We all enjoy spending the night at a fancy hotel, or a week at a beach resort. For some people, though, they see a hotel stay as the chance to do whatever they want, without any consequences. There is an etiquette that should be followed when you stay at a hotel, and these guests showed that they either don’t know it or don’t care. The best rule to follow is if you wouldn’t do that in your own home, you probably shouldn’t do it in a hotel. At the end of the day, housekeeping services have to come in and clean up after you. Keep scrolling to see the outrageous things guests have done in their hotel rooms.
A Life Of Crime
We all like to take away something special from our trips. For some people, it is simply a memory, a photograph of a beautiful place, or a memento to remember the trip by. This Airbnb guest decided to go one step further.
Instead of purchasing a souvenir, they actually decided to just swipe a cool wine glass from the apartment they were staying at. To make it even worse, they decided to broadcast their theft to the world via social media.
Finger Lickin’ Good
Hot tubs are wonderful places. They are always nice and hot, and after a long day of walking around tourist spots, it is the perfect place to relax. This person found themselves wanting to relax and eat at the same time. In theory, fried chicken and boiling hot tub water could go together.
They are both hot and steamy, but in practice, the two should probably be done separately. This person could have easily sat on one of the chairs and had their dinner, but instead, they opted to eat their chicken in the hot tub and drip grease into it. That is not very considerate for the people wanting to use it after them!
Most motel and hotel rooms come with minifridges. These fridges sometimes act as minibars and are full of snacks and drinks that a tired person will want to sample after a long day of travel. This couple decided that instead of paying to sample everything, they would just take everything, fridge and all. The person who captured this moment thought it was pretty comical.
What we’re wondering is why they didn’t call the police? This bad guest behavior could have been avoided with the dialing of a trio of numbers. Maybe this is also an example of someone spending too much time on their phone snapping pictures, rather than in reality.
A popular hotel in Hawwai had a unique idea for their lobby. they decided to commission a local artist to create a sand sculpture of the indigenous peoples. the sculpture was perfect and the hotel built a glass railing to protect the sand and keep it intact.
However, one day one guest who had had a few too many decided to climb into the glass enclosure and destroy the sculpture. The locals were horrified that such an important piece of artwork had been so carelessly destroyed. needless to say, she was not invited to stay another night.
Saving It For Later
For the first time parent, it is a pretty steep learning curve. You need to figure out how to change diapers, burp the baby, and do your best to get them to sleep. This parent seems to have all of the above down, but one crucial thing appears to be missing.
Instead of disposing of their garbage, they left the diaper table in a hotel restroom down, and a disgusting dirty diaper sitting on top of it. The least they could have done is throw out the diaper. Now a cleaner has to come and sanitize the whole table, along with cleaning up after someone else’s baby.
Time To Party
David Lee Roth of Van Halen fame is known for throwing some crazy parties. He particularly likes to have them in his hotel room after a big show. One evening found him and his friends in this poor unsuspecting hotel room. The aftermath speaks for itself. It looks like Roth and his friends literally tore the room apart. There is no corner of this hotel suite that has not been part of some form of debauchery.
Even the walls have streamers coming off of them, and the painting is all askew. We hope that whoever had to clean up this mess was tipped rather handsomely by Roth and his staff.
Nothing But The Truth
Who doesn’t enjoy eating in bed once in a while? Watching Netflix and munching on some chips is a very nice way to spend an evening. Dylan Wilson, who decided to name himself as the guest of this room, decided to have a bedtime meal of pork chops, which left a bit of a mess for the cleaning staff.
In an effort to be honest and not have them fear that a murder had taken place, he owned up to his meaty snack. Let’s just hope the cleaning staff managed to get those pork stains out.
No Smoking Please
Smoking itself is a pretty unhealthy habit. Some hotels still have smoking rooms, which is not great for those who don’t want to breathe in secondhand smoke. This guest was particularly upset by the fact that they could not smoke in their motel room, even though this is hotel policy.
All they wanted to do was sit in their room and smoke. They even decided to blame the housekeeping staff rather than management who makes the policies. That’s not very nice.
A Picture to Die For
Cruise along the ocean in the Carribean islands is supposed to be a relaxing experience, but for one guest his island vacation was ruined when one day he looked out the wind of his cabin and saw another passenger standing on the ledge of her balcony overlooking a massive drop t the ocean. Thinking she was going to jump he rushed to find staff members who could help him break into her room.
Turns out the woman had decided to stand on the ledge just to take a selfie for her social media. The stunt is incredibly dangerous and the cruise company immediately removed her from her cabin and banned her from ever sailing on one of the boats for the rest of her life.
In yet another example of a guest using a hotel room for a party, this person went even crazier than Roth. The mattress has been stripped and placed on the floor, there is a bottle with a suspicious yellow liquid in it on the desk, and there is a closet overflowing with garbage.
Essentially, it looks like someone decided to live in this room long term rather than for just one night. It must have been a party to remember.
All The Beds
This group of guests also had a party in their room. The beds have been thrown about, trash is everywhere, and there are a number of empty bottles of alcohol on the dresser. Whoever threw this party seemed like they were slightly more lowkey than some of the others we’ve seen.
This one focused on drinking to excess rather than eating to excess. We just really hope that all of these hotel partiers left a good tip for the housekeeping staff. It must have taken them hours to clean these rooms.
Soda In A Bucket
We all recognize what an ice bucket looks like. Most hotel rooms have them, along with some tongs to pick up the ice and drop it into your beverage. This young man decided to use his ice bucket for a lot more than ice.
It is about the size of a Big Gulp, which means he can fit a lot of soda in there. Hopefully, the sugar rush wasn’t too bad, and his parents were able to get him to put to bed before they headed out for a night on the town.
When a family was checking out of their hotel room in Bali, the Bell Boy noticed that their luggage was exceptionally heavy. Trusting his instincts he told the manager who then asked to search the guest’s empty room. Immediately they saw the problem and stopped the guests and insisted on searching the family’s luggage.
There among their dirty clothing was everything from the room that hadn’t been furniture. They took lightbulbs and tissue boxes, they even took the remote! In the children’s suitcases, the staff found towels, toilet paper and over 100 bottles of shampoo. In the larger suitcase was one of the paintings that had hung in the room. The hotel banned the guests from ever returning and the local police escorted them to the airport to make sure they left the country.
A Funky Smell
When it comes time to grab some ice, you definitely don’t want to get it from an ice machine that smells kind of funky. This guest entered the ice machine room and was confused when it smelled more like a public restroom.
After examining the area, the source of the smell was found. Someone had thrown a dirty diaper next to the machine, and it had become very pungent over the course of the day.
When this woman rented out her old flat on Airbnb she was really excited to see the extra cash the property would earn. Sadly she never thought that people would be so destructive because not long after renting it she realized the renter had disappeared and left the flat in quite a state.
The flat was a complete mess and by running away the person who had left it like that hadn’t done themselves any favors. Because she had rented through Airbnb she had all the details of the person she had rented to.
No Button Left Unpulled
Every hotel has a unique headboard. Some are just plain wooden ones, while others are one of a kind padded affairs like this one. This guest clearly got bored by what was on television and decided to systematically take out each button that had been sewn onto the headboard.
The result is a rather droopy looking headboard now. The hotel will likely have to get it replaced, which means this guest is going to have some added costs on their bill.
Well, this guest had a very eventful night, it was so eventful that come morning he still hadn’t made it into his room.
When the staff finally managed to wake him he explained that he had lost his room key. The problem was he was on the wrong floor!YOu know what they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…except where camera phones are involved.
Guests love playing pranks on the housekeeping staff and one of the most popular pranks is to make it look as if the guest has climbed out of the window. So when this unfortunate maid entered the room to clean and found a towel hanging out the window she assumed it was just another annoying prank and continued with her cleaning.
As she began making the bed she noticed all the sheets were stripped from the bed and it dawned on her that this may not be a prank. She then walked over to the window and instead of finding a single towel sticking out of the window as she had expected, she found a rope made of towels, sheets and pillow covers. It appeared that this guest had actually climbed out of the window to avoid paying the bill.
Always Clean Out The Fridge
Some guests stay for months or weeks, which means that they usually stock their fridges will everything they need for their stay. This guest had a fondness for fruit, particularly oranges. The only problem was that when they checked out, they had neglected to eat all of the fruit and had instead let it rot.
Rotten fruit tends to liquify, which this stuff certainly did. That sweet rotten smell is what greeted this cleaner who had to scrub all the rotten fruit juice out of the fridge.
Game of cat and mouse
When this guest checked into the hotel, the housekeeping staff noticed that each morning the gust would leave them a little surprise. At first, the prank gifts were small and mildly annoying until one day a maid walked into a darkened room and was shocked to see a figure sitting at the desk in the darkness.
Embarrassed that she had disturbed a guest and a little frightened she apologized and began to leave the room. When she didn’t hear the person reply she got suspicious and turned on the light only to find this. The next day she quit because her nerves couldn’t take it.
He’s under the bed
This guest was just plane cruel because before leaving their room for the day, they left this for the maid to find. She must have been terrified that someone was in the room with her while someone was trapped under the bed.
After all, when the maid entered the room is had been dark because the curtains were drawn. In the end, the housekeeping manager had to rush to the room to make sure no one was really hurt and trapped under the bed and the guest was asked to leave the next day.
Some guests are so rude instead of speaking to staff about a problem they simply leave rude notes hidden in the room. Normally they expect that only other guests will be able to find them and it will embarrass staff, but most of the time these horrible notes are spotted by housekeeping while the room is cleaned before the next guest has a chance to arrive.
These passive-aggressive notes really don’t help anyone in the end, but certain people insist on leaving them.
The Couch Monster
This guest must have been incredibly bored during their stay because they decided to create this couch monster for housekeeping to find.
While no one can argue that these weird creations aren’t very creative and original, it seems like a bit of a waste of time. Not only does it take guests hours to do them but it takes housekeeping time to disassemble them.
You are not alone
Ok, so we admit this must have been funny to see housekeeping getting a fright, but this type of prank is so cruel on the maid. While it looks like someone is standing behind the person ready to pounce it is really just the guest’s shoes positioned in the perfect spot beneath the curtains.
This must have been set up on purpose by the guest because it’s just too accurate to be a coincidence. We bet the maid saw this and immediately ran for the hills
People don’t have to be messy to be bad hotel guests, they can also be exceptionally annoying in the requests they make.
Take for instance this guest who insisted that he find these pictures in his room. this must have driven the hotel staff nuts. I mean it may be ok for a super staff to ask for special things, but for a guest to ask for this at an airport hotel is a little crazy.
Cleaning Obstacle Course
The maid who had to clean this room deserves an award and hopefully the guest who did this wasted hours putting it together. When this guest checked out they made sure to fill hundred of plastic cups with water and lined them up on the entire floor of the room.
Housekeeping had to pick up each cup one by one and empty them before they were able to clean the room. While guests can rate hotels if only there was a way hotels could rate guests so that guests like this could be avoided.
When room service came to collect the room service cart from a room for some reason they found this. We cannot be sure what this guest was possibly thinking, but obviously he didn’t consider the length of the table cloth before climbing under there.
Perhaps they planned to scare the housekeeping staff or perhaps it was an elaborate plan to break into the kitchen and steal food. Whatever it was it did not end well as housekeeping immediately spotted the guest hiding beneath the cart.
Rock And Roll
Rock bands are notorious for destroying their hotel rooms. From Nirvana to the Rolling Stones, every band has destroyed at least one room in their careers. One of the worst bands for hotels was Motley Cru who once cause hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The band was once even filmed trashing a room and today when they check-in, hotels expect that the room will be completely destroyed.
Dinner is served
For some odd reason, the person who rented this once pristine house decided that the couch cushions would look better in the kitchen. This curious design choice was complimented by a lot of other mess that was less all over the rest of the kitchen.
Whatever they were doing it involved a lot of cooking and a lot of mess. Once the guests left the whole kitchen needed to be cleaned and cushions dry cleaned.
Its dead in here
Working for housekeeping can be bad for your nerves, one-minute you can be going about your business doing your job and the next thing you know you are in some sort of horror movie…that is until you realize it was all a stupid prank.
Sadly certain guests think its hilariously funny to stack the pillows under the duvet in a way that makes it looks like someone is lying under the covers. While this must have initially terrified housekeeping it still does give them a bit of a fright because they can not be certain it isn’t the real thing.
Anybody that grew up making pillow forts knows just how much fun they are to build and to hang out in. This guest wanted to relive that childhood memory and decided to do that by building a giant fort in their hotel room.
We wouldn’t say that this is a faux etiquette pas. Instead, this is pretty amazing. It’s not even messy, all of the pillows are incredibly well-organized, and anyone can hang out in it.
There are a lot of popular card games theat people like to play, and Magic. The Gathering is one of the top ones. People come from all over the world to play against each other and compete to see who is the top player.
This group of friends decided to meet in a hotel room for one of their ‘gatherings’ and all of the cards they played they put in the bathtub. People have since moved on to an online version of the game, which makes these cards collectibles.
Going a little too far
When a group of college kids decided to check out of their shared hotel room after an eventful spring break, they decided to go out with a bang. So, before they left the room they whipped up a bucket full of edible fake blood and used it to fake a crime scene in the room.
The walks, carpets, bed, and bathroom ended up covered in fake blood. While housekeeping got the fright of their lives, the police had to be called and the kids were eventually charged for all the damage.
If you want to do a truly deep clean of a hotel room, then you always need to check what is under the mattress. This housekeeper knew that some guests, especially those that like to party, tend to leave hidden surprises.
These guests definitely did, underneath one of the mattresses was a giant smiley face made of bottles. We have to admit this is one of the most creative groups of hotel guests we have seen to date.
Going on overnight school trips is a lot of fun for high schoolers. They get to check-in to a hotel room, stay up late chatting with their friends, and basically feel like adults for the time they are away.
This student, who had to share a room with a messy friend, was very upset when they realized that their standards of cleanliness did not match with this person. Not only was their trash everywhere, but this person didn’t make any attempts to keep their mess on their side of the room only.
A Not So Bright Idea
Some hotel guests have a bit too much fun while they are on vacation. This guest had spent the night out on the town when they decided it was time to let their artistic side out. There was no paper to be found, but with a wall as their canvas, they felt ready to create something amazing.
The front desk person who came to view this masterpiece was less than impressed. Maintenance definitely needed to come and paint over this ‘masterpiece.’
Taking Up Space
Moving across the country takes a lot of time, especially if you decide to tow all of your worldly belongings behind your trailer. This person decided to stop for the evening, but instead of making sure they found a spot to park their truck and trailer out of the way, they simply took all of the spots.
Some people just don’t think about how their actions will affect others, and for this person, they just wanted convenience at the expense of every other guest.
Every Little Bit Helps
Not all hotel guests are terrible. There are many that know how difficult cleaning rooms are, and this one decided to help out. Instead of leaving a giant mess for the housekeeping staff to clean up, they did the main part themselves.
They had clearly had a party the night before, but they knew that it was too much to expect anyone to clean up all of the bottles and garbage from the night before. That’s why they put everything in garbage bags. How nice of them!
Just a Quick Load Of Boiled Laundry
This has to be one of the stranger things we’ve seen in a hotel room. This guest decided they needed to wash their unmentionables. What makes this odd is that they decided to use the in-room coffee maker to let them boil?
This is one way to make sure you have hot water for your load of laundry. We’re just not sure we would want to make coffee with this machine after these had soaked in it for so long. The next time you stay at a hotel, think about the housekeeping staff, and try and make their jobs just a little bit easier!
A Broken Sink
When you start brushing your teeth at the sink, it is hard to imagine that the thick porcelain could break very easily. This guest managed to take a chunk out of the porcelain, and blame it on the water pressure.
That seems like a pretty unlikely scenario, although what actually happened is also pretty hard to determine. We think that someone fell into the sink, and that’s how it broke. This will not be a cheap fix.
Don’t Forget To Remove Your Nails
Before you go swimming in a hotel pool, there are usually a few rules that you need to follow. You need to wear a bathing suit, take a shower before you enter the pool, and for this guest, remove their false nails.
This is pretty disgusting we have to admit. Nobody wants to have to pick up all of these nails that were left on the side of the pool. Although it could be worse, she could have left them floating in the pool.