Backrooms Level 5: The Hub

Next stop, Level 5, the "The Hub". Now this place is weird—it's busy, it's bustling, and it almost feels... normal. A real oddball in the Backrooms, trust me.

So, what are we looking at?

Picture the biggest transport hub you've ever seen, now stretch it out to infinity. It's like an architect had a fever dream of every train station, airport, and bus depot they ever visited. Old bricks and concrete kiss shiny glass and metal, vending machines buzz in every corner, there are seats with nobody to sit on them, and the timetables...let's just say they aren't much help.

What's the mood here?

The air feels just about right—temperature and humidity-controlled, like a shopping mall. You've got plenty of light from above and the smell... it's like machine oil met lemon-fresh cleaner. Sound? It's a low hum of chit-chat, footsteps going every which way, and announcements that might as well be alien-speak.

Backrooms Level 5: The Hub

How do I get in?

  • Staircases from Level 4: Find the right staircase in Level 4, step up and welcome to Level 5. Simple, right?
  • Doors: Oh, and some doors from different levels might drop you off here, too. It's a crapshoot.

How do I get out?

  • Ghost Rides: See a train or a bus with no passengers? Hop in and it might take you to another level. Just don't ask where.
  • Staircases: Spot a staircase? Climb it, and who knows where you'll end up. That's part of the fun, right?

Who else is here?

Commuters: These folks wander around like they're late for a flight. They usually keep to themselves but, you know, best not to disturb 'em.

What's the 411?

  • Vending Machines: Got change? These old things might spit out something useful. Or not. No guarantees.
  • Seats: Fancy a sit-down? Just remember, in this place, nothing stays the same for long. Not even your rest spot.

Got any tips?

  • If you get on a vehicle, be ready for anything. The final stop isn't always where you want to be.
  • Don't try and chat with the Commuters. They're in their own world, and that world can be a little... unpredictable.
  • And the vending machines? Use 'em, but be ready for surprises. Not everything they give out is a can of soda, if you catch my drift.