Perhaps you are a backpacker, planning on staying at your hostel and you asking yourself if hostels provide lockers or not? To answer your question in short:
All hostels provide lockers within the rooms where you’ll be able to keep your things. Utilize them rather than spreading your belongings out on your bunk, as hostels are often very communal. At a hostel it is very unlikely but possible that a backpacker is able to get their own room.
Typically, a backpacker shares a room with a few other backpackers, and unless your party is large enough to occupy an entire room, you’ll wind up with strangers. You can take advantage of the social atmosphere of hostels by befriending these roommates, but don’t assume that you can leave your things out unattended just because they seem friendly. Bring your own padlock for added safety, opting for something durable. While showering or leaving the room, always return your belongings to your locker where they can be safely stored in your absence.
Use the Lockers
9 out of 10 hostels provides lockers and the lockers are there for you as a backpacker to use them. As a backpacker you should look to buy a padlock before you leave to travel to use with these lockers, but even if you don’t have one, rent padlocks from the reception are available for a small fee. If the lockers aren’t large enough for your main backpack, use the lockers to keep your laptop, camera, tablet, e-reader, hard drive, money and passport locked up while you’re out exploring. That way, if someone grabs your backpack, there won’t be anything important or expensive in there.
A hostel is safe, when…
A hostel can take a lot of actions to become a safe place!
This starts with the location of the hostel itself, secure doors, and ends with secure lockers and trusted staff. A safe hostel always offers lockers and takes more steps to ensure a safe environment for the traveller.
If a hostel has no locker, it is usually a red-flag for us for not staying here.