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Your hotel room may not be as private as you thought

This video of a hotel cleaner snooping through a guest’s ‘brand name hotel room’ will make you think twice about leaving your belongings in your room.

This video of a hotel cleaner snooping through a guest’s ‘brand name hotel room’ will make you think twice about leaving your belongings in your room.

Privacy in a brand-name hotel – this trending YouTube video reveals all.

We all have our secrets and our laptops have become our most trusted confidantes. We’re all lulled into a false sense of security that no one will ever see that folder we’ve renamed to something innocuous like ‘excel spreadsheets’ – don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

As our homes away from home, hotels give us a false sense of security. We often just leave our belongings lying around because the beauty of staying at a hotel is someone else cleans up our pigsty. The problem is, with our relaxed or super busy brains (depending on what kind of trip you’re in), we often don’t think about security.

This trending YouTube video shows what happens once you’re out of the room. The video features a hotel cleaner rifling through some possessions, opening mail, and looking through a laptop and even the guest’s tablet in the US.

Watch the video below:

Obviously not all hotel staff do this, with privacy always being utmost priority to accommodation providers (that’s why James Bond and Jason Bourne still use hotels). This would be a one in a million occurrence but it serves as a lesson for how it can go wrong.

Housekeeping manuals are often very detailed. They include cleaning standards and a step by step guide on procedures, often with a separate guide for occupied rooms. Does your housekeeping manual include privacy training?

How do you train your staff to safeguard against this? Has this ever happened to you? Share your experiences or perhaps some travel tips in the comments below.