Sea Pearl Hotel in Catba

Let this be a lesson learned (or re-learned): Money is not always an indicator of quality. Unfortunately, Cat Ba isn’t exactly an island like you might think. While the bay is pretty, the island town is not. It could be,…

Salute Hotel and Villa in Hoi An

2018 Update — Looks like this property has closed down Located a little ways out of the main part of Hoi An Ancient Town, Salute Hotel and Villa is luxurious and the perfect place to escape to during your stay in…

Lily’s Hostel in Ho Chi Minh City

Tucked in an alleyway off the main backpacker road of Bui Vien, if you don’t know where to go, you might walk right past Lily’s Hostel. Because it’s a little way down the alley, you don’t suffer from the noise…

Stay With Me Guesthouse in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was another place we had a little difficulty booking right away as the prices were a little higher than Siem Reap and Bangkok and room options weren’t as favorable (at least from what was available). While Stay With…

Glur Hostel in Krabi

We actually had a bit of trouble finding a place to stay in Krabi that was also within our budget. We were definitely a little pickier only because we were staying here the longest, so if we didn’t like it,…

Happy Guesthouse in Siem Reap

I have a few hostels I’d prefer to stay at even if luxury hotels were banging down my door, and Happy Guesthouse in Siem Reap is definitely one of them. The customer service alone was enough to put it in that category,…