Anonymous on 10/13/2011
October 7th 2011. Stayed on the top floor to the left in a single bed room. Next day I woke up to bites all over my back, shoulders, arms, hands. Blood on the bed from where I must have squashed one of the fuckers.
James S. on 07/15/2011
The 13th of July/2011 was my very first stay at The Cambie Hostel Gastown on Seymour street in Vancouver B.C.
I was given room 119.Basically dropped my stuff off and went out.Returned late, went directly to bed.Was awoken numerous times "itching".This proceeded to get worse, to the point I got out of my lower bed, and threw on track pants and a shirt.I then left for the Tv room and the ordeal subsided.
Returning,I then lay on top of my covers.This time noticing the new "itching" was on the
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exposed parts of my body.ie. (lower arms & feet)
The following morning I had a strong suspicion what had happened, as it's common knowledge there's a bed bug infestation in Vancouver's East Side, of which the Cambie Hostel Gastown is on the outer border of said infestation. Although, I had wrote it off as possibly a reaction to some medication I had taken for severe back pain.I was actually hoping it was this. The following night would be the telltale, as I was not taking the meds.
The following day (July 14/11) I also had the opportunity to grab the upper bunk, which I did.This time I went to bed with my track pants on. Same thing, I began noticing itching on my exposed parts. After a very restless night, I managed to catch one of the elusive little bastards running on my arm and onto the sheets.Upon checking the Web, it was most definitely a bed bug.
I estimate I was bitten close to 20 times.