Budget Accommodation Nightmares

Budget Accommodation Nightmares

We’re great believers in checking and double-checking the photos, descriptions and reviews of hotels and guesthouses before making a booking. What we’ve learned though is that you can’t always rely on the integrity of your research. Reviews can be faked, photos and descriptions can be misleading or out-of-date, and your budget accommodation nightmares become a reality.

Inevitably, if you kiss enough princes you’re going to find some toads…   Check out some of the toads from our collection…  and whatever else you do – don’t book them!

Budget Accommodation Nightmares

Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife North – Puerto de la Cruz

After spending 3 days at Golf del Sur in the south of the island, we headed up by coach to Tenerife North - Puerto de la ...
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Islay Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro

Ushuaia Guesthouse Bastimentos – Panama

Our first impressions of Isla Bastimentos were not promising. We were just hoping that the guesthouse we had booked 3 months earlier - the Ushuaia Guesthouse ...
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Hotel Central Boquete Panama

Hotel Central Boquete Panama

“Hotel Central” is quite a misnomer for a hotel name, since the Hotel Central Boquete Panama is anything but central. You'll have to walk a good ...
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Jungla Experience Boquete

Jungla Experience Boquete Panama

The Jungla Experience Boquete is a well-equipped hostel, combining a dormitory with a couple of private rooms. The place is hard to find. There are ...
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Samsara Karimunjawa

Samsara Guesthouse Karimunjawa

Since we arrived 2 days late on the island, we spent only one night in the first of our selected guesthouses - the Waru Guesthouse. For ...
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Jepara Port

Hotel Samudra Jepara Port

Before leaving the in Semarang, we used one of their guest computers to book the Jepara port for the following night. The Samudra Hotel was ...
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Sigiriya and Paradise Lost

Paradise Inn Sigiriya

We set out in the morning from our guesthouse in Negombo. Our next destination was the Paradise Inn Sigiriya. We took a tuk-tuk for the ...
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Galle Fort

Where to stay and eat in Galle Fort

From Unawatuna, we moved a few kilometers along the coast to Galle. Here, we planned to stay for 2 nights at a guesthouse located inside ...
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Fort Kochin

I’m a Celebrity – Get me out of Fort Kochi!

We arrived at Ernaculum Town station in Kochi later than expected - it was already getting close to dusk. We didn't know it, but we still ...
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Mersing

Miserable in Mersing Malaysia

Mersing Malaysia is the gateway to Tioman Island, a very popular destination for travellers. We had a pleasant coach ride down to Mersing from Cherating, ...
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Fox & Firefly Resort, Loboc

Fox & Firefly Resort Loboc

Don't expect anything fancy at the Fox & Firefly resort Loboc. This is a pure backpackers place, with the smallest dormitory I have ever seen (about ...
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Pangangan Island, Bohol

Not quite an island: Pangangan is connected to the mainland by a 4km mangrove-bordered causeway. There are a few so-called 'beach' resorts dotted around the island, ...
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