Hostels

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Hostel Florenc in Prague

Hostel Florenc is, as the name suggests, conveniently located right around the corner from the Florenc bus station. The beautiful Old Town Square of Prague is only 20 minutes away on foot. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore Prague! When I arrived Even though I arrived after 10 pm, […]

My first stay in a boutique hostel – Generator Barcelona

I’ve only heard about boutique hostels, but I’ve never stayed in one before. Needless to say, I was super excited to stay in my very first boutique hostel, Generator Barcelona! I think it’s the name: ‘boutique hostel’. When I hear the word ‘boutique’, I immediately think about the store in Pretty Woman that kicked Julia […]

How to find, pick and book the best hostel

When it comes to selecting a place to stay, I’m very picky. And rightfully so! If I’m paying for something, I want the best value that my money can buy. I don’t book the first hostel I see on the web and hope for the best. In my opinion, that’s not a very good strategy. […]

Staying at Ostello Santa Fosca, Venice

Are you searching for a rustic, homely hostel in the heart of Venice? Look no further than Ostello Santa Fosca hostel in Cannaregio, Venice. There are a lot of cheaper hostels out there, but the vast majority of them are not located on the island. Believe me, it’s better to pay a little bit extra […]

Staying at Hostel Stara Polana, Zakopane

I was searching for budget accommodation in Zakopane in January. The small town was nearly fully booked (as December/January is peek season), so I was lucky to find a private room at Hostel Stara Polana. The hostel in located right in the heart of Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland. Adding to the charm of […]

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