are killing” and, in case you weren’t aware, “It’s ILLEGAL to KILL”

No Smoking in Hostel

No Pollution (… the largest human genocide)

This time the proprietor really gets on a roll. For what? For toilet paper of course.

  • “More energy means more pollution” … Okay, I agree
  • “Pollution kills millions of people every year” … Very true
  • “[Pollution] is the largest genocide of human history”… Huh?
  • But who cares about genocide when “what you are wasting … is my salary”

No Pollution in Hostel

No Waste (… are you a killer?)

It would be foolhardy to make assumptions about this hostel proprietor, because this warning shows that he knows what buttons to push. You see, he knows that while we all say we care about the environment, we don’t care enough to curb our energy usage. So here he uses a less orthodox approach:

  • First he asks sincerely… “Please, be kind stop killing!”
  • And for the capitalist whores… “Wasted hydro-electricity cannot be sold”
  • Then he throws in mother nature for good measure “And that’s polluting a lot”
  • Before threatening us personally “…pollution kills millions of people”
  • Finally, he goes for the jugular… “Are YOU a KILLER?”

Save Energy in Hostel

Do you have any great hostel signs to share? We’d love to see them.

Posted in Canada | June 16th, 2010

6 Responses to In Photos: Crazy Hostel Warning Signs

  1. That door hanger is worth the price of admission alone. I’d love to score a few and use them the next time I’m in a Holiday Inn or Best Western.

    • Not nearly as funny as that George Carlin quote on your site. That’s just gold.

  2. Lol, that first one is amazing.

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  4. Love the first one! I need to get me some of those signs to hang on other people’s doors. Seeing the embaressment on their faces once they realise would keep me entertained for days!

  5. The door hanger is fabulous, don’t think I could keep from snatching it. Priceless!

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