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16 Classic Backpacker Problems

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Backpacker problems: a step below first-world problems.

Living out of a backpack, meeting new people all the time, bunk beds… These fundamental parts of being a backpacker actually bring forth some slightly stupid issues. Backpackers have to live through the hardships listed below, so if you can donate $2 a month to a backpacker they will be delighted and find ways of not spending it.

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1. Having the same conversation with every person you meet.

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2. Drinking every single night just to be social enough.

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3. Making friends only to say goodbye hours after.

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4. Being on the top bunk with a horny couple underneath.

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5. Meeting people from your own country and trying so hard to avoid them.

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6. Having too many ingredients to cook for one so having to eat the same meal for 3 days in a row.

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7. Packing way too much.

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8.  Discovering there is no FREE WIFI at your hostel.

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9. Listening to someone brag about how many passport stamps they have.

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10. Be recommended only expensive activities when your budget can only afford free stuff.

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11. Know-it-all backpackers who think they know everything about a country they’ve been in for only a month.

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12. Sitting down in a hostel in the middle of a group that only speaks their own language.

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13. Coping with summer camp type heartbreak once every 2 weeks.

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14. Realising that somebody drank all your milk “by mistake”.

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15. Be ready to do anything for something labelled “FREE”.

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16. Realising that the only reason you know it is Wednesday is because it’s $2 shot night in the hostel bar!

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