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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.



About The Author

Hilary Wardle

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


    HAHA Midgets!

  • John

    This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Thank you for posting it.

  • Katie Scott Aiton

    Agree with John this is hilarious Hilary, well put together!

    • Katka Lapelosová

      I said the same thing! Sooooo freakin’ funny.

  • Rica

    “what do you want, a medal?’ – LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Boroto

    The one about the animal dongs is from the Icelandic Phallological Museum, in case anyone’s interested. It’s apparently good actually.

Sure, they may be made up, but can you take the chance and miss out?
Actual entries from a diary documenting the struggle to learn German.
Those men who insist on urinating standing up are called stehpinklers.
The meal was only slightly preferable to starvation.
Don’t share drinks, but do talk about your trust fund.
I don’t want my 17 kids growing up to be part of a $15 fisherman’s basket special.
Honestly, I'm no better than some of the people in this video.
Moments in the life of a writer in 21 gifs.