Budget Accommodation Highlights

Budget Accommodation

Traditional & cost-effective budget accommodation: The hotels and guesthouses you book will have a dramatic effect on your overall travel experience. Check out our recommendations for some of the best, most cost-effective budget accommodation we’ve discovered in our recent travels.

Our Budget Accommodation Highlights

Waru Guesthouse Karimunjawa
Waru Guesthouse Karimunjawa
The Waru Guesthouse Karimunjawa was the first of the 4 guesthouses we planned to visit on Karimunjawa island. We had originally planned to stay at ...
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Ubud Bali Hotels
Ubud Bali Hotels & Airport Transfers
Following an overnight stay in London and a short break in Hong Kong we were keen to reach the relative peace and tranquility of a ...
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Kuala Penyu to Sepilok
Sepilok Borneo – Where to Stay & Eat
After 4 days in Kuala Penyu, we organized a taxi to take us to the airport at Kota Kinabalu. Our next destination was Sepilok Borneo, ...
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The Philippines: Seaside Boutique
Seaside Boutique, Panglao in the Philippines
We chose the Seaside Boutique for our second stay in Panglao, and we're very happy we did (€27 per night including breakfast). This guesthouse is ...
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Rome Hotels & Guesthouses
Rome Hotels & Guesthouses
We often use Rome as our launching pad for long-distance flights to Asia. Many of the bigger airlines offer a variety of flight options starting ...
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Polwaththa - Cabin in the Woods
Polwaththa Eco Lodge
From Kandy, we had arranged a pickup by tuk-tuk to take us up into the surrounding mountain jungle to the Polwaththa Eco Lodge. We were looking ...
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Panama City Hotels
Panama City Hotels – Avoid Slum Areas
When choosing a place from your shortlist of Panama City hotels, you really need to make sure you're locating yourself in the right areas. Away ...
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Palolem Guesthouses
Palolem Beach Guesthouses
It was through circumstances rather than planning that we ended up spending around 10 days in a variety of Palolem beach guesthouses. Cancelled trains and poor ...
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Palm Paradise
Palm Paradise Cabanas Tangalle
Palm Paradise Cabanas Tangalle is a medium-sized beach and garden resort located a few kms west along the coast from Tangalle. My last visit to Palm Paradise - ...
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Our Panamanian Hotel Experiences
During our 4-week trip around Panama, we stayed at a variety of hotels and guesthouses - in fact 11 in all. It therefore only seems ...
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Oasis Hotel - Paco Park, Manila
Oasis Hotel Manila
Our trip back to Manila started in Panglao. We had booked the small Oasis Hotel Manila in north-central area of the city for just 2 nights. A ...
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Mangoes in Moalboal
Mangoes in Moalboal, Cebu
This is why we came to the Philippines: To relax in an off-track, secluded location with an open bath-water temperature sea, great snorkeling, eating tasty ...
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Makunudu
Makunudu Island Paradise, Maldives
Travelling with Emirates from Europe to Makunudu Island, we had an initial stop in Cyprus. We then had another stop in Dubai for our connecting ...
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Lembongan Island Guesthouses
Lembongan Island Guesthouses
Nusa Lembongan is a laid-back island off the southeast coast of Bali. After our 4-day stay in Ubud, we took a boat to discover what the island ...
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Langkawi Accommodation Options
Langkawi Accommodation Options
With just 1 week in the archipelago, we didn't have as much time as we'd have liked to experience Langkawi island life. Between hopping over ...
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Kuala Penyu
Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge
Before leaving Kota Kinabalu, we telephoned ahead to our next lodging - the Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge - to arrange a pickup once we arrived ...
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Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
From Kuantan, we would have to take 2 flights to reach Kota Kinabalu, with a change in Kuala Lumpar. After the disappearance 6 days earlier of Malaysian ...
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Karimunjawa Guesthouse Options
Karimunjawa Guesthouse Options
For such a small island community, there is a surprising number of Karimunjawa guesthouse options. During our stay there, we were able to experience a ...
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Kandy Lake Comfort
From Sigiriya, we travelled the short distance to Dambulla by tuk-tuk. We were in two minds whether or not to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. The ...
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Jakarta Takes Mansion
Jakarta Takes Mansion Hotel
For our short return visit to Jakarta, we opted to stay in the Jakarta Takes Mansion hotel, close to the center of the city. The ...
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Hotel Residencial Cervantes David
Hotel Residencial Cervantes David
We interrupted our journey from Santa Catalina to Boquete by stopping for a night at the Hotel Residencial Cervantes David. When planning our trip, we ...
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Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
Hotel Quest Semarang City – Indonesia
After successfully retrieving our credit card from the BTN bank (see Honey, the ATM ate my card), we could finally get our travel plan back ...
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Hotel Elim
Hotel Elim & Minibus to Jepara
There are several options for getting over to Karimunjawa island from the mainland of Central Java. However, the boats run most frequently from Jepara. More ...
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Tenerife South - Golf del Sur
Golf del Sur – Tenerife South
After spending a really enjoyable 2-night stopover in Girona, Spain we continued our journey to our principal destination - the Canary Islands. Our first introduction ...
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Cocohuts Karimunjawa
Cocohuts Karimunjawa
Following our hit-and-miss fortune with guesthouses in Karimunjawa, at well over 3 times the price of a regular homestay, we expected Cocohuts Karimunjawa to be quite ...
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Cherating
Cherating Accommodation Options: Resort or Guesthouse?
After our first night in Kuala Lumpur, we made an early start: We needed to get to the bus station to take an early coach ...
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Ceylonica Beach Hotel Negombo
Our flight arrived in Sri Lanka in the early evening. Since Bandaranaike International Airport is actually much closer to Negombo than to Colombo, we decided to ...
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Breve Azurine Karimunjawa
Breve Azurine Karimunjawa
The Breve Azurine Karimunjawa was our last accommodation choice on the island. Due to the cost (IDR 1,410,000 per day) we planned to stay here ...
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Booking a Venice Hotel
Choosing the Ca ’Fortuny Hotel Venice was the result of some precise online research. Finding a good, reasonably-priced hotel in Venice that’s not too far ...
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Fiumcino
Best Western Hotel Riviera Fiumicino
Our trip to the Philippines was planned with a return flight to Fiumicino, near Rome. The flights back to Italy from the Philippines hit us a lot ...
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