Since it was founded in 2007, holiday review site TripAdvisor has become a favourite forum for disgruntled travelers to vent their frustrations about bad hotels, sub-standard restaurants, and strange experiences — with fascinating results. After all, it’s not every day you get to see the grubby truth behind the glamorous holiday photos that your friends post on Facebook.
After reading this hilarious and scathing account of a visit to a youth hostel in Belfast, I was inspired to create Tripadvisaargh, a Tumblr that collates weird, wonderful, and downright bizarre holiday experiences and TripAdvisor reviews. Here are 20 of the very best.
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Hilary Wardle is a freelance journalist who writes for a wide range of publications and websites including MSN, The Poke and Buzzfeed. She also runs several websites including a TV, music, games and film review site called Culture Jam and Tripadvisaargh, a collection of weird and wonderful Tripadvisor reviews. Follow her on Twitter: @Hilary_W