Hotel rooms are a place where tourists expect to relax, wash off germs after traveling by public transportation, and spend the night in a clean bed. However, some hotel rooms can be quite dirty, even though they are cleaned before check-in.
In some cases, it can take a long time to clean some interior elements, devices, and other things, so it doesn't happen regularly. Raj Punjabi and Noah Michelson, co-hosts of the HuffPost podcast, shared their thoughts on what places in a hotel room can be disgusting.
"I've heard that the coffee pot [can be very disgusting] because you don't know when it was last cleaned. Not only the coffee maker itself, but the filter that the ground coffee and water go through can be covered in mold," said Noah Michelson.
If you don't have time to wash the coffee machine yourself or check it for cleanliness, it's better to give preference to coffee shops or instant products.
Another item that is not advised to touch is the ice bucket, which can be found in or near the minibar.
"I've read that people use them all the time to vomit, and they don't necessarily wash them. If you're going to use an ice bucket, use the plastic bag provided by the hotel or wash it thoroughly," the tourists were advised.
Hotel guests are often also advised to avoid contact with TV remotes and decorative pillows, as they are rarely disinfected.