When you're traveling, of course the best case scenario is for everything to be as inexpensive as possible.
That's why it's tempting to look for budget accommodations, wherever you go. But sometimes, cheap hotels are cheap for a reason. From bugs to surprise midnight visitors, so much can go wrong.
A recent Reddit thread asked, "What's your 'staying at a cheap hotel' horror story?" The answers might make you increase your accommodation budget for your next trip.
A friend and I were passing through St. Louis and needed a place to stay for the night, but all the hotels in St. Louis proper were either booked or super expensive. We found one in East St. Louis, not realizing it is the shadiest place on earth. Strip clubs on either side, entire building smelled like burnt rubber, tried to open the window to get some fresh air and the guy at the lobby started yelling at us to close it for some reason.