We awoke after my birthday night out feeling a little worse for wear. We managed to get up in time for breakfast, ate, and then went back to bed for a few more hours sleep before check out. We woke up again around 11 to pack and went to sit in reception. I spoke to Emma, the girl I travelled Vietnam with, and she said she was arriving in kuta that day, but at the time our bus to ubud was... Feeling very guilty, as I had not realised she was only coming to kuta to see me, but needing to get out, we booked the bus. When it came at one, we got on it.
Our shuttle circled around and around many hostels, with two people delaying us massively as they had not bothered to get the cash out to pay for the journey. Imbeciles. Anyway so we were on the bus around an hour and a half, we slept the whole journey.
We arrived in the carpark of a supermarket with men shouting "taxi taxi taxi taxi" at us, and flailing their arms around in a driving like motion. No thank you, I want to get a snack. On our way out of the supermarket, once we had sorted ourselves out, we arranged a taxi to our hostel. It was quite far away, out of the centre, not ideal.
We arrived and on first appearances it was lovely. Oh how wrong we were. We managed to check in, reception was weird, it is the only place I have been to they only accept credit card, no cash. We were then shown to our room, there was no lock on the door. The room was nice enough, clean, but stinking of boys. You know that boy smell where they have gone out, drunk too much, sweating the alcohol out and haven't opened a window, that smell. The bathroom was a joke, it was in the bedroom, up a small step and to your right was a curtain, behind it a toilet, to your left was a curtain with a shower behind it. You were basically weeing and showering in someone's bed, absolutely no privacy, and considering it was a mixed dorm, not very secure.
We decided to go downstairs and try be sociable and have some food. There was a menu which we ordered from and we waited for our food to be delivered. The hostel itself does not have a restaurant or serve food, but everyone ordered from this menu and we had it recommended to us. The food took around half an hour, and only one of our meals came, not great when you are both starving, so we shared one portion and waited for the next.
At the hostel there was a puppy, absolutely adorable, but would not stop yapping. Rather annoying actually.
It wasn't late, but we were both tired, so we went to bed at 7, I woke up at 9 for an hour, and then went back to sleep, we are moving hostel tomorrow.