Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crashing At Hostels Is Like Camping - Inside The City

When I travel it's always on a budget. I'm not independently wealthy, sorry to say. However, I can find ways to make money stretch. One of those ways is looking for dirt cheap accommodations. 

Hostels are one of the most affordable options but cheap comes at a price too. Basically, think of staying in a hostel as you think of camping. Out in the wild there will not be room service. If you want towels, soap, breakfast, coffee, blankets, toilet paper, etc. when you go camping you must pack accordingly. If you want even more such as your own bathroom with a shower, well then, you better bring an RV. Hostels work in much the same way. Now, that isn't to say that you won't have anything provided. Basics at a hostel are a single bed in a shared dorm room. Breakfast consisting of toast and jelly plus juice is also common. Above and beyond that you should be prepared to share a toilet and shower down the hall. You may be given a towel but don't expect it. Forget about soap & shampoo on your pillow! Bottom line you are paying rock bottom prices for a place to hang your hat. If you want all the comforts of home don't go camping and don't travel. Take a vacation and book a hotel.  

My room at Paradiso Hostel in Kuala Lumpur. This is less typical of the room I normally book. Notice that only one bed is present. I consider it a treat to afford a private single room.


  1. from what I see in the picture of the bed looks pretty nice, good to hear that things are still going good for you... take care..LW

  2. hey dude look for to seeing more...LW

  3. It was a nice hostel. I'm working on a show called Hostel Review and this place will be used for my pilot episode. I'm glad you like the blogs. Check out the Photos and Videos as well. Stay tuned for Hostel Review show. Thanks for checking out my blog!


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