Missed the combis back to the reserve to camp and decided to stay in town. Should have just paid the taxi to go back. El Yaxkin looks like it could be a great spot, but I value my health and safety over amenities and bedbugs are an absolute terror and easily transportable.
I laid down to rest and felt itchy. Checked my bed and sure enough it was teeming with bedbugs. They were even on the wall and floor. I immediately alerted the staff. They kindly transferred me to another room, but were not going to wake the other two women in the dorm! Unacceptable. They were absolutely clueless as to how to handle the situation. I had a massive bedbug infestation in my apartment building in NYC hat resulted in a two year court case against my landlords. This is not a situation to take lightly and the simple precautionary measures were not taken until I instructed them to bag everything.
Thankfully we woke the other two girls. One of their backs was completely bit from their stay the night before.
I've been told we will be able to wash and dry our things in the morning. If you are currently staying at the hostel, I advise you to wash and dry (the heat of the dryer is what kills them) everything you own and spray down your bags with a mixture of alcohol diluted with water.
This is the second report of bedbugs here. I would avoid this hostel at all costs. Shame, seems like a great spot.
If anyone at the hostel reads this, please invest in bedbug covers for the mattresses. They all must be thrown out.
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