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

AzoresPonta DelgadaHotel Talisman€65/$71,50AgodaBooking
CambodiaKampotBohemiaz resort€12,30/$13,50AgodaBooking
CambodiaPhnom PenhDiamond Palace II€14,50/$16AgodaBooking
CambodiaSiem RiepOverflow Guesthouse€13,20/$14,50AgodaBooking
Hong KongHong Kong CityHong Kong Hostel€40/$45AgodaBooking
IrelandDublinHotel St. George€55/$60AgodaBooking
JapanFuranoLog Yukari Guesthouse€24/$26AgodaBooking
JapanHakodateHotel Yunokawa€46/$50Agoda
JapanHiroshimaHiroshima Pacific Hotel€40/$45AgodaBooking
JapanKanazawaAPA Hotel Kanazawa – Katamachi€40/$45AgodaBooking
JapanKoyasanKoyasan Guesthouse€56/$61Website
JapanKyotoMi’s place€28/$31Airbnb
JapanNaraBaek’s place€38/$42Airbnb
JapanSapporoHotel Areaone Chitose€48/$53AgodaBooking
JapanTakayamaHida Takayama Guesthouse Gekka€50/$55AgodaBooking
JapanTokyoNicky’s Place€38/$42Airbnb
JapanTokyo Narita airportNarita Gateway Hotel€63/$69AgodaBooking
LaosHuay XaiSabaidee Guesthouse€10/$11AgodaBooking
LaosLuang PrabangSengphet Guesthouse€9/$10Agoda
LaosPak BengMonesavanh Guesthouse€5,50/$6,50Agoda
LaosVang ViengVang Vieng Orchid Guest House€6,50/$7,50Agoda
LaosVang ViengVang Vien Boutique Hotel€17,50/$20AgodaBooking
LaosVientianeMixok Guesthouse€11/$12Agoda
MalaysiaKuala LumpurLantern Hotel€25/$28,50AgodaBooking
MalaysiaLangkawiNR Langkawi Motel€25/$28,50AgodaBooking
MalaysiaPerhentian KecilBuBu Resort€153/$166AgodaBooking
MalaysiaTiomanBamboo Hill€25/$28,50Website
New ZealandAucklandIbis Budget hotel Auckland Airport€59/$64AgodaBooking
New ZealandChristchurchJailhouse Accommodation€61/$66AgodaBooking
OmanBahlaBahla Hotel Apartments€45/$50AgodaBooking
OmanMuscatMutrah Hotel€51/$60AgodaBooking
OmanSharqiya SandsThe Desert Night Camp€155/$169AgodaBooking
OmanSoharRadisson Blu€100/$110AgodaBooking
OmanSurAl Ayjah Plaza Hotel€50/$55AgodaBooking
PhilippinesLobocFox & Firefly Cottages€28/$31AgodaBooking
PhilippinesPanglaoRoyal Paradise Guesthouse€25/$27,5AgodaBooking
PhilippinesCebu CitySkypark Pensionne€16,5/$18,15Agoda
PhilippinesBatadHillside Inn Batad€11,50/$12,50Agoda
PhilippinesPuerto PrincesaPalawan Village Hotel€14/$15,40Agoda
PhilippinesPuerto PrincesaTia Mers Guesthouse€11,40/$12,65AgodaBooking
SardiniaAlgheroAlghero 4u Guesthouse€33,40/$36,50AgodaBooking
SardiniaSos AlinosCala Liberotto Hotel Residence€28/$31AgodaBooking
SardiniaPalauCosta Serena Village Boschetto Holiday€34/$37AgodaBooking
SardiniaIsola RossaIsola Rossa Appartamenti€25,60/$28Agoda
SardiniaNuoroPasquale’s place€29/$32Airbnb
SardiniaOristanoSa Domu e Crakeras€40/$45AgodaBooking
SingaporeSingapore cityVintage Inn€34,20/$37,60AgodaBooking
Sri LankaColomboSiebel Serviced Apartment€16/$17AgodaBooking
Sri LankaEllaElla Alpine Resort€25/$27AgodaBooking
Sri LankaEllaMount Breezevilla€21/$22AgodaBooking
Sri LankaGalleThe One€17/$18Agoda
Sri LankaHaputaleBawa Guesthouse€16/$17AgodaBooking
Sri LankaJaffnaHotel Blue Whale€21/$23AgodaBooking
Sri LankaKalpitiyaNethu Villa€19/$20AgodaBooking
Sri LankaKandyThe Travellers Home€14/$15AgodaBooking
Sri LankaNegomboErandi Holiday Home€7,50/$8AgodaBooking
Sri LankaSigiriyaPathum Homestay€19/$20AgodaBooking
Sri LankaTalallaSeaview Resort€16/$17AgodaBooking
Sri LankaUdawalawe JunctionA to Z Family Guesthouse€7,50/$8AgodaBooking
Sri LankaWeligamaNaomi River View Villa€6/$7AgodaBooking
TaiwanHengchunKenting Light Blue Bed and Breakfast€22/$26Agoda
TaiwanHualienHoney B Trip B&B€25/$30AgodaBooking
TaiwanKaohsiungYichi’s place€26/$31Airbnb
TaiwanSun Moon LakeItathao Hotel€39/$46AgodaBooking
TaiwanTaichungTaichung Loft Hostel€22/$26Agoda
TaiwanTainanTie Dao Hotel€17/$20AgodaBooking
TaiwanTaipeiJemma’s place€25/$30Airbnb
TaiwanTaipeiDavid’s place€21/$25Airbnb
ThailandAyutthayaClassic Kameo€65/$71AgodaBooking
ThailandBangkokAu Bon hostel€16/$18AgodaBooking
ThailandBangkokRamada Plaza Menam Riverside€66/$72AgodaBooking
ThailandChiang MaiThe Park Hotel€41,37/$45AgodaBooking
ThailandKanchanaburiHome Phutoey River Kwai€51,43/$45AgodaBooking
ThailandKoh SametAo Prao Resort€135/$148AgodaBooking
ThailandKoh TaoJomthong Guesthouse€23/$26AgodaBooking
ThailandKoh TaoTarna Align resort€88/$98AgodaBooking
ThailandSukhothaiLe Charme Hotel€43,48/$47,50AgodaBooking
U.K.LondonHoliday Inn Express Limehouse€67/$72,86AgodaBooking
U.A.E.Abu DhabiCentro Al Manhal by Rotana€45/$50AgodaBooking
U.A.E.DubaiPremier Inn IBN Battuta€60/$66AgodaBooking
VietnamDalatCam Ly Homestay€8,58/$9,45AgodaBooking
VietnamHanoiHanoi Serenity Hotel€10/$11AgodaBooking
VietnamHo Chi MinhThao Nhi Hotel€12,50/$13,75AgodaBooking
VietnamHoi AnJolie Villa Homestay€10,72/$11,80AgodaBooking
VietnamHoi AnSac Xanh Homestay€11,19/$12,30AgodaBooking
VietnamHueHue Charming hotel€10,10/$11,10AgodaBooking
VietnamPhu Quoc islandKinh Bac Hotel€14,67/$16,14AgodaBooking
VietnamTam CocTuan Ngoc Hotel€16,77/$18,45AgodaBooking

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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