Something I find that’s missing a lot on blogs is where people have stayed. Lots of bloggers even talk about their horror stories in hostels, but often don’t tell us the name! Thankfully due to researching, we haven’t had any really terrible experiences, but I’ve compiled short reviews of everywhere we’ve stayed, which will hopefully help a few of you.
Booking a hostel
I almost always book the first night in a new place, even if it’s hours in advance. I’ve seen plenty of people turned away from a great hostel and nowhere else to stay. It almost happened to us twice; both times we got lucky and found nice alternatives but it added hassle that we didn’t really need (in Koh Tao we had to go around 5 different places before we found somewhere!). All part of the adventure of course, but I’d rather get off a 12 hour bus journey to know that I’m going to have a decent night’s sleep or a good time.
Here’s a list of everywhere we’ve stayed on this trip along with prices (prices are per person unless specified, as they are usually dorm beds). All names link to the TripAdvisor reviews.
(for more blogger hostel reviews, check out The Hostel Girl’s fab directory!)