I recently stayed at a very dirty hostel. I didn't realize how dirty it was until after I checked in.
The blankets smelled so bad I couldn't use one of them.
The bathroom was really filthy. Click on the photos below, including the dead fly on the cleaning bottle (which was also covered in dust from lack of use). :eek:
The photograph of the sink didn't really pick up the detail of the filth, but it gives a basic idea. The bathroom floor was just as scary but I didn't get a photo.
I won't describe what the toilet seat looked like in case anyone has just eaten.
I'm not going to name the hostel -- it is not listed in any booking engines that I know of and cannot be found online even by searching for its name in English.
I am surprised that people run hostels like this. It's not the first totally filthy hostel that I've been to. It wouldn't take that much work to fix the hostel up to a basic livable standard and make it a fun place. I'm not sure what people are thinking. Hostels like that are losing money because of the condition of the place. Generally, the only people who are willing to stay in that kind of filth are shady characters, and that further degrades the quality of the hostel.