10 Southeast Asia Travel Guides You Can Buy at Amazon.com

Southeast Asia is a very popular travel destination to travelers all over the world from all walks of life. Traveling around the region can be a little intimidating because of geographical challenges and language barriers. Moreover, despite being a popular travel destination, a lot of important information are still not available to travelers. I myself as a Southeast Asian citizen still find it hard to gather information about the places I’m going to as I plan my travels around Southeast Asia. Hence, a hardbound or electronic Southeast Asia travel book guide that you can buy online like at Amazon.com can serve as a big help because not all information are available over the internet.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL BOOK GUIDES: THE LIST

For the benefit of my readers and followers (I know most of you are based or frequently traveling around Southeast Asian region), I’ve compiled these list of books on Southeast Asia travel guide that you can purchase in Amazon.com. I’ve provided the links below the books for your convenience, and I actually purchased some of these books that’s why I recommend them.

1. Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (Travel Guide)

Southeast Asia Travel Book

We know for a fact that Lonely Planet produce the best travel guides about a lot of places! With “Southeast Asia”, they meant ALL Southeast Asian countries. I personally own a copy of this book and the information they provide is very comprehensive.

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2. Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Northern Thailand (Travel Guide)

Southeast Asia Travel Book

A very popular Southeast Asian route is the mainland or Indochina sub-region. Lonely Planet came up with this guide specific to exploring this part of the region. This guide provides insider tips that you can never find anywhere else.

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3. Insight Guides Southeast Asia (Travel Guide)

Southeast Asia Travel Book

Insight Guides provide us a lot of stunning photographs on their travel guides, so prepared to be inspired by a lot of stunning photographs all over Southeast Asian region with this guide. The cover photo which was taken in Bali, Indonesia is elegant!

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4. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History

Southeast Asia Travel Book

Milton Osborne made a version of Southeast Asian history that can be appreciated even by non-history buffs. Given the good reviews I read about this book, I can’t help but also purchase a copy of it. No regrets, I also was able to use it in the University whenever I handle courses on Southeast Asia. Awesome!

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5. The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget (Travel Guide)

Southeast Asia Travel Book

This particular Rough Guide was able to provide tips on how to explore more of Southeast Asia with the lowest budget possible. This is going to be helpful to anyone planning their trips to Southeast Asia.

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6. Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Travel Book

As a Lecturer of International Relations and Southeast Asian Studies, I find this book very interesting in terms of painting a picture on how Southeast Asian stats interact. Considering that we are a region with no Great Powers, we were able to thrive and make it as one of the best regions in the world and a primary economic hub. Even if you’re not into Southeast Asian history and politics, reading this book might make you appreciate why some Southeast Asian capital cities are progressive, or why some Southeast Asian countries remain to be the poorest ones internationally.

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7. Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Southeast Asia Travel Book

If you do not have the luxury of time to learn everything there is about Southeast Asian history, or if you simply want to have an overview of the region’s history, James Rush has summarized everything for you.

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8. A Traveller’s History of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Travel Book

This version of Southeast Asian history is specifically designed for travelers to the region coming from different backgrounds. While I am not sure why the authors did not include the Philippines and Myanmar, it’s still a fairly good Southeast Asia travel book guide.

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9. Southeast Asia – Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam: A Solo Girl’s Travel Guide

Southeast Asia Travel Book

Alexa West is one of the female travel bloggers that I really look up to. While I am not (yet) prepared to ditch my University Lecturing job to travel the world, I just express my admiration to women like her and be inspired to do the same in the future. I also want to write my own travel guides like her Southeast Asia travel book guide!

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10. Southeast Asia Phrasebook and Dictionary

Southeast Asia Travel Book

Whenever traveling around Southeast Asia, it does not hurt to learn a few words or phrases that can be useful when communicating to locals. Not every country in the region has English as their second language, and this Southeast Asia travel book language guide handpicked the most frequently used words in conversing with locals whenever traveling around the region.

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There you have it! 🙂 I am wishing all of you a smooth trip around Southeast Asia with the help of these Southeast Asia travel book recommendations from Amazon. If you want to suggest some ideas on what I could write as a travel guide around the region, you may always send me an email at sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com. Happy travels! 🙂

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10 BEST HOSTELS TO STAY IN DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS

best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Aquarizon Boutique Hostel and City Bar

A main stereotype that most people have about Vietnam is the presence of so many motorbikes. I was able to confirm the said information when I came to visit Ho Chi Minh City not so long ago. More than that, Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Westerners and neighboring states because of its tourist-friendly characteristics.

Vietnam has a lot to offer — from history, food, and the warm welcome of the Vietnamese to all kinds of tourists. Given that, more and more tourists have been wanting to visit Vietnam, and accommodations like hostels in Ho Chi Minh City and other major tourist destinations in Vietnam are on the rise.

Meanwhile, please see this simple vlog I made during my visit to Ho Chi Minh City. It contains street video clips and daily scenes in the city.

So, are you looking for best hostels in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, like, right now?

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Tam Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Tam Hostel

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? I saw you just Googled “best hostels in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the best hostels in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Disctrict 1 Ho Chi Minh City? Let’s go!

BEST HOSTELS DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

THE DORM SAIGON

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: The Dorm Saigon
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: The Dorm Saigon

LOCATION

3rd Floor, No. 63 Dong Du, Ward Ben Nghe, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.3 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 3.1 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 4.4 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Dia Projects – 40 m
  • Tara & Kys Art Gallery – 40 m
  • Ho Chi Minh Square – 250 m
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 390 m
  • Central Post Office – 680 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesGame Room, Garden, Library
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

BOHOLAND HOSTEL AND CAFE

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Boholand Hostel and Cafe
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Boholand Hostel and Cafe
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Boholand Hostel and Cafe
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Boholand Hostel and Cafe

LOCATION

39/18 Nguyễn Trãi 39/18 Nguyễn Trãi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.2 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.3 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Gaya – 70 m
  • Zen Plaza – 100 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 200 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 600 m
  • Reunification Palace – 840 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

JAN HOSTEL CHARM GARDEN

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel Charm Garden
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel Charm Garden
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel Charm Garden
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel Charm Garden

LOCATION

171/1 Cô Bắc, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.7 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.8 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 6.1 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Benh Vien Rang-Ham-Mat – 140 m
  • Nowzone Fashion Mall – 240 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 690 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 1.25 km
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 1.63 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterYes
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesGarden
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

TAM HOSTEL

best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Tam Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Tam Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Tam Hostel

LOCATION

65/4 Thủ Khoa Huân, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 5.8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.3 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 4.8 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Thu Khoa Huan street – 50 m
  • The House of Saigon – 180 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 260 m
  • Reunification Palace – 360 m
  • Ho Chi Minh Square – 630 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

INNATURE HOSTEL

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Innature Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Innature Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Innature Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Innature Hostel

LOCATION

40/32 Calmette District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.7 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 3.1 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.4 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Phung Son Pagoda – 60 m
  • Nguyen Thai Binh Street – 170 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 650 m
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 670 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 770 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

AQUARIZON BOUTIQUE HOSTEL AND CITY BAR

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Aquarizon Boutique Hostel and City Bar
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Aquarizon Boutique Hostel and City Bar

LOCATION

197 Bui Vien street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.3 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.4 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.8 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Saigon Jane – 30 m
  • Thuan Phuoc Handicraft Company – 40 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 360 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 1 km
  • Reunification Palace – 1.34 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

JAN HOSTEL

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Jan Hostel

LOCATION

102/7/6 Cong Quynh, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.4 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.5 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.9 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Nowzone Fashion Mall – 90 m
  • TransOcean – 110 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 460 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 1.09 km
  • Reunification Palace – 1.45 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesGarden, BBQ Facilities
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

SAIGON HOME HOSTEL

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Home Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Home Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Home Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Home Hostel

LOCATION

142/14 Võ Văn Kiệt, phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, quận 1, Ho Chi Minh city, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 3.1 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.6 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Phung Son Pagoda – 180 m
  • Calmette Bridge – 220 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 740 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 810 m
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 910 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

VY DA BACKPACKERS HOSTEL 2

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Vy Da Backpackers Hostel 2
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Vy Da Backpackers Hostel 2

LOCATION

48 Co Bac, Cau Ong Lanh ward,, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.6 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 2.8 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.8 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Galerie Quynh – 100 m
  • Dogma – 240 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 440 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 880 m
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 1.25 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesGarden, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

SAIGON FANTASTIC HOSTEL

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Fantastic Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY
BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: Saigon Fantastic Hostel

LOCATION

165/72 Nguyen Thai Binh street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 6.6 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • 3 km from Saigon Railway Station
  • 5.4 km from Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Dan Sinh Market – 120 m
  • Phung Son Pagoda – 130 m
  • Ben Thanh Market – 590 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street – 630 m
  • Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck – 760 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in district 1 ho chi minh city

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: COMPARISON

The Dorm SaigonBoholand Hostel and CafeJan Hostel Charm GardenTam HostelInnature HostelAquarizon Boutique Hostel and Cafe BarJan HostelSaigon Home HostelVy Da Backpackers Hostel 2Saigon Fantastic Hostel
Wi-FiYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Breakfast No No No No No Yes No No YesNo
Cafe No Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No
Bar No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
Kitchen Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
Free Bottled Water No No Yes No No No No No No No
Toiletries No Yes Yes Yes Yes NoYes Yes Yes No
Washing Machine No No No No No No No No No No
Activities Game Room, Garden, LibraryBicycle RentalLibrary NoBicycle Rental Bicycle RentalGarden, BBQ Facilities NoGarden, Bicycle RentalLibrary
Airport Transfer Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

BEST HOSTELS IN DISTRICT 1 HO CHI MINH CITY: YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WELCOME! 🙂

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to District 1 Ho Chi Minh City and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
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A main stereotype that most people have about Vietnam is the presence of so many motorbikes. I was able to confirm the said information when I came to visit Ho Chi Minh City not so long ago. More than that, Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Westerners and neighboring states because of its tourist-friendly characteristics. Vietnam has a lot to offer — from history, to food, to the warm welcome of the Vietnamese to all kinds of tourists. Given that, hostels in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other major tourist destinations in Vietnam are on the rise.

Meanwhile, please see this simple vlog I made during my visit to Ho Chi Minh City. It contains street video clips and daily scenes in the city.

So, are you looking for best hostels in Old Quarter Hanoi Vietnam, like, right now?

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Hanoi, Vietnam? I saw you just Googled “best hostels in Old Quarter Hanoi Vietnam”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the best hostels in Old Quarter Hanoi that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Old Quarter Hanoi? Let’s go!

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

Hanoi Amazing Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel

LOCATION

No14, Ngo Tram, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.7 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21.1 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 840 m from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • HEBE Store – 120 m
  • Hang Da Galleria – 130 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 420 m
  • Hoa Lo Prison – 550 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 710 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesFitness Center, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel

LOCATION

(No 3 Noi Mieu), 42 Hang Giay, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.5 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hang Bac Temple – 60 m
  • Hang Ngang Hang Dao – 80 m
  • Old Quarter – 150 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 610 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 650 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes (and it’s halal!)
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hay Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hay Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hay Hostel

LOCATION

19 Hang Manh street, Hang Gai ward, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.3 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.1 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Tagilis – 90 m
  • Bia Hoi 68 Hang Quat – 100 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 330 m
  • Old Quarter – 440 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 510 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesMassage, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi Buffalo Hostel

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel

LOCATION

44 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.6 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hang Bac Temple – 90 m
  • Mao’s Red Lounge – 100 m
  • Old Quarter – 140 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 630 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 680 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesSwimming Pool
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street (1-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street

LOCATION

27 Bat Dan, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.2 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Houng Sen – 50 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 180 m
  • Old Quarter – 370 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 560 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 730 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Little Charm Hanoi Hostel (3-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Little Charm Hanoi Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Little Charm Hanoi Hostel

LOCATION

44 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District,, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.2 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.4 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Ho Guom Audio – 50 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 50 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 560 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 610 m
  • Hoa Lo Prison – 960 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Backy Poshtel (1-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Backy Poshtel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Backy Poshtel

LOCATION

3 Hang Tre street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.8 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Do Manh Cuong Boutique – 100 m
  • Vietnam Cultural – 100 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 530 m
  • Old Quarter – 560 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 760 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeNo
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Yoga Room
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel

LOCATION

22 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.6 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.2 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Houng Sen – 220 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 370 m
  • Old Quarter – 500 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 750 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 940 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, BBQ Facilities
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay

LOCATION

38 Hang Giay, Hang Buom ward, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.7 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.6 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hanoi Gallery – 90 m
  • Museum Of Independence – 90 m
  • Old Quarter – 100 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 660 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 690 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi High Five Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel

LOCATION

10 Hang Tre, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.8 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Vietnam Cultural – 70 m
  • Do Manh Cuong Boutique – 120 m
  • Old Quarter – 540 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 550 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 770 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: COMPARISON

Hanoi Amazing HostelOld Quarter View Hanoi HostelHay HostelHanoi Buffalo HostelRedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan StreetLittle Charm Hanoi HostelBacky PoshtelHanoi Backpackersuite HostelZims House – Hostel and HomestayHanoi High Five Hostel
Wi-FiYesYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free BreakfastYes NoYes No NoYesYesYes NoYes
CafeYesYes (and it’s halal!)YesYesYesYes NoYes NoYes
BarYesYesYesYes NoYesYesYes NoYes
Kitchen No No No NoYesYesYesYes NoNo
Free Bottled Water No No No No No No No No No No
Toiletries No NoYesYesYes No No No No No
Washing Machine No No No No No NoYesYes No No
ActivitiesFitness Center, Bicycle RentalLibrary, Bicycle RentalMassage, Bicycle RentalSwimming PoolBicycle Rental Library, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool Library, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool Library, Bicycle Rental, BBQ Facilities Library, Bicycle RentalBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in Old Quarter Hanoi, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to Old Quarter Hanoi and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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Visa-Free Southeast Asian Countries for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders)

A lot of Filipino travelers I know have expressed some frustrations on how less ‘powerful’ the Philippine passport is compared to other countries because we are only eligible to enter a few countries without the need for a visa. To someone who is aiming to visit all nation-states in the world, yes, it would be a struggle, but it won’t hurt if you start traveling to visa-free countries first, right? That’s also what I am currently working on.

But hey, it is not the end of the world, guys! In fact, setting up a good and clean travel record to visa-free countries is a brownie point should you apply for a visa in the First World, like Europe and the US. After all, there is so much to explore in these visa-free countries which deserve to be visited first by us, Filipino travelers.

With “start traveling to visa-free countries first”, I meant the Southeast Asian region. In fact, Southeast Asian region is one of the most popular regions visited by travelers from all parts of the world and from all walks of life. There is so much to see in this region: cultural and historical heritage sites, natural wonders, cities, beaches, mountains, name it! Did you know that your Philippine passport entitles you to travel around Southeast Asia, visa-free? 🙂

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Why can Southeast Asian citizens travel around the region visa-free?

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption in order to achieve a lasting friendship and cooperation among ASEAN countries, hence as ASEAN Citizens, we Filipinos can travel around ASEAN region without a visa. How cool is that? You can have your own Southeast Asia visa free travel bucket list before exploring the rest of the world!

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Without further ado, here is the list of visa-free Southeast Asian countries for Philippine passport holders:

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (visa-free for 14 days)

Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Anyone up with seeing some beautiful mosques and feeling a legitimate sense of peace away from your home countries? Brunei is definitely the place to be.

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CAMBODIA (visa-free for 21 days)

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple run, anyone? You are entitled to roam around Angkor complex in Siem Reap and explore magnificent historical structures around Phnom Penh without a visa!

Oh, btw. Some sad news: Cebu Pacific suspends Siem Reap route

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INDONESIA (visa-free for 30 days)

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Bali Museum, Denpasar, Indonesia
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Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia
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Hotel Majapahit Surabaya, Indonesia
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Bank Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

Whether you’re exploring historical sights in big cities like Jakarta and Surabaya, exploring the countryside and natural wonders in Probolinggo, or having the vacation of your life in Bali, you can do all of these without the need to apply for a visa. How’s that?

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LAOS (visa-free for 30 days)

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Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

Laos is the most underrated Southeast Asian country!!! Please please consider exploring this beautiful country! There’s so much history and culture in here, and oh, it’s the most heavily-bombed country in the world (well, Vietnam War-speaking, because I know Syria feels the same way, too). Unfortunately we don’t have direct flights from Philippines to Laos, but hey it doesn’t hurt to include this in your itinerary, let’s say, when you go visit Thailand.

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MALAYSIA (visa-free for 30 days)

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Malaysia
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Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of different cultures, and as a result, there’s just a variety of good food here! You can explore Malaysia if you want to go shopping (everything here is, for some reason, cheaper than Manila), have some food trip, or have some cultural immersion, Kuala Lumpur can provide them for you. If you want to have some amusement park-ish type of fun with friends, Petaling Jaya is the place to be.

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MYANMAR (visa-free for 14 days)

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Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Old Bagan Ruins, Myanmar
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Yangon Zoological Garden, Myanmar

Myanmar is also one of the least popular Southeast Asian destination to Filipinos because there are no direct flights to here from Manila. But, I could attest that you will not regret going this far because Myanmar is so authentically uninfluenced by any external culture (I’m talking about Westernization hehe). It’s indeed the “Golden Land”, literally, because of the golden stupas all over.

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SINGAPORE (visa-free for 30 days)

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Central Perk Cafe Singapore

Deemed as one of the best countries in the world, this small island nation never failed to impress everyone who goes here. From the vast number of museums, to hawker centres, to the very efficient transport system, and the very progressive economy, I could say that Singapore is really very utopian for me.

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THAILAND (visa-free for 30 days)

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Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

From beautiful temples to happy people to nice beaches, Thailand is a perfect destination for almost all types of travelers. Drinking some Thai tea overlooking Chao Phraya River? Priceless.

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VIETNAM (visa-free for 21 days)

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In front of Ben Thanh Market with a view of Bitexco Tower, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam, being the second largest producer of coffee in the world, is not only home to the best coffee out there, but also to the healthiest set of green leafy cuisine! A legit banh mi sold by the street sides is a must-try!

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There you have it! To Philippine passport holders, Southeast Asia is literally visa-free! It can ease everyone’s travel hassle and more energy and money can be dedicated to this beautiful region. I just hope Southeast Asia visa requirements for all Southeast Asians will be lifted indefinitely because it can indeed contribute to the region’s economy as well as the awareness of ASEAN citizens about the region and the countries surrounding them.

So, I’ll just wait for your travel stories, then? Safe travels and prepare your passports to be stamped now! 🙂

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Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia: A Practical Guide

(Keep on reading to be informed about what Southeast Asia travel adapter suits your travel needs.)

Traveling to another country could be a pain if you forget to consider the electrical plugs that your country of destination uses, especially if it is different from the electrical plugs you use in your home country. Some hotels have universal electrical plugs, but what if you went somewhere with no such plugs? That is when you will need a travel adapter and I found learning about these things practical and useful since I’ve been traveling around Southeast Asia for a couple of years now. This is why I came up with this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide to also help other travelers out there.

When I went to Singapore this year, I forgot to bring my travel adapter, and the hotel I stayed did not have a universal electrical plug. I asked the receptionist if I could borrow one. However because of language barrier, he kept on insisting that there is an electrical plug available at my room and he’s not aware that my gadgets have a totally different type of electrical plug required despite showing him the actual cables. I ended up buying an adapter in a convenience store which cost me SGD8.

Another instance I had was when I went to Indonesia for a couple of days where I had to stay in different hotels as I move from one city/town to another. Some hotels I stayed only had the Type C electrical plug. As a result, I had to connect my phone to the USB outlet of the television and let it charge while I sleep.

These are some of the possible reasons why, my friends, you will definitely need this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

I’m sure you don’t want to experience these inconveniences during your trips abroad. Since I am traveling around Southeast Asia the most frequent and most of my readers also do, I compiled this practical guide to Southeast Asia travel adapter guide:

TRAVEL ADAPTER BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Brunei
Travel Plug Adapter Brunei

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Brunei Darussalam.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Cambodia
Travel Adapter Cambodia

TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA. You need to have either Type A, C, or G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Cambodia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Indonesia
Travel Adapter Indonesia

TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA. You need to have either Type C or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Indonesia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER LAOS

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Laos
Travel Plug Adapter Laos

You need to have either Type A, B, C, E, or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Laos.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MALAYSIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Malaysia
Travel Plug Adapter Malaysia

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Malaysia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Myanmar
Travel Adapter Myanmar

TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR. Surprisingly, Myanmar uses a variety of electrical plugs: Types A, C, D, G, and I. You have to prepare these travel plug adapters when going to Myanmar.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER PHILIPPINES

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Philippines
Travel Plug Adapter Philippines

The Philippines uses Types A,B, and C electrical plugs, but Type A is the most commonly-used type. To be sure, you can consider bringing all 3 types.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER SINGAPORE

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Singapore
Travel Plug Adapter Singapore

Like Brunei and Malaysia, Singapore uses Type G electrical plugs, hence be prepared to bring the same travel plug adapter to avoid the hassle I just shared you earlier.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER THAILAND

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Thailand
Travel Plug Adapter Thailand

Like the Philippines, Thailand also uses Types A, B, and C electrical plugs. In addition to that, Thailand also uses a special Type O electrical plug:

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Thailand Type O Adapter
Type O Travel Plug Adapter used in Thailand

Be sure to prepare these types of travel plug adapters when traveling to Thailand.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER VIETNAM

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Vietnam
Travel Plug Adapter Vietnam

Vietnam’s electrical plugs are similar to the Philippines and Thailand: Types A, B, and C.

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The Southeast Asia travel adapter variety can be intimidating, but it does not hurt to prepare all travel adapters for the types of electrical plugs in the Southeast Asian countries you will visit. After all, you want your travel to be hassle-free. Happy travels!

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What plugs are used in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asian countries use different plugs, so it is best to either learn what specific plugs each country uses, or bring your own universal travel adapter when packing for your trip.

What plugs are used in Vietnam and Cambodia?

Vietnam used Types A, B, and C plugs while Cambodia uses Types A, C, and G plugs.

What travel adapter is needed for Thailand?

Thailand uses Types A, B, and C plugs (similar to the Philippines and Vietnam). In addition, some parts of Thailand also uses a special Type O plug.

What plug adapter do I need for Cambodia?

For Cambodia, you will need either Type A, C, or G plugs, depending on what the specific place/establishment uses.

(Most of the information from this blog are collected with the help of information from ASEAN website: www.asean.org)

Flying Around Southeast Asia: Direct Flights From Brunei Darussalam

Direct flights to Southeast Asia may have been limited before, but more routes have been opening to so many destinations connecting the East and the West every now and then. Flights to Brunei Darussalam, for instance, are increasing, hence Bruneians and other travelers have more options on where to go next. Brunei has direct flights to six (6) Southeast Asian countries. As part of my passion project to help travelers have a seamless navigation experience around Southeast Asia, I am writing a series of flight guides to help you have the best travel experience in this beautiful region of the world. The first of this series is this comprehensive article guide about direct flights from Brunei Darussalam.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA: FLIGHTS TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

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Are you currently in Brunei and planning your next Southeast Asian destination? But wait, I do hope you were able to visit this beautiful places during your stay in Brunei:

Places to visit in Brunei Darussalam:

Omar Ali Saiffudin Mosque

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Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

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Kampong Ayer

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ALSO READ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 23 INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SPOTS IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Where to stay in Brunei Darussalam:

So thank you, next! Where to? Did you know that you can actually directly fly to six (6) Southeast Asian countries from Brunei?

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: A COMPLETE GUIDE

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DENPASAR (DPS)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-DPS): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flight from Brunei to Denpasar:
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Places To Visit in Denpasar:

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Park

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Bali Museum

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Goa Gajah Temple

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Where to stay in Denpasar:

JAKARTA (CGK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-JKT): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Jakarta:
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Places to visit in Jakarta:

National Gallery of Indonesia

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Wayang Museum

Museum Bank Indonesia

Where to stay in Jakarta:

SURABAYA (SUB)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SUB): 2 hours and 10 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Surabaya:
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Places to visit in Surabaya:

Hotel Majapahit

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Heroes Monument

House of Sampoerna

Where to stay in Surabaya:

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BINTULU (BTU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BTU): 55 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Bintulu:
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Places to visit in Bintulu:

Similajau National Park

Niah National Park

Taman Tumbina

Where to stay in Bintulu:

KOTA KINABALU (BKI)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKI): 40-45 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu:
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Places to visit in Kota Kinabalu:

Mount Kinabalu

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Manukan Island

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu:

KUCHING (KCH)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KCH): 1 hour and 50 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kuching:
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Places to visit in Kuching:

Kuching Cat Museum

Fort Margherita

Bako National Park

Where to stay in Kuching:

KUALA LUMPUR (KUL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KUL): 2 hours and 20-25 minutes

Kuala Lumpur is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier AirAsia.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur:
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Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur:

Petronas Twin Towers

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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ALSO READ: 4 MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur:

SANDAKAN (SDK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SDK): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sandakan:
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Places to visit in Sandakan:

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Park

Turtle Islands National Park

Puu Jih Shii Temple

Where to stay in Sandakan:

SIBU (SBW)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SBW): 1 hour and 10 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sibu:
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Places to visit in Sibu:

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Sibu Central Market

Sibu Night Market

Where to stay in Sibu:

TAWAU (TWU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-TWU): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Tawau:
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Places to visit in Tawau:

Tawau Hills National Park

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Tawau Tanjung Market

Where to stay in Tawau:

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MANILA (MNL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-MNL): 2 hours and 35 minutes

Manila is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Manila:
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Places to visit in Manila:

National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Fine Arts

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Filling Station Bar Cafe

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ALSO READ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 64 INSTAGRAM–WORTHY SPOTS IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Where to stay in Manila:

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SINGAPORE (SIN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SIN): 2 hours and 5 minutes

Singapore is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of many routes by its flag carrier Singapore Airlines.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Singapore:
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Places to visit in Singapore:

ArtScience Museum

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Little India

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Kampong Glam

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Where to stay in Singapore:

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BANGKOK (BKK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKK): 2 hours and 45 minutes

Bangkok is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam. It is also a good transit point to many Southeast Asian destinations.

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Bangkok:
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Places to Visit in Bangkok:

Grand Palace Bangkok

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Wat Arun

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Soi Nana (Chinatown)

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ALSO READ: BANGKOK, THAILAND TRAVEL: 11 AMAZING THINGS IN 24 HOURS

Where to stay in Bangkok:

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HO CHI MINH CITY (SGN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SGN): 1 hour and 55 minutes

One of the nearest destinations to Brunei outside Borneo, Ho Chi Minh city also operates a lot of flights to Brunei Darussalam and other destinations to Southeast Asia

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City:
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Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City:

Bitexco Financial Tower

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Ben Thanh Market

Cu Chi Tunnels

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City:

See? I told you there is a lot of flights from Brunei Darussalam! There are so many direct flights to Southeast Asia and direct flights from Brunei is just one of the many destinations to choose from. Are you ready to draft your ultimate Southeast Asian itinerary covering these amazing destinations and hop on that plane to take one of the next direct flights from Brunei?

ALSO READ: THE BEAUTY OF LEARNING ABOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA

Sherlyn’s Practical and Honest Overseas Hotel Reviews: To Stay Again or Not to Stay Again?

To be honest, I have been planning on writing hotel reviews of all the hotels and hostels I I have checked in during my overseas travels (meaning outside the Philippines, because I’m based in Manila). However, I never had the time to actually take photos to help my readers appreciate my reviews. Most of the time, right after checking in, I would jump in the bed and throw away my stuff all over. I am either very tired, had no sleep, or just not in the mood to do the effort of taking photos.

But don’t worry! Here I am, and I will try to make use of the limited photos that I took from the hotels I stayed in, together with a very quick review. I will also tell you if, based on my standards (which are not really so high, believe me), I will consider checking in again in these places. Also, feel free to click on the hotel names for more info and booking. Enjoy!

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STAR LODGE, BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Star Lodge Hotel Brunei
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Will stay here again? YES!

The hotel is a little far from the airport, but don’t worry too much about road distances in Brunei. You can get there in no time. The hotel is located in Jerudong area, a very quiet and peaceful part of Bandar Seri Begawan, and you will definitely enjoy your time there. The rooms are beautiful and elegant. When I stayed there during the Christmas holidays, I saw that they were preparing a backdrop for the New Year’s Eve, so I guess they were planning an event then. I wish I was able to witness it. There was just one morning when I woke up to the sound of the mass at the mosque, but it was really calming and I did not really mind.

TIMES HOTEL, BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Times Square Hotel Brunei
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Will stay here again? Why not?

This is a hotel within a mall. On the Ground Floor, you will find restaurants and shops, and there are a lot of restaurants to choose from! Above the hotel are more shops and the cinema. You don’t need to go out of the building and it has got everything you need. It’s also very close to the airport. I stayed in a room with a window but no view, and if you got assigned to a room close to the elevator, you will hear the noise of the people. I did appreciate their complimentary newspaper, though. Breakfast buffet was a little meh.

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KOLAB SOR PHNOM PENH HOTEL, PHNOM PENH

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Kolab Sor Phnom Penh Hotel Cambodia
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Will stay here again? YESSS!

I love Kolab Sor! The design was very minimalistic and the lobby was super big and beautiful! They have desktops that can be used by guests at the Ground Floor. The rooms were so minimalist and cozy. The shower was very spacious, and I remember clearly that they have a good set of toiletries. It is also near establishments like restaurants.

NEW ANGKORLAND HOTEL, SIEM REAP

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Will stay here again? Haha! Please, no.

To be fair, this hotel is near Pub Street, but I had a lot of issues. The hotel is old and I feel like dusts are everywhere. The oldness of the hotel is like more of ‘woods and red carpets’ type. Elevators and hallways are a little creepy, but the rooms were surprisingly okay. They have a big pool but the water is dirty and mossy. Breakfast was served outdoor by the pool, but it doesn’t even look good, I did not trust its cleanliness, and they lack so many utensils and necessities.

They have a mini-outdoor gym but the equipment are just dumped in one side and accumulating rust. Oh, there was a power interruption exclusively in that hotel only for two nights and it scared the heck out of us! I feel like the place used to be very elegant (like Manila Hotel-type) but it just lost its former glory. Our shower’s ceiling also has a huge hole and we had to cover it in a plastic just to make sure nothing bad will happen.

Don’t trust the photos of this hotel you see in Agoda.

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AH SHAN HOSTEL, HONG KONG

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Will stay here again? Sure.

This place is located right at the heart of Mong Kok area and very close to the Mong Kok MTR station. There are so many establishments and big malls around and it is a busy area. The rooms resemble a typical Hong Kong tiny apartment, but it was clean and the view outside was great. They provide hot and cold water in a dispenser outside the room. The price is good for a private room in a hostel.

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DTEGALE HOMESTAY, BALI

Dtegale Homestay Bali Indonesia

Will stay here again? YES.

This is located in Central Bali (therefore far from the airport). It is situated in an area where a lot of farms are located, and it was really quiet there. I was told by the cab driver that the area is a favorite retreat spot of Westerners, so no wonder the vibe is like that. I rented a very nice rustic room for a very affordable price, and a healthy breakfast was served. The staff went the extra mile to help me with my broken luggage lock and even assisted me with my luggage upon check-in and check-out because the homestay was a few walks from the main road.

VILLA KORU, BALI

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Vills Koru Bali Indonesia

Will stay here again? DEFINITELY, YES!!!

If you have been dreaming of a #thisvillalife Bali vacation, this place is perfect for you! Situated at the heart of Seminyak area, Villa Koru is a luxury 3-bedroom villa with a big and beautiful pool that can accommodate solo, couple, and family travelers! The staff were very helpful and efficient, and the owner was one of the kindest host I have met so far in all of my travels abroad! He will make sure you are provided with everything you might need: from floaters, to day tours, to airport transfers, and many more!

SIGURAS LIVING GUEST HOUSE, BALI

Siguras Living GuestHouse Bali Indonesia

Will stay here again? Uhm, okay.

To be fair, the hotel has a relaxing vibe at the outside. There were trees, and the corridors are white. However,the room I stayed in was a little small, the AC unit was broken, there were no toiletries provided, and the water pressure was meh. The rooms have sliding doors and will not completely close, therefore you’ll hear all the sounds from the outside. I did not like my stay there hence I took back my payment for the next succeeding days I checked-in and went to another hotel. But, they have a big potential to improve.

HARRIS HOTEL RESIDENCES, SUNSET ROAD, BALI

Harris Hotel and Residences Sunset Road Bali Indonesia
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Will stay here again? Yes.

You can literally walk from this hotel to the airport! It was a big hotel with many rooms, and I liked its swimming pool. It has a nice vibe with great music. The rooms are very clean, great, and comfy as well. The staff are very friendly and will give you tips on where to go around the area. Oh, they have free transfers to and from the airport, since it’s literally a couple of meters away.

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MINI S HOTEL, VIENTIANE

Mini S Hotel Vientiane Laos

Will stay here again? OMG YES!

Laos in general surprised me! And this hotel is part of all the surprises I had. The room I had is very, very cheap! The same quality in another country could cost 3 or 4 times I paid for Mini S Hotel. The staff, even though finding it hard to understand my accent, were very patient enough, and they were kind enough to help me out in terms of places to see. The small outdoor pool is also beautiful and every corner is clean and Instagrammable. I had the perfect chill vacation because of Mini S Hotel. they provided a porridge breakfast which was good and the hotel is near convenience stores, restaurants, and that al fresco restaurants by the Mekong River. They also provide shuttle services to the city center.

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MACAU HOTEL S

Macau Hotel S

Will stay here again? OMG YES!

The moment I was looking for an accommodation in Macau for my very quick trip, Macau Hotel S caught my attention when I saw that it participated in a street art activity and its vicinity has a lot of beautiful street art (street art enthusiast here!). Macau Hotel S was not the cheapest deal, but it was the best deal.

The room I booked was so big and nice and I love their toiletries! I also love the complimentary jasmine tea they provide, and from my room window I have a nice view of the Macau Tower. It is also a few walks away from the bus stop which you can wait for a bus which could drop you exactly at the airport. It is a walking distance from tourist spots such as Senado Square. Lastly, I can’t stress enough that the hotel restaurant has a very creative interior and good food! I will definitely stay here again.

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VIPOD RESIDENCES, KUALA LUMPUR

ViPod Residences Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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Will stay here again? Yes yes yes!

ViPod residences is a walking distance from Pavilion Mall and the KLCC train station, and it also has a club/bar just across, which also explains the presence of street food vendors around the area. Entering the building feels like you’re entering an Embassy or something. The security is a little tight, and there are several doors leading to the lobby. The room we stayed is very tidy and spacious and the price was really affordable. There is a convenience store at the ground floor (where I bought some Maggi Kari) and wait until you go to the rooftop pool and gym! The view of Petronas Towers is perfect!

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OWAY GRAND HOTEL, MANDALAY

Oway Grand Hotel Mandalay Myanmar
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Will stay here again? Yes.

This hotel is right in front of the Mandalay Railway Station which is very, very convenient! I love the whole ambiance of the hotel, from the reception area to the rooms. They serve a good breakfast, and the place is near many establishments, including a mall and the Ocean Supermarket. Staff are very friendly as well.

GOLDEN CROWN MOTEL, BAGAN

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Golden Crown Motel Bagan Myanmar

Will stay here again? Yes!

This hotel is just like a typical provincial home. The price is very cheap but you will be provided with a quality stay. It is located at the Old Bagan area which is near the market and the temple complex. They have bike and e-bike rental services. The staff are very kind and friendly. When we left our keys inside the room, one of the staff was kind and patient enough to climb the window just to get access to our room. We also saw squirrels through our windows and they are amusing.

EAST HOTEL, YANGON

East Hotel Yangon Myanmar
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Will stay here again? Okay.

What I love about this hotel is its interior design. They have a lot of artworks hanging around the entire place. Moreover, this hotel is right at the center of Yangon and everything is really accessible from there, from market to cinema, to the zoo, and the Sule Temple in particular. Their breakfast area and the way going to the rooms were a little tight, though. But if you are catching a flight at Yangon International Airport, I think this place is a strategic and practical one to choose.

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