Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog - Best Accommodation

This list contains most of the accommodations I’ve stayed at during my travels. Please know that I only recommend hotels that I have a positive and personal experience with. I therefore only include accommodations I would happily return to myself. If you have any questions about an accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Best (budget) accommodation around the world

Azores Ponta Delgada Hotel Talisman €65/$71,50 Agoda Booking
Cambodia Kampot Bohemiaz resort €12,30/$13,50 Agoda Booking
Cambodia Phnom Penh Diamond Palace II €14,50/$16 Agoda Booking
Cambodia Siem Riep Overflow Guesthouse €13,20/$14,50 Agoda Booking
Hong Kong Hong Kong City Hong Kong Hostel €40/$45 Agoda Booking
Ireland Dublin Hotel St. George €55/$60 Agoda Booking
Japan Furano Log Yukari Guesthouse €24/$26 Agoda Booking
Japan Hakodate Hotel Yunokawa €46/$50 Agoda
Japan Hiroshima Hiroshima Pacific Hotel €40/$45 Agoda Booking
Japan Kanazawa APA Hotel Kanazawa – Katamachi €40/$45 Agoda Booking
Japan Koyasan Koyasan Guesthouse €56/$61 Website
Japan Kyoto Mi’s place €28/$31 Airbnb
Japan Nara Baek’s place €38/$42 Airbnb
Japan Sapporo Hotel Areaone Chitose €48/$53 Agoda Booking
Japan Takayama Hida Takayama Guesthouse Gekka €50/$55 Agoda Booking
Japan Tokyo Nicky’s Place €38/$42 Airbnb
Japan Tokyo Narita airport Narita Gateway Hotel €63/$69 Agoda Booking
Laos Huay Xai Sabaidee Guesthouse €10/$11 Agoda Booking
Laos Luang Prabang Sengphet Guesthouse €9/$10 Agoda
Laos Pak Beng Monesavanh Guesthouse €5,50/$6,50 Agoda
Laos Vang Vieng Vang Vieng Orchid Guest House €6,50/$7,50 Agoda
Laos Vang Vieng Vang Vien Boutique Hotel €17,50/$20 Agoda Booking
Laos Vientiane Mixok Guesthouse €11/$12 Agoda
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Lantern Hotel €25/$28,50 Agoda Booking
Malaysia Langkawi NR Langkawi Motel €25/$28,50 Agoda Booking
Malaysia Perhentian Kecil BuBu Resort €153/$166 Agoda Booking
Malaysia Tioman Bamboo Hill €25/$28,50 Website
New Zealand Auckland Ibis Budget hotel Auckland Airport €59/$64 Agoda Booking
New Zealand Christchurch Jailhouse Accommodation €61/$66 Agoda Booking
Oman Bahla Bahla Hotel Apartments €45/$50 Agoda Booking
Oman Muscat Mutrah Hotel €51/$60 Agoda Booking
Oman Sharqiya Sands The Desert Night Camp €155/$169 Agoda Booking
Oman Sohar Radisson Blu €100/$110 Agoda Booking
Oman Sur Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel €50/$55 Agoda Booking
Philippines Loboc Fox & Firefly Cottages €28/$31 Agoda Booking
Philippines Panglao Royal Paradise Guesthouse €25/$27,5 Agoda Booking
Philippines Cebu City Skypark Pensionne €16,5/$18,15 Agoda
Philippines Batad Hillside Inn Batad €11,50/$12,50 Agoda
Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Village Hotel €14/$15,40 Agoda
Philippines Puerto Princesa Tia Mers Guesthouse €11,40/$12,65 Agoda Booking
Sardinia Alghero Alghero 4u Guesthouse €33,40/$36,50 Agoda Booking
Sardinia Sos Alinos Cala Liberotto Hotel Residence €28/$31 Agoda Booking
Sardinia Palau Costa Serena Village Boschetto Holiday €34/$37 Agoda Booking
Sardinia Isola Rossa Isola Rossa Appartamenti €25,60/$28 Agoda
Sardinia Nuoro Pasquale’s place €29/$32 Airbnb
Sardinia Oristano Sa Domu e Crakeras €40/$45 Agoda Booking
Singapore Singapore city Vintage Inn €34,20/$37,60 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Colombo Siebel Serviced Apartment €16/$17 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Ella Ella Alpine Resort €25/$27 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Ella Mount Breezevilla €21/$22 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Galle The One €17/$18 Agoda
Sri Lanka Haputale Bawa Guesthouse €16/$17 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Jaffna Hotel Blue Whale €21/$23 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Kalpitiya Nethu Villa €19/$20 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Kandy The Travellers Home €14/$15 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Negombo Erandi Holiday Home €7,50/$8 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Sigiriya Pathum Homestay €19/$20 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Talalla Seaview Resort €16/$17 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Udawalawe Junction A to Z Family Guesthouse €7,50/$8 Agoda Booking
Sri Lanka Weligama Naomi River View Villa €6/$7 Agoda Booking
Taiwan Hengchun Kenting Light Blue Bed and Breakfast €22/$26 Agoda
Taiwan Hualien Honey B Trip B&B €25/$30 Agoda Booking
Taiwan Kaohsiung Yichi’s place €26/$31 Airbnb
Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Itathao Hotel €39/$46 Agoda Booking
Taiwan Taichung Taichung Loft Hostel €22/$26 Agoda
Taiwan Tainan Tie Dao Hotel €17/$20 Agoda Booking
Taiwan Taipei Jemma’s place €25/$30 Airbnb
Taiwan Taipei David’s place €21/$25 Airbnb
Thailand Ayutthaya Classic Kameo €65/$71 Agoda Booking
Thailand Bangkok Au Bon hostel €16/$18 Agoda Booking
Thailand Bangkok Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside €66/$72 Agoda Booking
Thailand Chiang Mai The Park Hotel €41,37/$45 Agoda Booking
Thailand Kanchanaburi Home Phutoey River Kwai €51,43/$45 Agoda Booking
Thailand Koh Samet Ao Prao Resort €135/$148 Agoda Booking
Thailand Koh Tao Jomthong Guesthouse €23/$26 Agoda Booking
Thailand Koh Tao Tarna Align resort €88/$98 Agoda Booking
Thailand Sukhothai Le Charme Hotel €43,48/$47,50 Agoda Booking
U.K. London Holiday Inn Express Limehouse €67/$72,86 Agoda Booking
U.A.E. Abu Dhabi Centro Al Manhal by Rotana €45/$50 Agoda Booking
U.A.E. Dubai Premier Inn IBN Battuta €60/$66 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Dalat Cam Ly Homestay €8,58/$9,45 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Hanoi Hanoi Serenity Hotel €10/$11 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Thao Nhi Hotel €12,50/$13,75 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Hoi An Jolie Villa Homestay €10,72/$11,80 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Hoi An Sac Xanh Homestay €11,19/$12,30 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Hue Hue Charming hotel €10,10/$11,10 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Phu Quoc island Kinh Bac Hotel €14,67/$16,14 Agoda Booking
Vietnam Tam Coc Tuan Ngoc Hotel €16,77/$18,45 Agoda Booking

You can check out my (accommodation) posts for Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines, Sardinia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, TaiwanThailand, the U.A.E. and Vietnam for more details about most of the hotels in this list.

Important note: if you are traveling in a country where getting cash is an issue, I recommend booking via Agoda. With Agoda you can pay for your accommodation via Paypal or credit card, which significantly reduces your need for cash!


How to find the best price-quality hotels

For me, price and review score are the most important factors in deciding where to stay. That is why I always put the filter on price first. This gives me a reference point about the absolute minimum I need to spend. Once I know the minimum cost for a night, I order the hotels based on review scores and check which hotel has the best review score versus the price.

How to find the best value for money hotels Vietnam

I usually don’t book hotels with a review score below 7,5. The exceptions being when I arrive in the middle of the night on a late flight, in which case any affordable hotel near the airport will do…


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