Airbnb Review: Studio apartment near Ueno/Akihabara, Tokyo – Japan

Hostel Name: Studio apartment near Ueno/Akihabara, Tokyo. Address: Taito City, Tokyo, Japan. On this trip to Tokyo I stayed in a private apartment booked via Airbnb. I’ve been to Tokyo before so I had a general idea of where I might like to stay. To limit the overwhelming amount of areas to choose from I […]

Hostel Review: Piece Hostel Sanjo, Kyoto – Japan

Hostel Name: Piece Hostel Sanjo Address: 530 Asakura-cho, Kyoto, Japan. I stayed at the Piece Hostel Sanjo in Kyoto. This was my first time to Kyoto so I didn’t have a feel for what the best area would be. After a little research it looked like the area west of the Kamo River looked like […]

Hotel Review: E Hotel, Kaohsiung – Taiwan

Hostel Name: E Hotel Address: 188 Datong 1st Rd., Xinxing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I stayed at the E Hotel in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I booked online and selected the hotel for its price and location. This was my first time to Kaohsiung so I was unfamiliar with where might be the best area to stay. After […]

Guesthouse Review: Hanoi Golden Moon Guest House, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Hanoi Golden Moon Guest House Address: 7 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam. I stayed at the Hanoi Golden Moon Guest House in Hanoi. I booked online and selected it for its price and location in the old city. I don’t have a favourite area in the old city, just as […]

Hotel Review: Church Alley Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Church Alley Hotel Address: No 13 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam. I stayed at the Church Alley Hotel in Hanoi. I booked online and picked it for its price and location in the old city. I was originally staying for a night so I just wanted a cheap room in a […]

Hotel Review: Dong Duong Hotel, Haiphong – Vietnam

Hostel Name: Dong Duong Hotel Address: 4D Ho Sen, Haiphong, Vietnam. I stayed at the Dong Duong Hotel in Haiphong, Vietnam. This was my first visit to Haiphong and I wasn’t aware of which area was a good place to stay. I just looked for the old town area and railway station, and picked somewhere […]

Hotel Review: E-House, Taipei – Taiwan

Hostel Name: E-House Address: 3F., No.155, Xining S. Rd., Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan. I stayed at the E-House in Taipei. I booked it for its location in the Ximen area, which is a lively shopping and entertainment area. It’s also within a reasonable walking distance to the main train station for the airport rail (or one […]

Hotel Review: Classic Hotel City Resort, Hualien – Taiwan

Hostel Name: Classic Hotel City Resort Address: No. 139, Guolian 5th Road, Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan. I stayed at the Classic Hotel City Resort in Hualien, Taiwan. I booked it for its location near the main train station, where I would be arriving from Taipei. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the […]

Hotel Review: City Suites Main station, Taipei – Taiwan

Hostel Name: City Suites Main station Address: No.51, Sec 1, Yanping N.Rd., Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan. I stayed at the City Suites Main station in Taipei. The City Suites Main station is a 4-star hotel near Taipei Main Station. I booked it online and picked it for its location near the Taoyuan Airport Line […]

The Aiqun Hotel – A budget hotel in a landmark building of Guangzhou, China

Hotel Name: Aiqun Hotel Address: 113 Yanjiang West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China. The Aiqun Hotel is a historic landmark in Guangzhou, which I didn’t know at the time of my booking. I was just looking for somewhere to stay near the river in the old part of the city. The Aiqun (also spelled Oi […]