Hotel Deal: 4 Star Bangkok for $17 a night – Marvel Hotel Bangkok – Thailand

Marvel Hotel Bangkok

Hotel Name: Marvel Hotel Bangkok Address: 30, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the Marvel Hotel Bangkok which I booked online via Agoda. I booked it for its price and location in the Sukhumvit area. This booking was one of those ridiculous deals that Agoda sometimes returns. There are over 1700 hotels […]

Where I Stayed: Mandarin Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Mandarin Pacific Hotel

Hotel Name: Mandarin Pacific Hotel Address: 2-8 Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Mandarin Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I booked online and selected it for its location and price. I found a room available online for $22.59 USD which is a good deal considering a guesthouse room with a shared […]

Where I Stayed: Airbnb apartment, Southbank, Melbourne – Australia

Southbank Melbourne

Name: Airbnb Private Apartment Address: Southbank, Melbourne – Australia Upon returning to my former home city of Melbourne I found myself without a bed to crash on or couch to surf for my first two days. I’ve never had to search for hotels in Melbourne which was a weird feeling. As I was looking last […]

Where I Stayed: Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore

Orchard Parade Hotel

Hotel Name: Orchard Parade Hotel by Far East Hospitality Address: 1 Tanglin Road, Orchard, Singapore I stayed at the Orchard Parade Hotel in Singapore. I was a guest of the hotel for the first night, and I paid for a second night. The Orchard Parade Hotel is a 4 Star hotel in the Orchard Road […]

Where I Stayed: Barracuda Beach Hostel, Negombo – Sri Lanka

Barracuda Beach Hostel

Hotel Name: Barracuda Beach Hostel Address: 84 Lewis Place, Beach Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Barracuda Beach Hostel in Negombo, Sri Lanka. I booked online via Agoda and selected it for its location near the beach. Negombo is a beach town north of Colombo and it is close to Bandaranaike International Airport […]

Where I Stayed: Golden Bridge Guest House, Mt Lavinia – Sri Lanka

Golden Bridge Guesthouse

Hotel Name: Golden Bridge Guest House Address: 17 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Golden Bridge Guest House in Mt Lavinia, a beach suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I didn’t book ahead so I found this by walking along Hotel Rd (which was a hopeful name) and I found this […]

Where I Stayed: Lovely Tourist Guest House, Hikkaduwa – Sri Lanka

Lovely Tourist Guest House

Hotel Name: Lovely Tourist Guest House Address: Off Galle Road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Lovely Tourist Guest House in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. I found this by doing what I rarely do – getting a room from a tout at the train station. I only had half a day in Hikkaduwa so I […]

Where I Stayed: Village Inn, Unawatuna – Sri Lanka

Village Inn, Unawatuna - Sri Lanka

Hotel Name: Village Inn Address: Off Yaddehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Village Inn guesthouse in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka. I found this place via Lonely Planet (the book version) which was listed as a recommended place. I was walking around looking for a place and ended up here. The Village Inn is […]

Where I Stayed: Dutch Villa, Galle – Sri Lanka

Dutch Villa, Galle - Sri Lanka

Hotel Name: Dutch Villa Address: 2 Sudharmalaya Road, Galle, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Dutch Villa in Galle, Sri Lanka. This is a guesthouse which I found by walking around the streets inside the fort area. I paid 2000 LKR ($15 USD) for a private room with attached bathroom. The guesthouse feels like a […]

Where I Stayed: Hotel Weltevreden, Galle – Sri Lanka

Hotel Weltevreden, Galle - Sri Lanka

Hotel Name: Hotel Weltevreden Address: 104 Pedlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka I stayed at the Hotel Weltevreden in Galle, Sri Lanka. I booked online via Agoda and booked it for its location within the historic fort area. As it turns out the fort is fairly small, so anywhere you stay within the fort […]