Accommodation

10 reasons why Ostello Bello Grande Milan is one of the best hostels

It’s so rare to find a hostel that goes out of its way to make you feel welcome and cram as such value as they can into your stay. Ostello Bello Grande in Milan went that extra mile and beyond. Not only is this hostel hip and stylish, it also gives you so many freebies. […]

Staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco

I feel like the Green Tortoise Hostel is an institution in San Francisco. For decades it’s provided travellers with a great place to stay in the city’s historic North Beach neighbourhood. I couldn’t wait to stay here and I’m happy to report that the hostel didn’t disappoint. Checking in You can pay for your stay […]

Staying at the Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands and known for its ancient ruins. It’s one of the most beautiful Greek islands with low mountains and picturesque beaches. In the quiet village of Kalathos, you’ll find the 5* beach front Atrium Palace Resort. I spent seven nights at this luxury resort in May. It’s […]

The most affordable place to stay in Zürich: City Backpacker – Hostel Biber

It’s no secret that Switzerland is expensive, from transportation to food, and everything in between. When it comes to finding affordable accommodation in Zürich, you have three hostels to choose from. I opted to stay at Hostel Biber. Here’s why: Location of the hostel When I say the location of the hostel couldn’t be better, […]

Staying at Hoteltraube Rüdesheim in the Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley is without a doubt one of the prettiest regions in Germany, and Rüdesheim am Rhein is one of the cutest towns on the river. It wasn’t difficult to find a great, affordable hotel room. Enter Hoteltraube Rüdesheim. Location The location of Hoteltraube Rüdesheim couldn’t be better. The hotel is located right in […]

The Freehand in downtown Los Angeles

Freehand opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles this past summer. I stayed at this beautiful hostel/hotel combination for one night. The hostel is well connected to the rest of the city. The nearest Metro stop is the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Whole Foods Market is only one block away. Checking in Checking in was […]

My stay at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens, Prague

Prague is one of a handful of European capitals where you can stay in an affordable 4* hotel. So this is exactly what I did by booking a room at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens. Location The hotel is located across the river from the Old Town Square in the Mala Strana Quarter. The Charles […]

Why you should stay at Casa Gracia when in Barcelona

If you’re looking for an elegant and spacious yet affordable hostel in Barcelona, look no further than Casa Gracia. This boutique hostel looks and feels more like a hotel. I loved my stay at this hostel, here’s why. Location When I say the location of the hostel couldn’t be better, I really mean it. With […]

Staying at the Walk of Fame Hostel in Hollywood

If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Hollywood, look no further than the Walk of Fame Hostel. It’s as the name suggests, located right on the Walk of Fame, opposite Grauman’s Chinese Theatre where the Academy Awards are held every year. The hostel is right in the heart of the action. It’s […]

Why staying at Hostel Cat is a great budget option in Las Vegas

It’s true that the hotels in Las Vegas are relatively cheap compared to hotels in other US cities. But relatively cheap doesn’t necessarily mean budget friendly. What pushes the hotel prices significantly up is the mandatory ‘resort fees’ which can be even higher than the room rates. So hostels are the way to go if […]

Why my stay at Hotel Mediterran in Budapest wasn’t great

Don’t get me wrong. On paper, Hotel Mediterran ticked all the right boxes. It’s a four-star property on the Buda side of Budapest. The hotel is well connected to public transportation and getting to the city centre or the Gellert Thermal Baths is a breeze. In the vicinity of the hotel, there’s also a mall, […]

Staying in a private room at Hostel Wratislavia, Wroclaw

I chose to stay at Hostel Wratislavia in Wroclaw for three reasons. Firstly, the review scores across all booking websites were excellent. Secondly, the price was right. The hostel offers great value for money when booking dorm rooms or private rooms. And thirdly, the location. Hostel Wratislava is within walking distance from the picturesque city centre, a […]

Staying at the Ascot Hotel in Krakow

The location of the three-star Ascot Hotel is spot on! It’s within walking distance from the central bus and train stations, and the heart of the city, the Old Town of Krakow. It’s the perfect place to stay if you want to explore all that Krakow has to offer on foot. When I arrived I […]

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