Accommodation

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 […]

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 the Gardencourt by Marriott Prague Airport

Catching an early morning flight from Vaclav Havel Airport just outside Prague? Consider spending the night before your flight in the 4* Gardencourt by Marriott just opposite Terminal 1. When I arrived Check in was painless and easy. If you don’t already have a Marriott Rewards card, one will be issued to you free of […]

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 […]

Staying at Patio Hostel, Bratislava

Looking for budget accommodation close to everything in Bratislava? Look no further than Patio Hostel. The hostel is only 7 minutes’ walk from the historical city centre of Bratislava, yet away from the main road, so it’s really quiet. Stock up on essentials at the Tesco supermarket just down the road. Checking in Checking in […]

Staying at the Enziana Hotel in Vienna

The Enziana Hotel is an Alpine themed hotel located two kilometres from Vienna’s city centre. It’s close to public transportation and in no time you’ll be anywhere in the city. The Enziana Hotel was my home during my first trip to Vienna. When I arrived Check in time is only from 14h00 onwards. I arrived early, […]

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