Hostels

Where to Stay in Katoomba: Blue Mountains YHA

Where to Stay in Katoomba: Blue Mountains YHA

A lot of visitors to the Blue Mountains only stay for the day — focusing on the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Scenic World, and perhaps Wentworth Falls — but if you can stretch your schedule just ever so slightly, it’s worth staying over for […]

Best Sydney Hostel for Families: The Pod Sydney

Best Sydney Hostel for Families: The Pod Sydney

♥ ♥ Just got back from Sydney! This trip was special for a lot of reasons: it was only H’s second trip outside the Philippines, his and my mom’s first trip outside Southeast Asia, and it was my parents’ first ever hostel experience in their […]

Where to Stay in Florence: Hostel Gallo d’Oro

Where to Stay in Florence: Hostel Gallo d’Oro

Clean, colorful, close enough to the center, buffet breakfast plus free snacks practically 24/7, all for €22 a day. You can do much worse than Hostel Gallo d’Oro. One of my favorite things about my hostel: there's always some food in the kitchen. The room/bed rate comes […]

The Best Cheap London Hostels: 15 under 1500 php (Part 2)

The Best Cheap London Hostels: 15 under 1500 php (Part 2)

London lodgings are expensive — even Sherlock needed someone to go halves with him on 221B! — but these 15 hostels strike a good balance between comfort, location, and most of all, price. Here are 15 London hostels with beds less than PHP 1,500 ($33/£23). […]

The Best Cheap London Hostels: 15 under 1500 php

The Best Cheap London Hostels: 15 under 1500 php

London lodgings are expensive — even Sherlock needed someone to go halves with him on 221B! — but these 15 hostels strike a good balance between comfort, location, and most of all, price. Here are 15 London hostels with beds less than PHP 1,500 ($33/£23). […]

Where to stay in Bangkok: On8 Sukhumvit

Where to stay in Bangkok: On8 Sukhumvit

* * The first time I went to Bangkok, way back 2005, my family and I stayed at First House Hotel. We stayed in adjoining twin rooms so we had more than enough space, and we loved their buffet breakfast. First House was also just across the road […]

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: The Summary

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: The Summary

It’s challenging enough to put together “cheap”, “comfortable” and “Singapore” in one sentence, but when you’re looking for ideal 3-night accommodations for a family of 5 — 4 adults and 1 toddler — you ought to know you’re taking “challenging” to a whole new level. […]

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Airbnb Homestays

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Airbnb Homestays

It’s challenging enough to put together “cheap”, “comfortable” and “Singapore” in one sentence, but when you’re looking for ideal* 3-night accommodations for a family of 5 — 4 adults and 1 toddler — you ought to know you’re taking “challenging” to a whole new level. […]

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Budget Hotels

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Budget Hotels

It’s challenging enough to put together “cheap”, “comfortable” and “Singapore” in one sentence, but when you’re looking for ideal* 3-night accommodations for a family of 5 — 4 adults and 1 toddler — you ought to know you’re taking “challenging” to a whole new level. […]

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Private Rooms in Hostels/Inns

Affordable Singapore Accommodations for a Family of 5: Private Rooms in Hostels/Inns

It’s challenging enough to put together “cheap”, “comfortable” and “Singapore” in one sentence, but when you’re looking for ideal* 3-night accommodations for a family of 5 — 4 adults and 1 toddler — you ought to know you’re taking “challenging” to a whole new level. […]