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The people in the next room are having sex all night! it is early morning and I can not sleep and my flight is in a few hours! Their bed is hitting the wall because of the action which makes a great noise in my room like someone is constantly knocking on the door. I tried calling the reception but nothing happened, then tried calling their room but the phone is on DND. I always liked hotels as a part of travel, just not this time!

Should I knock the door and try something like "please stop [expletive deleted] or I will join you!?"

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Get earplugs... – gerrit Feb 20 '13 at 19:40
Next time you're travelling, don't forget your earplugs. – gerrit Feb 20 '13 at 19:43
I'd knock on the door and ask if I can join in. :) – Karlson Feb 20 '13 at 19:45
Bang on the wall (maybe in syncopation to their bed sounds). – tcrosley Feb 20 '13 at 22:39
Provide loud commentary? – rotard Mar 17 '15 at 18:42
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I believe, all jokes aside, you have four options:

  1. Try to ignore it. Obviously, you're trying this already and it's not working. But you could turn the tv on, listen to some music, or take a sleeping tablet if you have one.
  2. Passive aggressive behaviour. Turn the tv or music up really loudly. Bang on the wall. Hope they'll take the hint. Cheer them on! Decide to take delight in exacting your own form of personal revenge on your neighbours. Order them some food!
  3. Indirect/Direct confrontation. You could yell at them to shut up, that people are trying to sleep, but I've seen this be ignored even in dorms. You could go around to their room (since you've tried the phone) and knock on the door, and explain the situation and that they're being unreasonably loud - they may not even realise that the sound is carrying that well! enter image description here (from

  4. Use the resources available to you in a nice hotel - call reception. Tell them that you called before and nothing happened, that it's still going on and that they're banging on the wall (you don't need to say what you think is happening, just that the effect is keeping you up), and will they please send someone to knock on the door and tell them there's been a complaint.

More than likely, 3 and 4 are your best bets for a quick response, and #4 is the most likely to keep you calm - a bad confrontation while you're overtired (ala #3) may not be the best thing for you.

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The user already said that the 4th option didn't work :P – Noldor130884 Mar 9 at 7:13
@Noldor130884 I was merely listing the options, future readers might want to try them all. – Mark Mayo Mar 9 at 13:30

Well you can always do "The Thin Wall Challenge"

Thin Wall Challenge I guess it can keep you busy while you wait for them to finish. Or you can call reception and tell them that it seems someone is being attacked on the other room because of all the screaming ;). That worked me one or two times...

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