Video: ten filthy hotel rooms as reviewed by travelers

When it comes to hotel reviews, most people will only take the time to review bad experiences. Sites like TripAdvisor are full of horror stories from filthy hotel rooms around the world. And thanks to these reviews, we get a yearly lineup of the dirtiest hotels in America.

Thankfully, not all complaints are text-only, plenty of travelers take to YouTube to upload their own dirty hotel reviews. We’ve collected ten of the funniest, starting with a hotel in Layyoune, Western Sahara seen above.

A visit of a “dirty and disgusting hotel” in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The “worst extended stay deluxe hotel in all of Austin”

Hotel Carter in New York City – voted dirtiest hotel in 2009 by TripAdvisor and visited by our very own Mike Barish.

Amsterdam Dump – with a shower right above the toilet. Talk about efficency.

How to make comedy funny? Add the Benny Hill theme song. How to make a bad hotel funny? Add the Fawlty Towers theme song!

Water from the ceiling out of a shower head = good. Water from the ceiling without a shower head = bad.

Kitchen – shower – bathroom. What is missing here? How about a door?

Guest at a five star hotel films his bedbug infested bed. Itchy yet?

Something you don’t hear in most hotel room reviews: “Lauren almost wet herself when the refrigerator door fell on my feet and cracked a tile”.

Dirtiest Hotels in the United States

Hotels are filthy places. As fellow Gadling blogger Scott recently told us, hotel rooms aren’t always cleaned as well as we would like. Imagine how many people have touched that television remote before you arrived. Or, for your sanity’s sake, don’t. And for the love of all that you consider holy, do not run a blacklight over your sheets and bedspread. But some hotels are filthier than others. And the folks at TripAdvisor have used reader reviews to compile their annual list of Dirtiest Hotels in the United States.

New York City (where I live) is home to two of the “top” three dirtiest hotels. Coming in at number one is the Hotel Carter and at number three is the New York Inn. The reader reviews for the Hotel Carter don’t pull any punches.

Roaches, rats, mice, horrible smells, dirty sheets, horrifying bathrooms, outlets that hang out of walls…

This hotel was the filthiest,most unsanitary place I have seen ever. From the smell when you walk into the room to the plastic wrapped around the mattresses.

There are bed bugs in this hotel and you don´t easily see these bugs, but after one night you see the bites and they itch terribly for many days!

Welcome To Hell.

It could be worse than bed bugs, though. You could find a corpse under your bed, which a housekeeper at the Hotel Carter did in 2007. The upside to this story? It proves that they have housekeepers!

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